about us

Bahareh Ghanbari
BSc(PT), MSc(PT), PhD (Rehab Sciences), CAFCI, CGIMS
Registered Physiotherapist

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

Bahareh’s clinical experience includes soft tissue release, joint mobilization/mnipulation, manual therapy, postural re-education, education on injury prevention, and exercise rehabilitation in various conditions such as back and neck strains, knee and shoulder injuries, joint replacement, as well as sport injuries. She also practices intramuscular stimulation (IMS)– a technique for treating pain in the absence of tissue damage or inflammation, such as headaches, “whiplash”, backache, tennis elbow or frozen shoulder.

Bahareh’s research focus and experience mainly involves the study of chronic pain, muscle dysfunction using Near Infrared Spectroscopy, MRI and 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 an clinical examiner within the Department of Physiotherapy at UBC-Master of Physiotherapy program. She also acts as a reviewer for multiple scientific journals on areas of chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions. Outside of work, Bahareh enjoys Yoga, cycling, and swimming.

You can reach Bahareh for any clinical questions at: baharphysio@hotmail.com

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Chan Gunn Intramuscular stimulation (IMS)
  • Manual therapy/Joint mobilization/manipulation
  • Dry Needling and anatomical acupuncture
  • Orthopaedics/ Sports Injuries
  • Exercise therapy
  • Concussion management
  • Languages Spoken: Farsi, English