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.
"Throughout my years of training beginning in High School with the 5k, College with the 8k, and then continuing on with the marathon and beyond I have always relied on professional advice to properly train my body to perform at it's highest ability. I had the luxury of physical trainers, coaches, and equipment throughout High School and College and utilized them weekly. When I moved to Greenville in 2009 I quickly realized the absence of a reliable physical therapy resource and watched my rate of injury increase. Performance Therapy came highly recommended through numerous success stories of other local athletes competing at all levels and I decided to attend one of their running clinics. I was very impressed that the entire staff of Performance Therapy came to the free event and could tell they genuinely cared about each individual athlete. This same personal treatment is felt every time I come in for an appointment and interact with the thorough staff. My performances have spoken to the comprehensive analysis' and experiences I have had and will continue to have at Performance Therapy. Thank you for helping me maintain a high level of fitness, for your unselfish community outreach, and your unwavering dedication to helping athletes achieve their goals!"
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