Michael E.


Physical Therapist, Clinic Director

Michael joined Pivot Physical Therapy as a physical therapist in June of 2019 at the Roanoke Towers, VA location. After assisting various clinics with coverage during the early stage of COVID, Michael became the clinic manager at the Salem, VA location in October of 2020, where he has remained since.

Michael is an avid sports fan, staying true to all New England/Boston teams and Duke basketball. He also played basketball and soccer in high school, driving his interest in treating the athletic and active population. He has had the opportunity to work with athletes from Roanoke College, Hollins University, local high schools and various gyms in the area. He also tries to implement sport-specific and functional techniques with all of his patients, especially those presenting with fall risk, to make therapy more enjoyable.

Michael grew up in Fort Thomas, Kentucky and earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration from the University of Louisville. While there, he was a student manager for the women’s basketball team for two years. He had the opportunity to serve as an assistant varsity high school girls’ basketball coach and a freshman boys’ soccer coach. With family support, Michael moved to the Virginia Beach area, where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Old Dominion University.

Since moving to the Roanoke area, Michael met and married his wife, Lauren, in the fall of 2022. In his free time, Michael enjoys hiking, traveling to different national parks, competing in recreational sports, participating in trivia events and spending time with his family.