Meet the Team

Keep Up Your Healthy Lifestyle and Recover from Injury

Our Therapists and Fitness Trainers in Langley are Here to Help!

 

Dr. Sanaz Bondar

Chiropractor

Dr. Bondar is available at Body Smart Health

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Following her Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at SFU in Vancouver, Dr. Bondar continued her education at Sherman College of Chiropractic in South Carolina, where she completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic with Summa Cum Laude honors.

With a vast array of specialized skills and the utmost attention to detail, Dr. Bondar strives to provide her clients with the absolute best in Chiropractic care. Her commitment to the patient’s comfort combined with a knowledge of multiple techniques such as diverse methods of adjustments, gentle mobilization, activator technique, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation and exercise prescription, custom foot orthotics, nutrition and lifestyle coaching provides each client with a personalized plan for the most effective treatment.

When not assisting her clients on their journey to a healthier lifestyle, Dr. Bondar enjoys travelling, hiking, staying healthy and classic cars.

SERVICES & TECHNIQUES:

  • Active Release Technique (ART)
  • Activator Technique
  • Graston Technique
  • Custom orthotics
  • Pregnancy pain
  • Sports injuries
  • MVA & whiplash injuries
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Dry Cupping
  • Health coaching
  • Exercise & Rehabilitation

Education:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic – Sherman College of Chiropractic, SC, USA
  • Bachelors of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry – Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada

Membership:

  • Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia
  • Canadian Chiropractic Association
  • British Columbia Chiropractic Association
  • College of Chiropractors of British Columbia
  • Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association

Jaffy Malagar

Physiotherapist

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Jaffy is available at Body Smart Health

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Jaffy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, with a special interest in Orthopaedic/Musculoskeletal cases where he has been mostly exposed in his years of practice. He has been treating various injuries related to sports, motor vehicular accidents, work-related injuries, and post-musculoskeletal surgeries, and has been treating patients of all ages. He is Certified in Trigger Point, Dry Needling and is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist by the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
He is fluent in both English, Tagalog, and knows a little Arabic. He loves the outdoors. He believes that knowledge is a continuous process and so he stays up-to-date with current research and evidence-based treatment approach.

Education:

  • RPT, TPDN, CMPT
  • Bachelors of Physical Therapy

Membership:

  • Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia
  • College Of Physical Therapists of BC

Paul Heung

TCM Practitioner (Acupuncturist)

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Paul is available at Body Smart Health

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Paul’s journey in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began in 1990. He studied oriental science and philosophies under the direction of an elder Buddhist monk who was a master acupuncturist and highly esteemed for his work in TCM. It was in this Korean monastery, the sacred SeoKwang Temple, where Paul worked as an apprentice alongside his master. Together they worked on a voluntary basis, caring for and treating poor and elderly people. With his strong desire to help people in need and seeing the profound results TCM offered, Paul was encouraged to continue with his endeavors.

After many years of study in Korea, Paul relocated to Canada and formally pursued his career in TCM. Paul is now a fully licensed and Registered Practitioner of TCM and Acupuncture in British Columbia. He has been an active member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of BC and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of BC since 2005.

Although he treats a wide range of conditions from chronic pain to infertility, he has found his niche in the area of cosmetic and weight loss acupuncture along with herbal remedies.

Over the years, Paul’s treatment style has evolved as he strongly believes learning is a lifelong process. His treatments are well-rounded, using all means available to overcome barriers to his patients’ healing process, whether they are physical, energetic or spiritual. Paul firmly believes that healing is a co-creative process and works with patients to achieve their optimal health.

Paul is fluent in English, Korean, Japanese, and Spanish

 

Education:

  • SeoKwang Temple

Membership:

  • College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine of BC

David Panell

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

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Brie is available at Body Smart Health

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David is a 2018 graduate from Langara College in Vancouver. His previous experience as a personal trainer gave him the foundation to keep building his knowledge about how the human body can adapt and overcome many things with the proper exercise prescription. 

His skill set can aid with things such as stroke symptoms & traumatic sports injuries to the smaller nagging symptoms of headaches & training soreness. Explaining aches and pains can be difficult for some people, fortunately David’s 10+ years of personal experience with resistance training, gives him the ability to communicate effectively and target specific muscles very efficiently. David praises a lot of his success towards having a biopsychosocial treatment model that helps him understand his patients personal needs for full recovery.   

 Further education is always on the list for David, as he continues to pursue and stay on top of the ever-changing health & fitness industry. Outside of the clinic David is usually challenging himself with weight training and sprint training. David is thankful that he enjoys cooking as well as growing and hunting his own food so he can recover fully from his active lifestyle. 

David knows that helping his patients understand their own body is an instrumental part of effective care. He is committed to encouraging each patient throughout their road to full recovery. 

Deanna Reimer

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Deanna is available at Body Smart Health:

Mon, Tue and Thur: 9 am – 12 pm
Wed: 4 pm – 8 pm

“I have seen my fair share of cases whereby mental and emotional stress shows itself through physical dysfunction in the body. I know first-hand the value of massage therapy for the treatment of pregnancy as well as for related issues such as headaches, neck pain, low back strain, sciatica, and postpartum soft tissue/joint dysfunction. My primary goal is to help restore optimal function by addressing the underlying cause of the problem. Mindful that an individual’s tolerance and need varies, I provide personal treatment plans based on your specific needs.”

