Andrea Martens, BScPT, CAFCI
Registered Physical Therapist, Acupuncture Certified
Andrea Martens graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2002 and has been actively working in private practice since then. She started her career at City Sports and Physiotherapy Clinic downtown Vancouver and at Deep Cove Physiotherapy on the North Shore. Andrea now has her own private practice at Urban Active Sport Therapy Clinic.
Since graduating Andrea has done further education and is certified in Acupuncture by Acupuncture Canada. She also has training in Vestibular/Vertigo disorders using specific techniques to treat people with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders.
She has advanced training in manual therapy in the Canadian Orthopaedic levels, the McKenzie Technique and the Mulligan Techniques and she has Sport Therapy training. She works with ICBC patients as well as private patients of all types and ages. Andrea works to get to the root of the problem not just to treat the symptoms.
Andrea has a love of soccer and has played at different levels in metro women’s soccer in Vancouver and she played at the Varsity level for the University of Saskatchewan. As well Andrea enjoys going for walks with her Vizsla puppy, Gilley.
Aliyah Muniff, BHK, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Aliyah completed her Bachelors in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan in 2013. She decided to explore the world of massage soon after that. She started by learning the art of shiatsu massage in 2013 and continued to work as a shiatsu practitioner, working at various sporting tournaments and events around Vancouver. She then further her education by enrolling at Vancouver Career College in the registered massage therapy program, completing her certificate in late 2016.
Aliyah has a keen interest in helping others. Her passion for sports and recreational activity drives her interest in massage therapy and self-care. Her experience with various types of clientele such as spinal cord injury and athletes motivate her to keep continue to learn new massage techniques. She plans on continuing her education in areas such as myofascial stretching, craniosacral therapy, osteopathy, and joint mobilizations. Her mission with each massage treatment is to educate her clients on how to become more involved in their own self-care routines and she offers stretching and exercise guides to assist.
In her spare time, you can find her on the soccer field or basketball court playing recreational games. She enjoys being outdoors, enjoying the company of her friends/family, and staying active for her own self-care.
Jacquie Sinclair, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Jacquie has 22 years massage experience in healing sports injuries, work related injuries and car accident trauma. Jacquie graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy as a Registered Massage Therapist in 1993. She remains current with today’s massage standards including: muscle energy technique, neuromuscular massage, somatovisceral release, fascia and trigger point release, and craniosacral massage.
Jacquie specializes in deep pressure massage to the tolerance of the individual, concentrating on trigger points resulting in relief from chronic pain due to injuries.She has a loyal clientele who consider her to have “magic hands”. Jacquie’s massage career began at the YMCA Sport Medicine clinic where she worked for 13 years until the YMCA closed in December 2006 combined with several years at 2 aromatherapy shops. After the closure of the YMCA and a well deserved trip to Nicaragua, Jacquie opened up Urban Active Sport Therapy Clinic in April 2007.
Jacquie’s is a well rounded personality with many diverse interests. Her love for sports goes back to her youth when she was both a competitive and recreational athlete in swimming, skiing, curling, goal ball and track and field.
Natalie Kirmayr, BScPT
Registered Interim Physical Therapist
Natalie graduated from Estacio de Sa University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2006 with a bachelor in Physiotherapy. She has worked with sports injuries, post surgical patients as well as trauma. She tailors her treatments using manual therapy, exercise therapy and always orienting a good home exercise program.
Natalie was also a tennis player on her junior years and later a tennis instructor until her physio career started. Because of her extensive background in this modality she has worked on multiple ITF Tournaments treating high level tennis professionals. Her knowledge of the sport’s biomechanics is essential to treat and correct possible mistakes on her client’s techniques.
Natalie is taking new patients during the week and also Saturdays. She takes private clients, MSP and ICBC as well.