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Mehrdad Darvish

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Mehrdad Darvish, is an Orthopedic Foot & Ankle, and Sports Injuries surgeon. Trained in Iran and Germany, he worked as the Supreme Consultant Orthopedics at National Olympic Committee of Iran. It has been a few years, that he resides in Vancouver (BC), and started practicing Manual Osteopathy. More than 25 years of experience in Orthopedics, works for him to diagnose properly, and chose individualized treatment for every patient suffering from musculoskeletal, sports injury, or chronic pain, by using Craniosacral, Visceral, and other Osteopathic technics. He believes, that Manual Osteopathy is the most effective and available treatment for chronic pains, and it’s true. Mehrdad is not a member of the collage of physicians and surgeons of British Columbia.

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What is Manual Osteopathy?

OSTEOPATHY is a form of drug-free & non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine.

Manual Osteopathy is recognized as an effective treatment for a wide range of painful disorders, because it positively affects the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Osteopathic practitioner use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and well being

Therapeutic Benefits of Manual Osteopathy

Osteopathic manual practitioners treat more than you think, we can help you with:


  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Joint Pain (Knee, Hip, Wrist, etc.)
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash and Accident Trauma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Sciatica and Disc Injuries
  • Postural Problems such as Scoliosis Kyphosis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • TMJ (Jaw) Problems

What are the differences between manual osteopath practitioners and osteopathic physicians?

The training of osteopaths (called Manual Osteopathic Practitioners within BC) and osteopathic physicians have the same origin.

From early in the 20th century, however, these two fields were evolving differently. As the name indicates, osteopathic physicians are medical doctors. As such, they are trained to prescribe drugs, perform surgery, deliver babies, and to have the prerequisites to specialize in other branches of medicine. Osteopathic physicians are almost exclusively trained in the USA.  Manual Osteopaths (or  Manual Osteopathic Practitioners within BC) are not MDs, they are not trained in allopathic medicine but purely osteopathic manual treatment. Osteopaths are trained in many countries, all over the world.

Worldwide osteopaths (or Manual Osteopathic Practitioners within BC) have a very comprehensive practical training in what has come to be known as Osteopathic Manual Therapy. It is this manual practice or manipulation which was most distinctive about the founder of osteopathy, (Dr. Still) methods, and it is the wide range of manual practice approaches that evolved from Still’s principles which forms the core of Osteopathy. In fact, the manual practice of osteopathy has hugely influenced most of the physical therapy approaches – from chiropractic through massage and physiotherapy, to rolfing, cranio-sacral therapy and sports medicine.

Both streams of osteopathy are recognized by the osteopathic international alliance (OIA) which represents 75,000 osteopathic practitioners and osteopathic physicians from more than 20 different countries worldwide.