Team in Training’s Kick Off For a Cure

Team in Training  is on a “Mission in the Mitten” to find a CURE for blood cancers! Join the Kick Off on Saturday, December 9. The 30th Anniversary event will take place at Triad Performance Training in Farmington Hills from 8:00AM to 10:00AM.

We are proud to sponsor this event, along with our friends at Triad Performance Training and Duncan Chiropractic Group. Call 248.581.3909 or email [email protected] to RSVP. Follow the link below for details!

Team in Training Kick-Off

Iceman Mountain Bike Race…lived up to it’s name!

Congrats to all of those who participated in the 2017 Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race in Traverse City, MI this past weekend. We are pleased to be able to work with such great athletes, support this race and also send racers to compete. Our own Dr. Brian Adams scored a podium spot for his age group.

Looking forward to 2018!!!

Did you race or know someone who did!? Check the searchable results here: RESULTS


Welcome to the TEAM Dr. Caitlin Noble, PT, DPT!!!

Our TEAM at Adams Sports Medicine is growing! We would like to introduce Caitlin “Katie” Noble, PT, DPT to our clinical staff! Many of you have met her during her clinical rotations here this past year while finishing her doctorate, and we are very excited to have her on board full time. She brings with her a wealth of sports medicine and running knowledge based on her education and personal experience as a Big 10 collegiate runner at Michigan State University.

She is now accepting new patients and is looking forward to contributing to the health and wellness of our local athletes and community!

Caitlin “Katie” Noble, PT, DPT

Dr. Caitlin Noble, PT, DPT

Welcome to Dr. Caitlin Noble, PT, DPT


For any of our PT, ATC, OT, DC, MT, Coaches/Strength Trainers and sports medicine colleagues: We will be hosting a weekend RockTape FMT course (Basic/Performance) June 24th/25th. Come and learn from one of the best, RockTape Instructors (Adam Wolfe)!

Sign up:

We do our best to give back…

When it comes to clinical practice, the focus is always on the patient. Our team at Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy strives to deliver the best care that is supported by outcomes and current concepts supported by literature.

Sometimes we are involved in assisting and conducting clinical and lab-based research. As of today, Dr. Adams is part of a team from Wayne State University that conducted research on the efficacy of utilizing mobile devices (in the clinic and in the field) for assessing gait. The process was to establish a protocol to further improve the accuracy of utilizing mobile apps in the physical therapy clinician. The article was accepted for publication in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

The article is published here:

Video Movement Analysis Using Smartphones (ViMAS): A Pilot Study

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1Physical Therapy Program, Department of Healthcare Sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, 2Adams Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy


Finkbiner, M. J., Gaina, K. M., McRandall, M. C., Wolf, M. M., Pardo, V. M., Reid, K., et al. Video Movement Analysis Using Smartphones (ViMAS): A Pilot Study. J. Vis. Exp. (121), e54659, doi:10.3791/54659 (2017).

Dr. Brian Adams along with a team of docs from Wayne State University conducting clinical research

Meeting of the minds: Wayne State University professors and students combine powers with Adams Sports Medicine to establish a research protocol.

But there is more to what we do at Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy. We are active with our local universities hosting clinical doctorate students completing their final clinical rotations. We support physical therapy doctorate programs from the University of Michigan – Flint, Grand Valley State University, Wayne State University and Oakland University. We support Eastern Michigan University, GVSU and UM exercise physiology programs by hosting sports medicine clinical interns. We conduct guest lectures at these same universities. Our own Dr. Adams is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the University of Michigan – Flint PT program.

We are also one of the select clinics that offer an Orthopedic Residency Program affiliated with the University of Michigan – Flint Physical Therapy Program. This one of a kind program offers licensed physical therapists the opportunity to further their careers in orthopedics by studying under seasoned clinical specialists and attending classes at the University of Michigan to best prepare them for the ABPTS Orthopedic Board Examination.

