After graduating as Salutatorian from high school in western North Carolina, Tyler attended Troy University, where he completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, with a minor in Leadership Studies. While at Troy, Tyler also played baseball, where he was a part of two Sun Belt Conference Championship Teams and two NCAA regional appearances. In his time with the Troy Trojans, Tyler was named a Capital One NCAA Division 1 Academic All-American (13, 14), Sun Belt First Team Short-Stop (13), as well as a Brooks Wallace Award Finalist list for top shortstop in the country (13). Aside from baseball, Tyler was awarded with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award which recognizes recipients for their excellence of character, humanitarian service and spiritual qualities. Tyler also received the Clements Award, which is granted to one graduating male and female student athlete for excellence in the classroom and in their sport.
Following his time at Troy University, Tyler attended the University of South Alabama’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. There, he achieved his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in May of 2017. Since that time, he has gained experience in outpatient orthopedics, chronic pain management, with the aging adult population, and has worked in the skilled nursing environment, with exposure to a variety of age groups and presentations. Tyler has continued his learning from physical therapy school and is now certified in Dry Needling, as well as Blood Flow Restriction Training. Tyler is an avid believer in health and wellness, and continues to remain active himself. He is married to his wife, Rachael, and has two Australian Shepherds, Oakleigh and Ollie. Tyler continues to enjoy coaching baseball, camping, spending family time, being outdoors, and cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Kyle was born and raised in Decatur, AL as the middle child of three boys. Growing up playing sports with his brothers, he always dreamed of playing college sports. However, his plan was rerouted for a better plan after a high school knee injury led him to develop a passion for physical therapy and strength and conditioning.
Kyle was given a great opportunity to attend Troy University where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science in 2014. After graduating from Troy, Kyle attended the University of South Alabama where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2017. After earning his doctorate, Kyle took a job with Vertex PT Specialists in Columbia, SC, one of the most prestigious outpatient orthopedic private practices in the Southeast.
While in Columbia, Kyle had a wide variety of experiences. He was able to start a clinic from the ground up, treat a wide variety of patients from pre-teens to 95-year-olds, as well as treat some high level athletes, including some Olympians and Major League Baseball players.
Along with his DPT, Kyle is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is certified in dry needling and personalized blood flow restriction training. While in Columbia, Kyle served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina for an undergraduate introduction to physical therapy course. He is currently involved with teaching a continuing education course to clinicians called “Strength and Conditioning: In the Clinic.” Kyle is married to his wife, Rachel, and currently lives in Midtown Mobile where he enjoys spending time with his wife and friends, working out, reading, and learning about anything and everything!
Blake was born and raised in Columbus, Mississippi as the oldest of two boys. Growing up, and all through high school, Blake was involved in many different sports and played Basketball, Soccer, Golf, and ran cross country. He always knew he wanted to do something in the medical field, but it was after an ankle injury his senior year in high school while playing soccer that it became clear that Physical Therapy would be his passion moving forward.
After graduating high school Blake went to a local community college for two years before finally landing at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he would finish pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. While at Southern Miss, Blake was a member of the Honors College and completed an undergraduate thesis project. After completing his undergraduate studies, Blake earned the opportunity to attend The University of South Alabama where he would receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2017.
After graduating from South Alabama, Blake accepted his first job in Mobile, working for Results Physiotherapy where he was able to learn many valuable skills as a clinician. Blake has continued learning since graduating. He is currently pursuing an advanced manual therapy certification, which he started working towards while employed at Results Physiotherapy, which he continues to work toward completing presently. He has also completed continued learning for the application of Dry Needling in the clinical setting.
Blake is married to his wife, Katelin, who he began dating in high school. They recently welcomed their first child Eli in 2020. They currently live in Daphne, AL. along with their Australian shepherd, Cotten. Blake spends his time supporting his wife in her training for half marathon races, enjoying friends and family, golfing, and watching any and all sports.
