Andrea Martens, BScPT, CAFCI
Registered Physical Therapist, Acupuncture Certified, Clinical Educator UBCAndrea 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.
Paul Jeung, RAc, RTCMP
Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine PractitionerPaul’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 Acupuncturist 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
Jacquie Sinclair, RMT
Registered Massage TherapistJacquie 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.
Registered PhysiotherapistSteve graduated from Newcastle University Australia in 2013 and has since been working all over the world as a physio with many reputable physiotherapists and athletes.
He utilizes a whole body approach using LJ Lee’s ConnectTherapy model to treat the underlying cause behind
his clients problems and is also skilled in trigger point dry needling and Intramuscular Therapy (IMT). Steve has also taken post graduate courses in advanced shoulder rehabilitation with Lyn Watson and is adept at treating complex problems with the foot, thorax, neck and pelvis. Steve has a strong background in human movement, using Clinical Pilates and Yoga to help his clients reach their goals.
Steve has a particular interest in complex cases and helping his clients understand their problem to address the root of the issue.
When not in the clinic, Steve is probably up in the mountains. He enjoys playing guitar, camping, hiking, soccer, tennis and snowboarding.
Natalie Kirmayr, BScPT
Registered Physical TherapistNatalie 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.