ABOUT TOM

Meet your instructor

Looking for a clinical mentor in human movement, strength, and performance? Tom may just be your guy!

As a practicing physiotherapist and strength coach, Tom is renowned for his groundbreaking work at the forefront of exercise, conditioning, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.

With his unique and innovative approach, Tom has helped numerous patients achieve their health and performance goals, while also inspiring fellow clinicians with mentorship, educational lectures and groundbreaking insights. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out in the field, you can trust Tom to deliver results that are nothing short of exceptional.


  • ​Deep Experience: Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and a history of accomplishments in the field of physical therapy. His dedication to his craft has earned him recognition, making him a reliable source for your learning journey.
  • Elevate Your Career: As the Founder of the AMT education systems, Tom offers a transformative pathway to enhance your professional journey, providing you with the knowledge and tools to elevate your practice, attract top-tier clients, and excel in the field.
  • ​Practical and Applicable: The AMT System are designed to deliver practical and applicable knowledge, empowering you to implement effective strategies immediately in your clinical practice, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

Tom Swales

Elevating Excellence in Orthopedic Healthcare

Tom Swales: Guiding the Way to a Better Tomorrow in Orthopedic Healthcare

Tom Swales is not your typical healthcare professional. He's a physiotherapist and strength coach with a deep passion for human movement. As the mind behind The Advanced Movement Therapist (AMT), he's on a mission to support and empower his fellow clinicians and strength coaches in their professional journeys.

Education and Expertise:
Tom's journey started with a thirst for knowledge. Back in 2002, he earned his Bachelor of the Arts in Athletic Training with honors at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, all while balancing a soccer scholarship. His quest for excellence led him to complete a Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Western Ontario in 2006. Along the way, he's acquired numerous advanced diplomas and certifications, specializing in manual therapy, acupuncture, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and concussion management.

But Tom's impact goes far beyond certificates and degrees. He's been a pillar of support for the Canadian Men's Alpine Ski Team and a leading medical practitioner during the TO Pan Am Games. His client roster includes elite and professional athletes who trust him implicitly. Tom's dedication extends to the classroom, where he's been a clinical lab instructor at the University of Toronto, mentoring the next generation of physiotherapy students and residents.

A Triumph of Resilience:
In 2023, Tom faced the ultimate challenge: a life-threatening infection. His battle involved multiple system failures and weeks of hospitalization. However, Tom's story isn't just about survival; it's about rebuilding from the ground up. As he regains his strength, he's been testing and refining his own assessment and treatment techniques. His journey is a testament to the power of resilience and the human spirit.

Empowering Fellow Professionals:
Tom's vision is clear—to elevate the global standards of private orthopedic healthcare. He understands the struggles that clinicians face, from information overload to burnout. That's why he created the AMT system—a game-changer that simplifies the complexities of orthopedic care. This system offers a fresh perspective and equips clinicians with the tools to efficiently navigate orthopedic conditions and movement impairments. Tom's mission is to boost the confidence of clinicians at every level, enabling them to deliver precise treatments and make a significant impact on their profession.

A Unified Approach to Human Movement:
Tom's extensive knowledge in human movement, strength, and performance provides the foundation for his user-friendly framework. He guides clinicians in assessing and prescribing exercises for a wide range of mobility issues, promoting a holistic approach to patient care.

Beyond the Profession:
While Tom is a passionate about integrating movement excellence into everything he does, he's also a family man. He finds joy in travel, the world of books, connecting with nature, and cherishing moments with his wife, two young children and pets.

In Tom Swales, you'll find not just a professional, but a genuine, passionate individual who has faced some tough challenges head-on. His heartfelt dedication to his profession and his fellow clinicians shines brightly, lighting the way for a better tomorrow in orthopedic healthcare. Tom's story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the incredible impact one person can have on an entire field.