Dr. Mark Frobb



  • Pain management
  • Orthopedic medicine
  • Chronic back pain
  • Acceleration/deceleration spinal injuries

Contact Information:

Phone: 604 531-0444
Email: mfrobb@shaw.ca

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Dr. Mark Frobb is a pain management physician with a special focus on orthopedic medicine rehabilitation and management of chronic back pain and acceleration/deceleration spinal injuries (otherwise known as whiplash-associated disorder).

Critical to Dr. Frobb’s expertise in the evaluation and treatment of acceleration/deceleration spinal injuries is his postgraduate osteopathic training in manual physical therapies, modalities of therapy that he has incorporated into his pain management and rehabilitation practice over the past 30 years. Dr. Frobb also has accreditation in medical acupuncture, a modality of therapy employed in conjunction with other forms of medical management in the treatment of chronic myofascial pain syndromes.

Dr. Frobb provides third-party independent medical examinations (IMEs) in the functional assessment of motor vehicle and work-related injuries for insurance companies and at the request of legal representatives for their individual clients.

In addition to providing client-based medicolegal services to regional legal advocates, Dr. Frobb provides expert medicolegal opinions to the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), publishes regularly in peer-reviewed literature in his area of expertise and is an active presenter at continuing medical education conferences.

Dr. Frobb has prepared expert medicolegal opinions for both defence and plaintiff counsel and has been qualified as an expert witness in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on the non-surgical treatment and management of vertebral spinal column pain syndromes, including whiplash-associated disorder.

Professional Certifications

  • CAFCI Certification – Acupuncture Foundation Institute of Canada (2001)
  • CCFP Certification – College of Family Physicians of Canada (1979)
  • Licentiate – Medical Council of New Zealand (1976)
  • Licentiate – Medical Council of Canada (1975)
  • MD – University of Alberta (1975)
  • BA (Psychology) – University of Alberta (1970)

Book Publications

Surviving Whiplash: Saving Your Neck Without Losing Your Mind. OrthoWellness Publications, 2009

Healing Chronic Back Pain: 7 Steps to Perfect Posture. OrthoWellness Publications, 2006

Selected Publications

“Litigating Whiplash in 2008: What’s New?” The Verdict, Issue 118, September 2008

“Neural Acupuncture and the Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndromes.” Acupuncture Canada, Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (AFCI), Spring 2005

“Using Qi Meridian Theory and Taijiquan for Postural Rehabilitation.” Medical Acupuncture, Vol. 16, No. 2, January 2005

“Cold Water Shock: The Peril of Sudden Death.” Alert Diver, page 46–47, July/August 2004

“Stress Management: Strategies for the Challenged Professional.” Parkhurst Exchange MD Forum, Vol. 11, No. 11, November 2003

“Neural Acupuncture: A Rationale for the Use of Lidocaine Infiltration at Acupuncture Points in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndromes.” Medical Acupuncture, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2003

“Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Perspectives on Pain.” Parkhurst Exchange MD Forum, Vol. 11, No. 9, September 2003

“William Osler: Modern Medicine Man.” Doctor’s Review, June 2003