Richard Willy, PT, PhD

Dr. Rich Willy is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Montana (Missoula, MT, USA) and the Director of the Montana Running Lab. He received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware and his master of physical therapy from Ohio University. Dr. Willy has been a clinician and researcher for 20 years specializing in the treatment of the injured runner. He has presented on lower extremity injury to multiple Olympic sports medicine staffs from around the world as well as to the National Basketball Association. He has published over 65 peer-reviewed papers on two populations: endurance runners and tactical athletes. His research aims to develop clinically effective treatments for individuals with patellofemoral pain, Achilles tendon injuries, and bone stress injuries. His research has been funded by the United States Department of Defense and the Foundation for Physical Therapy. He and his work have been regularly featured in Runner’s World and Outside Magazine. Dr. Willy treats runners of all levels, from the new runner to the elite competitor.