LIAM NEWLANDS

  • BSc Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University
  • MSc Physiotherapy, McMaster University
  • Born in Toronto, Ontario

Liam completed his BSc in psychology, neuroscience, and behaviour at McMaster University in 2017. He went on to complete his MSc in physiotherapy at McMaster in 2019. 

Liam joined the Strive Physiotherapy and Performance team in November 2019 as a Physiotherapy Resident.

In his spare time, he enjoys lifting weights at the gym, going to music festivals, snowboarding, and going out to restaurants.

Cats or dogs?   Dogs

What would you take with you on a desert island?    A computer, pug, and a surfboard.

Worst fad you’ve ever participated in?   Socks and sandals

Something from your bucket list?  Surfing on a real wave

Last book you read?   Bring about what you think about

Most useless talent you have?    Skateboarding

Favourite sport to watch vs to play?   Football

Guilty Pleasure?     Mini cinnamon rolls. 

A skill that you would like to learn?    To play piano

What song would play every time you enter a room?    Rocket Man – Elton John

"Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination"

Roy M. Goodman
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The team at Strive is caring, compassionate and dedicated to getting your health and strength back if you are suffering with an injury. I was amazed how small, specific and appropriate care made a massive difference in my recovery from an ongoing shoulder injury. I would absolutely recommend the team at Strive to anyone who is looking to regain their health and/or mobility following an injury. Great people!
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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”