SERVICES

Manual

Therapy

Techniques may include myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue massage, tissue distraction, joint and nerve mobilization, and manipulation.Learn More

Exercise

Prescription

A custom exercise program that is easy to follow, safe, and goal-oriented.Learn More

Pre & post operative

Therapy

Research continues to show that going for physiotherapy before surgery leads to better results after surgery. We're also here to answer any of your questions to help you prepare for your surgery and to discuss your expectations after surgeryLearn More

therapeutic

taping

Taping techniques can change the way you move, support your joints, improve movement patterns, and decrease pain with movement.Learn More

therapeutic

modalities

Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), cryotherapy, and heat therapy can be used to compliment your treatment.Learn More

About

Acupunture

Acupuncture can relieve pain, promote healing, improve energy, and improve function. At Strive, our physiotherapists can administer acupuncture as part of your combined treatment, should they see fitLearn More

cupping

Therapy

Cupping therapy is a technique that involves apllying a glass, plastic or silicone cup to your skin and creating a vacuum inside using heat,a squeezable bulb, or a suction gun.Learn More

performance

analysis

We will review your medical history and past injuries, discuss your goals, and analyze your performance using functional movement screening, running analysis and other tests focused on your goals.Learn More

virtual

health

Strive practitioners will connect with you to address your concerns and observe progress towards your goals. After your appointment, a summary will be available electronically to share with all the members of your healthcare team.Learn More

Registered

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. Massage therapy may include a variety of techniques to help with your condition, such as:
General Swedish Massage
Lymphatic Drainage (Manual and Other)
Local and Systemic Hydrotherapies
Static Pressure Techniques
Fascial Release Techniques
Joint Mobilization Techniques
Deep Tissue Therapy
Hot Stone Massage
Myofascial Cupping

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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”