Duke Physical and Occupational Therapy provides a broad spectrum of sports medicine services, including:
Duke's state-of-the-art equipment assists with diagnosis and facilitates recovery. Such equpment includes:
A therapeutic heated pool with individualized instruction is available to patients. In its transitional program, Duke patients can continue their exercise program for up to four months after discharge from PT, at a reasonable cost.
The transitional program provides patients with an independent long-term exercise program for health and wellness and patients maintain access to all sports medicine equipment including therapeutic pool.
Learn more about Duke Physical and Occupational Therapy's aquatic physical therapy program.
The women's health sports medicine program focuses on care and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in the female athlete and her unique needs.
Duke Sports Medicine physical therapy provides physical therapy to active individuals of all ages. From the professional, collegiate, and high school athlete to the weekend warrior or senior athlete, individuals of all ages can benefit from this service.
Physical therapy is provided by licensed physical therapists who are dedicated to excellence in the science and art of rehabilitation of all active individuals. The staff of the sports medicine department has participated in advanced course work in sports medicine, being both participants and educators. Nearly half of the staff is board certified in either sports medicine and/or orthopaedics. Three have dual licenses in physical therapy and athletic training.
Duke Sports Medicine physical therapy staff specializes in caring for most musculoskeletal injuries, especially the unique injuries that occur in athletics. Such specialization includes assessment and treatment of elbow and shoulder injuries, particularly in the overhead athlete. These may include shoulder instability or rotator cuff disorders.
Assessment and treatment of other joint problems that occur as a result of sport and activity are also common place. Injuries to knee ligaments and cartilage and ankle ligaments are examples of this. Muscle strains, tendon injuries, overuse injuries and osteoarthritis are other examples of injuries commonly seen in this clinic.
The Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy of Duke University Medical Center participates in over 70 different plans. For questions regarding insurance coverage, please call 919-681-4879.
To make an appointment for sports medicine physical therapy or for more information, call 919-684-2445 or 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853).
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