Strategic Orthopaedics, LLC is a physical therapy and nutrition practice owned by

husband and wife team, Tom and Jody Whipple.

Tom Whipple


Tom has been a Physical Therapist for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Northwestern University (BS) and Georgia State University (MS).  He holds a certification in the McKenzie Method, and is a Pose Running Coach.  The scope of his practice includes:

  • General Orthopaedics

  • Sports related injuries

  • Postural and technique training

  • Strengthening and conditioning

Tom has a gift for translating science into a language that is understandable for his clients.  He does this in a uniquely relatable, thorough and compassionate manner. 

Jody Whipple


Jody has been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for over 20 years.  She has a BS in Dietetics from Michigan State University and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. 


Jody also has extensive training and experience counseling individuals struggling with disordered eating.  She is passionate about teaching individuals of all ages, including athletes, to:


  • Eat Intuitively

  • Be Healthy and Fit at Every Size

  • Strive for a Positive Body Image

In their free time, Tom and Jody enjoy running, triathlons, kettle bells, sweet potatoes, wine, drawing and painting.  They live in State College, PA with their teenagers, Jacob and Abbey, and their pets Sadie and Percy.