Paul A. Salamh, PT, DPT, PhD

Dr. Paul Salamh

Faculty Development Resident

Phone: 919-681-2896

Office: Wing B, #206


Dr. Salamh is a 2007 graduate of the Duke DPT program and a successful orthopedic sports physical therapist and clinical researcher. He recently accepted the inaugural Duke DPT Faculty Development Residency position and is actively involved throughout the curriculum. His passions include the prevention and resolution of athletic injuries along with teaching and education.

He serves as a manuscript reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals, including: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy Journal, International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy Reviews.


  • PhD, Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2015

  • DPT, Duke University, 2007

  • BS, Health Sciences, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 2003


  • PT 725 Sports Rehabilitation at the World University Games Elective (Course director)

  • PT 704 Musculoskeletal Patient Management I (Instructor)

  • PT 703 Evidence-Based Practice II (Instructor)


Orthopaedics, manual therapy, sports medicine


  • The prevention and resolution of posterior shoulder tightness among overhead athletes and the post-operative population

  • The prevention and treatment of various shoulder pathologies

Recent publications

Awards and honors

  • Achievement of Distinction—Outstanding Research Manuscript Award, American Physical Therapy Association (Sports Physical Therapy Section), 2013

  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2011