Amanda McFadden

  • BSc Human Kinetics, University of Guelph
  • MPT, University of Western Ontario
  • Physiotherapist
  • Born in Newmarket, Ontario

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.

Cats or dogs?     Dogs.

How many siblings do you have?     2- My favourite older brother and my favourite older sister.

Worst fad you’ve ever participated in?   Tamagotchi’s

If you could change your name, what would it  be?     Skylar

Last book you read?   How to be Bawse – Lilly Singh

Most useless talent you have?     I can balance in a ‘wheely’ position in a wheelchair

What’s your spirit animal?     Giraffe

Guilty pleasure?     Reality TV

In your high school yearbook, what did you win/would you have won?     Most likely to be an overachiever in university

What song would play when you enter a room?     Roar – Katy Perry

"Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

Reinhold Niebuhr
Fatih Yegul
Fatih Yegul
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Upon the recommendation from my doctor, I attended 6 sessions at Strive for a sprained ankle (while playing volleyball). Amanda was caring and knew what she was dealing with. She gave me all the necessary instructions about the exercises I was supposed to do at home. During the sessions she skillfully massaged the swelling, applied heat treatment, acupuncture and other methods to accelerate the healing process. I feel much better now and will continue with the exercises over the next few months as instructed so that my ankle gets back its regular strength.
Jason Lowrie
Jason Lowrie
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Amanda at Strive Physiotherapy was very helpful in listening to my injury and providing the proper advice and exercises to help me improve and strengthen that area. In the end I believe I finished stronger in my hip than I had been before the injury and I'm grateful for their help. I would definitely recommend!
Jessica Picassinos
Jessica Picassinos
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Amanda was great! She helped me feel confident in my recovery, and always listened intently to any of my concerns. I would highly recommend Strive!
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MIKE MAJOR, PT

BSc Kinesiology, University of Waterloo MSc PT, McMaster University

Physiotherapist

Born in Lahr, Germany

Mike treats 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. Recently, Mike represented physiotherapists within the Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games Medical Services Expert Provider Group. Mike has also had the opportunity to work side by side with orthopaedic surgeons, allowing him to work with many people following complex and traumatic injuries. Mike also consults over 1,000 physiotherapy cases nationally. This has given him 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. He also enjoys coaching local athletes to help improve their performance through MeFit, a local not-for-profit organization.

What Really Matters...

Cats or dogs?

Dogs.

Worst idea you've ever had?

Skiing behind a car.

Worst fad you've ever participated in?

Rat Tail

Do you have any kids?

A baby named Maverick.

Last book you read?

Together is Better: A little Book of Inspiration

Most useless talent you have?

Sewing

 

What 3 things are you bringing with you, stranded on a desert island?

A multitool, My Wife, and our baby

Biggest Pet Peeve?

A multitool, My Wife, and our baby

In your high school yearbook, you won/would have won...?

Most likely to get stuff done

What song would play every time you enter a room?

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

 

“It’s not the size of dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”