Thank you for your interest and support of Health and Sport in 2022. RMT/Massage is fully booked for the year and there are people on the waitlist for most days. After a nice/needed break with family in the new year, Kevin looks forward to having massage availability beginning again in mid-late January.

Massage Therapy

Our clinic commonly treats the following conditions:

Accidental Injuries
Computer Related Pain
Headache Pain
Lower Back Pain
Neck Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Postural Dysfunction
Post-surgical / Scar Tissue
Pregnancy Related Pain
Sciatica
Sports Injury Rehabilitation / Maintenance
Stress Related Aches / Pains
Tendonitis
TMJ Dysfunction (TMJD)
Whiplash


Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that emphasizes on physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bone. Osteopathy relies on their sense of palpation to evaluate dysfunctions in the body. The two essential components of Osteopathy are; one, structural assessment and two, all the different techniques for the treatment. The aim of the structural assessment is to identify specific som... Read More

Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that emphasizes on physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bone. Osteopathy relies on their sense of palpation to evaluate dysfunctions in the body.

The two essential components of Osteopathy are; one, structural assessment and two, 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 more than 20 types of manual treatments administered by osteopaths.

‘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 an “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.’

Philosophy:

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 in Tehran, Iran. 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. 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, enhance their wellness and well-being.

Educational Background:

Hoba graduated as a Doctor of Medicine with honors from the Guilan University of medical sciences in 2010. Later in 2015, he became a “certified bodybuilding coach” and in 2016 he obtained his “certified team doctor license.” In 2020, Hoba graduated from the National Academy of osteopathy in Toronto, Ontario as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, D.O.M.P. He is a member of the British Columbia Association of osteopathic manual practitioners [ BCAOMP] and the National Canadian Association of Alternative Medicine[acma]. Recently, Hoba has taken courses in Neurokinetic Therapy and is able to help patients with this new approach as well. Areas of practice During his session, Hoba applies manual techniques such as soft tissue release, fascial lengthening, craniosacral therapy, muscle testing, and neurokinetic therapy. He believes that structural re-integration is of great importance and usually puts his concentration on structural assessments to help the patient have a happier, pain-free, and more active lifestyle.

Personal history:

Hoba loves adventures, hiking, and outdoor activities. That’s why he is living on the North shore to be close to hikes, lakes, mountains, and trails. He is a solo skydiver, snowboarder, scuba-diver and he loves surfing and stand-up paddleboarding especially in sunsets. He never misses a single day of his workouts at the gym and has a passion for night-landscapes and is an astrophotographer.

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Kevin is excited by the unique challenges that patients bring to him in his practice as a Registered Massage Therapist. Finding the source of your problems and bringing you relief from them is what he thrives on. Not simply treating symptoms, but helping you understand their cause and how you can try and avoid them recurring in the future.

Kevin has an innate passion to help people achieve their goals or desired outcomes in treatment. Whether you are interested in pain relief, rehabilitation, athletic performance or maintenance, trust that you are in good hands. Kevin will assess your condition, give you options for treatment, and work with you to help achieve your desired results.

He is looking forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey towards health and wellness.

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