Dawn Nafziger


Dawn graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2016. Since then, she has treated various injuries including chronic pain and palliative care. She started working with Strive back in 2017 and has been here ever since. 

Her mission is to get people moving more, and understand their pain. Working with Strive has helped her understand the importance of a team environment in all areas, and how a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare helps people reach their goals. 


Dawn has treated numerous clients with different ailments such as but not limited to; concussions, migraine and headache management, pre and post natal, infant massage and sports related injuries. She continues to educate herself with modern research to help get her clients better. She thoroughly enjoys Strive’s education days!


When Dawn isn’t working at Strive, you can find her on some sort of adventure, camping, lifting weights, yoga or spotting a new restaurant.


She looks forward to seeing you soon! 

Infrapatellar tendonitis
Ankle Sprain
Supraspinatus Tendonitis

Cats or dogs?     Dogs.

What is something that surprises people about you?     Giving deep tissue massages.

Worst fad you’ve ever participated in?   Butterfly hair clips and blue eyeshadow 

Celebrity crush from your teenage years?     Ryan Reynolds, then and now

Last book you read?   Books?

Most useless talent you have?     I can make a wave with my fingers

What does your downtime look like?   Movies, boot camp, yoga, camping, hiking!

Favourite sport to play vs to watch?    Rugby, Crossfit

In your high school yearbook, you won/would have won…?     Most likely to laugh at inappropriate times

How many times a week do you hurt yourself singing in the shower?    2-3, usually during a power ballad

What song would play each time you entered a room?    It Ain’t My Fault – Brothers Osborne

"If you know you can do better, then do better."

Joanna Borovicka
Joanna Borovicka
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I have been going to Dawn for awhile for my lower back and more recently for my feet because of plantar fasciitis. She is great at her job, very professional and has great advice.
Dana McKellar
Dana McKellar
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Staff is amazing from front desk to physio therapist and massage, so happy to have Strive Physio in my back pocket! I know that they’ll take care of the whole family and get is back to being active!
Alyssa Allen
Alyssa Allen
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Super friendly place! My therapist Tyler was extremely thorough when assessing my complicated injury, and was very persistent in targeting the issue while offering appropriate treatments/exercises as my body adapted and began to heal. Also had excellent massage therapy by Dawn. Fantastic team of professionals.