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

husband and wife team, Tom and Jody Whipple.


Tom Whipple



Jody Whipple


Tom has been a Physical Therapist for over 30 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 has been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for over 30 years.  She has a BS in Dietetics and a BA in Communications from Michigan State University.


Jody also has extensive training and experience counseling individuals with diabetes, as well as those  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 spending time with family and friends, being physically active, going outside and reading.  They live in State College with their cat Percy, and their dog, Bob.  They are proud parents to Jacob, Abbey and their new daughter-in-law, Madison.

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