As a young child, Brad developed a love for sports. He began running in 1980 and continued to run though high school where he qualified for Junior Olympics and subsequently National Championships 3 times. Brad ran at Francis Marion University before returning to Charleston to earn his Associates degree in Occupational Therapy at Trident Technical College. In 1999, Brad earned the Certification in Advanced Treatment of Neurological Patients from The American Occupational Therapy Association. In 2000, Brad completed the massage therapy program at Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy. He also earned a specialty certification in Neuromuscular Therapy. In 2011, Brad earned his full-body credentialing in Active Release Technique (ART) and is trained in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).
After working for 12 years with patients in the rehab hospital setting treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, and orthopedics, Brad opened his own practice focusing on treating pain and injuries. He also taught Neuromuscular Therapy and Functional Anatomy at Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy. In 2011, Brad partnered with a long time friend, Mike Danenberg, to establish and grow Performance Therapy® of Greenville. The practice has grown to include another ART full-body credentialed therapist and a strength coach specializing in corrective exercise and functional movement.
Today, Brad works closely with 3 professional running teams (GTC Elite, Furman Elite, and ZAP Elite), in addition to collegiate, high school and recreational athletes focusing on running techniques and injury prevention at all levels. He also shares his talents with the local running community by providing free running clinics throughout the year. Brad has a passion for treating pain and working with any person to correct dysfunctional movement patterns that cause their pain including, but not limited to, diagnoses such as sciatic nerve impingement, back pain, joint pain, chronic headaches, and plantar fasciitis. Brad’s knowledge and specialized approach doesn’t limit him to athletes exclusively, everyone can benefit from his services.
"In 2005, I was recovering from my second shoulder reconstruction, and I began my work with Mike Danenberg. A combination of a carefully crafted workout, diet, and ART, my body responded very positively. As a former college placekicker with a bad back, knees, and fibromyalgia, I had relegated my athletics to biking and weight room maintenance. With Mike's program, I brought my body fat down to 5.5%, my strength exceeded my college personal bests. I caught the triathlon bug. With the coaching of Mike and Fred, I was able to train and complete my first Ironman in November 2010. I am grateful for the family at Performance Therapy and the results that changed my life."