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Derek Brady DPT PT HealthQuest Physical Therapy Clarkston

Derek Brady, PT, DPT

2015 Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences with a Minor in Exercise Science from Oakland University
2018 Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Oakland University

Advanced Training/Certifications:
Bloodflow Restriction Training (BFR)
Dry Needling

Areas of Interest:
General Orthopedics
Pre/Post-Surgical Care
Manual Therapy on the spine and extremities
Lumbar Stabilization
Sports Specific Rehabilitation
Strength and Conditioning

APTA Member
Licensed PT State of Michigan

Growing up in Ortonville, sports, exercise, and competition have always been a fabric of who I am. I attended Brandon High School where I played sports year-round and was where I first became interested in the idea of Physical Therapy. After graduating from high school, I continued my sport aspirations with a scholarship to play collegiate soccer. My time playing soccer was ultimately cut short after two years with a traumatic knee injury that resulted in surgical repairs and years of rehabilitation. It was at this defining moment where Physical Therapy flourished into a passion and from my own experiences, I learned the effect injury has on the individual, both physically and mentally.

I transferred to Oakland University to complete my undergraduate degree and started my journey with HealthQuest. I began a PT tech, learning the ropes of what a PT was really about. Once I was accepted into the Doctorate of physical therapy program at Oakland University, I transitioned to FitnessQuest as a personal trainer where I focused on injury risk assessments and corrective training to minimize injuries with athletes and gym members. George and Steve, the co-owners of HealthQuest, gave me the foundation, mentorship, and experiences to grow my skills in understanding body mechanics, assessment, and sport-specific rehabilitation have grown and aided me as a clinician. HealthQuest provides the perfect environment for me to treat each of my patients as a whole.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors. You will usually find me wading a river fly fishing, hiking a backcountry trail at a national park, or playing cornhole with friends.


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