I have worked closely with MDs (physiatrists, neurologists, emergency medicine physicians), PTs and OTs in identifying the problem, designing the appropriate methodology for further investigations, designing the trial, preparing literature review and ethics protocol, training research assistants, ensuring data quality, analyzing and interpreting data, writing manuscripts, reviewing manuscripts, conference abstracts, clinical interpretation and preparing slide decks. Below are some examples of manuscripts that were a collaboration with physicians.

Boulias C, Ismail F, Phadke CP. Challenges in the management of anticoagulated patients with spasticity. Toxicon 2020 Volume 177, 15 April 2020, Pages 93-95 (Full-Text)

Boulias C, Ismail F, Phadke CP, Bagg S, Bureau I, Charest S, Chen R, Cheng A, Ethans K, Fink M, Finlayson H, Gulasingam S, Guo M, Haziza M, Hosseini H, Khan O, Lang M, Lapp T, Leckey R, Li Pi Shan R, Liem N, Lo A, Mason M, McNeil S, McVeigh S, Miller T, Mills P, Naud P, O’Connell C, Petitclerc M, Prevost J, Reebye R, Richardson D, Satkunam L, Sharma S, Short C, Sirois G, Unarket M, Wein T, Wilkins K, Winston P. A Delphi-based Consensus Statement on the Management of Anticoagulated Patients with Botulinum Toxin for Limb Spasticity. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Nov;99(11):2183-2189. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.023. Epub 2018 May 24 (Full-Text) PMID: 29803825  

Wijekoon S, Wilson W, Gowan N, Ferreira L, Phadke CP, Udler E, Bontempo T. Experiences of occupational performance in survivors of stroke attending peer support groups. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy/la Revue canadienne d’ergothérapie. 2020 First Published March 1, 2020 (Full-Text)

Chan K, Phadke CP, Stremler D, Suter L, Pauley T,Ismail F, Boulias C. The effect of water-based exercises on balance in persons post-stroke: a randomized controlled trial. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2017 May;24(4):228-235. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2016.1251742. Epub 2016 Nov 3. (Full-text)



I have experience in developing collaborations with international teams of researchers and clinicians and providing writing services for both ethics applications as well as knowledge dissemination. Please see some examples of projects below. Developing collaborations is critical for expanding research especially when communicating ideas and work in English. I have worked with several researchers/clinicians whose native tongue is not English and have assisted in developing ideas into manuscripts. I have worked extensively with researchers from a diversity of nations including (Canada, Switzerland, Korea, Turkey, Brazil, Iran, UK, Cypress, USA, Italy, France, India, and Ireland).

Phadke CP, Veira L, Mathur S, Cipriano Jr. G, Ismail F, Boulias C. Impact of Passive Leg Cycling in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review. Topics in Spinal Cord Rehabilitation 2019 Winter;25(1):83-96. doi: 10.1310/sci18-00020. Epub 2018 Dec 12. (Full-Text).

Marinelli L, Curra A, Trompetto C, Capello E, Serrati C, Fattapposta F, Pelosin E, Phadke C, Aymard C, Puce L, Molteni F, Abbruzzese G, Bandini F. Spasticity and spastic dystonia: the two faces of velocity-dependent hypertonia. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. (Full-Text) 2017 Dec;37:84-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2017.09.005. Epub 2017 Sep 27

Mohammadi R, Phadke CP. Effects of treadmill incline and speed on peroneus longus muscle activity in persons with chronic stroke and healthy subjects. Gait Posture. 2017 Mar 10;54:221-228. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.03.006. [Epub ahead of print], (Full-Text)

Jang Y, Park G, Park J, Choi A, Kim SY, Boulias C, Phadke CP, Ismail F, Im S. Survey of Botulinum Toxin Injections in Anticoagulated Patients: Korean Physiatrists’ Preference on Controlling Anticoagulation Profile prior to Intramuscular Injection.Ann Rehabil Med 2016;40(2):279-287, (Full-text)



Students including medical residents, Masters students and undergraduate students can receive additional help from me in developing their projects. My rates are significantly lower for students and fist consultation is always free. Here are some examples of my work with students.

Rahimzadeh R, Mochizuki G, Ismail F, Boulias C, Phadke CP, Gage W. Impact of Spasticity on Balance Control During Quiet Standing in Persons Post-Stroke. Stroke Research and Treatment 2017(1):1-10, September 2017, DOI: 10.1155/2017/6153714 · License: CC BY 4.0 (Full-Text)

Thanikachalam V, Phadke CP, Ismail F, Boulias C. Effect of Botulinum Toxin on Clonus: A Systematic Review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Feb;98(2):381-390. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.09.126. Epub 2016 Oct 24. Review. (Full-text)

Kassam A, Phadke CP, Ismail F, Boulias C. Physician preferences for botulinum toxin injections in anticoagulated patients with spasticity. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2016 Mar 4:1-3 [Epub ahead of print] (Full-Text)