FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession focused on improving and maximizing movement, function, and performance throughout a person's lifespan. Physiotherapists work closely with members of your healthcare team (Family Doctors, Surgeons, Nurse Practitioners, and other healthcare professionals) to ensure everyone is working together to achieve your goals.

What can I expect for my first appointment?

Your first appointment is an opportunity for your physiotherapist to listen to your needs and develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

Please arrive at your appointment with your paperwork completed (We'll email it to you once you've booked your appointment.) Also, bring any relevant imaging or notes from your doctor.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes!

Do I need a Doctor's referral to see you?

No, Physiotherapists are primary health care practitioners therefore you don't need a referral. Please note that some insurance companies may require a Doctor's referral for reimbursement of physiotherapy services.

Is my visit covered by OHIP?

Physiotherapy is NOT covered by OHIP at Strive Physiotherapy & Performance. Please visit the College of Physiotherapists to download a list of OHIP funded physiotherapy clinics in Ontario or visit the Waterloo Wellington LHIN's website to find out about local physiotherapy clinics covered by OHIP.

What if my injury is due to a workplace incident (WSIB) or motor vehicle collision (MVC)?

Strive Physiotherapy & Performance does NOT bill WSIB or motor vehicle insurance directly. If your injury is due to a workplace incident or motor vehicle collision, it's recommended you contact WSIB or your insurer to determine if they will allow you to pay Strive Physiotherapy & Performance directly and submit your invoice to them for reimbursement.

How do I pay for your services?

We accept cheque, cash, debit, Visa, or MasterCard. At the end of each visit, Strive will accept payment and you'll be provided with an invoice. This invoice can be submitted directly to your insurance company for reimbursement. Your invoices will be saved to your customer profile so they're always available just in case they get misplaced.

Have more questions? Ask away!

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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”