Our Friendly and Professional Chiropractic Staff
Meet the Metrotown Chiropractic Team
Metrotown Family Chiropractic was founded February 2000.
Since its establishment, the Burnaby chiropractic clinic has been providing evidence-based health care to the surrounding community, and has built an excellent reputation as one of the best chiropractic clinics as seen by our many glowing reviews on Google.
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, and was the past 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.
Yolanda Fu is a graduate of Langara College’s Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) program. During her time at the University of British Columbia, she graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) and developed an immense appreciation for how the many intricate systems of the human body connect and work together. As a child, Yolanda’s empathetic nature led her to be passionate about helping others. She had always known that healthcare is what she finds the most fulfilling.
Yolanda brings a patient-focused approach to massage therapy with a holistic lens, as she understands her purpose is not to cure patients but to assist them in their recovery journey. She has participated in clinical outreaches at various locations including senior homes, sporting events and hospitals. Through them, she has experience delivering Swedish massage techniques such as effleurage, petrissage and tapotement, and also uses myofascial release, trigger point release as well as active and passive stretching.
In her free time, Yolanda enjoys weightlifting, browsing on Netflix and is an enormous lover of food!
Gina is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy Program in New Westminster (WCCMT) and is an active registrant with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. She completed her 3000-hour program, which included a variety of in-reach and out-reach clinics.
After graduating from the Registered Massage Therapy program in 2021, Gina has been focusing on assisting patients in their recovery from motor vehicle accidents, whiplash, concussions, joint, and ligament issues. In addition to providing treatments for specific injuries, Gina also enjoys helping patients who seek relief from daily muscle fatigue.
During her treatments, she utilizes various techniques such as general Swedish massage, Myofascial release, trigger point release, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), and active stretching.
Gina derives a strong sense of satisfaction from helping her patients, which further motivates her to see patients every day. She is passionate about conducting research and continuing her education to better serve her patients.
Outside of massage therapy, Gina cherishes spending time with her family.