Robert (Bob) Salvatori, PT, DPT, DSc, MBA

Assistant Professor, PT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Manual Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Bellin College
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine
Master of Business Administration, Oklahoma City University
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Temple University

Research Interests

Persistent Pain Management
Psychologically Informed Practice
Cervicogenic Dizziness
Vestibular Rehab

Dr. Robert (Bob) Salvatori joined the Austin, TX campus Doctor of Physical Therapy program core faculty in 2022. He possesses more than 40 years of clinical experience specializing in general orthopedics, spinal dysfunction, persistent pain management and vestibular rehab. Dr. Salvatori has served in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, rehab, home health and outpatient. He has also served as a clinic director and agency manager.

Dr. Salvatori graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 1979. He received a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University in 1990 and completed certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (Cert. MDT) through the McKenzie Institute in 1998. He completed his transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2013 and became a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2015. He completed his orthopedic manual therapy certification through Regis University and achieved Fellowship status through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2018. He completed his certificate of competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation from the 360 Neuro Health Institute in 2019 and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy at Bellin College in 2022.

Dr. Salvatori was a co-author of a published systematic review that examined the influence of manual therapy dosing on outcomes in patients with hip osteoarthritis. He also co-authored a retrospective cohort study that examined the relationships between pain-associated psychological distress, pain intensity, patient expectations and physical function in individuals with musculoskeletal pain.