ABOUT NURTURING MOVEMENT:
PURPOSE? This website was created for the sole purpose of educating the public about MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT and MAINTENANCE in a simplified and practical way.
WHY? It’s not until you understand how movement develops and what it takes to maintain it, that you truly understand the origin of injuries and how to prevent and recover from them.
GOAL? To educate the public about what it takes to maintain safe and healthy movement, and how to abstain/recover from injury.
SOURCES? The information introduced on this website is the culmination of the authors education, his continued learning, his clinical experience in the field of musculoskeletal medicine and the available scientific evidence.
While the content draws from countless sources, two are particularly influential: Much of the information that relates to movement development is taken from sources in the developmental kinesiology field, and largely from the teachings of the Prague School of Rehabilitation (Czech Republic). Additionally, much of the material that relates to injury and movement mechanics is sourced from the work and teachings of Professor Stuart McGill.
Dr. Peter Lejkowski BKin, DC, FRCCSS(C)
Dr. Lejkowski is a practicing clinician, a published author, an educator, entrepreneur, consultant, anatomy nerd and a movement junkie. His passion for helping people live a healthy and active lifestyle flows through his professional experience and his continuous ambition to educate the public about movement.
Dr. Peter Lejkowski graduated as a chiropractor from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and continued on to complete a 2-year post-graduate residency in Sports Sciences.
He is a certified Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (McMaster University) and Active Release Techniques (ART®) provider and has spent the last several years completing extensive continuing education work in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) for the adult and the paediatric populations, through the world renown Prague School of Rehabilitation in Czech Republic. He utilizes the above approaches daily as part of a comprehensive clinical approach.
Since graduation, Peter has worked in numerous clinical and on-field settings. He has worked as a team doctor for provincial level sport clubs and has been a member of medical teams for provincial through to international level competitions, with amateur and elite-level athletes from all walks of sport. Due to his particular interest in youth athletics, he has worked abroad with a number of youth Canadian high-performance teams.
Dr. Lejkowski practices out of Pivot Sport Medicine and Orthopaedics, a multidisciplinary sport medicine clinic in Toronto Canada.
In addition to his work in sport, Peter has a particular interest in the performance arts community. Since 2012, he has worked with the Performance Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) as a presenter and a conference coordinator. Currently, he works as the company chiropractor for Ballet Jörgen Canada and consults for the company’s Wellness Committee.
In addition to his work with patients, athletes and artists, Peter has spent years teaching at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. His interest in educating expand into his work as a consultant for Agrosy Publishing; the company that created the Visible Body 3D Interactive Anatomy application. Since 2012, Dr. Lejkowski has worked as an anatomical and clinical content specialist for the Visible Body App, a state of the art resource for students and healthcare providers (Please see the links below for some examples of Peter’s work).