Makayla graduated in 2012 from Chesterfield High School in South Carolina. During her high school tenure, she was a part of three state championships in softball. It was during this time that she fell in love with the physical therapy profession after a shoulder injury in her tenth grade year threatened her softball career. Makayla received a softball scholarship to the University of Mobile and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2016. She was a part of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, a prestigious award only given to individuals whose GPA is in the top 10% of all students attending the University of Mobile. As a pitcher for the Mobile Rams, Makayla also accumulated many other academic and athletic accolades including: SSAC All-Academic Team, 1st Team All- Conference, CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, CoSIDA Academic All-American 2nd Team, and NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete. In 2015 she had the opportunity to help her team win the SSAC conference championship and reach the NAIA College World Series. She received All-American honors in 2015, while also being named the Champion of Character award recipient for her team.
Following her time at the University of Mobile, Makayla attended the University of South Carolina’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in December of 2020. While attending USC Makayla had the opportunity to receive her clinical education from some of the top outpatient physical therapy clinics in the Southeast: Vertex PT Specialists in Columbia, SC and our very own Refine PT and Performance. She also had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant for several first year DPT classes, as well as a class for undergraduate students interested in applying to the DPT program. Makayla enjoys combining her athletic and physical therapy background to treat athletes and help them return to their sport while also giving them the tools they need to prevent future injury. She is passionate about promoting health and wellness in the geriatric population and hopes to become a Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS) within the next few years. Makayla is married to her husband, Payne, who she met while attending the University of Mobile. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, exploring the outdoors, finding the best Italian restaurants, and traveling to new places with her husband.
Rebekah is an Eastern Shore native, growing up in Daphne and graduating from Daphne High School in 2011. She danced with Eastern Shore Dance Academy for over 12 years taking ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical. She was also very involved with cheerleading growing up, leading to her becoming captain of the varsity cheerleading team at DHS her senior year.
After graduating from Daphne, Rebekah pursued her dream of attending the University of Alabama and graduated cum laude in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority as well as the UA Student Recruitment team. Rebekah furthered her education attending physical therapy school at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2020. While at Samford, she was highly involved in PhysioFit- a direct access physiotherapy clinic in fitness settings providing patients with biomechanics evaluations in order to meet their fitness and wellness goals.
Rebekah accepted a job with Agile Physical Therapy in Vestavia, Alabama following graduation learning and practicing orthopedics and dance medicine. She was also trained in Balanced Body Pilates incorporating Pilates techniques into physical therapy treatment as well as trigger point dry needling. She joined the Refine PT team in April 2021. Rebekah is very passionate about incorporating Pilates into her Physical Therapy treatments as well as bringing Dance Medicine to the Eastern Shore.
Rebekah married her high school sweetheart, Zac, in 2015 and they have one dog, Buoy. Zac and Rebekah have been dating since 2009 and are now expecting their first baby, Will, in July 2021. They are excited to be back on the Eastern Shore and give back to a community that they were lucky enough to be apart of growing up.
Melinda graduated from North Raleigh Christian Academy in Raleigh, NC as Valedictorian in 2015, and attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA from 2015-2019. During her time at W&L she was the Founder and President of Spoon University, a food publication by college students, for college students. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and the RUF Leadership Team. She was a member of the Varsity Women’s tennis team, where she helped lead the team to 4 ODAC conference championships, as well as 4 NCAA National Championships appearances.
Through Melinda’s 12 years experience of playing tennis, she developed a passion for health and nutrition. After a stress fracture in high school and several injuries during her college tennis career, Melinda began to value rest and recovery as a part of her athletic career. Not only does she enjoy exercise, but her passion for food and trying new restaurants led her to start her own food blog, @Eating_Birmingham and to manage other social media accounts devoted to food.
Melinda lives in Mobile with her husband David, a Medical Student at the University of South Alabama with their Great Pyrenees, Rafa. Melinda enjoys running, playing tennis with David, experimenting with recipes, trying new restaurants, and traveling the world.
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Address: 27468 World Ct. Daphne, AL 36526
Phone: (251) 270-1551
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Hours of Service:
Monday: 7 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM – 6 PM
Thursday: 7 AM – 6 PM
Friday: 7 AM – 6 PM
Saturday/Sunday : Closed