Dr. Ruminder Singh Birk was born in Thompson, Manitoba and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Dr. Birk attended the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba for a total of 5 years, graduating with honors and a Bachelors of Science in Zoology and Microbiology. He left Canada to pursue his education at the famous Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco, California area. Dr. Birk received many awards at Life West including the prestigious and coveted Clinician Award for Outstanding Service.
After graduating Dr. Birk practiced in the San Francisco Bay area for two years under the direction of Dr. Shakti Khalsa, an expert in the drop table technique and former professor of his at Chiropractic College. His love of Canada and his family brought him back and he then decided to begin his practice in the Vaughan, ON area in a large fitness facility to further his expertise in sports injuries and the active lifestyle. He soon established the busiest practice the facility had seen in its history caring for hundreds of patients from the surrounding community. In fact the office grew so quickly he had to find a larger location and thus came about our new office in Woodbridge. Dr. Birk has had the honor and incredibly rewarding experience of adjusting and caring for people of all races, creeds and colors, from the very young (1 day old) to the aged (90 years old). He has assisted thousands of patients in living pain free, active and given them a new outlook on life. This all through chiropractic care, with the right intention, an open mind, a caring heart and a balancing of the nervous system produced by a properly delivered chiropractic adjustment.
Dr. Birk has been actively involved in his profession and the community. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Association, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. In the community he helped establish food drives for the Harvest Food co-op and annually donates his time to raise funds for the Make a Wish Society for children.
Dr. Birk has taken over 200 post graduate educational courses to supplement his knowledge and desire to provide the finest care possible. Courses in Neurology, Orthopedics, Nutrition, Sports Injuries, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, X-ray, Disability, Auto and Work Injuries, orthotics, Muscular and Chiropractic adjusting techniques. Dr. Birk has an extensive library and has read hundreds of books concerning the optimization of human health and performance. He gives lectures and speaks to various organizations, groups and professionals, from hospitals to schools and church groups. Dr. Birk also works closely with attorneys and insurance adjusters who deal with auto related and workers comp injuries, and has been called on to share his knowledge and experience as an expert witness in trial situations.
Dr. Birk, moved to Toronto, ON to practice in 2004 and has become active in the community in Woodbridge, ON. Dr. Birk met his lovely wife Pam who is from the Mississauga area.Chiropractic is in Dr. Birk’s family with his sister-in-law Dr. Shelley Bhullar of Brampton and his cousin Dr. Raman Gill who are Chiropractors. Outside chiropractic, Dr. Birk has always been attracted to the most unique experiences and has a dedicated goal of living an extraordinary life. He actively engages in golf,socializing with great friends, weight training, is a DJ and founder of non-stop Bhangra in the San Francisco area, traveling the world experiencing other cultures, white water rafting, meditation, and centering with the spirit.
Dr. Birk was introduced to chiropractic early in his University schooling. As the story goes..
"Like most students, when I was in University I wasn't exactly sure which field I wanted to go into, except that I wanted to do something that would allow me to help people. One day I was with a good friend and his mother on our way to school when she said she had to stop off somewhere, to see a Chiropractor who she went regularly to for relief from migraines. To be honest I was a bit skeptical and didn’t think it was something I needed. Then one day on my way to school again, it hit me! Literally! I was parked at a light when I was struck from behind by a truck going 50 kilometers an hour! The next morning I woke up with excruciating neck pain from whiplash and thought of my earlier visit with the chiropractor. Well, to make a long story short, I ended up going to him. He did a thorough exam, took some films, and then “adjusted” my spine. The adjustment didn’t hurt, it actually felt good. I got immediate relief and my neck healed within three months. It worked so well that I went to Chiropractic school myself!"
......chiropractic corrected the cause of his problems, restoring his health completely. Dr. Birk remains excited about practicing chiropractic and about really helping people to eliminate their pain, improve their health, and improve their life. Dr. Birk works with the whole person in improving spiritual, emotional, nutritional and physical health. He likes you to know, no matter the circumstances, there is hope and that you can overcome illness, injury, pain and depression. He is committed to this task naturally without the use of drugs or surgery. He says “Expect a Miracle"
FUN FACT: Dr. Birk was a DJ/Radio Host for Bhangra Music!
