Our People

Are passionate about the work we do.

We have invested our lives to improve the quality of life of our patients. Professionals and advisors with more than 200 years of experience in: clinical motion analysis, risk and insurance, workers’ compensation, occupational medicine, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and functional evaluation services.

How can we serve you?

 

Christopher R. Brigham, MD

Chris is recognized as a leading international expert on human potential, impairment and disability assessment and management. He is committed to working with others in the application of evidence-based medicine and best practices to the workers’ compensation, personal injury, automobile casualty and disability arenas to promote function and avoid needless disability.

As a clinician with over thirty years of experience, Dr. Brigham has performed several thousand independent medical and impairment evaluations, gaining excellent insight into the complexities of these cases. As a result of his experience, he has consulted internationally for numerous organizations, including governmental jurisdictions. He is passionate about creating change that will: 1) empower individuals to live productive lives and 2) reduce the human and financial costs associated with disabling.

Dr. Brigham is the principal author, with Henry Bennett, of 2014’s “Living Abled and Healthy, Your Guide to Injury and Illness Recovery.” Details at LivingAbled.com.

Chris is the Senior Contributing Editor for the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, and was a contributor/author for the musculoskeletal chapters. For the Fifth Edition, he served on the Advisory Committee and as a contributor. He is the Editor of the AMA publications The Guides Newsletter and The Guides Casebook. He was co-author of the text Understanding the AMA Guides in Workers Compensation, Third Edition.

Dr. Brigham is a graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine – St. Louis and is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine (ABPM). He is a Founding Director of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), a Master Fellow of the Academy of Independent Medical Examiners of Hawaii (AIMEH), a Fellow of the American College of Occupational Environmental Medicine (FACOEM), a Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (FAADEP) with Certification in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating (CEDIR), a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME) and a Certified Impairment Rater (CIR). Dr. Brigham is licensed in Hawaii, California and Maine.

Phyllis A. Gerber, MD

Dr. Gerber is Board-certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Internal Medicine.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  She is also an FAA Medical Examiner and is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners and the Medical Review Officer Certification Council.  Dr. Gerber attended medical school in Switzerland and completed her residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She is a partner in BioMotion of America LLC.

Dr. Gerber’s expertise in Workers Compensation, Disability Evaluation and Management, Utilization Review and Peer Review is recognized nationwide.  She has developed innovative health, wellness and prevention programs for Fortune 500 companies and has held Medical Directorships with American Airlines, CIGNA/Intracorp, Humana Workers Compensation Services, The Zenith and The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and has provided consultation to U.S. Postal Services, UPS, Roadway Corporation, City of Chicago, Crown Cork and Seal, and Midway Airlines.

Adam Geril, MS, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

Is the owner of Geril Therapy, Ocala, FL., a premier provider of outpatient orthopaedic, health and wellness services and partner with BioMotion of America in establishing the first physical therapy-based motion analysis lab in Florida. Adam has had an extensive clinical career as staff physical therapist, regional clinical coordinator and Area Administrator with HealthSouth. During his tenure with Ocala Regional Medical Center, Adam was Director of Physical Rehabilitation Services before becoming the Assistant Hospital Administrator of Outpatient Services covering a variety of clinical departments with an operating budget of $10 million dollars. His presentations have included the following topics – Pathomechanics of the Foot and Ankle and Biomechanical Analysis of Human Motion.

 

Damien Howell PT, DPT, OCS

Damien is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He is also affiliated with Bon Secours Physical Therapy, Richmond, VA. Dr. Howell provides clinical support to BioMotion Labs in Richmond. He is the recipient of the Virginia Physical Therapy Association Award for Clinical Excellence and the American Physical Therapy Association Award for State Legislative Leadership. With over 35 years of experience his therapy is focused, effective, and efficient.

Many physicians and physical therapists choose Dr. Howell for their own physical therapy needs and many physical therapists in the Richmond area were his students. Damien values active therapy as opposed to passive therapy and passionately looks for the cause of reoccurring injuries with a focus on evidence-based therapy.

George H. Masiello, BSEET

George obtained his BS degree in Electrical Engineering at Farleigh Dickenson University in 1990.  Following his graduation he held the position of Assistant Research Scientist, Helen Hayes Hospital Gait Analysis Laboratory,West Haverstraw, New York, from 1990 to 1991. In 1991, George assumed the position of Technical Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Children’s Hospital in Richmond.  During his 18 year tenure he has co-authored numerous publications, authored several software packages for data analysis, developed custom applications for processing biomechanical data in clinical gait and upper extremity evaluations, as well as supervising therapists, volunteers and student interns.

