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.
"Running never came natural for me. I suffered chronic shin splints and repetitive stress fractures in my lower leg. I tried formal physical therapy, Ice baths, orthotics and countless hours running in the swimming pool but, still I could not string together more than a few solid weeks of training without becoming injured. Nothing seemed to work. I stopped running all together for about three years
When I made my comeback attempt things were different. I had help! Performance Therapy has made the impossible seem easy. I can go to one session with Mike and he can almost immediately tell about how many miles I have been running, how my diet has been, and even assess for proper hydration! As a self-coached endurance athlete, I understand the importance of having a support group of people who I can trust and bounce ideas off. Mike is a key strand in this web. His experience and no nonsense approach makes life easy for his clients. He employs active release technique (ART) and is able to break up adhesions in my muscles and keep the kinetic chain working properly.
This time around I've been able to train at a very high level, logging more than 3500 miles per year, and have performed well beyond anyone's expectations. I went from being the last placed guy on my team in college to winning road races now! I've taken more than 3 minutes from my 5K time and even broke my college's school record in the 8k by: 61 seconds!
I also work in the running shoe business and am in constant contact with injured runners. I send these clients to Performance Therapy. I sent my wife to Performance Therapy! You're in good hands."