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Brandon Gilliam

Brandon Gilliam

Brandon Gilliam PT, DPT, ATC, CGFI-3

  • Assistant Athletic Trainer/Director of Rehabilitation: Miami Heat – National Basketball Association

Dr. Gilliam worked full time in the clinical setting utilizing and refining the SFMA evaluation and treatment process with patients of all ages from 2005-2013. From 2012-2014 he served as adjunct faculty at Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy where he focused on the SFMA, orthopedics, and sports medicine. His driving passion has always been maximizing sports performance through improved functional movement, and in late 2013 he went into business for himself as a consultant for professional and collegiate teams as well as individual professional athletes and entertainers. Through his consultation work Brandon was offered and accepted a position with the Miami Heat as their Assistant Athletic Trainer and Director of Rehabilitation in September 2014. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the SFMA.



  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy – 2005, Belmont University
  • Masters in Education – 2002, University of Tennessee
  • Bachelors in Education – 2000, University of Tennessee

Past Professional Appointments:

  • SFMA Consultant
    • Dallas Mavericks 2013-2014
    • University of Tennessee 2012-2014
  • Clinic Director
    • STAR Physical Therapy at A-Game Sportsplex, 2011-2013
  • Director of Performance, Golf House Tennessee 2009-2014
  • Sports Medicine Director and Head Athletic Trainer
    • Christ Presbyterian Academy, 2005-2009
  • Sports Medicine Director and Staff Physical Therapist
    • Results Physiotherapy, 2008-2011
  • Healthsouth/Elite Physical Therapy, 2005-2008

Academic Appointments:

  • North American Sports Medicine Institute, 2008-Present
  • Adjunct Faculty Belmont University School of Physical Therapy, 2012-2014

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist: State of Florida, 2014 – present
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer: State of Florida, 2014 – present
  • Licensed Physical Therapist: State of Tennessee, 2005 – present
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer: State of Tennessee, 2005 – present
  • Certified Athletic Trainer: NATA Board of Certification


  • National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS)
  • National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)