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Articles by Spencer
Spencer is a manually based physical therapist who employs a variety of techniques including joint and soft tissue mobilization, Active Release and Muscle Energy Technique, and trigger point release. He is skilled in functionally based corrective exercises, as taught through Functional Movement Systems. These exercises are oriented towards regaining efficient movement patterns and pain free activities. He is very passionate about helping people of all ages return to the activities they enjoy including programs for runners, bikers, surfers, skiers, high school athletes, collegiate athletes, former pro-athletes, and weekend warriors.
Spencer graduated from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY in 2000. As a native of Western NY, Spencer took his first job as a physical therapist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo where he worked for 3 years treating children with various conditions ranging from sports and orthopedic injuries to children with developmental disabilities.
Although Spencer loved working with children, he decided to take on a new adventure as a traveling physical therapist which involved working in 12 different states and experiencing a variety of treatment settings. During this time he gained recognition as “Traveling Physical Therapist of the Year”. He gained extensive knowledge in a variety of treatment settings including: out-patient orthopedics, acute care, hospital sub-acute rehabilitation, and neurologic rehabilitation. These experiences included the prestigious International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore, where he was part of the original team of the most innovative Spinal Cord Program in the United States.
Traveling eventually led to accepting permanent positions in Hawaii, Colorado, and Maryland where he has spent the past 7 years working in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine. Spencer is pleased to be living in Wisconsin now with his wife and son, closer to family where they will establish roots. He is excited to be a part of the Milwaukee community and experience all of the outdoor activities that Wisconsin has to offer. He loves everything the outdoors has to offer, with a passion for skiing, surfing, mountain biking, and camping.
The Freedom family encompasses everything he loves about physical therapy including their dedication to providing world class treatment, enhancing skills through continuing education, and providing one on one care.