Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy of Duke University Medical Center. On behalf of our Department, we pledge to make the health and rehabilitation needs of our patients our number one priority. We will accomplish this through demonstrated excellence in clinical practice, clinical education, and clinical research.

Hours of Operation

Orthopedic & Sports Injuries

Work Conditioning

Functional Capacity Evaluations

Hand Therapy

Additional Information

Contact Us & Directions

The Physical Thereapy Gym

Duke PT at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic

Hours of Operation (top)
Clinic hours from 7AM - 5PM, Monday - Friday (open until 6 PM on Tuesday & Thursday)

Duke Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic is our newest out-patient orthopaedic facility which is conveniently located between Durham & Chapel Hill.

  • 4000+ square foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment
  • open and private treatement areas

Orthopedic & Sports Injuries (top)
Pre-operative, Operative, and Non-operative care:

  • Spine & SI Dysfunction
  • Shoulder
  • Knee & Hip
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Elbow & Hand
  • Total Joint Replacement

Hands on approach through manual therapy techniques, and one-on-one exercise prescriptions.

Sports related injuries from high school to weekend athletes, and runners / tri-athletes of all age groups.

Repetitive stress injuries involving workplace ergonomics.

Work Conditioning (top)
work conditioning

  • Program utilizing all the skill's of our trained physical therapist, but focused on returning clients to their pre-injury employment.
  • An intensive course of therapy 3-5 days per week to improve range of motion, strength, cardio vascular endurance, and educate in proper lifting & work place ergonomics.

Functional Capacity Evaluations (top)

Valspar 9 Our trained therapist follow the guidelines endorsed by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which endorses the hierarchy of safety, reliability, validity, practicality, endurance, speed, and flexibility.

The Valpar 9 assessment tool is one of the many standardized evaluation techniques that are used to accurately reflect a clients physical tolerances and abilities.

Hand Therapy (top)

Dedicated hand therapy room where our team of therapist works closely with the referring physician to offer: hand therapy

  • Custom Splinting
  • Personalized care & attention
  • Hand specific exercise prescriptions

Specialized in the treatment of:

  • Traumatic hand injuries requiring highly skilled custom splinting to achieve specific outcomes.
  • Carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress disorders involving the hand and elbow.
  • Rheumatiod and osteo arthritic hand injuries preventing normal daily function.

Additional Information (top)

We provide individualized exercise programs dedicated to helping patients with osteoporosis maintain and increase their function including:
• Weight-bearing Exercise
• Workouts in our Handicapped Accessible Therapeutic Pool
• Resistance Exercise Training
• Body Mechanics
• Postural Education
** Research shows that appropriate regular exercise can reduce the likelihood of bone fractures associated with osteoporosis. Studies show that exercise requiring muscles to pull on bones can help retain bone density. **

Contact Us / Directions (top)

Department of Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic
3609 SW Durham Dr.
Durham, North Carolina 27713
919.419.8957 - phone (To schedule select option #1.)
919.419.8972 - fax