Physio and Sport Therapy in Downtown Vancouver. At Active Precision we focus on Holistic Healing which is a form of healing that considers the whole person, not just the individual parts. Indeed, Holistic Healing is the quest for optimal health and wellness by gaining proper balance in life.
Correspondingly, at Active Precision we look for the root cause of any injury, rather than just treating the symptoms.
Acupuncture & Dry needling
We provide personalized acupuncture and dry needling treatment that is tailored specifically to you.
Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles through the skin. Evidently, the results from a number of studies suggest that acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. Additionally, it also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches.
Dry needling (known as IMS or Intramuscular Stimulation), is the process of inserting an acupuncture needle into a tight and shortened band of muscle (or a trigger point). Hereby, the physiotherapist moves the needle up and down through the tightened band of muscle to release the tension.
Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Moreover, it can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. Furthermore we listen to the client and we look at the whole body to determine the cause of the injury, rather than just treating the symptoms. We use a hands on approach to align and heal bodies that directly involves the patient in their own care.
Our Massage Therapists are trained, certified medical professionals who manipulate the soft tissues of your body.
Physio and Sport Therapy in Vancouver. At Active Precision we focus on Holistic Healing with physio, dry-needling & massage.
Registered Physical Therapist,
Clinical Educator UBC
Andrea Martens graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2002 and has been actively working in private practice since then. Before, she made her career at City Sports and Physiotherapy Clinic downtown Vancouver and at Deep Cove Physiotherapy on the North Shore. Presently, Andrea 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. Andrea works with ICBC patients as well as private patients of all types and ages. The focus of her work is 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.
Mehmet Ali Cengiz graduated from Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey in 2014.After he worked in a physiotherapy clinic for the first two years of his career, he started to manage his own clinic. Mehmet is a physiotherapist who aims to constantly read, research and continue education in order to learn more, to approach his patients with the most accurate, most effective and up-to-date methods. He has completed many international courses such as Hands On Seminars, Master Of Manual Therapy, Mulligan Techniques, Clinical Pilates, Cupping Therapy. He enjoys working on musculoskeletal and orthopaedic cases.
Mehmet enjoys spending his free time hiking, camping and picnicking with his wife and dog. Also, Mehmet is a big soccer fan and played semi-professional soccer during his university years
Registered Massage Therapist
Chris graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1993. Massage was an interest to Chris from a very young age, and it’s no surprise that his path led to a career in massage therapy.
In 1982, Christ started taking Chito-ryu karate and earned his black belt in 1988. Traditional karate develops a heightened state of body awareness and appreciation for what the body can do. This is an advantage that allows Chris to have a greater awareness of dysfunctions and injuries in other people through massage.
Being a “people” person, Chris will greet you with a friendly smile and make you feel at ease right away. During your first visit, Chris will listen to you and find out exactly what you are feeling. He will then assess you to find the root cause, this may involve some testing of your posture, strength and pain free range of motion.
After this, he will tell you his treatment plan and then begin the massage. During the massage therapy treatment, feedback about the massage, pressure or any questions are welcome.