Igor J. R. Tak
Igor Tak was born in Tilburg (05-07-1971) and raised in Goirle, Noord-Brabant (NL). After graduating from high school (Gymnasium β) at Mill Hill College he graduated his Physiotherapy Bachelor in Utrecht (NL) 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 sports/orthopaedic rehabilitation. In 2012 he funded (co-owner) “Fysiotherapie Utrecht Oost – Het centrum voor Gezondheid, Beweging en Sport”, a multi disciplinary treatment centre for movement related disorders in Utrecht. Between 2014 and 2017 he worked on his PhD project on hip and groin pain in athletes at the AMC, 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).
Besides the current clinical and research work he teaches on topics related to sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation and is chair of the Dutch Society for Sports Physiotherapy. He has presented at national and international conferences and co-authored standard work for physiotherapists like The Evidence Based Statement on Acute Knee Injury and the Competency Profile for Sports Physiotherapists.