Pain & Motion osteopathy clinic vancouver manual osteopath Vancouver | 526,119 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

Being passionate about the human body and its dysfunctions, Hoba started his path to explore the human body by studying medicine at the age of 18 at Guilan University of medical sciences. In 2010, almost 8 years later, at the age of 26, He became a medical doctor aka “general practitioner” in Guilan, and started practicing medicine in remote areas. In 2015, he started to pursue his long-lasting passion and took a variety of courses in sports medicine, fitness training, rehabilitation, and established his sports medicine facility. The clinic was a multidisciplinary clinic consisting of him as the director and medical doctor, an osteopath, a physiotherapist, a Pilates trainer, a nutritionist, and a personal trainer. In 2017 he became a certified “soccer team doctor” and obtained permission to work with professional soccer players and teams. In 2018, after sustaining injuries while snowboarding and skydiving, he lost his interest in western medicine protocols, and started to study holistic approaches, and became interested in osteopathy. Therefore, he studied osteopathy in Toronto.

He holds to the opinion that it is of paramount importance to be familiar with conventional medicine, such as his background in medicine, and knowing the anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and proper structural patterns of the human body and then using a holistic approach to be able to answer properly to patients’ concerns and help them to retain their health, and enhance their wellness and well-being.

Pain & Motion osteopathy clinic vancouver manual osteopath Vancouver bc

Osteopathy is a non-pharmacological, non-invasive manual medicine. Osteopathy is the treating of the body as a whole unit. Many times, we begin to separate and segment, but osteopathy brings everything back together as a whole. ..Osteopathy treats the body as a whole system and looking at the connection between pain and dysfunction from an entire body viewpoint. Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that emphasizes on physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bone. Osteopathic practitioners use a wide variety of therapeutic manual techniques to improve physiological function and help restore the homeostasis altered by any somatic (body framework) dysfunction. In Canada, the majority of practitioners are referred to as “manual osteopaths”. The manual osteopath relies on their sense of palpation (touch) to evaluate dysfunctions in the body. Osteopathy helps patients with chronic pain, Lower back pain, Neck pain, Shoulder pain, headaches and ..

Conditions treated by Osteopathy

Back pain, lower back pain, and neck pain

Getting older ( Anti-aging Osteopathy )

Walking issues

Work-related issues

Joint pains

Jaw issues and TMJ pain



Foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain

Structural Re-Integration

Sports injuries

Hand, shoulder, and elbow pain


Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow

Postural problems due to pregnancy, sports, driving or work strain

Trigeminal Nerve Neuralgia

Whiplash injuries, and concussions

During an osteopathy session, Hoba starts his treatment with history taking. Then he asks patients to stand up and will assess their body structure, imbalances, gait pattern, and myofascial alignment by doing muscle testings, orthopedic tests, and applying neurokinetic assessments. He tries to find the source of pain and treat the problem, not the symptoms only. That’s why he focuses on the structure and pays attention to patients’ history. The assessment takes 15 to 30 minutes in the first session and 10 to 15 minutes in subsequent sessions. The treatment phase usually starts after the assessment and it consists of Soft tissue releases, Joint mobilizations, myofascial re-integration, trigger point therapy, and a variety of active and passive precise stretches. Patients usually find the treatment gentle but efficient.

‘As a medical doctor and team doctor, I used to prescribe medications and refer my patients to physiotherapists and osteopaths to pursue their treatments. I was unhappy that I can’t help them myself and can’t check their progress, anymore. Now, I am happy that as a holistic manual osteopath or “Osteopathic manual practitioner” I can assess my patients, help them without medications, and evaluate their progress. It’s a wonderful feeling to see after a few sessions of osteopathy and hands-on practice, my patients can walk properly, get back to the activities they love, and are able to hug their beloved ones, once again.’

– Hoba Chenari

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Downtown Vancouver

Address: 526, 119 West Pender Street, Vancouver


North Vancouver

Address: 200 – 145, West 17th Street, North Vancouver


Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy
Alleviates your tensions, improves your headaches and eases your anxiety and stress
NeuroKinetic Therapy
NeuroKinetic Therapy
a sophisticated form of assessment and therapy that reprograms cerebellum
non-pharmacological manual medicine emphasizes on physical manipulation of myofasciae like joints, muscles
Structural re-integration
Structural re-integration
"Anti-aging osteopathy" by analyzing your gait and structural assessment of body

Frequently Asked Questions:

Manual osteopath Vancouver | Vancouver osteopathy clinic

Pain and Motion osteopathy clinic is located in downtown Vancouver, BC.

The address: 526, 119 West Pender Street

Read more about other location on the North shore here:

Manual osteopath North Vancouver Osteopathy clinic


Osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapy, Wellness Osteopathy, Neurokinetic Therapy, Chronic Pain management, TMJ pain management, Jaw alignment, Lower back pain, Knee pain, Headaches, ..

Are you a registered holistic manual osteopath? Are you a registered osteopathy clinic in Vancouver, BC ?

Yes, I am registered with the British Columbia Association of osteopathic manual practitioners and the National Canadian Association of Alternative Medicine.

What is the difference between a chiropractor and a manual osteopath in Vancouver?

It is a common question that clients usually ask, and I will try to give you a clear insight into the main similarities and differences. Although Other disciplines, such as physical therapy or chiropractic, use almost similar techniques, usually a manual osteopath applies a more hands-on approach and puts more emphasis on observation of movement and structural integration.

What is Osteopathy? What does a manual osteopath do?


Osteopathy is a holistic non-pharmacological, non-invasive manual medicine. It is a type of alternative medicine that emphasizes on physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bone.  Osteopathy is treating the body as a whole system and looking at the connection between pain and dysfunction from an entire body view point. In Canada, the majority of practitioners are referred to as “manual osteopaths”. The manual osteopath relies on their sense of palpation (touch) to evaluate dysfunctions in the body.

The two essential components of Osteopathy are 1) the structural assessment and 2) all the different techniques for the treatment. The aim of the structural assessment is to identify specific somatic dysfunctions. Diagnostic criteria for somatic dysfunctions focus on the tone and possible abnormalities of tissue texture. Areas of asymmetry and misalignment of bony landmarks are also evaluated, along with the quality of motion, balance, and organization. The term Osteopathy currently includes >20 types of manual treatments administered by osteopaths

Is osteopathy evidence based?

Yes, there are hundreds of published articles that provided compelling evidence for efficacy of osteopathy,you can read more on What is osteopathy article.

Do manual osteopaths in Vancouver crack backs?

Osteopathy is a gentle hands-on practice and put more emphasis on low-velocity techniques that means they are not interested in cracking bones.

Is osteopathy covered by insurance companies?

Yes, but not in all plans and policies. It depends on your EHP(Extended Health Plan) policies, Check your policy with your insurance company

How many sessions are required for Osteopathy?

It varies vastly, depending on treatment goals, can be 1 to 20 sessions, usually twice per week. For wellness osteopathy, 1 session weekly is pretty good

What should I wear for the osteopathy session?

The treatment/assessment involves tissue mobilizations, stretching, or myofascial evaluation. All of these require hands-on practice on your body and skin. So, to be best prepared for the examination and/or treatment, wear comfortable clothes. Remember in the ongoing pandemy, wearing a face mask is mandatory due to COVID-19.

Do you offer direct billing for osteopathy?

No, but we give you the invoice and you can reach out to your insurance company for reimbursements

sarah leblanc
fitness trainer
got osteopathy treatments for my low back pain and feeling better now, caring and knowledgeable
Salar Zabihi
Civil Engineer
Knowlegable, friendly, and professional. Definitely recommend to athletes.