John Walkerwicz, MPT

John Walkerwicz, MPT

Physical & Hand Therapy

Blue Ridge Region

South Asheville

John is originally from upstate New York and attended SUNY Albany graduating in 1993 with a BS in Biology. John furthered his education by attending Western Carolina University where he obtained a Masters in Physical Therapy. After he finished school, John worked in Cary, NC at Dunn Physical Therapy for 4 years before moving to Asheville where he joined the Emerge Ortho physical therapy team. John is a certified ASTYM and dry needling provider.

John’s interests include running, camping, biking, golfing, woodworking, and ornithology. He loves to spend time with his wife, who is a therapist in our Asheville location, and his two Australian shepherds Ryder and Camber


  • MPT, Physical therapy, Western Carolina University, August 2006
  • BS Biology, State University at Albany New York 1993
  • Functional Dry Needling


  • ASTYM certification, 2010
  • Mulligan Mobilization with Movement upper and lower quadrant certification, 2009
  • Maitland Certification: MT-1, MT-2, 2007
  • Power Pilates certification – Beginner Mat Instruction, 2007
  • State of North Carolina Physical Therapy License – 2004- present

Specialties & Services

They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.