Mike, along with Ethan White, cofounded Eskridge and White Physiotherapy in 1999. Mike graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science degree in Comprehensive Science. While at UAB, Mike was on the Cross Country and Track teams from 1981-1983 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He also received his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from UAB in 1992. His clinical specialties include manual therapy and treatment of mechanical dysfunctions in runners and triathletes. Since opening the clinic, Mike co-developed the EW Motion Therapy IMAP system of evaluating and treating motion dysfunction in athletes and people in all walks of life. Mike has treated several elite and Olympic level athletes in his clinic. He has over 25 marathons to his credit including winning the 1991 Vulcan Marathon. Mike lives with his family in Vestavia Hills.
Ethan was a founding partner of Eskridge and White Physiotherapy in 1999. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Microbiology in 1991. While at Auburn, Ethan played baseball for three seasons. In 1993, he received a master’s degree in physical therapy from UAB. Ethan co-developed the EW Motion Therapy system of evaluating and treating motion dysfunction. Throughout his career, he has worked with professional, Olympic, competitive, and recreational athletes of all levels and ages. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, snow skiing, and spending time with his family. Ethan lives with his family in Homewood.
Jon graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in chemistry. He was a coach’s assistant on the ECU Football staff from 1993-1997. In 1999, Jon received a master’s in physical therapy from UAB. He has been with EW Motion Therapy since 2001 and is the chief operating officer. In 2005, Jon cofounded EW FIT (formerly PhysioFitness). His clinical specialties include manual therapy, functional exercise application, and post-operative rehabilitation in athletes. Jon has worked with several collegiate and professional athletes throughout his career. He enjoys functional training, helping coach his kids’ various youth sports teams, and spending time with his wife and three children. Jon and his family live in Homewood.
Jesse Douglas is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health/Fitness Specialist. He graduated from Troy University with a degree in sport and fitness management with concentrations in exercise performance and health promotion. Jesse has been working with EW FIT from its beginning in 2005. His training techniques have a unique style that reflects his belief that athletes’ bodies are their most valuable assets and that training should help reduce the incidence of athletic injuries, not cause them.
Kevin attended Southern Union State Community College for two years, where he played baseball. He then transferred to the University of Alabama, where he graduated with a degree in exercise science. He went on to earn a clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Alabama State University. Kevin developed the EW Balance program. He serves as clinic director of EW Motion Therapy Tuscaloosa. His clinical interests include manual therapy for spinal dysfunction and sports/overuse injuries, as well as developing individualized therapeutic exercise programs designed to improve performance. He enjoys playing golf, weight training, and running.
Rob grew up in Vestavia Hills. He became interested in the field of physical therapy after a series of low back injuries and surgery. After high school, he attended Auburn University and graduated in 2007 with a degree in exercise science. He graduated in 2010 from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a doctorate of physical therapy. Rob has worked at EW Motion Therapy since then. Rob and his wife, Aonya, have two daughters, Lawson and Adalie, and two rescued black Labs. In his spare time he enjoys strength training, golf, and tennis, as well as fishing. He is also very active in his faith and in his church.
Rachel graduated from Samford University in 2004 with a degree in athletic training. While in college, she worked with various local high school and Samford sports teams as a student athletic trainer. Rachel has served as the Business Manager since 2011. Prior to assuming this role, she served as an athletic trainer with EW Motion Therapy beginning in 2003. She enjoys photography, tennis, cycling, and being outdoors, especially with her two dogs. She lives in Birmingham.
Phil received his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University, where he ran on scholarship for the university’s cross-country and track teams for four years. He earned his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Phil is the EW Run liaison and has a well-rounded knowledge of running injuries and recovery, training, and performance. His clinical interests also include ankle dysfunctions, sacroiliac and pelvic dysfunctions, and lower extremity kinetic chain injuries. Phil grew up in Birmingham and graduated from Hoover High School. He is happily married with one daughter and three dogs.
TPI-CERTIFIED GOLF FITNESS INSTRUCTOR-M2
APTA-certified clinical instructor
Kendell was born in Dominica, West Indies and came to Birmingham from the St. Croix in 1999 to attend Samford University. While at Samford, Kendell was a member of the track and field team and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Exercise Science. He then attended UAB and received his doctorate in physical therapy in 2007. He has worked as a physical therapist since 2008 and opened the Trussville location in 2010. In the clinic, his specialties include athletic injury prevention, sports performance improvement, post-operative rehabilitation, neurological dysfunctions, youth athletic development and manual strategies to improve movement dysfunctions. As a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and Medical Professional he works with golfers of all ages and skill levels. He has a passion for evaluating movement in those who play rotational sports while also developing programs to improve their skill and performance. When not in the clinic you can find him on the golf course or developing new recipes in the kitchen. Kendell’s community involvement includes mentoring students at Cornerstone School of Alabama and working with the Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization (CACAO), the Alabama Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, Samford University and Learning Excellence Through Tennis (LETT).