Physical Therapy and Musculoskeletal Health Expert Witness

William Thompson PT, DPT, PhD

Physical Therapy and Musculoskeletal Health Expert Witness

William R. Thompson PT, DPT, PhD

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Clinical Practice

William R Thompson, PT, DPT, Ph.D.

Dr. Thompson has been practicing as a physical therapist since 2007. He has worked in both outpatient orthopedic and inpatient physical therapy settings, including major medical institutions such as the University of North Carolina Hospitals and Indiana University Health Hospitals, as well as rural hospital systems. He has worked extensively with geriatric populations and with individuals with neurological, orthopedic, and trauma-related conditions.

In addition to his clinical expertise as a physical therapist, Dr. Thompson holds a Ph.D. in biomechanics and movement science where his technical expertise is in molecular biology with an emphasis on bone health and fracture healing. Dr. Thompson has published over 47 peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. Additionally, he has received numerous national and international awards recognizing his contributions to the field of physical therapy and bone biology. Dr. Thompson’s research examines the mechanisms by which bone adapts to exercise and mechanical forces, which have important clinical implications for overall bone health and fractures. Several of these studies focus on drugs that influence skeletal health. Current work is examining how the common anti-epileptic and neuropathic pain drugs influence bone health.

In his roles as a physical therapy clinician, research scientist, and professor Dr. Thompson frequently gives lectures, and presentations, and generates reports/manuscripts.


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Specialty Focus:

Geriatrics, Physical Therapy, Bone, Fractures, Falls, Balance, Slip and Fall, Slip, Fall, Orthopedics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Skeletal Health, Acute Care, Trauma, Orthopedic Trauma, fracture, rehabilitation


BS – Biochemistry – Lee University (Summa Cum Laude)

DPT – Physical Therapy, University of Delaware

PhD – Biomechanics & Movement Science

Molecular Biology – University of Delaware

Postdoctoral Fellowship – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill