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Bahareh is a British Columbia Registered Physiotherapist. She received her doctorate degree in Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation Sciences) from the University of British Columbia focused on chronic pain. She has a Baccalaureate and Masters degree in Physiotherapy and is specialized in the treatment of chronic pain, muscular and orthopedic injuries.

Bahareh’s clinical experience includes manual therapy theqniques: joint mobilization/manipulation,  soft tissue release, IMS/dry needling, 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 or post-concussion symptoms. Bahareh is specialized in Vestibular Rehabilitation and she treats conditions such as vertigo, balance deficits, vestibular migraine, and other vestibular conditions; she is a member of Vestibular Association (VEDA) (https://vestibular.org). 

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

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 a clinical examiner within the Department of Physiotherapy at UBC-Master of Physiotherapy program. Outside of work, Bahareh enjoys Yoga, cycling, hiking and swimming.