Registered Physical Therapist, Acupuncture Certified, Clinical Educator UBC
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.
Ever since growing up as a kid in Coquitlam, Jeff has been playing sports and been physically active. Playing sports did lead to a variety of injuries however, which saw him become a frequent visitor to physio. The amazing physios that worked with Jeff opened his eyes to the possibility of joining this amazing career path.
Jeff started his journey to become a physio by completing his bachelor’s degree in physical education and coaching at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC. It was here that his passion for working with both kids and adults was fostered. Upon completion in 2015, he was accepted into the Masters of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Saskatchewan. This was a great adventure as he got to explore more of this beautiful country. After graduating in 2018 Jeff returned back to BC to start his career. The opportunity to join the team here was too good to turn down.
Jeff is interested in furthering his education through advanced training of his manual therapy skills through the Canadian Orthopaedic levels, along with other courses involved with Sport Therapy. He works with patients of all types and ages. Jeff works hard to get you back to the activities that you enjoy. Jeff has played a variety of sports and activities throughout his life. He has experience with baseball, basketball, football, soccer, weight training, and even more. While Jeff does enjoy being active, he also enjoys trying out different places to eat throughout Vancouver.
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.