Donna Williams, PT, MHS, ART Certified


Physical Therapist / Director of Rehabilitation

Donna is the Director of Rehabilitation and provides physical therapy services to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush patients. She works with patients pre and postoperatively, including spinal surgical procedures, knee, hip, ankle and shoulder cartilage and ligament surgeries, total joint replacements, fracture rehabilitation, as well as nonsurgical traumatic, repetitive, and degenerative strains and sprains. To ensure the highest level of patient care, Donna works closely and collaboratively with our physicians and case managers. 

She has specialties in Active Release Technique, Performing Arts, Manual therapy with special interest in Hip, Sacroiliac Dysfunction and Spine.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Examines patients' medical histories
  • Evaluates patients' functional mobility and strength
  • Develops treatment plans
  • Administers therapy including manual therapy techniques
  • Instructs patients on exercise programs
  • Communicates regularly with physician on case progress


University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy

University of Indianapolis

  • Masters in Health Science

Professional Certifications and Licenses

  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Illinois
  • Certification in Active Release Technique, whole body

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Member of the Orthopedic Section
    • Member of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group

Donna has office hours at the following location:

Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center