Dr. William Spivey

Dr. William Spivey

Born in Oklahoma and grew up in a small town playing all of the sports available, ultimately graduating from high school with honors and accepting athletic and academic scholarships to the University of Central Oklahoma. Played baseball at UCO, and graduated with honors in 1981 with a BS in Biology Education. Began post-graduate studies in Zoology with an emphasis in Genetics and pursued Masters and Ph.D. training at the University of Oklahoma while teaching science at a local high school. Received honors from the University of Oklahoma for both teaching and research, as well as nationally recognized teaching awards at the high school level.

After 6 years of teaching and doing original research, Bill made a major change in his career choice and attended Physical Therapy school at the University of Oklahoma. While there he received specialty training in sports medicine, which included a rotation at the University of Virginia and the opportunity to work with the Dallas Cowboys, National Finals Rodeo, and the Oklahoma Sooners. Upon graduation in 1989 Bill continued his training while treating patients in a variety of settings, including the creation of an accredited industrial rehabilitation program, high school and college sports medicine programs, and numerous presentations to help clients maximize their work and play in a safe and healthy way.

Bill moved to Alaska in 1992 and has worked in numerous practice settings ranging from hospitals to private practice. He has provided sports medicine coverage for events throughout Alaska, at the local, regional and state level. He is well known throughout the state of Alaska and happily provides his services at every level when asked.

In 1999 Bill provided was part of the medical team providing care to athletes competing at the World Taekwondo Championships in Edmonton, Canada. As a practicing martial artist and instructor, Bill went on to become an integral part of the sports medicine coverage at national and international taekwondo competitions and travels routinely with the US national teams to events all over the world.

Bill came to Arctic Chiropractic in July of 2018 and is excited about the opportunity to bring his extensive training in orthopedics and manual therapy to patients in Sitka. He has completed over 500 hours of post-graduate training and is certified in a number of different approaches to the care of patients at all levels of performance. He describes his certification in dry needling as one of the most effective treatment modalities available to physical therapists today but continues to stress the importance of education and physical activity in his treatment programs designed to help clients at all levels return to their normal lifestyle.