Dr. Ryan Hoetmer
Dr. Ryan Hoetmer is the owner of Sparwood Chiropractic and Wellness. He relocated back here to Canada in 2013 after living and working in New Zealand for 5 years.
Dr. Hoetmer grew up north of Edmonton, Alberta and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta before moving to Portland, Oregon, USA where he completed his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.). Not yet ready to face the cold, harsh winters of northern Alberta he moved to warmer climates in Christchurch, New Zealand. During his time in New Zealand, Dr. Hoetmer worked at a large multidisciplinary sports clinic as well as a smaller rural community clinic. In addition to working at the clinics Dr. Hoetmer also served as the team chiropractor for the local representative ice hockey team as well as the New Zealand National Ice Hockey Team “Ice Blacks” travelling to Australia, Iceland, and Austria with them for international competitions. His time in the USA and NZ has also given him the chance to work with local recreational / representative rugby, soccer, netball, and baseball players as well helping to keep swimmers, runners, triathletes, and cyclists doing what they love.
To help correct the alignment of the spine Dr. Hoetmer uses manual adjustments as well as more gentle techniques including using the activator and drop table. Other therapies include electrotherapy, ultrasound, and trigger point therapy when needed. Over the last few years he has also completed extra certification in Kinesiotaping, Active Release Technique (ART), Craniosacal Therapy, Clinical Neurodynamics, Foot Biomechanics, Gait Analysis, and Custom Orthotics.
When Ryan is not busy working he can be found busy with his wife Corinne and his two sons Kieran and Rowan hiking, running, camping, golfing, skiing and exploring everything that his new home in the Elk Valley has to offer. Ryan also spends his time volunteering with the local Lion's Club as well as Fernie Search and Rescue.
Dr. Hoetmer enjoys treating everyone from newborns to grandmothers, professional athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between. He looks forward to work everyday with the goal of helping each person to live a healthier, happier, and more productive life.
Ryan is currently available for appointments:
Monday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Ryan is also available at our Elkford office on Tuesdays 2:30 - 6:00pm.
Call (250) 425-6330 or email (email@example.com) us at Sparwood Chiropractic and Wellness to book an appointment.