Heather S. Myers, DPT, ATC, LAT, PT, SCS
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I believe that an athlete should return to the field with better movement and better performance than before injury.
– Heather S. Myers, DPT, ATC, LAT, PT, SCS

Heather S. Myers, DPT, ATC, LAT, PT, SCS

Physical Therapist, Sports Medicine Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Physical Therapy, Sports
Where I See Patients
Duke Physical Therapy Sports Medicine at the Center for Living - Durham, NC
I believe that an athlete should return to the field with better movement and better performance than before injury.
– Heather S. Myers, DPT, ATC, LAT, PT, SCS
My Locations
Duke Physical Therapy Sports Medicine at the Center for Living
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About Me

I am a board certified sports physical therapy specialist and a certified athletic trainer who specializes in Sports Medicine Rehabilitation. I have been an instructor for physical therapy doctoral students and currently serve as a faculty mentor for our residency and fellowship programs. Mentoring has been a very rewarding way for me to pass on my love for sports medicine. I enjoy the balance of creativity and science required to return an injured athlete to full participation. A comprehensive approach to functional and athletic movement is needed to both prevent injury and return to sport. This is why I became certified in both the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Addressing dysfunctional movement patterns should be a priority for any athlete- from adolescents to professionals – who we see at Duke Sports Physical Therapy. I use many methods to treat these injuries, some of which require additional advanced education and certification such as the Graston Technique and Dry Needling (Kinetacore trained). I treat athletes from a number of sports, from high school football players to professional triathletes and everything in between. I believe that an athlete should return to the field with better movement and better performance than before injury.

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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Physical Therapy, Sports
BS, Athletic Training, Towson University (Maryland), 2000
Master of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2007
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2009
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

Research in sports medicine is increasing and Duke Sports Physical Therapy is a big part of this advancement. Our overall research goals aim to improve injury prevention and outcomes. Some of examples include: measuring quadriceps size and strength in patients who undergo ACL reconstruction, how dry needling can impact flexibility and function, the effectiveness of concussion treatment, functional screening measurements, musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging, and characteristics that may predispose athletes to injuries.

View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • Experience Health
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any copayments, co–insurance, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Industry Relationships
Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported outside relationships with industry.