Occupational Therapy

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 the main campus of WFBH - Lexington Medical Center and North Davidson Rehab. 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: 

  • Amputations 
  • 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) 
  • Fractures 
  • Infections 
  • 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