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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.