Lela Stemple

Lela Stemple

Lela Stemple, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Bend South Clinic

Originally from Medford, OR, Lela Stemple PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS earned her undergraduate degree in athletic training as well as her DPT from Boston University in Boston, MA.

Lela (pronounced Lee-la) gained clinical experience in athletic training working with Division 1 college athletes at Harvard University as well as other schools. Her physical therapy clinical experience took her all over the country before she ultimately began her PT career in Phoenix, AZ.

Stemple’s certifications in athletic training and strength and conditioning have steered her towards working with athletes of all ages. However, she has a strong background in general outpatient orthopedics, post-surgical care, and vestibular conditions.

Outside of work and school Lela and her fiancé William enjoy trying new food carts, running, hiking and biking with their dog, Axl.








Let’s learn a little more about Lela:

Imagine you are a professional baseball player. What is your walk-up song?
  • Paradise City by Guns n’ Roses
Does your car have a name? If so, what is it?
  • Queen of Hearts
What is your favorite holiday?
  • Christmas (but Christmas songs aren’t allowed to start until after Thanksgiving)
What genre of book to enjoy reading most?
  • Non-fiction (especially investigative journalism)
If you could be great at any Olympic sport, which would it be?
  • Hard choice! Definitely something in track and field- probably pole vault. It seemed more glamorous than numerous laps around the track.