Justin Payette

Justin Payette

Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Program Director - Sports Residency, Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist, PT Faculty Practice

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1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 307 DHSP

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Office Hours

By appointment


Justin Payette, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is a Clinical Assistant Professor 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. Justin has been a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2009, and a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy since 2012. Justin currently teaches Applied Kinesiology in the UIC DPT program. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at UIC, Justin is the director of UIC's Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program, is part of UIC’s Physical Therapy Faculty Practice, and is a faculty in UIC’s Orthopaedic Residency Program.

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, Biology, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, 2006