Meet the Metrotown Massage Therapy Team
Rob Hemsworth graduated from the University of Manitoba with Bachelor’s degrees in Physical Education (BPE) and Education (BEd) before moving to Vancouver BC, where he completed a three-year massage therapy diploma to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
Metrotown Massage Therapy was founded in 2001 with the mission to restore and maintain optimal health for all patients. As a college instructor since 2003, Rob has applied his educational background to stay up-to-date and develop the minds and skills of future RMTs. Since completing a Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) at the University of British Columbia in 2017, Rob has worked for the research department of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of BC (RMTBC) to further advance research within the profession.
Rob’s personal interests include pursuing an active lifestyle and spending quality time taking road trips with his wife and two French Bulldogs.
Dr. Hafeez Merani
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.