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.
Claire Kim’s passion for massage therapy began when she started providing massage for clients as an esthetician. Being able to help find others find relief from pain and contribute to their well being was extremely fulfilling for her.
Claire graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) program at Vancouver Career College and is a member of the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia.
Claire is extremely dedicated to her profession and is always eager to incorporate new skills and research knowledge into her repertoire as a registered massage therapist. She understands that no two people are the same and every person requires a different approach that works for them. She is experienced with techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue release, effleurage, and active stretching. She enjoys creating home care plans to help patients effectively attain their goal after treatments.
Claire understands that while it is important to treat symptoms, helping patients find the underlying causes of their physical issues is more effective in the long term. Claire incorporates a rounded approach to massage therapy that includes massage techniques, education, homecare, exercise and lifestyle changes to help patients achieve their health goals and relief.
Claire lives in Vancouver, BC. Originally from South Korea, Claire also holds a Bachelor of Tourism from Jeju Tourism University. She believes that health is a balance of both the body and the mind. To maintain her fitness and mental health, Claire practices yoga, Pilates, dance, and enjoys hiking.
Zach is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Functional Range Release (FR) practitioner, and FRC Mobility Specialist.
Zach is passionate about working with clients to help them perform at their best utilizing effective techniques and education.
Having worked alongside athletes for over 7 years, as well as competing in junior-provincial weightlifting, Zach understands the recovery methods required to stay functioning at your best.
Zach’s approach focuses on the importance of daily movement and recovery methods as a cornerstone activities to living a healthy life.
His approach is individually tailored to each client’s needs – both in the moment and for their overall treatment goals.
With a passion for learning, Zach draws on different techniques, ranging from relaxation and breathwork, to sports massage, and active rehabilitation.
Our therapists treat the following conditions through massage therapy:
To visit our massage therapy website, please click on the following link: www.metrotownmassagetherapy.com.