Susan F. Saliba


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1999
  • M.P.T., Hahnemann University, 1989
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1987
  • B.S., University of Virginia, 1986

Dr. Susan Saliba has 18 years of clinical experience as both a physical therapist and athletic trainer. She currently teaches courses in the NATA Accredited Advanced Masters’ In Athletic Training Curriculum, including gross anatomy, pathophysiology and rehabilitation, manual therapy techniques, orthopedic bases of sports medicine and advanced therapeutic modalities. She is also the director of the undergraduate program in Kinesiology, a major that prepares students for graduate education in medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, physician assistant or other allied health professions. Dr. Saliba has been recognized by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for service and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Research Interests

Research interests focus on establishing clinical efficacy for therapeutic interventions in sports medicine. Dr. Saliba has been supported by the General Clinical Research Center for studies that have examined the use of intravenous fluids in football players, and mechanisms of iron deficiency in female athletes. She has also been funded by the NATA Foundation for a mechanistic study to examine clinical application of phonophoresis, a common therapeutic modality. She was recently awarded a grant by the Orthopedic Section of the APTA to investigate the use of cryotherapy and transcutaneous electrical stimulation on arthrogenic muscle inhibition in patients with knee osteoarthritis.