Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (ABPTS)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
Exercise Physiologist
Certified Bike Fit Pro (Level 2/Clinical) and Instructor
Advanced Certification in Functional Dry Needling (KinetaCore/Structure & Function)
Certified Rock Tape & KinesioTape Clinician

Brian Adams founded Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in 2013 with a mission to offer endurance athletes the best possible treatment and training to help them feel better, get faster, and go farther.

The Novi resident is an elite-level cyclist with more than three decades of experience racing, wrenching, and fitting. He’s also an accomplished swimmer and triathlete who enjoys soccer and rock climbing. By merging his knowledge of sports and physical therapy, Brian and his Team have come to occupy a unique space in the PT field. He offers bike fitting, shoe/pedal assessment, performance testing, blood lactate tests, and coaching services to bikers and other endurance athletes looking to take their performance to the next level. He also creates custom foot orthotics for athletes that optimize their performance and decrease their risk for injury due to poor biomechanics.

Before creating Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, Brian spent more than 15 years working at the University of Michigan MedSport Sports Medicine Department as a clinician and a supervisor. He has a vast amount of experience with shoulder and knee diagnoses, acute injuries, post-operative care, and return-to-sport conditioning. He is also a passionate educator, spending time as a Clinical Instructor, Adjunct Clinical Lecturer in the PT Department at the University of Michigan-Flint, as well as a regular lecturer at conferences and events on topics pertaining to injury treatment and prevention in athletes.

When he’s not at the clinic or racing, you’ll find Brian with his wife and their three busy kiddos out and about in Novi, where they are active in the community. He and his family are the proud owners of Gus, the certified therapy dog that you will find in clinic on most days, as well as their newest edition "Oliver" the Corgi, who is affectionately the "little brother".



Doctor of Physical Therapy
Sports Clinical Specialist (ABPTS)
Certified in Functional Dry Needling (Level 2 – KinetaCore)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Certified Bike Fit Pro (Level 2/Clinical Specialist)

Hannah DePaul has a passion for helping people with active lifestyles achieve their goals, improve performance, and return to the activities and sports they enjoy. Her treatment philosophy focuses on using the appropriate exercise prescription, manual therapy techniques, trigger-point dry needling, running gait analysis, and education on load management to address impairments and restore pain-free movement. Hannah became a Sports Certified Specialist in 2016. Hannah received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in 2013, and was a proud member of Duke’s Triathlon Club. She went to University of Michigan for undergrad, studying movement science and was a member of the varsity swim team. She competed in the 2008 Olympic Trials. After swimming, Hannah developed a passion for triathlons, and has completed the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2013 and 2017. Currently, she enjoys distance running and wants to see what she is capable of in the marathon, and get into trail running. Outside of the clinic Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and lab. She enjoys being outside, including running, hiking, biking to get ice cream, and she loves going up north to her happy place in Glen Arbor, Michigan.



Certified in Concussion Management
Certified in Functional Dry Needling
Certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Certified in Kinesiology taping (RockTape)
Hockey Coach

Daryl graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Michigan, which included a clinical rotation with Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy. Daryl, who is a former professional hockey player is originally from Canada. He came to the U.S. at age 19 to attend Western Michigan University and join its NCAA Division 1 Ice Hockey team. After graduating from Western Michigan with a B.S. in Exercise Science, Daryl decided to pursue his dream of playing professional hockey and competed for five years in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) and Central Hockey League (CHL). Daryl also had an extensive roller hockey career, winning multiple national and world championships. Daryl enjoys working with patients of all ages and educating them on what they can do to get back to the activities and sports that they love. He utilizes various hands-on/manual therapy techniques, as well as functional dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and proper exercise prescription to restore normal and pain-free movement. His experience as a professional athlete has played an important role in his ability to understand the needs of high level athletes looking to improve their performance and help them stay healthy in their day-to-day grind. Daryl Currently resides in South Lyon with his wife, two sons, and Bernese Mountain dog Maisy. He is currently coaching youth hockey and plays in the local Tier-1 Men’s league.



Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Certified Pitching Coach
Certified in Functional Dry Needling

We are excited to have Dave on the ASMPT team. Having grown up playing football, baseball and hockey, he maintains an active lifestyle with weightlifting and enjoys helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dave graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan. He utilizes an approach including manual therapy, functional dry needling and strength training to return athletes from injury and to reach their full potential. Dave joins Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy after working 6 years for the University of Michigan Sports Medicine Department as a clinician. He has experience working with several shoulder, elbow, knee and hip injuries, post-operative care and return-to-sport conditioning. He is passionate and has experience working with baseball athletes returning from injury and to improve their overall performance. He has previously worked with a former associate team physician for the Detroit Tigers, treating many high level shoulder and elbow injuries. He recently completed a certification as a pitching coach to further serve this population. Dave currently resides in Berkley with his wife, son and their old english bulldog Marv.



Licensed Physical Therapist
Specializing in Tactical Athletes

Eric is a former U.S. Army Veteran who recently received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Michigan. He enjoys combining biomechanics, manual therapy and functional exercise prescription when working with athletes and other patient populations.

Prior to attending U of M’s DPT program he completed post baccalaureate studies in integrative physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. While there, Eric obtained a sports medicine internship with CU Athletics where he was afforded the opportunity to work with the varsity football team as well as other PAC-12/ world-class athletes who attended CU. He also worked for a year as a professional fitness trainer in the greater Denver area.

He graduated with a B.A. in Criminology from Eastern Michigan University in 2010. Up until college Eric competed in several sports but primarily focused on swimming, hockey and football. While at EMU he was a member of the Army ROTC Raider Team and competed in various ruck march and orienteering events throughout the country. After graduating he entered the Army as a Commissioned Officer and was stationed primarily in Fort Carson, CO.

His experience and knowledge from the military and as a former competitive athlete bring a unique skill set to the ASMPT team and will help span into the realm of Tactical Athletes. Making him proficient in helping military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services, and other emergency personnel to improve performance, promote wellness, and decrease injury risk.

He continues to be passionate about health and fitness and regularly enjoys weightlifting, hiking, skiing, mountain biking and swimming. Eric lives in Howell with his wife and they are currently expecting their first child.



Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Kinesiology B.S.
USA Triathlon Certified Coach

As a Physical Therapy Assistant, Endurance athlete and coach, Aaron has been a member of the Adams team since 2019. Prior to completing the two-year Physical Therapist Assistant program at Macomb Community College, Aaron competed throughout the U.S. and Canada as an elite triathlete from 2005-2013 and has coached youth and adult athletes and competitive teams for fifteen years.

While studying exercise physiology at Michigan State University, Aaron ran one year for the Spartans before turning his full attention back to triathlon, where, as a coach and athlete, he helped lead the MSU triathlon team to a pair of top-5 team finishes at the Collegiate National Championship.

Since 2006, Aaron's athletes have represented at the Ironman World Championship, Boston Marathon, numerous high school track and cross country state championships, and qualified for ITU triathlon and duathlon world championships of all distances.

Over the past several months, Aaron completed his remaining prerequisite courses for PT school and will be applying this spring to the 2022 cohort of the University of Findlay’s PTA to DPT bridge program, a nearly three year doctoral program that will allow Aaron to continue to work at Adams throughout the majority of his academic journey toward becoming a PT.

Aaron has a particular knack for soft tissue mobilization and biomechanics and offers sports massage, gait analysis, and coaching consultation in addition to physical therapy care.

Look for Aaron to return to the local endurance racing scene in the near future!



Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Kinesiology B.S.

Madeline is thrilled to be one of the newest members of the ASMPT Team! As a former soccer player and avid runner with 10 years of experience in the running industry, Madeline has developed a passion for providing exceptional, quality care to all ages. She strives to help people establish, maintain and enhance their active lifestyles.

While working towards her B.S in Kinesiology at Michigan State, she worked at run specialty stores (Playmakers and Gazelle Sports) and conducted Good Form Running gait analysis. In pursuit of her passion for physical therapy, she went back to school for her A.A.S in Physical Therapy Assistant. She gained one year of inpatient experience in Grand Rapids prior to relocating to Royal Oak to join the ASMPT Team, and could not be more excited to be back working in the sports medicine setting.

