Dr. Brett Guist is a native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan (Go Riders!) and graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2015. Dr. Guist was always active in sports growing up. After injuries ended his athletic career, he began to focus on Sports Science eventually earning a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from the University of Calgary and then a Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabiliation from Logan University in St. Louis, MO.
While in school, Dr. Guist became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider. In addition to his formal schooling, he has taken several continuing education courses such as Active Release Techniques (ART®), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), and Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR) to name a few in a quest to provide the highest quality manual therapy to his patients.
As a former athlete with a background in strength and conditioning, Dr. Guist enjoys applying active participation through rehabilitation and exercise to help individuals achieve their optimal health and well-being. Having worked with athletes of all abilities, including WHL, NCAA, CIS, National level, and Olympians, Dr. Guist has the skill-set needed to help patients overcome their pains and physical barriers.
Dr. Guist embraces a comprehensive approach to healthcare and is committed to providing high-quality, evidence-informed, patient-centred care to facilitate improved performance and to achieve optimal wellness.
Elite Performance Centre
Chiropractor 2015 - Now (Canada)
Elite Performance Center in Burlington, ON is an interdisciplinary center that focuses on optimizing function using an integrated clinical approach to provide immediate and long lasting improvements in the health of our patients. As part of this team, I practice an evidence-informed, functional and diversified model of care; complementing individualized patient care with specific rehabilitation exercises to help maximize performance.
Striation 6 Exercise and Performance Center
Chiropractor and Personal Trainer 2014 - Now (Canada)
As a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach I perform functional movement assessments on clientele to identify areas of movement dysfunction. After an assessment including a brief health history and movement pattern screening, I design corrective exercise strategies to optimize individual performance. I have utilized this strategy to work with people of all abilities including amateur and professional athletes, weekend warriors, stay-at-home moms, and office workers. My philosophy is to teach safe and effective exercises to enable people to overcome previous injuries and become as strong and fit as possible.
In addition to my role as personal trainer and strength coach, I also offer chiropractic services in the Yonge and Davisville area of Toronto. This includes chiropractic manipulations, gentle joint mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, and personalized exercise prescriptions.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture 2014 - 2014 (Canada)
The McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program is a practical training program that consists of five, three-day weekend units (126 contact hours) plus a concurrent self-directed home study portion (174 hours). Spring and Fall sessions have been offered every year since the fall of 1998.
The program is skills-based and clinically oriented, with over 80 hours devoted to practical workshops such as surface anatomy palpation, insertion needling techniques, anatomy laboratory, condition specific blueprint treatment design and real live patient treatments. This practical hands-on approach helps participants consistently achieve the program’s objectives.
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Doctor of Chiropractic 2011 - 2015 (Canada)
CMCC’s undergraduate program consists of four years of comprehensive and rigorous education leading to a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. The evidence-based program is built on the CMCC Model of Care:
"Chiropractic is a primary contact health care profession with expert knowledge in spinal and musculoskeletal health emphasizing differential diagnosis, patient-centred care and research."
Master of Science, Sports Science and Rehabilitation 2009 - 2011 (United States)
The Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive graduate program designed to provide a unique advanced degree option for sports injury management and the experience, training, and confidence demanded of athletic rehabilitation health care specialists.
Students are prepared to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate musculoskeletal pathology as well as chronic pain. This program offers a unique health care and conditioning opportunity to work with athletes of varied skill levels.
University of Calgary
Bachelor of Health Sciences 2005 - 2009 (Canada)
As a student at the O'Brien Centre for the Bachelor of Health Sciences program I was fortunate to be part of a research-intensive undergraduate degree housed within the Faculty of Medicine. The O’Brien Centre house state-of-the-art equipment including a computer lab and leading-edge equipment to help students with their classroom and research studies. Three main streams are offered: biomedical science, bioinformatics, and health and society.
Health and Society students study individuals, populations, systems and ideas. They use social and medical sciences together to ask and answer crucial questions about health and well-being in order to address issues such as health promotion, disease prevention, social change, patient care, and building better health systems locally and globally.