Lee Spencer, PT, DPT
I was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Hendrix College and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St Louis. After graduating, I spent 4 years active duty Air Force as a performance and software engineer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After leaving active duty, I worked for a private engineering company as a systems engineer as well as served in the Air Force Reserves as an intelligence officer. During my time as an engineer, I discovered that I was not passionate about the engineering career field. I discovered that I had a passion for helping people. As a competitive runner, I had multiple experiences in physical therapy offices and realized that the physical therapy career field was more in line with what I was looking for.
Wanting to experience a different part of the country, I moved to Maine and earned my doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of New England. After graduating, my wife and I returned to Oklahoma. However, we had a love for Maine because it fit with our active lifestyles so we moved back in the summer of 2015. I then joined the Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy team in November of 2015. My background is primarily in orthopedics with an emphasis on manual therapy. I am currently working on my certification as a specialist in the McKenzie Method, which is a reliable assessment, treatment and prevention process developed for the treatment of many orthopedic conditions. As a runner myself, I also have special interest in treating runners.
In my free time, I still run competitively, racing distances from the 5K to marathon. My wife and I enjoy getting outside during all seasons so you’ll also find me hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, kayaking and cycling.