Clarkston Physical Therapy Services

Physical Therapy Clarkston, MI

Conveniently located on Main Street in downtown Clarkston. We have a large parking lot so you never have to worry about the stress of downtown parking.  Steve Lukens and George Carson, co-owners of HealthQuest Physical Therapy Clarkston, have deep-rooted ties in the community; Lukens was born and raised in Clarkston and they both have lived and worked in the community for decades. We are known for our life-changing results, and proud to serve the community.

At HealthQuest Physical Therapy Clarkston, we are committed to providing every patient with an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment and living pain-free.  Our patients are more than a number!  This location features a state-of-the-art facility, opened in 2011, as well as a fully equipped gym (FitnessQuest).  HealthQuest’s PT services are convenient for our patients who live or work in the area (Independence Township, Waterford, Holly, Brandon Township, and Lake Angelus).

As our patient in, you will benefit from the fact that we employ a combination of conventional orthopedic and functional neuromuscular medical tools, advanced technology, and methods to arrive at the best conservative, regenerative treatment for relieving pain and promoting healing as well as preventing future problems. You can expect a family dynamic, which makes coming to PT comfortable and rewarding. Our physical therapists provide a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan, tailored and shaped by your goals, and aims to return to a normal routine as quickly as possible.

We understand that you have many options to choose from when it comes to therapy.  However, HealthQuest is the leading choice for individually tailored, outpatient physical therapy in Southeast Michigan. We are known for our life-changing results and proud to assist the Clarkston community.  Our goal is your goal, to enjoy life pain-free.

We want our patients to enjoy therapy and experience clear improvements in their health. Our team is hand-picked by the Director and each member is highly skilled and trained.  Our expert physical therapists provide expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions.  We can help a variety of patients and conditions, from local high school athletes to everyday people seeking recovery and treatment for back pain or joint injuries.  There is no need to suffer from pain, we can help eliminate your pain without drugs or side effects.

Our Special Approach

Our approach to treating patients is unique but simple. We treat people, not just their pain. At HealthQuest Physical Therapy, we specialize in targeting affected areas with the latest, most advanced therapies – and healing the whole patient with our extraordinary level of compassionate & individualized care.

Our three-phase treatment approach to treating pain accesses the whole body and we strive to ensure your pain doesn’t return.  Phase one starts with a comprehensive evaluation to determine the structures causing your symptoms.  This phase focuses on reducing pain and inflammation.  You can expect your physical therapist to use manual techniques and modalities during this phase.  Phase two continues to reduce pain/inflammation but focus shifts to improving joint mobility, range of motion and strength.  Through stretching and strengthening exercises as well as advanced manual techniques, we will work with you to eliminate your pain and help correct the root cause of your issue.  During this phase, you will see a significant improvement in your overall function.  Phase three is geared more towards normalizing and ensuring your symptoms don’t return.  We will incorporate FitnessQuest during this phase and start or get you back to an active lifestyle.   We are confident that we can maximize your outcome with our three-phase physical therapy treatment approach that you can only get at HealthQuest.

Physical Therapy Specializations 

We specialize and treat many conditions, afterall, we are the experts of MOVEMENT.  Our approach is proven to get results and can help you get out of pain!  We want our patients to enjoy therapy and experience clear improvements in their health.  Issues such as back pain, neck pain & shoulder pain, knee, hip or leg pain, knee pain, ankle and foot pain, women's health, balance and coordination issues, hand or wrist pain, or jaw pain are commonly treated. Our physical therapists provide expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions and getting to the root-cause of your issues. Starting with your initial phone call, you will be able to see the difference in our care.  We have designed our system to work with your doctors, employers, and attorneys to make your recovery process as effective and convenient as possible. We have full-time staff members dedicated to working as a liaison between us and all other people involved in your care.

