Ren began his post-secondary education at Simon Fraser University where he attained a Bachelor of Kinesiology prior graduating with an Honours Degree in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University. As a physiotherapist Ren has continued with additional post-graduate certifications and he is currently a Level III Manual Therapist and a Certified Medical Acupuncturist with AFCI. In 2011, Ren returned to school and applied his extensive knowledge and experience as a physiotherapist in his graduate studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design where he received a Masters Degree in Health Design in 2013. He remains active in the design community as a guest lecturer and consultant at ECUAD for courses in Natural Sciences, Health Design, and Ergonomics.
Coach Ren developed a particular interest in movement analysis, bio mechanics, and exercise physiology that naturally led him specialize in sports physiotherapy.
With over 12+ years of physiotherapy experience Ren has worked with individuals recovering from motor vehicle collisions & post-operative procedures (e.g. ligament repairs and joint replacements), to those with neurological conditions (e.g. cerebral palsy and spinal cord injuries), and with athletes from the recreational to Olympic level.
Ren takes a comprehensive treatment approach that focuses on empowering clients with education on their clinical findings, providing effective therapeutic exercises and identifying injury prevention strategies. Treatment modalities and manual therapies are carefully selected and utilized to facilitate the rehabilitation process. Ren's comprehensive approach also encourages collaborations with other health professionals such as RMT's DC's, MD's, ND's, and Certified Pedorthists.
Ren's athletic background includes: the completion of 5 marathons and qualifying for the Boston Marathon; competing in tennis at the junior and collegiate level; racing at the Category 3 level in road cycling; and competing in multi-sport events. He is also a 'Club Professional 2' Tennis Coach and a Strength & Conditioning Coach with certifications from The National Coaching Certification Program, Twist Conditioning and BCRPA. Ren's other recreational interests include trail running, snowshoeing, basketball, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, and golfing. In June 2015, Ren adopted a rescue dog from Taiwan named Una and they have been exploring the many hiking trails in our local mountains since his arrival.
Jenny holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from SFU, where she was involved in varsity soccer and cross country running. Later, various chronic injuries led her to pursue competitive road cycling alongside working as a Kinesiologist. Jenny completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC, and has since pursued coursework in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, the Mulligan Concept, Bobath neuro-rehabilitation techniques, and advanced exercise prescription and movement retraining. Her current course objectives include concussion management and vestibular rehabilitation.
Jenny has a special interest in optimizing function and independence in patients with chronic neurological conditions including concussion, peripheral neuropathies, Parkinsons, MS, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.
As a member of cycling BC and Trek Red Truck Racing she went on to win the Whistler Gran Fondo among other races across North America and Europe. Her diverse athletic background has proven to be instrumental in identifying and treating muscular imbalances and movement dysfunction leading to various chronic injuries. As a Kinesiologist she specialized in creating active rehabilitation programs for whiplash-associated disorders and chronic neck and lower back pain.
In her practice, Jenny emphasizes the importance of correcting biomechanical faults and postural dysfunction, to optimize functional movement patterns, and thus, performance in life and in sport. Given her background, she enjoys treating acute and chronic injuries common to endurance athletes, namely cyclists (both road and mountain).
In her spare time, Jenny can be found running, cross country skiing, mountain biking and road cycling in the local North Shore mountains.