• Faculty
  • Nata Salvatori, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

    • Title: Center Manager of Sports Therapy, Co-Coordinator of Sports Residency ; Physical Therapist
    • Employer: Brooks Rehabilitation
    • Telephone: (904) 854-2090
    • Email: Nata.Salvatori@BrooksRehab.org
    Full Bio

    Dr. Nata Salvatori currently is a clinician and educator who serves as faculty and mentor to the Brooks/ UNF Sports Residency and Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Fellowship. Her responsibilities include advising current residents and fellows on case reports, presentations and patient management, including on-site mentoring of clinicians participating in these programs. Dr. Salvatori is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Florida’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program where she teaches classes such as Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Imaging and Exercise Prescription. She also serves in several committees as the national and state/local levels, such as the AAOMPT Stands Subcommittee on International Monitoring, Orthopaedic Section Membership Committee, and  FPTA Membership Committee. 

    • Doctorate: Doctor of Physical Therapy Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Residency: Orthopaedic Residency Brooks/University of North Florida
    • Bachelors: B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Brooks/University of North Florida
    • Certification: Orthopedic Clinical Specialist American Physical Therapy Association,
      • and Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), American Physical Therapy Association

    Dr. Salavatori’s clinical specialization and interest is within the specialty areas of orthopaedics and sports with a particular interest in managing individuals with spine and sports-related injuries. Dr. Salvatori is an OMPT practitioner and Fellow of the American Academcy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Dr. Salvatori was first recognized as an AAOMPT Fellow in 2012.

    Dr. Salvatori has an Adjunct appointment at the University of North Florida where she teaches third year DPT students classes such as Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Imagining and Exercise Prescription.

    Currently, Dr. Salvatori serves as Co-Coordinator of the Brooks Sports Residency as well as faculty and mentor for both the Brooks/UNF Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and Orthopaedic Residency.

    Dr. Salvatori has performed Poster presentations at national conferences such as AAOMPT annual conference; APTA national conferences and meetings; and Combined Sections Meeting. Dr. Salvatori has also presented posters at the IFOMPT conference in Quebec City, Canada. In addition, she serves as a faculty member for the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning where she teaches continuing education courses within the content areas of physical therapy management of the knee joint and concussion management.

    Dr. Salvatori has also contributed to book content in the latest version of the O-Sullivan book preparing to take the National Physical Therapy Examination. 

    At the national level, Dr. Salvatori has served as the Chair for the APTA Orthopedic Section Membership Committee from 2013 to present. She is a member of the APTA since 2007 and a member (since 2009) and Fellow (since 2012) of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). In addition, Dr. Salvatori serves in the AAOMPT Standards Subcommittee on International Monitoring (SSCIM) since 2012. At the state and local level, she also serves as Vice-Chair for the Florida Physical Therapy Association Membership Committee from 2012 to present. Dr. Salvatori is the Outpatient Orthopaedics Coordinator for the Brooks System and is also part of the Brooks Outcome Measures Committee.

    Awards:

    Recipient of Outstanding Physical Therapist Student Award from the Orthopaedic Section. (2009)

    Recipient of the James Gould Excellence in Research Award – Case Series of 2010 from the Orthopaedic Section. (2010)

    Recipient of the Terri Wise Memorial Scholarship from the Medical College of Virginia, Physical Therapy Department. (2010)