Biosciences Graduate Program

Glenn N. Williams, PT, PhD, ATC, SCS


Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Primary Office: 1-247 Medical Education Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-6985

Web: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Sports Medicine Research Laboratory


BS, Physical Education/Exercise Science, The King's College
MPT, U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, Baylor University
PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware

Licensure and Certifications

Licensed Physical Therapist, Iowa State Board of Licensing
Athletic Training, National Athletic Trainer's Board of Certification
Sports Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Research Summary

Musculoskeletal biomechanics and sports medicine research; neuromuscular plasticity after joint trauma (e.g. ACL tear, meniscus tear, rotator cuff tear); minimization of muscle atrophy and weakness after joint injury; neuromuscular control of the knee and shoulder joints; post-traumatic osteoarthritis; neuromuscular plasticity with aging; comparative effectiveness research on musculoskeletal rehabilitation interventions

Selected Publications

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Williams G, Shaffer M.  Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation.  Springer.  2011. 

Krishnan C, Allen E, Williams G.  Effect of Knee Position on Quadriceps Muscle Force Steadiness and Activation Strategies.  Muscle & Nerve.  2011. 43(4):563-573.

Krishnan C, Williams G.  Factors explaining Chronic Knee Extensor Strength Deficits after ACL Reconstruction.  Journal of Orthopaedic Research.  2011. 29(5):633-640.

Pedersen D, Klocke N, Thedens D, Martin J, Williams G, Amendola A.  Integrating Cartilage-Specific T1rho MRI into Knee Clinic Diagnostic Imaging.  Iowa Orthopaedic Journal.  2011. 31:99-109.

Williams G.  Factors Contributing to Side-to-Side Strength Differences in People 2 to 15 years after ACL Reconstruction.  2010 February. 

Krishnan C, Williams G.  Error Associated with Antagonist Muscle Activity in Isometric Knee Strength Testing.  European Journal of Applied Physiology.  2010. 109(3):527-536.

Cox E, Cohen E, Mellecker C, Raw R, Fraser A, Williams G, Albright J.  Intraoperative Femoral Nerve Stimulation in Evaluation of Patellar Tracking: Tourniquet Effects and Catheter Placement.  Iowa Orthopaedic Journal.  2010. 30:104-108.

Williams G, Krishnan C.  Quantification Method Affects Estimates of Voluntary Quadriceps Activation.  Muscle & Nerve.  2010. 41(6):868-874.

Williams G, Allen E.  Rehabilitation of Syndesmotic (High) Ankle Sprains.  Sports Health.  2010. 2(6):460-470.

Krishnan C, Williams G.  Evoked Tetanic Torque and Activation Level Explain Strength Differences by Side.  Journal of Applied Physiology.  2009. 106(5):769-774.

Date Last Modified: 06/06/2016 - 13:17:48