Wake Forest Baptist Health Rehabilitation Services - North Davidson provides comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation for all ages, from infant through adult.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our patients. Following injury or illness we will help patients return to their highest level of functional independence.
A physician referral is required. We are able to provide continuity of care working closely with your doctor within or outside of the Wake Forest Baptist Health system.
Specialized Hand Therapy Services Get You Back To Your Life
At some time, most of us have experienced a problem using our hands. We know problems can be painful and can lead to the loss of full hand function, resulting in our inability to perform the daily activities that we've done automatically. That's why it is so important to get the best possible therapy after an accident or injury to your hand or arm.
Lexington Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services has the only certified hand therapist in Davidson, Davie and Rowan Counties. Sandra Martin is certified by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. To achieve the designation, Martin was required to have a minimum of 4,000 hours in direct hand therapy, to pass several examinations, demonstrate advanced clinical skills and theory in upper limb rehabilitation and to have five years of clinical experience. Martin actually has more than 20 years experience in occupational therapy.
The most common hand conditions treated:
- Fractures and lacerations
- Sprains and strains of muscles
- Injuries to tendons, ligaments and nerves
- Repetitive use injuries such as carpel tunnel syndrome and arthritis
- Joint pain
Martin explains that hand therapy is quite specialized, and there is a small margin between good and fair outcomes. The key, she says, is close communication between the patient, the physician and the therapist.
The occupational therapists at Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Our team of highly skilled therapists uses specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment to provide individualized care to each patient infant to adult.
Occupational therapy services are offered at Rehabilitation Services - Lexington and Rehabilitation Services - North Davidson. Our occupational therapists hold specialty certifications including a Certified Handwriting Specialist and a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).
A CHT offers specialized care to patients in rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle and provides therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb.
Diagnoses treated by occupational therapy include:
- Arthritis and rheumatic diseases
- CVA (stroke)
- Crush injuries/mutilating trauma
- Cumulative trauma disorders
- Developmental disabilities
- Dislocations and subluxations
- Dupuytren's disease
- Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
- Ligamentous injury and instability
- Neuromuscular diseases – ALS, MS, MD
- Pain (e.g. complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia)
- Rotator cuff dysfunction (pre- and post-surgical rehab)
- Sensory Processing Disorder Spinal cord and central nervous system injuries
- Tendon injuries and conditions (e.g., lacerations, transfers, tendonitis, ruptures)
- Thermal and electrical injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Wounds and scars
We offer an individualized approach to occupational, physical and speech therapy for children from birth to age 21. Our staff will work with you and your referring physician to develop and provide personalized therapy plans that:
- Improve your child's functional performance by using hands-on treatments
- Educate you about managing at-home or school needs
- Provide you with links to community resources
If your child needs therapy for more than one discipline, we can schedule appointments in the same building on the same day. Our two convenient locations, Lexington and North Davidson, provide you with expert professional care close to home. Our experienced therapists go the extra mile to research and understand your child’s unique needs.
Our physical therapists treat children with a variety of conditions:
- Acquired brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental coordination disorders
- Down syndrome
- Feeding and swallowing disorders
- Gross and fine motor skills delays
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Language disorders and delays
- Speech disorders and delays
- Sensory processing disorder
- Sports injuries
- Spina bifida
- Spinal cord injuries
- Stuttering therapy
- Toe walking
Occupational therapists help children develop their abilities to interact with the world. Problems may include difficulty paying attention or difficulty with fine motor skills such as writing or cutting.
Physical therapists help children develop mobility if they are not developing at an age-appropriate level.
Speech-language pathologists help children develop their ability to communicate when speech or language skills are not developing at an age-appropriate level.
Early and consistent therapy not only speeds recovery, but decreases an athlete’s time away from the sport.
Recovery After Surgery
Our therapists can help develop a home program that promotes healing and a return to better health.
The licensed physical therapists at Rehabilitation Services - Lexington and North Davidson provide physical therapy to people of all ages (infant through geriatric) with a variety of injuries and disorders. Upon referral from a physician the physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation to establish a treatment plan specific to your needs and goals. Treatment sessions are typically 45 minutes and individualized, with the therapist treating only you.
- Plantar fascitis
- Frozen shoulder
- S/P fracture
- ACL tear
- Ankle sprain
- Repetitive injuries
- Shoulder dislocation
- Rotator cuff rehab
- ACL rehab
- Spinal fusion
- Total knee
- Total hip
- Total shoulder
- Reverse total shoulder
- Total ankle replacement
- McKenzie spine program
- Core stabilization
- Posture and back safety education
- Head Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Inner ear problems that affect balance
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Work-related injuries
- Strength and cardiovascular conditioning
- Balance program/fall prevention
- Gait training
- Amputee rehab
- Lymphedema program
- Wound care
- Aquatic/pool therapy
- Manual therapy
- Thermal/laser/electrical therapeutic treatments
- Isokinetic strength testing
- Kinesiotaping (therapeutic taping)
- Pediatric physical therapy