Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (ABPTS)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
Exercise Physiologist
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Michigan PT Program
Certified Bike Fit Pro (Level 2/Clinical) and Bike Fit Pro Instructor
Certified in Functional Dry Needling (Level 2 – KinetaCore)
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 two 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 has 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 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’s also an 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.



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)

Ironman and triathlete 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 manual therapy techniques, trigger-point dry needling, and the appropriate functional exercise prescription to address impairments and restore normal, pain-free movement.

Hannah competed in the Olympic Trials in swimming as an undergrad at the University of Michigan, where she was also a member of the Varsity Swim Team. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in 2013 and was a proud member of Duke’s Triathlon Club.

In 2013, Hannah completed her first Ironman triathlon at Lake Placid in July 2013 and went on to compete at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. She has won numerous triathlons in Michigan and competed in the 2017 Ironman World Championships.

Prior to relocating back home to Michigan, Hannah gained experience in treating endurance athletes and postoperative athletes at North Carolina Central University. She also worked at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Durham, North Carolina.

When not in the clinic helping her patients or training for her next race, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, her chocolate lab "Charlie", family and friends, being outside, and being a die-hard Michigan fan.



Certified in Hawk Grips (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
Certified in RockTape / Kinesiology taping
Certified in Functional Dry Needling
CCMI Complete Concussion Management
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.

The former professional hockey player is originally from Canada, coming 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 Canadian Hockey League (CHL).

Daryl enjoys working with patients of all ages and educating them on how they can use exercise to change the way they move so they can live more functional and pain-free lives. His experience as a professional athlete has played an important role in his ability to understand the needs of other athletes looking to improve their performance and help them stay healthy in their day-to-day grind.

Daryl Currently resides in Novi with his wife, two sons, and yellow lab Layla. He is currently coaching the 2012 Detroit Flames hockey team and plays in the local Tier-1 Men’s league.



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

Dave is very excited to join the ASMPT team, growing 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.

Dave 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 and their old english bulldog Marv. Dave and his wife are currently expecting their first child.



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.



Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
USA Triathlon Certified Coach

Aaron is an endurance athlete and coach who joined the team full time in June 2019 after completing his final student clinical internship at Adams in the spring.

Prior to completing the 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 been coaching youth and adult athletes and competitive teams for more than 12 years.

He graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2009 from Michigan State University, where he ran one year for the Spartans. He then continued his triathlon pursuits by coaching and competing for the MSU Triathlon Club, helping the men's team to a string of top-5 finishes at the Collegiate National Championship.

Shortly after graduation, Aaron became a USAT certified coach and has since led numerous athletes to ITU World Championships in Triathlon and Duathlon, the Ironman World Championship, and the Boston Marathon. Aaron also served six years as a successful high school track and cross country coach. He brings tremendous footwear expertise as a long-time employee at Hanson's Running Shop.

Aaron has returned to competitive racing and is working towards his USA Cycling coaching certification and becoming an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). After years of honing the technique of his athletes, Aaron’s interest and continued study in biomechanics is preparing him to eventually also offer services in gait analysis and bike fitting.


Office Manager
Physical Therapy Aide
BA in Communications

Paige Altherr joined the Adams Sports Medicine team in 2017 while finishing up her Bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Paige grew up in Allen Park, Michigan, where she began her softball career and carried that passion to U of M - Dearborn where she joined the Women’s Varsity Softball Team. After three years as a collegiate level pitcher, Paige decided to take on a new challenge of long-distance running. She completed her first marathon in 2016 in Detroit and has fallen in love with running. Since then she has participated in various other races.

Prior to working at Adams Sports Medicine, Paige gained experience in marketing as a Sales Associate at Finish Line and did promotional work for DBC America Promotional Modeling and Marketing Agency. She also gained business experience working as the Public Relations Manager for a campus club that helped promote funding for Pediatric Cancer. In her free time, Paige enjoys running, yoga, hiking, playing piano, embracing her "inner foodie" at new local restaurants, and spending time with friends.

Paige is also a Certified Yoga Instructor who offers a variety of yoga classes for people of all different abilities, goals, and lifestyles. Her goal is to bring light and love to others by encouraging people to move their bodies in a way that feels good for them. Look for her Yoga For Athletes classes offered at both our Novi and Royal Oak locations. For more information on Paige's yoga practice, go to www.paigealtherr.com


Front Office &
Physical Therapy Aide
BS 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

Physical Therapy Aide

Shane Patterson is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Wayne State University, with plans to continue his education in pursuit of his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Shane has lived his entire 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.

Shane has continued playing sports in college. At Wayne State, he is a member of an adult hockey league and plays flag football on the weekends. In his free time, Shane likes cooking, backpacking, playing board games, and spending time with family and friends.


Certified Therapy Dog (Aliance of Therapy Dogs)
Team Mascot

Gus is our resident golden retriever that hangs out at the clinic on most days. He greets patients with a smile and a wag. He is working hard towards his "therapy dog" certification 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.