John Salva

John Salva

Physical Therapist


John grew up in Blakely, PA and went to the University of Scranton for Physical Therapy. His first job was bagging ice at a gas station when he was 13 years old. He worked at Kmart while in high school and college and his first job in healthcare was at Scranton Rehabilitation while attending the University of Scranton. Besides working, he was active with sports, especially basketball.

John has a Master’s in Physical Therapy and is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He has completed a diverse range of clinical education courses related to evaluation and treatment of Orthopedic conditions with his most recent focus on running as a Certified Running Gait Analyst Level 2 and Certified Endurance Running Coach. John has worked at a variety of clinics and settings, including as a consultant for the Hospital of Special Surgery for ACL injury prevention. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Scranton in the Physical Therapy Department and has presented lectures for other Physical Therapy organizations.

Independence and Relentless are driving forces for me. I want to be able to make decisions for myself without trying to adapt to someone else’s expectations. I also believe in the relentless pursuit of improvement. There is no way to be perfect but striving for perfection will help you become the best version of you.

Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life. Jerzy Gregorek

I am an orthopedic specialist. I have worked a lot with runners and CrossFit athletes.

I want to make sure that we go beyond just addressing pain. Our goal is to help fix the underlying issues so people can improve their performance and do the things they love without restrictions. Often times, patients are told to stop doing activities like running or lifting but our goal is to find ways to make those activities a reality.

I get the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patience while building a company that allows everyone on the team to optimize their strengths and make meaningful contributions to the community as well as the profession of PT.

What’s John Reading, Listening To, or Watching?

  • Braveheart (Movie)
  • Batman trilogy (Movie)
  • Tim Ferris (Podcast)
  • “Finding Ultra” by Rich Roll (Book)
  • “The Art of Learning” by Josh Waitskin (Book)

I enjoy traveling with my wife and spending time with our dog Charlie. My biggest passion is golf but I also like being active with weight training, basketball and pickle ball.

    Patient 1

    “Impact Physio from day 1 was a positive experience. The initial phone call to set up my consultation left me feeling extremely optimistic. John and the team are extremely knowledgeable. They took time to find out my goals and really made me feel like my recovery was a priority. I can not thank this team enough for helping me not only feel better but also to teach me what steps to take to prevent future injury. I would recommend Impact Physio to anyone who needs physical therapy and wants to get back to an active life.”

    Patient 2

    “I highly recommend John and his staff. They were professional, very knowledgeable and accommodating. It was a great overall atmosphere and experience.”

    Patient 3

    “John, Teresa, and the staff at Impact are truly exceptional. I have been going to John for treatment for over 2 years now and I wouldn’t recommend anywhere else in the area. They are very pro-active in their approach. They work in a very professional manner while also building a great rapport with their patients. Also, Charlie is the perfect therapy dog. Can’t beat the service!”