As a certified athletic trainer, Jeff Williams has clinical experiences in settings including outpatient physical therapy, NCAA Division III athletics, and NCCAA Division II athletics. During these clinical experiences, he has treated patients from athletic and non-athletic populations suffering various upper extremity, lower extremity, head and face, and thorax and spine injuries.
Jeff has been involved in numerous research investigations including randomized controlled trials and composition of clinical case studies. These works have been published in numerous refereed journals and presented at regional and national conferences. Jeff's research investigations have predominantly been aimed at examining prevention and treatment strategies of upper extremity injuries, particularly at the scapulothoracic and glenohumeral articulations.
Jeff graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, with a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training. He later earned a master's degree in Athletic Training from Illinois State University, specializing in injury biomechanics and manual therapy techniques. He earned his terminal degree within the College of Education at Illinois State University. He currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program at Franklin College and is a current member of the Indiana Athletic Trainers', Great Lakes Athletic Trainers', and National Athletic Trainers' Associations.
Financial: Jeff Williams receives compensation as a Clinical Education Coordinator/Instructional Assistant Professor in the Athletic Training Education Program at Illinois State University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Jeff Williams is a member of the Illinois Athletic Trainers', Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' and National Athletic Trainers' Association. He does not receive compensation.