All of our team members are in good standings with their respective associations and we continue to educate ourselves with the latest and greatest techniques and equipment.

Dr. Gohar A. Sheikh, DC

Dr. Gohar Sheikh is the Director and driving force behind Elign Health Centre. The concept for a clinic based on this unified approach to “Chiro Health” grew naturally out of his long and successful practice.

Dr. Sheikh has distinguished himself since his earliest training. After studying Human Biology (Honors) at McMaster University, Dr. Sheikh was accepted to early admission at Toronto ‘s prestigious Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He attained his Doctorate of Chiropractic and also received the coveted Dr. Ron King Award for clinical excellence. Dr. Sheikh also volunteered Medical Services with the World Health Organisation in Sri Lanka, during height of Civil War. While there, he was certified in Traditional Acupuncture and Homeopathy from the International Institute of Medicine.

In the mid 1990's, Dr. Sheikh first began private practice in East Vancouver, moving it later to Broadway & Cambie, and finally to Burnaby. Dr. Sheikh has had the privilege and pleasure of serving not just individuals but their entire families, from students to business leaders, amateur and pro athletes, newborns and seniors, as well as expectant moms.

While operating his practice, Dr. Sheikh has rigorously maintained his own ongoing education, keeping up with the latest developments in Chiropractic and related fields. With many leading experts and authorities, he has studied extensively in Applied Kinesiology, Torque Release Technique, Activator Methods, Cranio-sacral and Chiropractic Biophysics Techniques. This ongoing study enables Dr. Sheikh and his team to provide the individualized care that best suits each practice member.

This continued learning goes in both directions: Dr. Sheikh has taught workshops and lectures throughout Greater Vancouver and been a featured speaker with Anthony Robbins, Fitness World, Plaza 500 Hotel, Canadian Justice Institute, and numerous Community Events. He has been featured covering holistic health and related matters in local media, newspapers and on television. Dr. Sheikh has appeared as a regular feature on Vancouver Television and as Health & Wellness Expert for CTV Vancouver.

Since 1996, Dr. Sheikh has worked extensively with the Vancouver Film Industry. Working in both a consulting capacity and direct treatment, his clients have included actors, directors, producers, stunt experts, support staff and special effects people. His name has appeared in the credits for numerous films.

Dr. Sheikh's passion is his family and his community. He lives on the North Shore with his lovely wife and 3 children Bilal, Qasim and Maryam. He has competed in various downhill and cross country mountain bike events, including the Canada Cup, and enjoys travelling, camping, hiking, and teaching.

Dr. Taemin (Tim) Kang

Dr. Tim Kang graduated with Clinical Honors from Life Chiropractic College West in California in 2017. He pursued chiropractic education with the passion for health care and the human body that he developed while completing his Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology degree in Simon Fraser University. Upon finishing his chiropractic education, he provided chiropractic service to the community of San Diego until he decided to come back home to Vancouver.

Dr. Kang is excited to be working with the Elign team alongside Dr. Sheikh since the health clinic provides excellence and variety in service to help people achieve the best health they can experience. Dr. Kang originally grew up in Kerrisdale in Vancouver and enjoys playing soccer in various leagues around the city.

Alain Dalida, Laser Therapist

Alain Dalida is a Certified Laser Therapist. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in the Philippines, majoring in Physical Therapy.

Before coming to Canada in 2011, Alain worked in an acute care hospital in Florida and also in an outpatient clinic as a Physical Therapist. He would go on to be promoted to Department Director later on.

Alain first started working with Dr. Sheikh in the April of 2012 and got his laser certification with Biolfex Systems for Low Level Intensity Laser Therapy.

In his spare time, he enjoys road cycling and cross-country mountain biking.

Samin Nouri, Laser Therapist

Samin is a certified Laser Therapist and has completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Physiology. Currently, she is pursuing her degree in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University with an Active Health and Rehabilitation concentration. Originally from Iran, Samin came to Canada in 2017 as an international student. During her time here, she actively volunteered with Vancouver Coastal Health. Samin is driven by her passion for helping people through their rehabilitation journey.

In her free time, Samin enjoys hiking and participating in various sports. Her love for physical activity and her academic background in biomedical physiology and kinesiology have given her a deep understanding of the human body and its potential for healing. With her dedication and expertise, Samin is committed to helping her clients achieve optimal health and wellness at Elign Health Center.

Alireza Moosakhani, Kinesiologist

Ali enjoys the outdoors, rock climbing, hiking, swimming in open water, and camping. During his down time, Ali values time with his family and friends or workouts in the gym.

Ali is a Registered Kinesiologist and did his second Master’s Degree at McGill University. He got a MSc in Exercise Physiology as well. Ali’s passion for physical therapy started while he was working with professional athletes, especially swimmers, to help them rehabilitate their injuries as well as doing preventative exercises to avoid reinjuries.

Ali continued his love of sports by coaching youth swimming teams and working as a personal trainer and as a conditioning coach for more than ten years.

Naomi Kajiwara, Registered Massage Therapist

Naomi is a dedicated and compassionate massage therapist with a keen interest in how the body moves. Naomi is a graduate of the Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and has her Bachelors of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. Both certifications, along with her performing arts career in dance and taiko drumming, complement her passion for the science and art of human anatomy and the body’s many systems. Her background in kinesiology, occupational experiences and RMT education has enabled her to better understand the various conditions the human body can present, be it dis-function, pain and stress management, or rehabilitation.

Naomi provides quality therapeutic (orthopaedic and relaxation) massages that are customized and communicated to each of her patient’s health needs with goals to improve quality of life.

Clinical experience includes: Swedish and deep tissue techniques, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point release, sports massage, Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations (IASTM), active and passive release/stretching, and breathing techniques.

Tamara Tymrick, Registered Massage Therapist

Tamara graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) and completed the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia Board Examination and become a fully-licensed Registered Massage Therapist. Her diverse life experiences provide her valuable insight into the complex function of the human body. Tamara has been a basketball and soccer coach for youth, a team athlete (volleyball), and studied Kinesiology and Biology courses at Simon Fraser University.

From Tamara’s athletic based background, her experiences at SFU and providing student massage services at the WCCMT clinic, she has learned how to incorporate and apply her knowledge to further benefit treatment with her clients. Tamara’s future practice once an RMT will be focused on rehabilitative and management of chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction. Tamara combines detailed assessment, a variety of relaxation massage techniques with individualized homecare to treat her clients. Tamara personalizes every relaxation massage to your specific needs. She is looking forward to her new chapter with Elign Health Centre and collaborating with her colleagues to assist in achieving your optimal health and wellness.