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.
"When I think about my training and goals, the focus always lies on what can I be doing today to make my tomorrow better. I am always thinking of how I can get to the next level and maximize my fullest potential as an athlete. This way of thinking has allowed me to achieve many of my dreams and is a huge reason why I was able to find Mike Danenberg and his team at Performance Therapy. Active Release Therapy (A.R.T.) is a form of physical therapy using manual soft tissue release that has changed my life. Mike, who is a true healer, can make any one, of any age, of any ability level--optimized. He wants nothing more than to build relationships with people and help them move freely while feeling better than they were on their best day prior. Mike truly puts the art in A.R.T as his skills and mind for his craft are second to none. I feel literally "touched by an angel" each time I am in his office. I have no doubt that my running career will be given a new light because of his guidance. I am not only glad to call him my therapist. I am even prouder to call him my friend."
11-time sub 4-minute miler