Justin Payette

Justin Payette

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, PT Faculty Practice

Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Physical Therapy


Office Hours

By appointment


Justin Payette, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois Chicago. Justin received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 2010. After graduation, Justin went on to complete a sports physical therapy residency at St. Francis University in 2011. While in his residency, Justin was involved in concussion research, teaching, and care of the university’s athletes. Justin has been a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2009, and a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy since 2012. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at UIC, Justin is part of UIC’s Physical Therapy Faculty Practice, and is on staff with UIC’s orthopaedic residency program. When not at UIC, Justin is employed part time as a physical therapist in the outpatient orthopaedic setting.

Selected Publications

“Prevalence of Neurocognitive and Balance Deficits in Collegiate Aged Football Players Without Clinically Diagnosed Concussion”, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

“A Novel Cryotherapy Compression Wrap in the Management of Acute Ankle Sprains: Potential Use for Special Operators on the Battlefield”, Journal of Special Operations Medicine

Notable Honors

2012 - Excellence in Research Award Recipient, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy


Sports Physical Therapy Residency, Saint Francis University, 2011
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Marquette University, 2010 -
BS in Biology, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, 2006