Amanda McFadden

Since starting her physiotherapy career in 2016, Amanda has reinforced her skills with a variety of continuing education courses (because there’s never an end to learning!). She has used courses like “Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science” to provide honest and up to date information on what pain is and how it relates to her client’s injury, and how we can best use our pain system to our advantage. She enjoys helping clients learn how to help themselves, using courses like “CBT Skills for Distressing Physical Symptoms” to do so. She is passionate about serving women more effectively and has taken an external pelvic health course to help provide women (and all people with pelvises) better care.

 
While she is trained in pain relieving treatments like acupuncture, cupping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and manual therapy, she loves to help clients get themselves better using an active approach. You’re never too old or too young to start physiotherapy if you’re experiencing a problem, as Amanda has seen clients that are 1 month old to 95+ years old.
 

Because of her own 10+ year history with working out with weights, Amanda is passionate about getting women into strength training (because feeling strong feels good for everyone!) but has also dabbled in lots of different exercise activities like snowboarding, running, cardio kickboxing, dance, and yoga. This gives her a true appreciation for the frustration that happens when an injury is holding you back from the things you want to do. Thankfully, her goal is to help people get back to the sports and activities that they miss (or just be able to live the life they want to live with less pain!).

When she was younger, she was a competitive softball pitcher and played ringette, but you can now catch her on the ice refereeing ringette in her spare time and facilitating kids enjoying ringette as much as she does.

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!
Nancy
Nancy
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Amanda was amazing & I have already recommended her to a friend who needs physiotherapy. I really liked the clinic overall & how smoothly everything ran (& even the interesting content on the waiting room tv). The online exercise program was a big plus. It was nice to have a clear record to refer to with videos showing the exercises. Thank you to Amanda for her great physiotherapy knowledge & her care, compassion & understanding. I can say I actually enjoyed my 12 week stint of physiotherapy & felt confident/encouraged during the process as we worked together to heal my injured knee.
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