D. S. Blaise Williams III, PT, Ph.D



Professional interests

Blaise Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Director of the VCU RUN LAB housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science.  Dr. Williams’ main teaching responsibilities are within the orthopedic and sports curriculum. He continues to treat athletes of all levels at the VCU Sports Medicine Clinic. His research interests are in the areas of biomechanics and pathomechanics of running injuries, dynamic balance after injury and limb coordination during functional tasks.


  • Ph.D. Biomechanics and Movement Science (2000) University of Delaware

  • MPT Physical Therapy (1996) University of Maryland at Baltimore

  • BA Biology (1992) University of Virginia`

Key professional service activities

Editorial Board: Journal of Applied Biomechanics

Reviewer: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Sport Biomechanics, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Physical Therapy in Sport, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Journal of Athletic Training, Pediatric Exercise Science, Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Applied Physiology

Chair: Running Special Interest Group, Sports Section, APTA