lilian heldman

  • Studying Public Health at the University of Waterloo
  • Evening Office Administrator
  • Born in Waterloo, Ontario

Hi! My name is Lilian and I am an Office Administrator at Strive Physiotherapy and Performance. When I’m not around to greet you or chat with you on the phone, I can often be found with my nose buried in a good book (probably fantasy) or watching a movie (usually a thriller). I am currently attending the University of Waterloo for Public Health with a minor in Sexuality, Family, and Marriage Studies, and I am very passionate about holistic health and wellness. I love to chat and am always interested in how your day is going! Looking forward to meeting you!

Cats or dogs?     Dogs.

How many times a week do you hurt yourself singing in the shower?     4-5 times. I am not graceful.

Fanciest meal you’ve ever cooked?   KD 

Worst idea you’ve ever had?     Does everything I wore in 7th grade count?

Last book you read?   The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Most useless talent you have?     Talented doodling

What will your tombstone say?     “I am learning all of the time. The tombstone will be my diploma” -Eartha Kitt

Worst fad you’ve ever participated in?    Webkinz – goodbye babysitting money!

Favourite sport to play vs to watch?    Extreme couponing

What song would play every time you enter a room?    She Way Out – The 1975

"Can’t cry about having a lot on your plate when your goal was to eat."

Emma Darling
Emma Darling
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Amazing staff and very knowledgeable. Would recommend strive physiotherapy to anyone!
Kate Clayton
Kate Clayton
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I have seen many many doctors in many different fields. I've seen good and bad doctors and have been givin good and bad advice. I would highly recommend this physio center to anyone! They are friendly and professional and not just in it for the money. Gave sound advice of what I need to do next to continute to improve my overall physical and mental wellbeing.
Melanie Oberholzer
Melanie Oberholzer
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Very thorough, very knowledgeable. Great, friendly staff who make you feel like they have known you forever. I would recommend strive to anyone looking for pain relief.
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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”