William Thompson, PT, DPT

General Physical Therapy, Physical & Occupational Therapy

Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: All Ages

I grad­u­at­ed from Mid­west­ern Uni­ver­si­ty with a Doc­tor­ate in Phys­i­cal Ther­a­py. After being a nurse for 4 years and hav­ing an exten­sive med­ical back­ground I decid­ed to fur­ther my edu­ca­tion and become a phys­i­cal ther­a­pist in order to focus more on my pas­sion for the mus­cu­loskele­tal sys­tem and for reha­bil­i­ta­tion. I enjoy spend­ing one on one time with my patients and find­ing out their pas­sions, what they are lim­it­ed with, and what they want to get back to doing. My goal with every patient is to build a strong rap­port, trust, and indi­vid­u­al­ize their care in order to obtain best pos­si­ble outcomes.


Clinical Interests

I have a spe­cial inter­est in treat­ing sport-relat­ed injuries and help­ing ath­letes return to their com­pe­ti­tions soon­er. I also enjoy help­ing patients of all ages who have gen­er­al mus­cu­loskele­tal impair­ments includ­ing the treat­ment of neck, shoul­der, low back, hip, knee, and ankle dysfunction

Personal Interests

Out­side of work I enjoy watch­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in sports (par­tic­u­lar­ly foot­ball, bas­ket­ball, base­ball, hock­ey, & golf). I also enjoy strength train­ing, bik­ing, out­door activ­i­ties as well as spend­ing time with fam­i­ly and friends.

Illinois State Unievrsity Graduation Date: 2000 Degree: BSN
Illinois State University Graduation Date: 2002 Degree: MS, Exercise Physiology
Midwestern University Graduation Date: 2002 Degree: Doctor of Physical Therapy


Athletic Training & Balance Activities, Body Mechanics, Closed Kinetic Chain Rehab, Core Stabilization, Electrical Stimulation, Ergonomics, Flexibility Training, Functionally-based Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention, Joint Mobilization, Joint Protection, Manual Therapy, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Mechanical Traction, Myofacial Release, Proprioceptive, Scar Friction and Retraction, Taping Techniques, Ultrasound


Chronic Inflammatory Pain Disorders, General Musculoskeletal Disorders/Injuries, Spine Disorders, Work-Related Injury