Bahareh Ghanbari

PhD (Rehab Sciences, Physiotherapy),
Registered Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Chronic Pain Management,
Sports, Orthopedic Injuries
Certified Chan Gunn IMS Practitioner (CGIMS)
Certified in Anatomical Acupuncture (CAFCI)
Certified R2P Concussion Therapist
Certified Women’s Health Therapist

Bahareh received her doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of British Columbia (School of Physiotherapy) and her Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Physiotherapy. She  specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, muscular and orthopaedic injuries

Bahareh’s clinical experience includes soft tissue release, joint mobilization/manipulation, manual therapy, postural re-education, injury prevention, and exercise rehabilitation for various conditions such as back and neck strains, knee and shoulder injuries, joint replacement and sport injuries.

Bahareh practices Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS), a technique for treating pain in the absence of tissue damage or inflammation. IMS is useful for headaches, whiplash, backache, tennis elbow and frozen shoulder.Bahareh is certified in Anatomical Acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain with Acupuncture Foundation Canada. She has been also practicing Schroth therapy for Scoliosis for over 10 years. The Schroth Method is a non-surgical treatment technique for scoliosis at all ages, regardless of the severity of scoliosis. It uses exercises customized for each patient to return the curved spine to a more natural position through de-rotating, elongating and stabilizing the spine in a three-dimensional plane. 

Bahareh is certified R2P Concussion Management therapist, and helps patients with whiplash, chronic headaches, and post-concussion symptoms. Bahareh is certified and specialized in Vestibular Rehabilitation and she treats conditions such as vertigo, dizziness, balance deficits, vestibular migraine, and other vestibular conditions; she is a member of Vestibular Association (VEDA) ( Currently, she is completing the neuroscience and vestibular rehabilitation program with Carrick Institute in Florida. 

Bahareh has pursued her interest in Women’s Health and Pelvic Health physiotherapy: this includes rehabilitation to address incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and for osteoporosis. For women who are pregnant, and new Mothers, she is trained in the management of Diastasis of Rectus Abdominis (DRA) and treats chronic pelvic girdle pain. 

Dr. Bahareh’s research focus and experience involves the study of chronic pain and muscle dysfunction using Near Infrared Spectroscopy, MRI, muscle strength testing, physical activity monitoring and quality of life in people with chronic musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary conditions. She has acted as a teacher’s assistant in clinical skills and research methodology courses, and as a clinical examiner within the Department of Physiotherapy at UBC (Master of Physiotherapy program). She also acts as a reviewer for many scientific journals on areas of chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions.

What is unique about Bahareh’s treatment approach?

Bahareh has spent years gaining experience, mastering variety of treatment techniques and refining her methods in different areas in the scope of physiotherapy practice. In Many cases she uses a selected combination of techniques is used to achieve best results and optimal recovery. An accurate examination, diagnosis, and individuals designed treatment plans are offered for the clients’ needs and goals. Bahareh believes in one-on-one  ‘hands-on’ therapy followed by prescription of progressive individualized exercise programs to ensure the optimal long-term recovery is achieved.

You can reach Bahareh for any clinical questions at:

Bahareh’s Professional Qualification and Special Treatment Solutions:

  • Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS)- for treatment of neuropathic pain
  • Manual therapy/joint mobilization/ peripheral joints and spine manipulation/ myofascial therapy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation for vetigo (BPPV), dizziness, vestibular hypofuction, balance deficits, chronic headaches
  • Women’s health-pre and post-natal care, Diastasis of Rectus Abdominus (DRA), Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction in women, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginal/pelvic pain
  • Schroth Therapy- Conservative treatment for Scoliosis
  • Concussion, whiplash, and post-concussion symptom management
  • Anatomical acupuncture & dry Needling
  • Therapeutic yoga, clinical pilates, exercise prescription
  • Orthopaedics/ sports Injuries

About Haoma

Bahareh specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, muscular and orthopaedic injuries. She received her doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of British Columbia and her Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Physiotherapy.

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