Meet the Metrotown Chiropractic Team
Metrotown Chiropractic was founded February of 2000. Since its establishment, the clinic has been providing evidence-based health care to the surrounding community, and has built an excellent reputation. All of our practitioners strive to be professional, caring, compassionate, and patient-centered in the hopes of providing exceptional service to our patients.
Dr. Hafeez Merani
Dr. Hafeez Merani (BKin, DC) graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and subsequently from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) with Clinical Honours and as Valedictorian.
Throughout his university career, Hafeez was a member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Hafeez is a certified Full Body Functional Anatomical Palpation (FAP) Provider, and has his M1 Training under the Graston Technique.
Hafeez believes strongly in community service, having worked for Simon Fraser University’s Men’s Hockey Team and lecturing students in the UBC Faculty of Medicine on the importance of collaboration between family physicians and chiropractors. He has also spoken at both the Best Buy and Translink head offices on the importance of ergonomics and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.
Hafeez was a board member for the Chiropractic College of British Columbia (CCBC) from 2017-2020 whose principal mandate is to protect the public. He currently serves as chair of the CCBC’s Discipline Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys weight training and mountain biking. Hafeez currently lives in Port Moody with his wife Hasina and two daughters, Lyla and Rayna.
During university, Mr. Rob Hemsworth (B.P.E, B.Ed., RMT, MRSC) developed a fascination with the human body; specifically how it is built, functions, and breaks down. As a result, Rob has devoted his working career to developing effective ways of restoring optimal function to the injured. Massage therapy has been the best medium Rob has used to pursue this endeavour.
Rob witnesses on a daily basis the complex nature of the body and has come to appreciate how different each patient is anatomically and functionally. Thus, Rob practises in an evidence-based manner which meets the specific demands of each individual and achieves maximal health benefits.
Rob is currently completing his Masters in Rehabilitation Science at UBC and is also an instructor at West Coast College of Massage Therapy.
Rob treats the following conditions:
Liz has previous experiences working with collegiate athletes and those with chronic health conditions, and her many years of customer service and volunteer work has granted her the ability to connect with a variety of people from many walks of life.
Having received a Bachelors degree in kinesiology from the University of British Columbia, Liz continues to have a strong interest in the mechanics of the human body and is keen to pursue a career in physiotherapy. In her time away from work, Liz enjoys hiking, cooking, and baking.
Adriana joined the clinic in September 2020. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Adriana aspires to find a career in the health field and believes in patient-centered care.
She has a bright and cheerful personality, and is more than happy to help if you have any questions or concerns. Outside of work, Adriana likes to spend her time with family and friends. She also enjoys the fine arts, such as drawing and painting.
Tiffany joined the clinic in January 2020. Tiffany completed her undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University with double major in Finance and Operations Management. Upon graduation, Tiffany will continue to pursue higher education in the Master of Business Administration program. In her previous work experience, Tiffany obtained extensive experience in customer service; her warm compassion makes clients feel welcomed in the clinic.
Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family. She is a gourmand who loves to explore new restaurants and is constantly in search of new food adventures.
Maddy de la Rama
Madelyn is an undergraduate kinesiology student at Simon Fraser University (SFU). She strives to find a fulfilling career helping others. When not at work, Madelyn volunteers at the SFU Physiotherapist clinic as a clinic assistant for student athletes. Over time she has developed a passion for dance; She continues to share her knowledge and love through the SFU Hip Hop Club. Since joining at the clinic in January 2020, her ambition is to provide excellent service while developing meaningful connections with patients, and to maintain the welcoming environment.