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Dr. James Villers

Clinical Professor Department of Physical Therapy


Dr. Villers received his BS in Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Health Professions in Galveston, TX in 1982; fellowship designation in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist under signature of The Manual Therapy Institute in 2011; and t-DPT from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX in 2014. Dr. Villers has practiced in multiple clinical settings over the past three decades including acute care, orthopedic outpatient, and private practice. The Texas Physical Therapy Association has recognized Dr. Villers for his exemplary patient care and community service by awarding him the Ruby Decker Award. He is an active member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association, and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

Dr. Villers initially joined Angelo State University’s Physical Therapy program as an adjunct lecturer in 2002 with full time appointment in 2012. He teaches lecture and lab in the Musculoskeletal Examination and Management tract. In addition to his academic appointment, he maintains a clinical practice in outpatient orthopedics and manual physical therapy. His area of research is in the effects of manual therapy.