We are proud to offer physical therapy on-site here at Westphal Orthopedics. Whether you’re recovering from a joint replacement or trying to stay out of the operating room, our physical therapy team has the skill and experience to treat any of your orthopedic conditions. Our therapists work closely with our surgeons to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive and effective course of treatment.
William Knapp, MSPT
Bill brings over 21 years of experience as a physical therapist to Westphal Orthopedics. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has been specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation ever since.
Bill works very closely with our surgeons to develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to the individual needs and goals of each patient. By leveraging his many years of experience with his fondness for orthopedics, Bill is equipped to get our patients back to their best as quickly as possible.
Bill, his wife, and their four children live in the Lampeter area. He coaches football and baseball and is very involved in the Lampeter Strasburg community. When he’s not treating patients or spending time with his family (which isn’t often), you may just catch him on the golf course!
Jacki Chubb, DPT
Jacki graduated from Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA with a bachelor’s in health science and a doctorate in physical therapy in 2013. She has worked in multiple physical therapy settings, but she enjoys the outpatient setting the most and is very excited to work here at Westphal Orthopedics. Jacki enjoys being a physical therapist and finds passion in helping others get back to the activities they love.
One of Jacki’s favorite parts of working at Westphal Orthopedics is the team approach: working with the physicians and clinical staff to develop a personalized treatment plan for our patients. In her free time, Jacki enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog. She loves many outdoor activities, but her favorite place to go is the beach.
Nichole Esh, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Nichole has been working with Bill Knapp as a Therapy Tech since her senior year of High School. She graduated from Garden Spot High School in 2016 and attended Central Penn College for their Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Nichole joined the Westphal Orthopedic family at the end of her clinical rotation in February of 2019 and has been an active team member ever since.
Nichole enjoys spending time in the great outdoors hiking, hunting, kayaking, four-wheeling – you name it! She has traveled out to Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota, but her favorite vacation spot is at her family hunting camp in northern PA.
“I enjoy building relationships with each of my patients, getting to know them and their stories as we navigate through the rehabilitation process. It is so rewarding seeing patients return to a pain-free life. It makes me happy to see them happier than they were before!”
Physical Therapy Aide
Tori joined our team in February 2019 after an internship at another physical therapy clinic. She graduated from Hempfield High School in May 2019 and plans to pursue a physical therapy degree in college. She hopes to use her experiences in the clinic to further develop her knowledge as a student in college.
As a Physical Therapy Tori works to keep everything flowing well in the clinic and guides patients through their exercise programs. She loves connecting with patients and helping them return to a pain-free, active lifestyle.
Tori, her parents and her four sisters live in East Petersburg. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends outdoors. She was a dancer and soccer player in high school and loves kayaking, swimming, running, hiking, camping and many other outdoor activities.