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Outpatient Locations
Outpatient Services | Driving Evaluations | Lymphedema Management program
Neurologic Rehabilitation | Obstetric PT services | Aquatic Services
Osteoporosis | Functional Capacity Evaluation | Vestibular Rehab Program
Wheelchair & Seating Clinic | Spine Care | Patient Resources

Duke Health Center at Southpoint


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Spine Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy at Duke Health Center Southpoint is dedicated to helping patients with spinal dysfunction to return to maximum function.
We provide individualized evaluation and treatment for the following patient populations:
  • Spinal injuries including trauma and MVA
  • Acute neck and low back sprain/strain
  • Post-operative Back Rehabilitation
  • Diagnoses including DDD, spinal stenosis, HNP
Treatment incorporates manual therapy techniques, modalities, exercise including core stabilization programs, and patient education with postural training and body mechanics.

Posture & Back School

Posture & Back School
Physical Therapy at Duke Health Center Southpoint values preventative back care with patient education and training.
We provide education regarding back care and lifestyle management. Each patient is instructed in proper body mechanics for the safe completion of ADLs.
Examples of back care education we may address:
  • Transfers and lifting in household activities
  • Sport-specific mechanics
  • Child-care activities
  • General computer workstation education
  • Work activities
  • Osteoporosis management
An integral component of Posture and Back Care includes an individualized core stabilization program.

Musculosketal Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy at Duke Health Center Southpoint is committed to serving patients with general orthopaedic injury.
We provide individualized evaluation and treatment for the following patient populations:
  • Joint pain of elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles
  • Post-operative outpatient care including total joint replacements and arthroscopic surgeries
  • Soft tissue injuries involving sprains/strains including rotator cuff tendonitis, patellofemoral dysfunction, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.

Contact Us & Scheduling

Meet the Staff

Sara Thorne, PT,DPT, OCS
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday-Friday
Appointments: (919) 684-2445
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Clinic Locations
For appointments: (919)684-2445
2. Duke Clinic
Clinic 1E
Duke University Medical Center
Trent Drive and Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
804 W. Trinity Avenue
Durham, NC 27701
3000 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705
932 Morreene Road
Durham, NC 27705
3116 North Duke Street
Durham, NC 27704
3609 Southwest Durham Drive
Durham. NC 27707
6301 Herndon Road
Durham, NC 27713
Finch-Yeager Building
Frank Bassett Drive
(off Science Drive)
Durham, NC 27710
Appointmnets: 919-681-1656
Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
10211 Alm St., Suite 203
Raleigh, NC 27617
12. Duke Medicine Physical Therapy Knightdale
162 Legacy Oaks Dr. Suite 1221A
Knightdale, NC 27545
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC 27703
267 South Churton
Hillsborough, NC 27278
1821 Hillandale Road
 Suite 25B
 Durham, NC  27705