In 2004 he received an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.  In 2007 George joined BioMotion of America as Director of Engineering and Partner while continuing in his role as technical director of the Motion Analysis Lab.

James L. Perkins, M.H.A., C.M.P.E.

Jim is a healthcare executive with over 38 years of experience managing and organizing healthcare businesses.

Mr. Perkins retired in 2016 as the Administrator/CEO for Ortho Virginia, the largest orthopaedic specialty practice in Virginia. During his tenure, the practice developed owned surgical, MRI, rehabilitation and DME facilities with over 300 employees and seven regional locations. The practice has been continually recognized since 2002 as a “superior performer” by the U.S. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Previously, he served as a hospital chief executive officer for the Hospital Corporation of America in Reston, Virginia. There, he planned and wrote organizing documents; recruited medical staff and employees for a start-up acute care hospital and 150,000 square foot medical office complex. Jim successfully pursued certificate of need expansion for emergency, obstetric, catheterization and MRI services.

Jim is co-founder of the Woolfolk Medical Office Development Group and is a partner in several medical office buildings he helped conceive.

He has been an instructor at the Medical College of Virginia (VCU-MCV) and taught graduate-level courses on physician medical practice management for seven years.

Jim has spoken before numerous organizations on “Winning Business Strategies for Physicians” and “Operational Strategies for the Successful Orthopaedic Practice” and related topics about physician operational and market strategies.

He has addressed the Washington Orthopaedic Society, MCV Department of Orthopaedics, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Association of Orthopaedic Technologists, Medical Society of Virginia, North Carolina Medical Society, numerous hospital medical staff organizations, and the Medical Group Management Association at its national, annual meeting in 2006.

Jim holds a graduate degree in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia (1979) and a Bachelors degree from The College of William and Mary (1974).

He is a member of the Ethics Committee and Credentialing Committee for the Richmond, Virginia Academy of Medicine , a Board member at Westminster Canterbury Retirement Community and Presbyterian Church Elder

Advisors

 

Necip Berme, PhD

Dr. Berme currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University, where he has published extensively over the past twenty-four years. He is the founder of Bertec Corporation, a premier manufacturer of force transducers for biomechanics, medicine and industry. He is the holder of a number of patents relating to force measurement devices. Dr. Berme is the recipient of the Ralph L. Boyer award for meritorious achievement in 1984, and continues to conduct research in Stress Analysis, Mechanical Design and Orthopedic Biomechanics, with specialties in the mathematical modeling of human joints and the design of prosthetic limbs. Dr. Berme is a partner in BioMotion of America LLC.

Dan M. Robertson

Dan has been an independent director of Alternative Market Programs for Insurance Office of America (IOA) since 2001, managing reinsurance and alternative market partnerships, creating captive insurance programs for outside clients and serving as Director and Treasurer of IOA’s Bermuda based captive insurance company. IOA is the 10th largest privately held insurance services and brokerage firm in the United States and has been rated by the National Underwriter as one of the top three domestic companies in its class.  IOA has also received the Best Practices Award from the Independent Insurance Agents of America, Inc.  Dan is a partner in BioMotion of America, LLC, a leader in innovating functional assessment and evaluation tools through its 3D Motionprint imaging motion analysis technology to provide relevant information to physicians for improved clinical functional assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

In 2004 Dan co-founded, and for five years operated, Southern Eagle Insurance Company, a licensed domestic workers compensation specialty company, formed to insure multiple business operations of a large Florida based enterprise, as well as third party employers.  From 2002 through 2007, Dan served as a Director of ZEVEX International, an award winning publicly held medical device manufacturing firm, serving both domestic and international markets.  From 1992 to 2001 Dan served as Executive Vice-President of Humana Workers Compensation Services, Inc. and President of Berkley Risk Managers, Inc., a full service insurance and risk management company within the W.R. Berkley group of insurance companies.  From 1977 to 1992 Dan was named to various positions with Safeco Insurance Company and CIGNA Insurance Corporation, holding both strategic development and operations positions, culminating in being named Operations Vice-President in charge of CIGNA’s regional network of special risk claim centers.