When Madeline is not helping her patients in the clinic you can find her running, cycling and spending time outdoors with family and friends.


Office Manager
B.S. in Exercise Science

Heather graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in May 2018. While earning her degree, she played collegiate soccer and tennis for the Cardinals. Graduation didn’t stop her from continuing her passion in sports and fitness.

Heather is still active and loves playing sports competitively and also for fun. She plays on an adult soccer league in Detroit. She also completed her first half marathon in 2019. In Heather’s free time, she enjoys snowboarding, biking, & weekends up north.

Prior to working at Adams Sport Medicine, Heather worked at Hantz Financial where she gained experience in finance. Heather looks forward to continuing to grow and learn at ASMPT.

Shane Patterson, BS

Physical Therapy Aide 
B.S. in Exercise Science 

Shane Patterson is currently finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Wayne State University with plans to graduate this spring. Shane is continuing his education this Fall at Oakland University where he will be beginning Oakland’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Shane spent most of his life in New Hudson, Michigan, where he attended South Lyon East High School. There he played for the Varsity Football and Wrestling teams. In football, he earned the team's Most Valuable Player Award and was named to the South East Michigan All-Area Team and the All-KLAA Conference Team. He has continued his passion for athletics after high school as he is a member of an adult men’s hockey league in Farmington Hills and plays flag football and basketball throughout the year. Shane plans to get married in May to his fiancé Colleen and they will begin their lives together living in Royal Oak, Michigan. In Shane’s free time, he likes cooking, hiking, playing board games, and spending time with family and friends.

Bryan Collins, BS, CSCS

Physical Therapy Aide
BS in Exercise & Sports Science
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 

Bryan Collins is an alumnus of Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Sports Science. As a former basketball collegiate athlete, Bryan maintains a strong passion for the health and wellness of our local athletes and community. He has plans to attend a Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the future.

Bryan is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, which helps to further his knowledge of the human biomechanics, anatomy and strength training. He is a vital part of our health care team.

While furthering his professional career, Bryan is also the youth director at his church congregation, enjoys playing & coaching basketball, recording music and spending time exploring activities out of his comfort zones with family and friends.

Madeline Stach

Physical Therapy Aide

Madeline is currently a senior at the University of Michigan studying Neuroscience and Spanish. She plans to graduate in May and is currently applying to physical therapy schools. At Michigan, she was a member of the women’s rowing team where she was introduced to the world of sports medicine and injury recovery.

Outside of school Madeline is still active and loves to golf, run, and play sand volleyball with her friends. She’s also a regular at orange theory and solidcore pilates classes and plans to run her first half marathon this October. In her free time, Madeline enjoys hanging out with family, cooking, traveling to visit friends, and attending every Michigan sporting event she can make it to (especially football and hockey)!

Kayleigh Line

Physical Therapy Aide

Kayleigh is currently in her junior year at Grand Valley State University studying Clinical Exercise Science. Her plan is to graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in 2023 and then pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Kayleigh has grown up and lived in Northville Township where she attended Northville High School and competed in cross country and track & field. Unfortunately, Kayleigh dealt with many overuse injuries as a result of running, but it was through managing these injuries that she was first introduced to the Adams Sports Medicine Team. While being a patient here, Kayleigh fell in love with the atmosphere of the clinic and how every person on the team genuinely cares for every patient as an individual, as well as an athlete.

Kayleigh no longer runs competitively, but still enjoys working out and pushing herself in many different areas of fitness including running, biking, hiking, and weightlifting. In her free time, Kayleigh also enjoys being outdoors, cooking/baking, and spending time with family and friends.


Certified Therapy Dog (Aliance of Therapy Dogs)
Team Mascot

Gus is Awesome!


Gus is our resident golden retriever that hangs out at the clinic on most days. He is a gentle giant, and greets patients with a smile and a wag. He is a certified therapy dog [through Aliance of Therapy Dogs] and wants nothing more than to make people happy (and be rewarded with a head pat or belly rub)!

Gus isn't training for anything specific in the sporting world, but will gladly pull you at a 7:00 mile pace from the clinic to Northville without hesitation. When he's not running, he's chasing squirrels in the back yard or napping on the couch.