Dr. Torben Jensen, H.B.Kin, D.C.
Torben is an avid mountain biker and skier and loves strength training. When he’s not working on his patients to get them back on their boards, bikes or belay, you’ll find him on the trails himself. He has been involved in sports most of his life. Participating in martial arts, BMX racing and university wrestling, he has experienced a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and knows how important a fast recovery and return to your activity is. Torben enjoys putting his patients through the paces to get them back to what they love to do as quickly as possible.
Torben has an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from Lakehead University and is a graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic. Dr. Jensen has been practicing chiropractic since 2002 and utilizes a variety of manual therapy interventions when treating his patients. He is certified by the Motion Palpation Institute, is a certified ART® and Graston®Technique provider, as well as a DNS Certified Practitoner and DNS Certified Exercise Trainer.
Dr. Sarah Macchi, H.B.Kin, D.C.
Sarah has a long history in athletics including competitive gymnastics and freestyle wrestling. She was a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer for several years and continues to stay active by running, biking, skiing and strength training. As an athlete, Sarah understands that injuries can be frustrating and strives to help you get back to your normal daily activities or sport as quickly as possible. She has a passion for treating active minded patients who want to feel good, function well, and be healthy.
Sarah graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from Lakehead University. She attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and has been in chiropractic practice since 2002. Dr. Macchi is on the postgraduate faculty at National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois and teaches chiropractors and chiropractic students throughout Canada, the United States, South America and Europe for the Motion Palpation Institute. Sarah incorporates a variety of manual therapy techniques into her practice. She is certified by the Motion Palpation Institute, is a certified ART® and Graston®Technique provider, as well as a DNS Certified Practitoner and DNS Certified Exercise Trainer.
Lorel Hammerstad, RMT
As an age group triathlete and marathon runner for over 12 years and an extensive history working at an ergonomics consulting firm, Lorel developed a strong understanding of human anatomy, common overuse injuries, and general stress reduction techniques as well as experienced the benefits of massage firsthand. This eventually ignited her passion for Massage Therapy and a desire to help clients achieve their greatest health and wellness potential.
Lorel is a graduate of the MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy’s 2200 hour Remedial Massage Therapy program and is certified in Dynamic Cupping as well as Applied Reflexology for Massage Therapy. Lorel is also working towards her certification as a Reflexologist. Other skills in her tool-kit include geriatric massage, TMJD massage, manual lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage and techniques such as joint play to improve range of motion and joint flexibility. Her expertise is combining relaxation with therapeutic massage for both pro-active and reactive benefits for the client. Lorel’s philosophy is that the therapeutic relationship with a client is a partnership – believing strongly in client education and offering self care strategies to put a client’s wellbeing in their own hands. Lorel is a full member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.
In her spare time, Lorel enjoys nature and staying fit through hiking, trail running, multisport and yoga. She also has a passion for cooking, travelling, camping and continued education for both special interest and developing her skill set.