 A mother of four children, Deanna specializes in women’s health issues during the child-bearing years as well as pediatric massage. Her primary goal is to help restore optimal function by addressing the cause of the problem. Her treatment techniques include:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Active Release
  • Positional Release Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Deep Friction Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Therapeutic Stretching and Strengthening Exercises

Education and Credentials

  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy (1998)

Professional Associations

  • College of Massage Therapists of BC
  • Registered Massage Therapists of BC
  • Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance

John Reimer

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Fitness Education Classes

John is available at Body Smart Health:

Tue and Thur: 1 pm – 8 pm
Wed and Fri: 8 am – 3 pm

“I’m continuously amazed at how many people are not aware of the connections between one’s body and mind. We often take better care of our cars, than our bodies. As an educator, I feel compelled to explain how pain is not bad. It is something we need to respect and explore what it means to our body. By taking an all-encompassing holistic approach to health and wellness, I help my clients restore their body back to its optimal balance in body and mind. I’ve seen how people are disconnected and unaware of their body function. I want to help them connect again.”

His natural tendency to care and help others in attaining optimal health, along with his commitment as a competitive athlete looking to improve his performance, are two of the reasons why John is a registered massage therapist today.

To ensure he provides patients with the highest quality and standards of care, John is continually furthering his education to learn more massage techniques in the areas of osteopathic manual therapy, sport therapy, and rehabilitation. John has been in private practice since 1999 and has worked with the Massage Therapists Association of BC to develop and enhance the profession, as well as national, international, and community sporting groups and events.

A dedicated family man and husband, John finds his career as a RMT one of the most rewarding experiences in his life. He is honored to earn his client’s trust and to help them overcome physical limitations to improve their quality of life, work, and play.

Education and Credentials

  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy (1998)
  • Neurokinetic Therapy Certification I and II
  • Functional Movement Screen I and II
  • Canadian College of Osteopathy, (first year completed, ongoing)
  • Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (studies in progress)

Professional Associations

  • College of Massage Therapists of BC
  • Registered Massage Therapists of BC
  • Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance

Max Stokes

Gym Manager 

Personal Trainer

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Max is available at Body Smart Fitness

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A healthy active lifestyle has always been important to me.  I’ve always been athletic and got into weight training at a young age.  Due to major knee injuries and years of chronic joint pain my athleticism and general health took a massive hit.  After years of pain I had to take a more functional approach to weight training and haven’t looked back.  I’m stronger and healthier than I’ve ever been.

I believe there are great benefits, both inside and outside the gym, to improving one’s physical fitness.  I’d love to help you take your fitness to the next level!

Education and Credentials:

  • BCRPA
  • Specialty areas:
    Fitness Theory
    Weight Training
    Group Fitness
    Personal Trainer

    Membership:

    • BC Recreation and Parks Association

    Ryan Gerber

    Personal Trainer

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    Ryan is available at Body Smart Fitness

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    Ryan is a BCRPA certified personal trainer. He is passionate about health, fitness, and well-being. Ryan is committed to helping clients achieve their fitness goals, no matter how big or small their goals are. Ryan believes in striving to be 1% better every day and believes that being the change you want to see in the world is a great way to make a positive impact. He is currently accepting new personal training clients, and encourages you to come in and join him in his fitness classes!

     

    Education and Credentials:

    • BCRPA
    • Specialty areas:
      Fitness Theory
      Weight Training
      Group Fitness
      Personal Trainer

      Membership:

      • BC Recreation and Parks Association

      Meghan Hum

      Personal Trainer

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      Meghan is available at Body Smart Fitness

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      Meghan is Personal Trainer and Nutritionist at Body Smart Health and Fitness. She competed as a high-performance water polo player and competitive swimmer throughout most of her child and teen years – advancing so far as medaling at provincial competitions and even swimming for Simon Fraser University as part of their prospect program.

      After retiring from competition, she went on to share her knowledge of the sport she grew up on by coaching for multiple swim clubs over the span of five years. Fitness and community are two things she grew to be very passionate about 

      “My philosophy around health and fitness is that they should be accessible to all and that it is never too late to start your journey – whatever that journey may be.” – Meghan

      To add to her credentials, she is currently enrolled in nutrition and exercise therapy courses through International Sports Sciences Association with the goal of eventually pursuing an education in either massage therapy or physical rehabilitation and nutrition consultation.

       

      Sylvia Ottom

      Office Admin

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      Sylvia has been part of the Body Smart Health team for many years. Professionally, she is a certified Medical Office Assistant and is prepared for anything that meets her in our front office. Having a daughter with special needs, Sylvia has a great deal of empathy and compassion for people and their challenges – whatever they may be. In her spare time, she loves cooking, baking, and hosting family dinners in her Abbotsford home where she lives with her husband and four young adult children. We’re so grateful to have Sylvia overseeing our office for she commutes from Abbotsford, without a complaint, to be part of the Body Smart Team!

      Jitebe Mumba

      Community Manager

      Dance/Fitness Class Instructor 

       

       

      Jitebe is a former athlete with a keen interest in business and community building. He has spent most of his personal and professional life being part of teams and finding the best way to contribute them. Connecting people and building community is a passion of his that he brings internally and externally as he spreads the Body Smart message in the communities that surround us.

      Stephen Dinesen

      CEO Body Smart Health

      “Body Smart Health has been a pillar of the community, delivering Massage Therapy to patients for decades.

      The vision of Founder John Reimer for Body Smart Health in combining with the Fitness Center is to bring The Body Smart Way to more people through quality delivery of Personal Training, Rehabilitation Therapy, Group Fitness, and Massage.

      Since being part of the team I’ve been using a variety of the services and it is mind-blowing stuff – I am learning how my body should work, and getting it working that way.”

      Stephen has operated large and growing businesses in the Surrey and Langley area for 20 years. He is responsible for the business operations of Body Smart, including marketing and strategies to share our story with the community.

      Achieve, Regain, and Maintain a Healthy Active Lifestyle

      Your good health is our priority at Body Smart Health.

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