Devon Palermo attended Northern Virginia Community College and completed two Associates Degrees, Health & Wellness and Applied Science. Devon was awarded the American Physical Therapy Association Northern Virginia District Clinical Excellence Award in his final rotation as a student physical therapist assistant 2003. Devon has worked in the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings at the Medstar National Rehabilitation hospital, has worked as a clinical director and rehab manager for several private practice outpatient physical therapy clinics all while maintaining and working as an Adaptive Fitness Trainer for individuals with physical disabilities.
In addition to being a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, he also maintains several fitness certifications including ISSA Specialist in Adaptive Fitness, NESTA Certified Personal Trainer, NESTA Biomechanics Specialist, FMS Level 1 Certified, Boxing Fitness Institute certified boxing fitness trainer.
Devon is the founder and Director of DPI Adaptive Fitness, a fully accessible adaptive fitness gym for individuals living with or recovering from disability, his work has been recognized in the Washington Post, CBS News, and more. Devon is a recent finalist for PFP Trainer of the Year 2020 and MedFit Professional Magazine Pro of the Year 2020.
In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and two kids, working out, reading and learning, and watching sports (especially boxing).