Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams, PT, DPT

Detroit Tigers Physical Therapist

Robbie Williams, PT, DPT is a dual graduate from Central Michigan University. Robbie completed his bachelors degree in Health Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs in 2011. From there he attended physical therapy school, graduating in 2014. Robbie took his first job out of school near his hometown in Holt, MI. It was here where he began to pursue his passion in sports medicine and orthopedics. In the first year of his professional career he attended numerous conferences across the country concentrated on manual therapy, IASTM, and current best practices in orthopedics, highlighted by some of the most respected clinicians in the field.

In 2015, Robbie was invited to Birmingham, AL in which he would spend the next year training under the mentorship of Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA at Champion Sports Medicine and the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI). In his time in Birmingham, Robbie was able to participate in biomechanical throwing assessments, educate local clinicians apart ASMI’s weekly conferences, and speak at the first annual PhysioSports National Sports Medicine Conference in Baltimore, MD. He worked routinely with the medical staff of Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center for patient follow-ups, therapy consults, as well as frequent surgery observations. In his clinical work at Champion Sports Medicine, Robbie gained great experience with Dr. Wilk in post-operative ACL rehabilitation, surgical and overuse rehabilitation to the throwers shoulder and elbow, and a variety of other athletic injuries. Robbie has experience working with athletes from the NBA, MLB, NFL, and a variety of NCAA men’s & women’s programs. Robbie has published journal articles and textbook chapters on ACL prevention and rehabilitation, as well as assessment and treatment of the thrower’s shoulder/elbow. He has published a chapter on the athlete’s shoulder in a home study course for the APTA’s Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) examination.

Upon completion of his fellowship in 2016, Robbie returned to Michigan accepting a position in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan- MedSport. He worked daily with the orthopedic staff at the University of Michigan in the treatment of injuries in both elite and recreational athletes in the community. In January 2017, Robbie was invited to the 35th Annual ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course as a faculty member, presenting on plyometrics in the thrower.

In February 2017, Robbie accepted a position with the Detroit Tigers baseball organization and is the current MLB team physical therapist. Robbie spends the baseball season working with the medical and training staff in the care and management of the MLB team.