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Physical Therapy

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. Thirteen have dual licenses in physical therapy and athletic training.
The SMPT 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, including injuries to knee ligaments and cartilage and ankle ligaments. Muscle strains, tendon injuries, overuse injuries and osteoarthritis are other examples of injuries commonly seen in this clinic.
The SMPT department is located in the Pepsi-Co building on the Center for Living campus. The physical therapy department is a spacious department, housing state of the art equipment to help assess and rehabilitate an individual to their maximal potential. The facility also houses a heated therapeutic pool, a full complement of weight and aerobic equipment, locker room and shower facilities.

Specialized Services

The Duke Sports Medicine Physical Therapy staff offers numerous treatments and services to help individuals perform at their highest potential. These services include:
Aquatic Therapy
Running Analysis
ACL Prevention - Speed and agility camps
Dance Medicine
Soccer Outreach and Performance Enhancement
Outreach services to local area schools
Gymnastics Outreach
Isokinetic Testing
Functional Movement Screening
Y-Balance Assessment
Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Postural Restoration
Return to Sports Functional Assessments
Running Clinics
Concussion Evaluations and Treatments
Dry Needling

To schedule a physical therapy appointment, please call (919)681-1656.

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