TESTIMONIALS

Super friendly place! My therapist Tyler was extremely thorough when assessing my complicated injury, and was very persistent in targeting the issue while offering appropriate treatments/exercises as my body adapted and began to heal. Also had excellent massage therapy by Dawn.

Fantastic team of professionals.
- Alyssa
The Strive team has been a godsend. After a year of ongoing pain and reduced activity, I connected with the Strive team and within weeks, I was dramatically improved. I received direct, actionable and specific guidance each week to improve my physical well being and regain my full mobility and strength. I was always amazed at their level of knowledge and how a small, specific exercise or movement would make such a terrific difference. I strongly recommend them.
- William
Knowledge, professionalism and a keen desire to effect positive change in those who are fortunate enough to have found these folks, are just a few reasons why Strive is an amazing partner in one's journey to healing. Special shout-out to Tyler!
- Douglas
I had injured my back to the point I could barely move. I needed help getting in and out of bed. I found Strive online and based on the reviews, I decided to call them. This was the best phone call I made.

When I first came to Strive, the pain was so significant that I didn’t think I’d be waking normally and without pain for quite some time. After 2 visits I was walking with better mobility than I could have expected. Tyler took the time and helped me with simple stretches, acupuncture and pain management. He told me what to avoid and what to try. He gave me the confidence to get better - this was important as I basically needed help walking into the clinic.
I can’t say enough good things about Tyler’s approach and methods to helping you get better.

The clinic itself is bright and clean. All the staff are very friendly and make you fee welcome. A professional outlook with a neighborhood feel. I highly recommend Strive!
- Preet
Today I am recommending Mike for the fifth time to someone I know because he is simply everything you want in a health care practitioner - extremely knowledgeable, personable, patient, a great teacher (I had to do a series of increasingly more difficult exercises over 8 weeks which, I am happy to say, effectively eliminated the need for surgery and has left me virtually pain-free), has a sense of humour and is conscientious. I'd say more but this is pretty long so I'll just end it with "go see him if you need physio; you'll be in great hands!
- Lorri
william mustard
william mustard
19:59 07 Sep 19
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!read more
Debbie Scheer
Debbie Scheer
02:12 11 Aug 19
I would highly recommend Strive Physiotherapy to anyone requiring physio treatments. Tyler was informative and highly... educated in diagnosing and treating my injury! If I require future treatments Strive is the only Physiotherapy clinic I will attend!read more
Stephanie Burgess
Stephanie Burgess
22:08 09 Aug 19
I would recommend Strive to anyone needing a strong recovery. I had the pleasure of working with Amanda. She was... friendly and catered to how I was progressing. She had strong knowledge with treating my injury. Amanda exposes me to different techniques and continued to push me to a speedy and safe recovery. Massive thanks to the Strive admin staff as well!read more
Amanda Sparry
Amanda Sparry
16:19 05 Jul 19
Love this place! Tyler was super helpful, fun, and informative and Chelsea's a great presence on the front end. I... recommend Strive to anyone and everyone!read more
Dana McKellar
Dana McKellar
19:52 05 Jun 19
Staff is amazing from front desk to physio therapist and massage, so happy to have Strive Physio in my back pocket! I... know that they’ll take care of the whole family and get is back to being active!read more
Brianna Simpson
Brianna Simpson
23:52 21 May 19
Tyler and all the other staff are wonderful to work with, professional and very outgoing. I would absolutely recommend... this clinic, they don't just solve your problem and send you off, they teach you how to heal yourself properly!read more
Josh Garofalo
Josh Garofalo
23:17 08 May 19
I arrived with a perpetually sore and stiff back, hamstrings that had felt tight for decades, and occasional hip and... glute pain. Mike listened, asked insightful question after insightful question, and devised a plan. I did the work and left Strive Physiotherapy with improved mobility and pain free. Even better, I left with the tools and knowledge required to maintain my results and make further improvements on my own. I plan to schedule a couple of sessions per year to ensure I'm maintaining my mobility and to discover new opportunities to improve. Whenever someone grumbles about pain or stiffness, I mention Mike and the Strive Physiotherapy team.read more
Alex Siuda
Alex Siuda
22:21 10 Mar 19
Where to start. Tyler is always putting patients first and doesn't just throw a ice pack on it and call it done.He is... genuinely interested in getting to know his patients and making sure he has a full picture and all the facts before finding the right treatment plan for them.He is realistic in his timelines and makes sure the client has or learns the tools before moving forward to start treatment. He replies to emails after hours and tries to incorporate humor and positivity whenever possible. Keep it up Tyler. 👍Chelsea makes booking a breeze and always greets ya with a smile and makes your day better!😁read more
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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”