Spencer PootzPhysiotherapist

As a physiotherapist, Spencer believes deeply in helping people get and stay active in a way that is meaningful to them. His goal is to get you doing what you love again, whether it’s evening walks, keeping up with your kids, or a competitive sport. He is passionate about the benefits of physical activity and approaches treatment with the mentality that we were born to move. He believes that great care involves active recovery, empowering clients to contribute to their treatment, and treating underlying causes as well as symptoms.

As a lifelong competitive athlete in running and cycling, Spencer struggled early on with nagging injuries that affected his participation and enjoyment of sport. Discovering the science and theory behind movement and biomechanics naturally led him to a Bachelors of Kinesiology in Calgary, and then a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta. His experiences in physiotherapy have broadened his perspectives and taught him that active treatment approaches benefit everyone, not just athletes. He feels modern physiotherapy shifts the focus of recovery to the attainment of health rather than merely the absence of injury.

Spencer continues to run and cycle competitively in Alberta, while also participating in hockey, backcountry skiing, and hiking. He has bicycle-toured across Canada, as well as other multi-week touring adventures in Australia, New Zealand, and the US. He is an experienced professional bike fitter which, combined with his physiotherapy training, makes him uniquely qualified to assist cyclists. Career highlights included working local professional triathletes, international level para-athletes, and excellent public health experiences at Foothills, Rockyview, and Peter Lougheed Hospitals.