Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession focused on improving and maximizing movement, function, and performance throughout a person's lifespan. Physiotherapists use hands-on techniques, individualized exercise, acupuncture, and other components to help you achieve your goals.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

Tyler began his scholastic career with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Co-op) from the University of Waterloo, before going on to complete McMaster University’s Masters of Science in Physiotherapy program. He focuses on utilizing evidence-based practice, and treating each client as an individual in order to meet collaborative treatment goals. Tyler is committed to using open communication and clear patient education to enable his clients to accomplish their rehabilitation goals. Tyler has experience working alongside orthopaedic surgeons, and with a variety of populations from individuals in the intensive care unit to varsity athletes.

Tyler has already completed continuing education courses in manual therapy, cupping/instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, mobilizations with movement, soft tissue release, and acupuncture, with intentions to study functional movement screens, spinal manipulation, and sports injuries. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family, playing all sports, and watching movies.

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Liam completed his BSc in psychology, neuroscience, and behaviour at McMaster University in 2017. He went on to complete his MSc in physiotherapy at McMaster in 2019.

Liam joined the Strive Physiotherapy and Performance team in November 2019 as a Physiotherapy Resident.

In his spare time, he enjoys lifting weights at the gym, going to music festivals, snowboarding, and going out to restaurants.

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Mike graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2006 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Immediately upon graduation, he was accepted into McMaster University’s Physiotherapy program where he graduated with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2008.

Mike’s passion for learning has led him to take multiple courses in advanced manual therapy techniques, acupuncture, running injuries, low back injuries, functional movement, pain management, and shoulder injuries. He has had the opportunity to treat people of all activity levels and ages from weekend warriors to elite athletes. He has mentored physiotherapists across Ontario as well as worked on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association for 4 years. Recently, Mike was a member of the Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games Medical Services Expert Provider Group where he represented Physiotherapists in planning the medical services provided during the games. Mike has also had the opportunity to work side by side with orthopaedic surgeons. This opportunity has led to him working with many people following complex and traumatic injuries. Mike also works in a consultant role consulting on over 1,000 physiotherapy cases nationally. This has given him a a lot of insight into what Physiotherapy looks like across Canada.

Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Mike served in the reserves for 9 years as a member of the Artillery in the Canadian Armed Forces. In his spare time, Mike loves to play hockey, stay active, do anything outdoors, and spend time with his family. He also enjoys coaching local athletes to help improve their performance through MeFit, a local not-for-profit organization.

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Rebecca graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She then attained her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.

Rebecca joined the Strive Physiotherapy and Performance team in September 2022 as a Physiotherapy Resident. She values establishing strong therapeutic relationships with her clients built on collaboration, trust, and active listening to support clients to reach their physiotherapy goals.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys running and lifting weights at the gym, trying out new restaurants, and enjoying her morning cup(s) of coffee.

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Dawn graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, where she participated in palliative care and sports massage. Since then she is continuously researching and taking courses to enhance her treatments and client experiences.

She has experience in treating multiple different conditions and injuries such as tension headaches, plantar fasciitis, concussions and pregnancy massage, just to name a few.

She is looking forward to working with you to help create the best treatment plan to help you reach your goals.

Dawn graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, where she participated in p... Read More

Amanda graduated from the University of Guelph in 2014 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics. She continued her education at the University of Western Ontario and graduated from the Master of Physical Therapy program.

Amanda has worked with many populations including younger clients, clients still young at heart, and clients wanting to get moving again. She values working with all clients to create the best treatment plan for them. While Amanda has already completed Level 1 manual therapy with the Orthopaedic Division, she is excited to pursue further continuing education courses that will benefit her client’s recovery.

Amanda has a long history with sports including growing up playing ringette and softball. She now enjoys keeping active with a little of everything, whether she’s participating in a yoga class, cycling, or lifting weights.

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I graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Humber College, and have always had a fascination with the human body with all it has to offer. With many structures and systems working together it is truly amazing. I have been passionate about sports for the majority of my life and I love to be able to transfer that into my work.

Before I began my journey as an RMT, I spent two years solo travelling around the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. I enjoy exploring new places and finding new restaurants to try.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Strive team and working toward helping clients reach their individual goals.

I graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Humber College, and have always had a fascination... Read More

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