Dr. Michael Takes
BSc, CSCS, DC - Co-Founder
In 1999, Dr. Takes, received his Doctorate in Chiropractic (DC) and diploma in acupuncture from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Ill. Also in 1999, he received certifications as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and as an active release technique provider (ART). In 1994, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, where he also played varsity soccer.
Presently, Dr. Takes practices at the Dunfield Physio and Rehab Centre and is also the Medical Director at Preszler Injury Lawyers Law Firm.
His philosophy: The relationship between muscles and joints is very interactive and interdependent. You can’t have an injury to muscle and not affect the joint it crosses and vice versa. It is imperative that treatment addresses both muscles/fascia and joints and is why manipulation, ART® and/or acupuncture play a major role in the treatment plan.
Each patient will receive a customized treatment and rehabilitation program specific to the patient and the injury, which is based on an accurate diagnosis from the most current and evidence based orthopedic and functional tests. After receiving an accurate diagnosis and implementing a combination of soft tissue therapy, acupuncture and rehabilitation, each patient can expect not only their pain to improve but that the core/root problem is being corrected.
BA, RMT - Co-Founder
Steve has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 20 years with an exceptional record of service. His focus is on therapeutic and sports rehabilitation, but his range of treatments includes deep tissue to relaxation to lymphatic drainage. His passion for massage was developed from a young age when he was playing many team sports and having to seek treatment for his own injuries.
His extensive background has been as a Regional Health Manager with GoodLife fitness since 2000 to present overseeing the quality and efficiency for the company. Steve looks forward to meeting with you and to tailor a treatment plan that will get you the best results in a shorter time span.
Bojan received his Bachelor degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University, after which time he continued his education and completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. He spent his early years of practice in Houston, Texas working at an Outpatient Physical Therapy clinic, treating patients of varying musculoskeletal conditions including post-operative, acute strains/sprains, and chronic pain. He has a strong passion for working with athletes and has had the privilege of working with many Division I NCAA Athletes, helping them return to competition. Bojan is committed to providing quality care by integrating his extensive clinical experience and evidence based practice. He believes that personalized treatment plans that combine manual therapy, soft tissue release, exercise prescription, and education are integral for successful outcomes. Bojan places great value on professional growth and his continuing education courses include IASTM (instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization), Acupuncture, Kinesiotaping (KT), and Mulligan Techniques.
When Bojan is not in the clinic, he enjoys travelling, road cycling, running, triathlon, hiking, and playing basketball. As an athlete himself, he understands and is able to educate his clients on the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle, while helping them return to their prior level of function without pain. Odds are you will catch Bojan running the trails around Toronto with his Vizsla, if you see them be sure to say hello!
Dr. David Robertson
Dr. David Robertson is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology from York University. During the time Dr. Robertson was enrolled at CMCC, he worked with Canadian Fitness Professionals incorporated to certify and educate fitness professionals within the Greater Toronto Area.
He focuses on generalized fitness and conditioning while utilizing functional fitness screens and rehabilitation to ensure his patients receive the best treatment possible. He continues to teach and educate fitness professionals to ensure a cohesion exists between the fitness and therapy worlds.
He works alongside multiple gyms throughout the GTA, teaching the important practices of injury prevention in a gym and sport setting. Therapeutic Techniques used are mobilization/manipulation, electroacupuncture, myofascial tissue release, electrotherapy and Cupping Therapy.
BSc, MSc, MScPT
Mitchell received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Guelph. He followed this with a Master of Science degree in Medical Science from the University of Toronto, and subsequently completed his Master of Physical Therapy degree at Western University. His extensive knowledge of medical science is demonstrated in his approach to detail with each individual patient, and his understanding of how biopsychosocial factors can affect an individual’s pain. He holds a certification in Acupuncture and is currently working towards his full orthopaedic specialization through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. When Mitchell is not in the clinic, you can find him on the soccer pitch or exploring different hiking trails in Ontario.
Rehabilitation Assistant, Holistic Nutritionist
BA, RHN, CPT
Kimberley graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Psychology in 2016 and additionally received her Registered Holistic Nutritionist designation from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2019. It is her passion to lead people down a new path to wellness through nutritional and lifestyle changes which encourage long-term health management and physical wellbeing.
In addition to her psychology and nutrition background, Kimberley is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise Rehab Specialist. With a love for nutrition and fitness, Kim believes we all have the ability to heal from our own life circumstances with a little help from compassionate and professional guidance.
Alessandro received his Massage Therapy Diploma from ICT Kikkawa College in 2021. Alessandro has always pursued an active lifestyle and hopes to share his passion for health and fitness with everyone he meets. Prior to becoming an RMT, Alessandro was a Certified Personal Trainer with Goodlife Fitness where he found great satisfaction in seeing his clients achieve their goals; whether it was building muscle, improving flexibility, or aiding in the rehabilitation of an injury. As an RMT, he has become adept in techniques varying from Swedish Massage to Myofascial ReleaseTherapy. His goal as a massage therapist is to provide his clients with a concise treatment plan where they can expect to see a reduction in pain and stress levels, and improved joint mobility.