As a patient of ours, you can expect:

  • Personalized Evaluation: Each patient receives a comprehensive individual evaluation with one of our highly skilled physical therapists and will design an individualized treatment plan around your needs and goals to reduce pain, improve your mobility and reduce the chance of future injuries.
  • Hands-on Manual Therapy: Each session includes gentle, expert mobilization of the affected area(s) using specialized manual therapy techniques.
  • Directed Therapeutic Exercise: Our trained exercise specialists guide patients through exercises tailored to their individual needs in our state-of-the-art gyms that are designed to increase mobility, strengthen, and promote swift healing.
  • Biomechanical and Functional Retraining: Patients relearn how to do the tasks that may now be impossible or painful, whether it’s throwing a baseball or sitting at a desk properly. This helps prevent recurrence and improves function.
  • Innovative, Proven Treatments: We pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of research in physical therapy medicine. We are constantly improving our treatments based on the latest medical research and best practices.
  • Seamless Communication: The patient, our staff, and the referring doctor work as a team throughout the course of treatment.
  • Healing Environment: We don’t just treat your injury, we treat you!  Our entire team strives to provide a positive, uplifting environment that will help your healing process be a holistic experience.
  • Innovative, Proven Treatments: We pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of research in physical therapy medicine. We are constantly improving our treatments based on the latest medical research and best practices.

We are completely committed to providing you the highest quality of care available. For treatment of painful conditions, recovery of function, and injury prevention, we are dedicated to maximizing your well-being. Get your life back with our help, call or request a Free Assessment and see how we can help you live pain-free.


32 S. Main Street
Clarkston, MI 48346
Located next to "the Union"

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – Noon
Sunday: Closed

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Physical Therapists & PTAs - Clarkston, MI

Meet The Team

Our Clarkston physical therapists are both compassionate and caring, ambitious toward helping our patients reach their highest level of performance with the least possible amount of discomfort. Our dedicated team consists of leading experts in the physical therapy Clarkston area, any of whom would be happy to work with you on whatever you may be struggling with. They will work hard, not only to get to the root of your problems and provide quality treatment for the pain you are currently experiencing, but they will also use their abilities to provide you with injury prevention services for the future.


Before I started therapy I needed a walker. I could not go up steps and had general muscle weakness. After four weeks of therapy I can walk without pain. I am VERY SATISFIED with the progress I have made. Sarah was an excellent physical therapist and did a great job!

Gilbert B., Rochester Hills MI

Before HQPT I had constant lower back pain every day. Motrin 800 would barely touch it. I always knew I had scoliosis but, I never knew simple exercises would take my pain away. Every visit was extremely helpful and educational. Never pushed me too far but always just enough. If my pain ever comes back or I ever have other issues, I will come back to Richmond HQPT. Thank you!

Shelby H., Richmond, MI

I came in with a lot of pain in my right shoulder that was affecting my job and quality of life. After physical therapy three times a week with Sheri for four weeks I feel great. I play golf with no pain now and can have a pain free work day. Thanks HealthQuest, Especially Sherri.

Mike L., Clarkston MI

Over my time here at HQ of Clarkston, I've gained back my physical confidence. From having no feeling in most of my leg and no ability to stand, I am back running, jumping, and doing what makes me happy. It has been a major struggle, but I am so thankful for the amazing people here at HealthQuest that not only care about my progress, but my well-being, and mental strength as well. I will always feel at home here. what a terrific place to be!

Noah N., Clarkston MI

I suffered huge amounts of pain  from a pinched nerve in my back. I went to see a doctor and they referred me here. I loved all the staff! They were so kind and helpful. Thank you for helping me go back to doing the sport I love. I can swim pain free again!

Riley S., Lake Orion, MI

When I first came to in I was very leary of if physical therapy was a waste of time. This is my third session and I have to say I feel 100 percent better. I truly enjoyed my visits here and I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone looking for caring people who will work with you

Nancy H., Clarkston MI

When I first came in for physical therapy, I was unable to do squats, stairs or even walk long distances without pain. Throughout the process I could feel my legs and knees strengthen. Leaving today, I can feel the difference that has been made over the last two months. I feel like I’m at 100%. I can walk, squat and do stairs as far and as long as i want with little to no pain at all.

Mackenzie H., Clarkston MI

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