OUR STAFF

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

CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Hafeez Merani (BKin, DC) graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) with Clinical Honours.

During his tenure at CMCC, Hafeez displayed exemplary leadership as Students’ Council President and Class Valedictorian. He was awarded a number of accolades, including the Board of Governors’ Chair’s Award and Marilyn Phillips Award, both recognizing leadership and service to the student body, faculty relations, and helping to inform academic/fiscal policy at the college.

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Hafeez received a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of British Columbia

 

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, working for Simon Fraser University’s Men’s Hockey Team as their chiropractor from 2012 – 2014.

 

Over the past two years, Hafeez has lectured 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 currently works with the Canadian Chiropractic Examination Board as an examiner. He also is a board member for the Chiropractic College of British Columbia whose principal mandate is to protect the public. In his spare time, he enjoys weight training and mountain biking. Hafeez currently lives in Port Moody with his wife Hasina and two daughters.

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Dr. Moe Baloo

CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Baloo (BSc, DC, MHA) obtained a Bachelor of Science in human biology from the University of Winnipeg and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In 2011, he completed the Master of Health Administration program at the University of British Columbia and currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board.


After practicing full time for nearly 15 years, Dr. Baloo recently joined Providence Health Care as a Project Lead at St. Paul’s Hospital. Outside of work, Moe enjoys volunteering for a variety of local charities and organizations such as the World Partnership Walk, the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and Alumni UBC.

Rob Hemsworth

Registered Massage Therapist

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.

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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:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Postural/repetitive strain injuries
  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • Work place injuries
  • Lower back injuries
  • Joint and nerve pathologies
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Joint mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Sports Massage
  • Postural re-education
  • Muscle balancing

To visit Rob Hemsworth’s website, please click on the following link: www.metrotownmassagetherapy.com.

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Jamie Melgarejo

OFFICE COORDINATOR

Jamie joined the clinic in February 2018. Originally from the Phillipines, she moved to Canada in 2003 to be with her family and to pursue further education in Canada. She met her husband Michael in 2007 and they now have two beautiful daughters, Mikeylah and Mia.

Jamie looks forward to ensuring your experience at the clinic is enjoyable and always comes to work with a smile and passion to help others.

Monica Lambatin

Office Coordinator

As a current Biomedical Physiology student at Simon Fraser University, Monica joined the clinic in July 2018 with hopes to pursue a career in healthcare and education. Monica has a passion for volunteering, teaching, and promoting healthy living. During her time at Metrotown Family Chiropractic, she has gained practical knowledge on healthcare systems and effective communication. She hopes to continue making strong, interpersonal connections with patients to ensure quality service is delivered within a welcoming environment.

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Shenn Nagasan

OFFICE COORDINATOR

Shenn is currently pursuing a Law Enforcement Studies Diploma at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, expected to graduate by April 2020. Upon graduation, Shenn will explore opportunities with the New Westminster Police Department, Canadian Border Services Agency, and the United States Customs and Border Protection agencies.


Outside of the clinic, Shenn serves as a Patron Service Clerk for the Richmond Public Library, while assisting his mother, Aimee, at her dessert shop, The Khaykery. Shenn loves community service and volunteering; he has volunteered for a nature retreat on Bowen Island, the downtown Union Gospel Mission, sorting produce for Fraser Valley Gleaners, assisting the senior citizens of Baptist Housing, and serving breakfast with Salvation Army. He also loves working with youth and young adults in tutoring programs, positive support, and resumé workshops. In his spare time, he enjoys weight training and calisthenics exercises. When he is not training, you will find Shenn playing football (Go, Seahawks!), volleyball, hiking, swimming or writing poetry; he loves literature and considers himself a bookworm.

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