Dr. Brett Scott, PT, DPT, USAW-1
Founder Arkitect Fitness, Barbell Therapy and Performance, Lead Instructor for Modern Barbell Therapy
Dr. Brett Scott, PT, DPT, USAW-1 is a physical therapist, national weightlifting and powerlifting coach, competitive weightlifter, and entrepreneur as the owner of two physical therapy locations and two strength training facilities.
Brett graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology and a minor of nutrition in 2014 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017.
Throughout academia, Brett gained experience as a strength coach working in various settings including research and testing with the Umass Lowell Men’s Division 1 Ice Hockey Team, high school and collegiate strength and conditioning, as well as personal and small group training. Throughout this time, Brett also pursued his own personal goals in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting where he has gone on to compete at the national level in the Men's 89kg weight class.
Upon graduation of his doctorate degree and with the help of Dr. Kyle Coffey, Brett decided to start his own cash based practice to help strength athletes as he had something unique to offer with his unique strength training background. Barbell Therapy & Performance was born in August of 2017 and has now grown into two locations that offer direct pay and out of network treatment services for athletes and active adults. Along the way, he also built a coaching business for weightlifters and powerlifters which has now transformed into two semi private training facilities known as Arkitect Fitness.
Since graduating, Brett has never lost his passion for learning and education which started quickly upon graduation with a Modern Manual Therapy Course!
In 2017, Dr. Scott became certified in blood flow restriction training through the Modern Strength Training Certification course with Dr. Kyle Coffey. Brett went on further to complete Modern Manual Therapy- The Eclectic Approach series with assessment and treatment of upper quarter, lower quarter, and spinal manipulation programs. He has successfully completed the Modern Patient Education course work with Dr. Andrew Rothschild. Upon completion of these courses fulfilled the course work as a mentee of the Modern Rehab Mastery Program.
Outside of the MMT programs, Brett has gone on to create his own unique learning experiences. Brett has had the opportunity to learn pain science from Dr. Greg Lehman, DC through attending “Reconciling Pain Science and Biomechanics.” From There, he has learned sport specific rehab and resiliency training from the First Principles of Movement Courses with Dr. Craig Leibenson.
To learn more about joint health and joint care, Brett has also completed Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist training with Dr. Andreo Spina, DC. He has also been certified by Dr. Sue Falsone to utilize dry needling for acute and chronic pain.
In 2020, Brett completed a year long mentorship with Dr. Ramez Antoun, PT, DPT, PNF, OMT where he was able to integrate the principles of both neurological and orthopedic physical therapy and was able to greatly improve the quality of care he was able to give to his patients through learning a deeper understanding of fundamental movement principles.
Within his two physical therapy practices, Barbell Therapy & Performance, Brett has become a sought after specialist in working with strength athletes and active adults and has had the opportunity to work with multiple professional athletes, division 1 athletes, professional actors, stuntmen, gymnasts, crossfitters, bodybuilders, weightlifters, and powerlifters. His focus is to teach and coach individuals back to pain free performance through a blend of manual therapy, intelligent program design, patient understanding and patient empowerment.
Aside from rehab, Dr. Scott has been able to successfully navigate himself and his clients from a treatment table to elite level performance where his coaching experiences have gained his team multiple medals at the national level and plans to attend the Pan-American championships for weightlifting in June 2022. He plans to continue to build his track record as a strength coach with the recent expansion of his training facility, Arkitect Fitness.
Dr. Scott has also recently started the Barbell Therapy & Performance podcast where he discusses various topics and hosts various guests related to rehab, training, fitness, and health. You can also find him on multiple episodes of the Untold Physio Stories Podcast.
Outside of professional life, Brett enjoys various hobbies including ice hockey, snowboarding, mountain biking, trail running with his dog, strength training, and traveling or spending time with his girlfriend.