Physical Therapy Services in Longboat Key
Director: Andrew Elton, PT
LONGBOAT KEY OFFICE
5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Ste 204A
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Andy Elton started his physical therapy career after graduating from the University of Florida in 1991. A Healthsouth sports medicine fellowship got him involved with the rehabilitation and performance training of young athletes in addition to the traditional side of outpatient orthopedics. This was a natural fit, growing up an athlete in Bradenton, Florida and extending this into his college days as a place kicker for University of Florida prior to entering physical therapy school. After obtaining sports performance certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and USA weightlifting, Andy’s focus turned to delivering the best of both exercise and manual therapy to his clients. Research is now providing better answers to how and why manual therapy and therapeutic exercises help to improve movement and reduce pain. Andy applies these concepts to help his patients create independence from common issues such as balance and fall issues, neck and back pain, shoulder pain and tennis/golfer’s elbow, hip bursitis and knee pain, wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome as well as ankle injuries heel and foot pain.
Fitness Quest Physical Therapy located on Longboat Key opened in July of 2016. At the request of the Longboat Key Foundation and the area residents Fitness Quest in a partnership with AllCare Medical opened up our clinic that resides in the Centre Shops plaza on Gulf of Mexico Drive.