Beyond that, we partner with the Novi and Northville High Schools to offer school credit for sports medicine observation, and provide guest lectures to their medical careers and Sports Medicine IB programs. We also act as mentors and sponsors for the Novi HOSA chapter, who continue to exceed expectations at the local and state level.

In short: we do our best every day to not only help our patients, but to help our community. We are leaders in our profession, and continue to foster growth in learning at all stages of the physical therapy and sports medicine curriculum. We are “Athletes Treating Athletes”, but we are also doctors of physical therapy leading the way for future clinicians.

Dr. Brian Adams on the cover of Rehab Management magazine talking about bike fit and sports medicine

Dr. Brian Adams on the cover of Rehab Management Magazine

Holiday Hours

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We will be closed for a few days to allow our staff time to recharge and spend time with family!

Friday, Dec 23rd CLOSED
Monday, Dec 26th CLOSED

Friday, Dec 30th CLOSED
Monday, Jan 2nd CLOSED

All other days will be normal operating hours, 6am – 7pm

Year End Discount! Bike Fitting, AlterG, Normatec, Marc Pro

SAVE 20%

Looking for a last minute “stocking stuffer” or gift for a loved one or training partner?!

Maybe a special gift for yourself in preparation for your training/race goals in 2017?

From now until the end of 2016, save 20% on any Bike Fitting, Running Gait Analysis or Power/Blood Lactate Assessment/Appointments or 10-session punch cards (to be used with the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, Normatec Boot or MarcPro Muscle Stimulator appointments).

You can also take 20% off any of our promo/clothing items, including T-shirts, hoodies, hats and other goodies.

Simply call our clinic @ 248-513-3003 or stop in before the end of 2016 and mention this post to purchase the discounted sessions.

You do NOT have to schedule the appointment when you purchase the service, and the punch cards can be used for appointments anytime in 2016/2017. These can be gifted, and can only be used for previous sessions. 

Dr. Hannah DePaul qualifies for Ironman Kona World Championships 2017



Last weekend Dr. Hannah DePaul charged out of the water after a 2.5 mile swim leading an entire field of Pro and Elite level triathletes, on her way to second place overall in her age group. She was 12th overall for all women and top 100 for all participants, including professional triathletes. She was there alongside many of our friends, athletes/patients who have all trained a multitude of hours to even make it to the starting line.

This 10+ hour effort netted her a qualifying spot for the 2017 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. This is an amazing feat of athletic effort on her part.

As a Team here at Adams Sports Medicine, we are all very proud of Hannah’s efforts and accomplishments, and look forward to continuing to support her efforts, and the efforts of all of our athletes!

InterBike: Bike Fit Symposium

to all of our friends and colleagues in the bike industry: If you are attending the 2016 Interbike event, come check us out at the Medicine of Cycling Bike Fit Symposium on Tuesday, September 20th.

We are honored to have Dr. Brian Adams giving an intro lecture on anatomy and biomechanics, which will go along with many of the other bike fitting discussions that afternoon. Looking forward to another great event! Looking forward to collaborating with the likes of Paraic McGlynn, Curtis Cramblett, Steven Carre, Greg Choat, Happy Freedman, Wade Hall, Michael Sylvester et al.


Dr. Brian Adams, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Brian Adams, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Medicine of Cycling Conference 2016


2016 Medicine of Cycling Conference

Colorado Springs, Colorado

August 12-14, 2016

See the attached flyer:MOC-BrianAdams-2016


If you are looking for the premier conference on cycling medicine and fit related discussions, you should attend the Medicine of Cycling Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our own bike fitter Dr. Brian Adams, PT will be return this year, and is looking forward to working with some of the best minds in the business at the 2016 edition, hosted at the USA Cycling National Office. He has the honor of giving a brief lecture on topics related to medical diagnoses often found during routine bike fitting sessions. He will be working side by side with some of the leaders in sports medicine during this 3 day conference.

