Heather S. Myers, DPT, ATC, LAT, PT, SCS 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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Contact
919-668-1451
Fax number
919-681-1656 Appointments
919-668-1451 Fax number
Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. 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 co-payments, co–insurances, 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.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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Contact
919-668-1451 Fax number
WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
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.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
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.

PUBLICATIONS
View Heather Myers's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.