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Meet Tom Swales

Tom Swales is a practising physiotherapist and strength coach with a particular focus on human movement. He is the founder and creator of Swales Performance Systems (SPS), which educates advanced knowledge of human movement. Toms work and ideas are at the forefront of fitness, conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation.


Professional Status

  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • Advanced Movement Therapist (AMT)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner
  • CAFCI Certified
  • Lecturer/ Author /Instructor
  • Precision Nutrition Certified
  • Certified MovNat Trainer
  • Certified Kettlebell Instructor

Tom is also a business owner and a dedicated educator on a quest to spread the word about optimal human athletic performance.


Through his work, Tom has the vision to empower people and help them gain confidence in their potential and abilities. His whole body approach and empathetic character complement his extensive experience perfectly, allowing him to guide his clients through their issues and through the challenge of achieving the healthy bodies they deserve.

Tom teaches his approach to fellow professionals in the health and wellness industry, and has partnered with David Walton PT PhD Associate Professor at the School of Physical Therapy Western University Canada and James M Elliott, PT, PhD Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences Northwestern University, Chicago to offer workshops in movement foundations and whole body exercise therapy. Toms integrated knowledge across the fields of human movement, strength and performance has given him the foundation to create a user-friendly framework for assessment and prescription of exercise for all types of physical mobility impairments.

Tom also owns and operates Concept Movement, a Physiotherapy and Sports Performance Centre located in Barrie, Ontario. He has cultivated a highly skilled team of therapists and strength coaches whom integrate their knowledge of the way the human body responds to movement training, manual therapy and motor patterns into their daily treatment regimen.

Tomís social life is busy, filled with clinical work, speaking engagements, writing, self-enhancement and two young children. He is fortunate to have his wife Kylee, who helps manage home and business life for Tom.


Professional Philosophies

Clients/ Patients have the ability to heal and fix themselves before a major injury occurs. This can only occur if the client is educated and made mindful of what they are currently doing that is precipitating the problem and know how to self correct.

They need to be given the tools to self check and implement an exercise or tool to their body to get the right response.

Passive treatment does not work for long term results. It has a time and place, and is meant to decrease pain, increase range of motion and reset the hardware of the body.

However, the magic happens when the client gets off the treatment table and is taught to move in a new way that complements their new alignment and body position.

I expect a lot out of my clients because I expect a lot out of myself. They don't need to make huge leaps and bounds in their rehab and training, but it is nice to see, I just expenditures them to be motivated and driven to get better a little bit each day. Our job as movement therapists is to help them maintain that momentum and continue to feed their motivation with adequate progressions and new knowledge that builds on the previous.

Success is just getting 1% better at anything in life before you head hits the pillow.


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