John Wempe

John Wempe, Doctor of Physical Therapy

After graduating from South Dakota State University, John served in the Air Force as an Acquisitions and Intelligence Officer for over six years. While on active duty, he sustained some injuries playing sports; physical therapy followed, which was his introduction to PT.  He saw the positive impact firsthand and made a career change completing his DPT degree from Creighton University in 2014. He practiced in outpatient ortho in Colorado Springs from 2014 to 2017 at Colorado Sports and Spine Centers, then moved to San Antonio where he provided onsite PT from 2017 to 2019 through Fit For Work.

John moved to Alaska in 2019 and is excited to return to an outpatient setting and join the team at Willow Physical Therapy.  He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and certified Level I and II Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore.  He enjoys treating orthopedic conditions, particularly the shoulders and spine, and is additionally interested in pain neuroscience.

His wife Heather is stationed at Eielson Air Force Base and they have three children – Kya, Carson, and Landon, and an australian shepherd Ginger.  They are eager to explore Alaska – camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, and all the adventures that come their way.