Dr. Michael Sommers, HBKin, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Active Release Technique® provider
Complete Chiropractic Care founder
Dr. Michael Sommers is a doctor of chiropractic with a passion for helping patients feel and function at their very best. Following his graduation from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2005, he began developing a unique blend of manual therapy known as Complete Chiropractic Care. Combining his extensive training in Active Release Techniques®, sports-related injuries, and biomechanics, Dr. Sommers has designed a thorough, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. The goal of this approach is to provide patients with immediate improvements in their health and well-being.
Dr. Sommers is an avid rock-climber, long-distance cyclist and a runner. He also maintains a regular meditation practice. He lives in Toronto with his wife Erin.
Dr. Eric Nelson, BA (Hons Kin), D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Active Release Technique® provider
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach
Dr. Eric Nelson graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2015, and is certified in Active Release Technique for soft tissue injury management. Being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, he understands the importance of therapeutic exercise or active rehabilitation in injury management. He is also a certified Contemporary Medical Acupuncture provider through his training at McMaster University. Guided by a comprehensive assessment, Dr. Nelson utilizes a number of different tools to help his patients function at their highest level.
Aside from his professional career, Dr. Nelson is a sports, music and nature enthusiast. He particularly enjoys golfing, beach volleyball and Olympic weightlifting.
Nathan Atkinson, MSc Physiotherapy
Nathan completed his Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and has recently moved to Toronto.
Prior to his Masters he completed degrees in sport and exercise management, and health science. He uses his knowledge gained through sport and exercise studies and applies this to his physiotherapy treatment programs, and return-to-exercise programming.
Nathan has an interest in sports injuries and uses a biomechanical/functional approach to his assessments to find the cause of your injury. While working in Australia, Nathan was the physiotherapist for a rugby union, rugby league and soccer teams giving him experience in diagnosing and treating acute injuries.
Outside of work Nathan enjoys surfing, running, and snowboarding.
Brendan Pynenburg, MSc Physiotherapy
Brendan is a graduate of the MScPT program at the University of Toronto, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from McMaster University. He has helped patients recover from sports, motor vehicle, and orthopaedic related injuries and pain.
Brendan uses a detailed assessment approach to find the underlying causes and contributing factors to your injury or pain. Brendan’s treatment approach combines individualized exercise programming and manual therapy, while providing you with a better understanding of your injury.
Brendan believes in lifelong learning to stay on the leading edge of research. He is registered in courses in manual therapy, advanced treatment of the shoulder, and acupuncture.
Brendan enjoys being active and outdoors. He is an avid runner, cyclist, and weight lifter, among other sports. He has volunteered teaching swimming lessons to children with disabilities, and with elderly patients in hospital.
Robin Dickie, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Robin Dickie is a registered massage therapist with a keen interest in helping patients achieve optimal physical function. Robin successfully completed her massage therapy studies at Centennial College in Toronto and is fully licensed with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Robin has an extensive therapeutic background and has treated a variety of clinical complaints that range from repetitive strain injuries to high-risk pregnancy and palliative patients at several Toronto Hospitals. In addition to her clinical work, Robin has shared her expertise with new parents, providing workshops and classes in infant massage. Robin is passionate about massage therapy and the positive effects it can have on people’s lives. She has a particular therapeutic interest in providing care for over-use syndromes such as carpel-tunnel, sciatic pain, migraines and headaches.
Even when away from work, Robin won’t give her fingers a rest; much of her spare time is spent learning and practicing flamenco guitar.
She looks forward to working with you at Evolve.
Anna Skura, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Anna completed her studies at Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. She has also studied classical music and Alexander Technique internationally and plays the violin at a professional level. As a Registered Massage Therapist she draws from this experience to empower her patients by helping them identify and release inefficient habits of movement and patterns of accumulated tension in their body.
Anna has a life-long interest and passion in the healing that takes place by connecting to the body. She has experience treating patients with autoimmune conditions, pelvic pain disorders, CNS disorders as well as prenatal and postpartum care.
Anna enjoys canoeing and hiking in Ontario’s many Provincial Parks and Crown Land. She also maintains a regular practice of yoga and mindfulness-based meditation.
Tomas Rickus, RMT
Tomas first obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. Subsequently, his love of learning and the human body allowed him to complete his studies at Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2016.
In his accelerated year at Sutherland-Chan, Tomas had the opportunity to treat many different conditions in clinics such as, Seniors Clinic, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and Breast Cancer Clinic. Tomas also has experience treating low back pain, disc herniations, acute sprains and strains, whiplash associated disorders and much more.
Tomas is also working as a Teaching Assistant at Sutherland-Chan allowing him to bring his clinical knowledge into the classroom for the coming generations of Massage Therapists. While studying at McMaster, Tomas volunteered over 1500 hours as the Student Sports Medicine Therapist for the McMaster Men’s Basketball Team. Tomas is eager to bring his combined experiences into the treatment room.
Outside of the clinic, Tomas enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and exploring the outdoors. As a lifelong athlete, you can find him in some recreational sports leagues as well. Tomas is a huge Toronto sports fan and you can hear him cheering on his Raptors at every game.
Sydney Corcoran, RMT
As an athlete growing up, Sydney was always interested in sports, fitness and the human body. Previously a competitive gymnast, Sydney spent time coaching gymnastics, participated in cheerleading and was also an avid rugby player. She completed her Bachelor in Kinesiology with Honours from McMaster University and went on to graduate from the accelerated massage therapy program at Sutherland Massage Therapy School.
Sydney has gained a better understanding of pain, dysfunction and rehab through her own experience with injuries that have helped her to better connect with patients. She will work with you to meet your individual needs, decrease pain and address any postural or functional imbalances for long term relief. Sydney has experience working with many acute injuries including sprains, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendonitis, disc herniation, as well as chronic conditions such as shoulder impingement, low back pain, sciatica, plantar faciiatis, headaches and much more. She believes all patients can benefit from in the many restorative effects massage has on the body including reduced stress, pain relief, and increase circulation. In her treatments, Sydney incorporates many techniques including swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, lymph drainage, joint mobilization and PNF stretching in order to address all tissues and treats the body as a whole. She encourages body awareness and for her clients to prolong the benefits of their massage through regular activity and remedial exercises.
Outside of clinic, Sydney is either spending time with her family, running, petting dogs, exploring Toronto on her bike and enjoys trying new sports/activities (most recently cross fit, boxing, inner tube water polo and circus classes).
Lan Tran, Clinic Manager
Lan found her way to Evolve through a series of serendipitous events, and was so delighted to find such a kind and welcoming environment that she decided to stay.
As an entrepreneur, she is a strong supporter of local businesses, and is proud to being a part of such a diverse and thriving community.
When she’s not in the office, she’s creating handmade nail polish, crafting of some sort, gardening and cuddling her cats.