Pam is one of our Office Managers and Dr. Birk's wonderful wife! She has been with us since we opened and has been living the wellness lifestyle for many years. Pam was originally introduced to Chiropractic through her sister Dr. Shelley Bhullar several years prior to meeting Dr. Birk and has enjoyed the benefits ever since.
In her own time Pam is a well established fashion designer and has had several runway shows featuring her indian/modern fusion designs. Pam and Dr. Birk have had the miracle of the birth of their son Jaikara Singh Birk on March 28, 2011.
FUN FACT: Pam is the Queen of "fix it", "make it" and "create it"!
Our staff is dedicated to helping Dr. Birk get patients Back to Life!
We're passionate about what we do and love helping our patients!
Ashley Valencia - Office Manager
Born in Toronto and joining the Atlantis team in 2015, Ashley's main goal is to help run a smooth office and be available to help our patients with anything and everything. From helping patients fill out intake forms and entertaining the kids to introducing stretches and exercises during your care program and everything in between! With her passion for wellness, as well as a BA in Commerce and extensive experience in marketing & advertising, she has truly been a great addition to the office.
Her hobbies include but are not limited to eating lots of pizza, travelling on the unbeaten path, camping, working out, sports, and gardening... but mostly hanging out with her dog-son Sir Bruce.
FUN FACT: Ashley likes long romantic walks down the Tequila aisle!
Rose Gonzales - Chiropractic Assistant
Our super outgoing chiropractic assistant Rose grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved to Toronto to pursue her passion for health and wellness! Since she was young, she always had the passion to help others. She did a lot of volunteer work during her High School and University days, such as We day! initiative for Free The Children and the Biomedical School Youth Summer Camp under Faculty of Medicine (just to name a few). Her dream is to one day travel outside of Canada in order to volunteer with organizations to build schools and houses in places that really need it.
She's been part of Atlantis Wellness Centre since 2015 and aside from being one of the "greatest" assistants Atlantis has ever had, if you have any questions in regards to your Health Insurance Benefit plans, scheduling appointments, and dealing with Car Insurance Companies for car accident patients, she is more than happy to help!
FUN FACT: Rose can eat a bucket of Popeyes Chicken all by herself and also has a crazy obsession for new hairstyles!
Dr. Shelley Bhullar - Acupuncturist/Chiropractor
Dr. Bhullar is a licensed Acupuncturist and Chiropractor, as well as Dr. Birks sister-in-law!
Dr. Bhullar earned her Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College, where she graduated with honors and received the prestigious D.D. Palmer Memorial Award for displaying characters best exemplifying those of a teacher/faculty member
Dr. Bhullar has an extensive library and has read hundreds of books concerning the optimization of human health and performance. She gives lectures and speaks to various organizations, groups and professionals, from hospitals to schools and church groups. Dr. Bhullar also works closely with attorneys and insurance adjusters who deal with auto related and workers comp injuries. Dr. Bhullar continues to train in chiropractic principles and procedures with top Chiropractors in North America.
Flavio Misuraca - Registered Massage Therapist
Flavio is a registered massage therapist here in Woodbridge and is versed in many different massage techniques. Bio-Pain and experience are the greatest teachers one can have. For the most part, Flavio is self taught from an early age. He plays all kinds of sports, a student of the martial arts, and, does all his own stunts which means he knows pain!
Flavio has extensive experience in various techniques and has been a part of our team for almost 10 years!
FUN FACT: Flavio gets a twisted pleasure from your screams on his table!
Lucy Qu - Acupuncturist/Registered Massage Therapist
Lucy is a licensed Acupuncturist and Registered Massage Therapist here in the GTA.
FUN FACT: Lucy can speak 5 different languages!