Front Desk Coordinator
Dr. Mara Argyriou
PT, DPT, CSCS
Mara is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is passionate about injury prevention and performance. She enjoys working with athletes and active individuals of all ages with the goal to not only return to sport/activity but to enhance performance and quality of life.
Dr. Aimee Depelteau
PT, DPT, CSCS
Dr. Josh Jeffery
PT, DPT, MS, CSCS
Josh grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Dayton in 2012, graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration. He moved to Columbia, SC in 2013 to begin graduate school at the University of South Carolina, earning a M.S. in Exercise Science in 2015 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, an OPEX coach and a CrossFit Level 2 trainer.
Josh began his career in the strength and conditioning field and has experience working in multiple settings. He has worked with the athletes at USC, NFL players, Olympic athletes, elite level CrossFitters, weightlifters, powerlifters and everyone in between. As a former college baseball player, Josh enjoys working with throwers and other overhead athletes as they work to get back to their sport. He also enjoys working with functional fitness athletes and has coached Crossfitters to the CrossFit Games, regionals and sanctional events.
In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs, traveling the country to teach continuing education courses, and training and competing in CrossFit and weightlifting.
Dr. Brandon Vaughn
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Brandon is the co-owner of Vertex PT Specialists and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). A graduate of The Citadel, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science in 2007 with high honors. He then completed his graduate work at The University of South Carolina where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010. Brandon furthered his specialized training by earning certifications in Spinal Manipulation and Dry Needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He is also an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), certified in concussion management through the American Institute of Balance, and most recently underwent training at the Romanov Academy to become a certified running technique specialist.
Brandon specializes in combining advanced manual therapy skills with dry needling, functional movement, and mobility restoration. Brandon has utilized these techniques while rehabilitating several world-class athletes including NFL players, Olympians, and CrossFit Games athletes at the highest level.
In his spare time, Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as training and competing in Ironman triathlons and local CrossFit competitions.
Vertex PT Specialists Millwood
Columbia, SC 29205
Vertex PT Specialists Cayce
Cayce, SC 29033
Vertex PT Specialists Laurel St
(At Carolina CrossFit)
Columbia, SC 29201