Igor Tak was born in Tilburg (05-07-1971) and raised in Goirle (The Netherlands). After graduating from high school (Gymnasium β) at Mill Hill College, he graduated his Physiotherapy Bachelor in Utrecht in 1996. Besides his clinical work as a consulting physiotherapist in primary health care he completed his Master of Science in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences in Leuven (B) in 2000 and his Master of Science in Sports Physiotherapy in Breda (NL) in 2013.
At that time he had worked as a consulting sports physiotherapist for many years, mainly in the field of sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation. He is co-owner of “Fysiotherapie Utrecht Oost – Het centrum voor Gezondheid, Beweging en Sport”, a multi disciplinary clinic for movement related disorders in Utrecht in 2012. He is expected to finish his PhD (“Hip and groin pain in athletes; morphology, function and injury from a clinical perspective”) later this year at the Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam (AMC) / Academic Centre for Evidence Based Sports Medicine (ACES), supervised by promotor professor Gino Kerkhoffs and supported by co-promotores Rintje Agricola and Adam Weir. The basis of this scientific journey was and still is an intensive collaboration with colleague Rob Langhout (Nijmegen), consulting manual therapist and experienced tutor at the Masters Program for Manual Therapy. This has resulted in multiple publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals.
Besides the current clinical and research work Igor teaches on topics in sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation of sports related musculoskeletal injuries. He has presented at national and international conferences and co-authored The Dutch Evidence Based Statement on Acute Knee Injury and the Competency Profile for Sports Physiotherapists, both for the Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapy.
“Sports medicine: only a team can make the difference.”