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Physical Therapy Program

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Duane Allen Williams, PT, DSc, MA
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Duane  Williams PT DSc MA

Professor Emeritus
423-439-8788 /
Building 2, Quillen College of Medicine / Veteran Affairs


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah, 2001-2008, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, D.Sc., 2009

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1971-1972, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, M.A. (thesis), 1972

University of Kansas, Lawrence & Kansas City, Kansas, Physical Therapy, B.S. and Certificate in PT, 1969

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1965-1968, pre-PT


Associate Professor in Physical Therapy (tenured), East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN Primary teaching responsibilities include: Spinal and Extremity Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment Management; Mobilization/Manipulation of the Spine and Extremities; Biomechanics; Electroneuromyography; and, Health & Wellness. 6/15/05-present

Founding Chair/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy (tenure granted 8/15/2000), East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. Responsible for developing, implementing, and obtaining professional accreditation for three new programs: B.S.P.T. program (January
1996-December 1999); M.P.T. program (January 1999-May 2005); D.P.T. (January 2004-present). 5/94- 6/14/05

Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Center Coordinator for Clinical Education (CCCE), East Carolina University PT Program, Greenville, NC while at Carteret PT Associates, Morehead City, NC 1993-1994

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Univ. of Tennessee Advanced Masters Program, Memphis, TN. Responsible for teaching PT 503, Theoretical Bases of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, for advanced masters graduate students. 1992-1993

Clinical Associate Professor/Director of Back & Limb Clinic, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Responsible for overall administration and delivery of physical therapy services in an outpatient clinic serving as a training and practice site for physical therapy faculty and students. Also assisted with teaching musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment management to physical therapy students. Also contracted nursing home coverage during this time in Washington, NC 7/91-3/92

Center Coordinator for Clinical Education (CCCE), Carteret Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. Morehead City, NC . 5/93-5/94

Visiting Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kentucky PT Program, Lexington, KY.
Responsible for teaching AHE 670-2, Spinal Joint Dysfunction for graduate students. spring 1984



PHYT 6103, Biomechanics, 3 credits

PHYT 6221, Musculoskeletal I, 4 credits

PHYT 6322, Musculoskeletal II, 4 credits, 

PHYT 6315, Electrotherapeutics, 3 credits

PHYT 6452, Clinical Correlates, 1 credit

PHYT 7764, Case Study in PT, 1 credit

PHYT 7856, Health & Wellness, 3 credits


Primary research activities and interests are in efficient clinical objective outcome measurements, critical thinking, sports medicine/performance, and wellness/prevention involvement of physical therapists.


Williams D, Roush J, Davies G, et al. Alternative Methods for Measuring Scapular Muscles Protraction and Retraction Maximal Isometric Forces, N Am J Sports Phys Ther. 2009 (4) 4; 200-209.

Benjamin, S., Williams, D., Gorman, P., Panus, P., “Assessing Outcomes Utilizing Normalized Forces and Active Range of Motion in Unilateral Radial Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow). J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1999;29 (11):668-676.

Williams, D., “Guidelines for Assessment of Pain”, pp. 186-187, in Chapt. 7, in a book entitled Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 3rd ed., edited by Malone, McPoil, and Nitz, Mosby, 1997

Panus, P., Hooper, T., Padrones, A., Palmer, B., Williams, D., “A Case Study of Exacerbation of Lateral Epicondylitis by Combined Use of Iontophoresis and Phonophoresis,” Physiotherapy Canada, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 27-31, Winter 1996.

Williams, D., Anderson T, Currier D: Underwater weighing using the Hubbard Tank, Phys Ther. 64:658- 664, May 1984.

Williams, DA. A Static Biomechanical Analysis of Stooping, A Master’s Thesis approved as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Program in Physical Therapy in the Graduate College of The University of Iowa, 1972, pp. 1-153.

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