• BSc Brain and Cognition Psychology, University of Guelph
  • RMT, Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy
  • Born in Kitchener, Ontario

Stephanie has always been an active individual and understands the importance of manual
therapy and taking care of your body. As a massage therapist, she strives to create an effective
treatment plan and works with the client to rehabilitate them, during what can be a difficult time,
by supporting and helping them get back to the best they can be. She has a background in
treating a variety of conditions including: concussions, strains, sprains, tendinitis, patellofemoral
pain syndrome and TMJ.

Prior to becoming a massage therapist, she obtained a neuroscience degree, which provides a
deeper scientific understanding in regards to brain injury and function. As well as a background
in the mechanisms of the body’s neurological functioning and how the brain and body are largely
integrated for a successful recovery.

What is one thing about you that surprises people?    I have been a dancer all my life but the clumsiest person you will ever meet

Cat person or dog person?    Don’t you dare make me choose!

Celebrity crush from your teenage years?    When I was a kid the Pocahontas movie I called the John Smith movie, enough said.

Last book you read?    Do school textbooks count?

Biggest Pet Peeve?    People who drive below the speed limit

Spirit Animal?    I have been told Kevin from the movie UP multiple times, but I want to say cheetah

In your high school yearbook, you would have won “Most Likely to…”?   be the first one to die in a zombie apocalypse

What do you think cats dream about?   Ruling humanity and having thumbs

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

If you could pick one song to be the song that played every time you entered a room, what would it be?    Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

"You can do anything you want to, all you have to do is Believe"

Dianne Richmond (Steph's Mum!)

With quarantines and isolation underway, we are working diligently to reduce your risk of infection. We are now pleased to offer virtual physiotherapy appointments with your clinicians.

To book a virtual appointment, please call 519-895-2020.

While our clinic will remain closed until March 30th, our phones will be answered Monday through Friday from 10am – 4pm in the interim.

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.

Stay Healthy!

Your Strive Team


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”