Brenda Scott-Thomas

Registered Physiotherapist
National Team Physiotherapist – Athletics

History – I am a ‘Friendly Manitoban’ by nature and a Guelphite since moving here in 1997. I have come into my profession honestly having grown up with my father who worked hard in his private practice as an orthodontist and my mother who gave up a nursing career to raise me and my 3 siblings. You could describe me as a ‘nurturing perfectionist’ with those role models!

Family – My husband, Dave, and I moved to Guelph so he could pursue his career dream of creating a track and field dynasty at the University of Guelph and in the community (Speed River Track and Field). Together we are the proud parents of 3 beautiful girls, Erica, Dana and Reid and also lend a nurturing hand to the care of our dog Cinder and our 2 cats Hobbes and Gandalf.

Professional – I decided to pursue a career in physiotherapy from a love of human anatomy and body mechanics as well as from personal experience as a competitive track runner. I graduated from Queen’s University in 1996 and when Dave and I moved to Guelph I worked at a private practice clinic in town for almost 10 years. In that time, I was encouraged to work on continuing my manual therapy education so that I could perfect my ‘hands-on’ skills and achieved my diploma in Intermediate Manipulative Therapy in 2006. I enjoyed the labels of the ‘runner’s physio’ and the ‘pelvis queen’ and in 2007 decided to see if I could take these titles and professional experience into my own clinic setting – Speed River Physiotherapy.  Locally, I am a part of the Speed River Track and Field club’s paramedical support staff and have traveled extensively to be a part of training camps and International competition with them. I have also enjoyed working with the Canadian Track and Field team on a number of National Team assignments in the past 10 years and will continue to be involved in elite athletics.

My caseload has grown steadily in the 22 years I have been in Guelph as my "new" patients tend to stay on to continue to pursue optimal health in their daily lives and activities and because there are often bumps in the road along the way.  I have enjoyed becoming more of a "health facilitator" as a result.  Unfortunately this has affected my ability to take on new patients.  I do enjoy meeting new faces and challenges and will continue to accept new patients if you have the patience to wait for me.