Dr. James Villers
- t-DPT, Hardin-Simmons University
- B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Health Professions
- Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
- Clinical practicums
- Introduction to clinical education
- Musculoskeletal examination and management
- Musculoskeletal pathology
Areas of Expertise:
- Orthopedic and manual physical therapy examination and intervention
- Movement system impairment
- Spine and foot/ankle region
- Effects of manual therapy on patient outcomes
Dr. Villers received his BS degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Health Professions in Galveston, TX in 1982. He received fellowship designation in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist under signature of The Manual Therapy Institute in 2011. He received his t-DPT from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX in 2014. He has practiced in multiple clinical settings for the past 34 years with specialty area in outpatient orthopedics and manual physical therapy. He has been a director of acute care and outpatient facilities and owner of a private physical therapy clinic. He has experience as a Clinical Instructor and Central Coordinator of Clinical Education in these settings. In 2010, Dr. Villers was recognized by the Texas Physical Therapy Association for his exemplary patient care and community service by receiving the Ruby Decker Award. Currently, Dr. Villers continues his clinical practice in outpatient orthopedics and manual physical therapy, in addition to his academic appointment.
Dr. Villers initially joined Angelo State University’s Physical Therapy program as an adjunct lecturer in 2002. He received appointment as Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Assistant Clinical Professor in 2012. His teaching areas include Clinical Practicums I, II and III and Musculoskeletal Examination and Management.
He is an active member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association, and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.