For more information, or to register, visit:

DATES: Friday August 12th  – Sunday August 14th, 2016


Registration is now open for the annual Medicine of Cycling Conference August 12 – 14, 2016 at the USA Cycling National Conference Center in Colorado Springs. We are pleased to announce fee reductions for this year. CME and CUE credits available. There is an exciting line up of speakers. UCSF is once again the CME sponsor for the event. Use this link to register now:

There are 3 option under the Registration Type. The first is for physicians registering for the main conference the second for everyone else registering for the main conference. The third option is for those who want to do the 2 day hands on fit course and conclude with a single day of the main conference.

Hotel Information:

There will be a limited number of discounted rooms available at Hyatt House, using Group Code: G-USMC, book on-online by visiting: this link

Here is a current schedule for the Medicine of Cycling Conference and Bike Fit Conference:


SATURDAY, August 13, 2016 – Medicine of Cycling Conference

7:15 AM Registration


7:50 AM Welcome and Introduction

8:00 AM Cardiac Screening in Endurance Athletes -Anne Albers MD

9:00 AM Overtraining and Underperformance.  Combining Sports Medicine and Sports Science– Kevin Sprouse MD

10:00 AM Break

10:10 AM Cardiac Risk of Endurance Training -Anne Albers MD

11:10 AM Medical Coverage of Cycling Events -Keith Borg MD

12:10 PM Lunch


1:30 PM Research Presentations

2:30 PM Unique Sports Medicine Concerns of the Female Cyclist -Gloria Cohen MD

3:30 PM Adjourn (Final instructions about ride Hyatt 4p, dinner Marigold 7p (carpool 630p))

4:00 PM Group ride

7:00 PM Group Dinner – Sunbird Mountain Grill, 230 Point of the Pines Dr

SUNDAY, August 14th, 2016 – Medicine of Cycling Conference


7:30 AM Registration

8:00 AM Physical Therapy Bike Fit Accommodations – Greg Robidoux PT

9:00 AM Acute Cycling Injuries or panel discussion on race safety -Mark Greve MD

10:00 AM Break

10:10 AM Cycling Physiology and Physiological Testing– Inigo San Milan PhD

11:10 AM Pulmonary Limiters in Athletic Performance -Michael Ross MD

12:10 PM Break

12:20 PM Protecting Clean Sport: Global Advances in Drug Detection and Deterrence Efforts – Matthew Fedoruk PhD


BIKE FIT CONFERENCE ————————————————————————————————————–

Friday, August 12, 2016 – Bike Fit Conference

8:15 – 9:30 AM ABCs of Fitting: A Demo Fit – Steven Carre

9:30 – 10:30 AM Grand Rounds :  Evaluation and Fitting of the Cyclist a Multidisciplinary Approach – Mark Timmerman, MD; Greg Robidoux, PT; Wade Hall, Fitter

Break – 15 min

10:45 – 11:45 AM Lower Extremity Overuse Injuries: Evaluation and Fitting a Medical Perspective – Mark Timmerman, MD

11:45 – 12:45  PM Cyclist-Centered Fitting: Focusing on your cyclist’s goals – Curtis Cramblett, PT, CSCS, CFMT

12:45 – 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM When It’s Not About the Fit – Brian Adams, PT

2:30 – 3:30 PM Aero Fitting and Cranks – John Cobb, CEO and Owner, Cobb Cycling

3:30 – 4:30 PM Case Studies – Participant + Facilitator Led – Bring cases to share and explore with multidisciplinary participants – Multiple Facilitators

Saturday, August 13th, 2016 – Bike Fit Confernece (Hands On/ Practical)

8:00 – 11:00 AM Foot Evaluation and Interventions: On and Off the bike – Greg Robidoux PT

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Moderator-Lead Case Studies – Andy Pruitt, Ed. D.

12:00 PM Break Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 PM Pelvis – Trunk – Core – Greg Choat, Strength and Conditioning Coach / Fitter