Nicholas D. Potter

Nicholas is the Assistant Director of Athletic Rehabilitation at Duke University and associate adjunct professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke. He also provides sports medicine coverage for USA Shooting and the US Soccer Federation. In 2008 Nicholas covered USA Shooting at the Beijing Olympics. Nicholas earned his B.S. in Sports Medicine from Mercyhurst College followed by his doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from Duke University School of Medicine. Following Duke Nicholas matriculated through SportsMedicine of Atlanta’s Orthopaedic Primary Care Physical Therapy Residency and Manual Therapy Fellowship programs, which upon completion was followed by Duke University’s Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship program.

As the Assistant Director of Athletic Rehabilitation Nicholas provides physio coverage for Duke basketball and football programs on a daily basis, provides consultation for 24 additional sports at Duke PRN, and coordinates the sports medicine research initiative within Duke Athletics.  His areas of clinical expertise include manual medicine, biomechanical analysis, and functional return to sport with a special interest in the treatment of sports hernia/athletic pubalgia. In addition he has created a biomechanical assessment tool with correlating biomechanical enhancement program which has proven to be an invaluable addition reducing the number of injuries, improving technique in the weight room, and enhancing performance on the court/field.  In the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Nicholas instructs Primary Care Physical Therapy, and the Division I Sports Physical Therapy Elective. 

Nicholas has lectured at APTA’s CSM and Annual Conferences, the College Athletic Trainer’s and Team Physician’s Symposium (CATS), the NATA National Conference, various regional and state conferences and also the 2011 International Olympic Committee’s World Conference on Injury Prevention and Illness in Sport (Monte-Carlo, Monaco).

Nicholas D. Potter
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy
ATC: Certified Athletic Trainer
OCS: Orthopedic Certified Specialist
SCS: Sports Certified Specialist

Mercyhurst College 
B.S. Sports Medicine
Duke University 
Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Sports Medicine of Atlanta
Primary Care PT Residency
Manual Therapy Fellowship 
Duke University Sports Medicine
Sports PT Fellowship
Current Employment:
Duke University Athletics
Assistant Director of 
         Athletic Rehabilitation
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Duke University Doctor PT Program
Associate Adjunct Professor
USA Shooting
Team Physiotherapist
US Soccer Federation
Consultant Physiotherapist
NDP Medical 

Pages on Potter:

Potter Blog

Up Coming Courses

Press/Public Relations

Sports Medicine Resume

Conference Resume



About Nicholas Potter