Meet ReNew’s Physical Therapy Doctors
Our team of doctors bring physical therapy to you at home, work or the gym. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to set up an evaluation or begin treatment. All you have to do is book an appointment with us! After an initial evaluation, we will diagnose your specific pain syndrome or movement dysfunction, and your ReNew doctor will set up a one-on-one treatment plan for you. Keep reading to hear our story and meet the Doctors of Physical Therapy on our team.
ReNew: Concierge Physical Therapy was born out of Dr. Harvitz’s love for patients and belief that you deserve a higher level of care. Working in big medical practices for ten years, he saw how many PT clinics cut corners or compromised care to meet insurance companies’ demands. He wanted to offer patients in Pensacola and Destin FL and Baltimore MD an alternative–a physical therapy practice that comes to your home and puts you first.
Since founding ReNew, Dr. Harvitz and his team have helped hundreds of patients get free from pain, regain mobility, and avoid surgeries. ReNew is completely self-pay. The only insurance we accept is personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. This allows us to do what’s best for you instead of letting an insurance company dictate your care. Through our unique approach to treatment, our patients discover the freedom that comes from personalized physical therapy. Freedom to heal. Freedom to perform. Freedom from pain.
Dr. Laura Bracken
DPT, OCS, CMTPT
Dr. Laura Bracken received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida in 2018. She then completed a residency specializing in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2019. She has been working in outpatient orthopedics since that time addressing both chronic and acute injuries related to the spine and peripheral joints, pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, and athletic injuries. She also has received extensive training in evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor conditions including bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunctions; pregnancy and postpartum; and chronic pelvic pain conditions for both male and female populations.
Dr. Bracken loves to utilize a variety of manual physical therapy treatments including deep tissue mobilization, myofascial release, joint mobilization of the spine and peripheral joints, trigger point release, and cupping therapy. She is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling, and is continuing to pursue knowledge and skills regarding other treatments to produce the most effective care for each individual she works with.
Dr. Bracken appreciates a holistic view of the body that incorporates overall wellness into her treatments of musculoskeletal pain, understanding that pain is often multifactorial.
Dr. Ian Berry
DPT, Cert. DN
Dr. Ian Berry is a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy serving ReNew patients in the Pensacola, FL area.
He received his B.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy from Pensacola Christian College and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri.
Dr. Berry is passionate about improving his community’s general health and wellness. He believes that helping patients find relief from pain is central to improving their overall well-being and quality of life. To enhance his skillset, he is currently studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist.
With a firm foundation in manual therapy, Dr. Berry aims to decrease your pain and improve your mobility with every visit. He believes in taking a personalized approach to improving your well-being and getting you back to doing what you enjoy the most.
Dr. Gina Cherico
Dr. Gina Cherico is a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy. She is also a board-certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and certified in dry needling and blood flow restriction therapy. She serves ReNew patients in Destin, FL.
She received her B.S. in Biology and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She strives to decrease patients’ pain, improve your quality of life, and help you return to your favorite activities.
As a military spouse, she has extensive experience treating active-duty service members, retirees, and their family members. Dr. Cherico has a passion for health and wellness. She has a particular interest in treating athletes.
Dr. Isaiah Requintina
Dr. Isaiah Requintina is a Doctor of Physical Therapy serving ReNew patients in Destin.
He graduated with a B.S. in Natural Sciences from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, FL. He then went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO.
Throughout his training and now as a healthcare professional, he has been passionate about seeing people recover from injuries, overcome pain and difficulty, and achieve new levels of health and wellness.
He loves Olympic weightlifting and participating in CrossFit in his spare time. He also enjoys cooking new recipes, eating seafood, serving in his church, and getting creative through music and photography.
Dr. Wesley Daughdrill
Dr. Wesley Daughdrill is a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy serving ReNew patients in the Pensacola area.
He received his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.
Dr. Daughdrill is passionate about leading others to recovery by addressing patients’ pain and functional limitations. He has completed advanced manual therapy courses and a post-doctorate residency that enhanced his hands-on skillset. He can help you experience increased health and wellness that improves your overall quality of life through treatment techniques that are unique to your needs.
In his spare time, he is an avid golfer and loves working with a group of athletes to help promote health and maximize performance.
Dr. Sarah Sheperd
Dr. Sarah Shepherd is a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy. In addition, she is a certified nutritional physical therapist and certified personal trainer. She serves ReNew patients in the Baltimore.
She received her B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL.
Dr. Shepherd is passionate about community wellness and specializes in treating inflammation and inflammatory diseases. Like the rest of our team, she has a strong manual therapy background. As a result, she can address numerous musculoskeletal problems.
Dr. Shepherd also treats a range of lymphatic and chronic pain conditions utilizing the most current treatment methods to provide patients with comprehensive care that would otherwise be unavailable with traditional physical therapy.
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“Today I was scheduled for surgery, and I was able to cancel because Dr. Dave found the problem and corrected it. First visit the pain went away. The Renew library has been valuable to relieve other symptoms and maintain this fabulous progress of pain relief. So grateful for the referral that brought him into my life.“
“Dr. David Harvitz is a miracle worker. After two years of chronic pain and consultations with numerous specialists that resulted in little to no relief, Dr. Harvitz was able to alleviate my pain entirely and diagnose the true source of my discomfort (something no one else could do) in one 15-minute session. If you are living with any type of physical pain, I cannot recommend Dr. Harvitz enough! Your body will thank you!”
“I had lived with chronic back pain for more than seven years… I had seen a specialist who referred me to another physical therapist, but the treatment plan (a few exercises) did nothing to improve my condition. Within minutes of Dave examining me, he was able to identify the cause of my pain. Not only was he able to diagnose the cause, he was able to treat it, and eliminate the pain that I had been suffering from for so long. I can’t explain how grateful I am to feel such relief. ”
“A well-known institute here told me I needed to have shoulder surgery. They said that my rotator cuff was torn, two tendons in my right arm were torn, my long bicep tenant was torn, my SPLENATUS was torn, and I needed surgery. Doctor Barry came and offered a second opinion. The bottom line is I do not have to have surgery. Within six sessions with ReNew, he has worked miracles on my muscles.”