Dawn Nafziger

  • Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy
  • Registered Massage THerapist
  • Born in KW

Dawn 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. 

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."

Bob Fosse
Joanna Borovicka
Joanna Borovicka
Google Review
Read More
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
Google Review
Read More
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
Google Review
Read More
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.
Close Menu


BSc Kinesiology, University of Waterloo MSc PT, McMaster University


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?


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?



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”