Front Desk Coordinator
Dr. Adam Bilodeau
PT, DPT, CSCS, CF-L1
Adam was born and raised in Bay City, MI (also known as the web space on the hand). He played multiple sports growing up, including soccer, baseball, track, and golf. His love for sports and fitness led him to pursue a degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Health Fitness at Central Michigan University. While at CMU, he worked as a personal trainer, CrossFit coach, bartender, and Graduate Assistant for the Human Cadaver Lab. To complete his undergraduate degree, he decided to move to Columbia, South Carolina, where he interned at Vertex Performance Training to gain more knowledge in coaching and writing strength and conditioning programs. It was a perfect fit for him, and Adam knew that this was where he wanted to be. He subsequently applied to Physical Therapy school at the University of South Carolina.
During PT school, Adam has worked as a Strength Coach for Vertex, taking on clients ranging from high school athletes, CrossFitters, weekend warriors, to patients transitioning back into sports. He also serves as the Head Strength Coach for the Vertex Run Club, designing strength programs tailored to the specific needs of runners. Adam specializes in working with athletes and patients of all kinds, treating each individual with a personalized, holistic approach to ensure their overall health is addressed, not just their injury.
In his free time, Adam enjoys playing in local soccer leagues, running, hiking, working out, going to the beach, watching Detroit sports, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Brandon Vaughn
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Full Body ART®
Chief Executive Officer
Brandon is the founder and co-owner of Vertex PT Specialists and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science in 2007 with high honors from The Citadel and completed his graduate studies at The University of South Carolina, earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010. Brandon has also received multiple certifications in specialized areas, including Spinal Manipulation and Dry Needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certification, concussion management certification through the American Institute of Balance, Pose Method running technique specialist certification, Full Body Active Release Technique® certification, and most recently Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)® certification.
With a passion for advancing his skills and knowledge in the field of physical therapy, Brandon specializes in combining advanced manual therapy techniques with dry needling, functional movement, and mobility restoration. His skills have been used to help world-class athletes, including NFL players, Olympians, and CrossFit Games athletes, rehabilitate and return to peak performance.
When he’s not working, Brandon enjoys spending quality time with his wife Rachael, his daughter Scarlett, and his son Beau. He is also an avid athlete, training and competing in Ironman triathlons and local CrossFit competitions.
To schedule an appointment with Brandon, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803.973.1717.