Meet The Doctor

Luke Dijkstra DC MSc ICCSP CCSP

 

Dr Dijkstra was born in Calgary, AB, Canada. Soon afterwards he moved  to Europe where he lived in Holland, Belgium and Germany before moving  to Massachusetts when he was nine. After attending finishing elementary  and starting junior high school, he moved to Yellowknife, NWT, Canada  for high school. After high school, Dr. Dijkstra moved to Calgary to  attend the University of Calgary where he graduated on the Dean's list  with a B.Sc in Zoology and published two papers about flying lizards.  Soon afterwards, he moved to Los Angeles to study chiropractic at the  Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (now SCUHS) where he graduated Summa  Cum Laude with a DC (Doctorate of Chiropractic.)  In 2003 Dr. Dijkstra  moved to the East part of the Netherlands to work as an associate until  2006 when he joined another practice in the West of the Netherlands and  worked there until 2009. In 2009 he started his own practice, Dijkstra  Chiropractie, in The Hague. In 2014 Dr. Dijkstra and his wife made the  decision to return to North America to be closer to family and moved to  New Jersey.

While working in the Netherlands, he  had a chance to work with International, national, divisional and  recreational level soccer (football), rugby, equestrian, and field  hockey athletes.  He also worked with many recreational runners of all  distances. It was with his first encounter with an international level  soccer player that he became interested in pursuing sports medicine  which led him to study and attain the International Chiropractic Sport  Science Physician (ICSSP) title with the Federation Chiropractique du  Sport (FICS) and an M.Sc. in Applied Sports and Rehabilitation through  the Anglo European College of Chiropractic and the University of  Bournemouth. He is currently working towards a Diplomate from the  American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP.)

With  his involvement in Sport and post doctoral education, Dr. Dijkstra  noticed two things. The first that the advanced techniques developed to  help athletes perform better and heal from injuries quicker worked for  everyone! Secondly, that while studying he learned evidence based  medicine which allowed him to communicate with the various sporting  organizations and their medical personnel better.

When  Dr. Dijkstra is not working, he likes to spend time with his family,  trying to out lift 20 year-olds at the gym and frustrate himself with  various DIY projects.

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)  1999-2002
    • Southern California University of Health Sciences
    • Graduated Suma Cum Laude
  • Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (ICCSP) 2007
  • Masters of Science in Applied Sports and Rehabilitation 2014
    • University of Bournemouth
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) 2017

Technique Education

  • Graston Technique (M1 and M2)
  • FAKTR-PM
  • Kinesiotape K3 (lymphedema)
  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Active Release Technique (Not Currently Certified)
  • Neurodynamic Assessment and Treatment
  • Facial Manipulation by Stecco
  • Gonstead