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About Central Park Chiropractic & Massage

Central Park Chiropractic and Massage is headed by Dr. Rupi Kaila. We are proud to offer a high level of care and knowledge through our practicing doctor’s and RMT’s as well as our naturopath, Dr. Rod Santos.

We invite you read the biographies of our staff members as well as call our office for any further questions or to book an appointment at (604) 439-1230.

Dr. Rupi Kaila BSc, MSc, DC


Dr. Kaila grew up in Burnaby, BC and completed her doctorate in chiropractic at Western States Chiropractic, graduating with summa cum laude top honors, in 1998.  She also obtained her Bachelors of Science after completing her undergraduate studies in Science at Simon Fraser University. A Director for the B.C. Chiropractic Association, Dr. Kaila completed her Master of Science in Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. The functional medicine approach to the treatment of chronic disease is one that is based not on one agent or modality as the curative or palliative solution. It is holistically centered on the principle that restoration of proper cellular metabolism, through reducing cumulative toxic load and oxidative stress to the body, will allow normalization of mitochondrial respiration, cellular energy production, and ultimately to a reduction of the signs and symptoms of chronic disease.

Dr. Kaila discovered chiropractic care after her father suffered acute low back pain and leg pain from a disc herniation. After watching him suffer from pain and being bed ridden for months, several doctors told him that his only option was surgery. Refusing to have surgery after several months he was carried into a chiropractors office by two of his friends and for the first time in months he was able to bear weight with the assistance of crutches. As he attended his chiropractic treatments Dr. Kaila was not only amazed at the results, but the entire profession as she watched her fathers problem resolve over the next couple of months.

Traditional chiropractic adjustments are combined with soft tissue therapy (including Active Release Technique) to improve the health of patients.  To help prevent the recurrence of injuries and to maintain optimal health stretching and strengthening exercises are provided. Over the last 20 years of practice, Dr. Kaila has a diverse practice treating patients with sciatica, whiplash, sports injuries, pregnancy, scoliosis, disc herniation’s and much more.  With her training in functional medicine her focus is to not treat diseases, but rather to treat the patient as a whole; some of who have diseases and some do not. In practice, I focus on the underlying physiology and restoring healthy function through nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Training in Orthotic Casting

Dr. Kaila received additional training in biomechanics of the feet and orthotic casting with The Orthotic Group.  She currently uses TOG Gait Scan, an innovative diagnostic tool and digital casting device to analyze patient biomechanics and order custom orthotics and orthopedic shoes.  Dr. Kaila is the one of the few doctor’s in the Lower Mainland treating patients with high energy Shockwave Therapy, a non-invasive surgical solution that accelerates the recovery from injured tissue. ESWT (Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy) sends radial shock waves into bone or soft tissue, breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments.  Shock waves accelerate the healing process by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing the blood circulation.  Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.

“ Without a properly functioning spine and nervous system, optimal health and life expression are impossible to achieve. We facilitate this through chiropractic treatment allowing the nervous system to function at its best to permit the body to heal itself and by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices through nutritional advice, exercise programs, and stress management techniques, helping patients balance mind, body and soul.”                                                                               -Dr. Kaila

Dr. Meghan Soni, BSc, DC


Dr. Meghan Soni specializes in women’s health and rehabilitation, with certifications in ART® and pelvic floor disorders, functional rehab training, and a ten-year background in weightlifting. She provides personalized care that includes manual therapy, active rehab, lifestyle modifications, and coaching to enhance physical health and performance.

She is Vancouver born and raised where she attended Simon Fraser University for Bachelor of Science in Cell biology and Kinesiology which then led her to University of Western States in Portland for chiropractic school. Her ultimate goal is to help patients lead healthy, active lives. In her free time, Dr. Meghan Soni enjoys fashion, weight lifting, and trying new restaurants.

Christina Nguyen, RMT

Christina Nguyen graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Christina is a fitness enthusiast that enjoys participating in powerlifting. This hobby has inspired her to pursue a hands-on career in massage therapy. Christina focuses on developing patient centered goals and creating a thorough individual treatment plan for each patient as everyone’s body is different. In her treatments she uses a variety of massage therapy techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point release, PNF stretching, joint mobilization and Swedish massage.

Kayle Zapanta, RMT

Kayle, a Registered Massage Therapist, graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. She is passionate in helping people and has a desire to gain a greater understanding of the health and wellness of the body. In this day and age, people are unaware of the various stresses in their daily lives that puts a toll on their bodies. She believes massage therapy can help these people protect, restore, and maintain their bodies. After personally seeing the benefits of massage treatments in herself and in family/friends, she decided to pursue this career path.  

She believes the comfort and health of the client is the highest priority. It is important to her that every treatment is personalized, reflecting the lifestyle and activities of each of her clients, ensuring that the treatments provided will be as beneficial as possible. In the treatment room, she will be performing an assessment prior to creating a better/safe treatment plan for the clients. The techniques that she will be using can vary from Swedish, myofascial release, joint mobilization, and active/passive stretches depending on the client’s needs. After every treatment, she educates the clients on self-care to increase their recovery time, as well as prevent future injury. 

In her spare time she loves to dance, listen to music, watch Kdramas, play volleyball, and hang out with her family and friends. She also loves to travel and learn different types of languages and cultures.

Priya Sangwan, RMT

A graduate from Langara College, Priya Sangwan is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). She has studied traditional Indian medicine called ‘Ayurveda’ for 5 and half years. She is also a certified yoga teacher and strongly believes that our physical health reflects our emotional health. To achieve and sustain balance these systems need to be treated as one. She worked as a body worker for 3 years while studying massage therapy. Her approach is to help her patients understand what the root cause of their condition is and to create a treatment plan for their specific goals. 

She Individualizes and optimizes your care by performing a detailed assessment to identify which areas need to be released and which areas need more stability. She works together with her clients to create a treatment plan that works for them. 

Priya’s interests are travelling, practicing yoga and meditation, training in the gym, playing badminton and cooking healthy food. She is fluent in Hindi and English.

Mikayla Ritter, RMT

Mikayla Ritter graduated In August 2017 from the WCCMT with a diploma in massage therapy and received her official RMT designation in November 2017. Mikayla previously worked as a lifeguard/swim coach in the Chilliwack Aquatic center, which also had a very busy RMT clinic. After talking with multiple people who were using massage therapy for rehabilitative purposes, Mikayla was intrigued about therapeutic approach of Massage Therapy. It was at this point that Mikayla took steps to achieve her goal in becoming an RMT; she just knew she wanted to be a part of this profession.

Mikayla likes to incorporate a variety of techniques in her treatment style; such as Swedish massage, trigger point release, myofascial, and stretching to name a few. Mikayla believes that our bodies have an incredible ability to heal on their own, and that massage therapy can help facilitate in this process.

Outside of the clinic, Mikayla enjoys staying active outdoors with hiking, snowshoeing, and running.