Owner / Physiotherapist
Bruce has extensive training in running injuries and running biomechanics. He has
partnered with the University of Calgary Running Injury Clinic to offer 3D gait analysis.
This partnership will enable Southern Albertans access to all the technologies offered at
the Calgary site here locally at Fit Physio.
Bruce has pursued further training in bicycle biomechanics and injury intervention and prevention. At Fit Physio Bruce utilizes the 3D Bike Fit Retul system for assessments. His rehabilitation strategies utilize elements of biomechanical assessment, restoration of motion, coordination, and strength.
Bruce completed his Bachelor's of Science degree (Biology) from the University of Lethbridge. He then completed his Master's of Physical Therapy degree from Idaho State University and returned to Lethbridge in 2002. In conjunction with his physiotherapy practice, Bruce is an instructor at Lethbridge College. He is also a consultant through the Primary Care Network at Family Medical Centre in Lethbridge. In his free time you may find Bruce running around Henderson Lake or hiking in Waterton with his family.
Steven Sommerfeldt, M.Sc.P.T., CAFCI
Steven Sommerfeldt graduated with a MSc Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2006. Steven does exercise based therapy, manual therapy, acupuncture, and sport specific rehabilitation. He also treats workplace and motor vehicle accident injuries. Steven is active in running, triathlon, ultra-marathon, and mountain bike racing.
Mike Stewart, MPT, MCPA
Mike Stewart graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and in 2012 with a Master of Physical Therapy. His treatment approach involves combining manual and exercise based therapy to help you get back to your normal funtion as quickly as possible. Mike is happy to treat all types of injuries and people, including competitive athletes, weekend warriors, injured workers, and people who have been in motor vehicle accidents. Mike is planning to pursue his manual therapy levels through the Canadian Orthopedic Division and has a special interest in treating injuries of the hand and wrist. He has also completed courses in the Mulligan Concept. In his free time, Mike enjoys hiking, volleyball, weightlifting, and trying (unsuccessfully) to get his dog to play fetch with him.
Stephanie Wiest, MScPT, BKin, CSEP-CEP
Stephanie Wiest graduated from the University of Calgary in 2011 with a Bachelors of Kinesiology, and then went on to become a Certified Exercise Physiologist through CSEP. Stephanie recently graduated from the University of Alberta with her Masters in Physiotherapy and has started to pursue her manual therapy levels through the Canadian Orthopedic Division. Stephanie combines her background in exercise therapy with manual therapy to help her patients get back to whatever sport or activity they are involved in. She is interested in treating a variety of injuries, anyone from competitive athletes to those injured in a motor vehicle accident or at work. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys hiking, camping, biking, and skiing.
Ashley Lowe, MScPT, BSc
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Ashley completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at the University of Lethbridge before advancing to the Masters of Science in Physiotherapy through the University of Alberta's Calgary campus. Ashley is excited about pursuing a specialization in pelvic health to help address women's health needs in Lethbridge and surrounding areas. She is also pursuing her manual therapy levels through the Canadian Orthopedic Division. Ashley enjoys working with patient's from all backgrounds but especially enjoys working with athletes as she has a background in basketball, volleyball and rugby. In her spare time Ashley is passionate about CrossFit and is looking forward to helping local CrossFit athletes and fitness enthusiasts in her practice.
Dr. Dustin Smith D.C.
Dustin is a lifetime resident of Lethbridge. He graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He then went on to graduate with his Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon in 2011. During his schooling, he was introduced to A.R.T (Active Release Technique) and completed his full body certification before graduation. He is certified in Graston technique, and has taken extra training in extremity adjusting. Dustin enjoys treating everyone from senior citizens to competitive athletes. When he isn’t working, Dustin can be found at the park with his family or riding his mountain bike.