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Hays Estes

Dr. Hays Estes is a board-certified orthopedic Doctor of Physical Therapy. Hays attended Penn State University for his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. He then achieved his Master’s in Health Administration from Florida Atlantic University. While at FAU, he suffered a torn ACL, and his rehabilitation led him to pursue physical therapy as his chosen profession. Hays graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in 2012. He obtained his manual therapy certification through Evidence in Motion, is a certified Graston (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization) practitioner, and he also treats vestibular dysfunction, vertigo, and balance disorders. Hays is proficient in Spanish, having practiced physical therapy in a mostly Hispanic setting prior to joining Premier.

Hays’s previous experience includes working in personal training as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA prior to attending PT school. He is an avid golfer and weightlifter who also occasionally competes in local golf tournaments and recreational sports in the area.

Hays chose the profession of physical therapy due to his own experience with rehabilitation and his ability to return to sports, and his greatest joy is helping others due the same.

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Marsha Chorlog

Dr. Marsha Chorlog is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic injuries. Marsha attended University of Florida for undergrad and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of North Florida in 2010. In addition, she has taken extensive post graduate coursework on physical therapy interventions related to running injuries and running biomechanics. Other areas of study include dizziness related to vestibular hypofunction, positional vertigo (BPPV), and balance disorders.

Marsha is also a Certified Yoga Instructor. Her medical background allows her to safely use yoga stretches for healing injuries or recovering from surgeries.

Marsha is an avid yogi and runner and is excited by anything related to health, fitness, and the pursuit of happiness. She is passionate about her work and is thrilled she has the opportunity to help people return to activities they love.

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Eric Schweitzer

Dr. Eric Schweitzer –is a Board Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy, author, professor, runner, and triathlete has practiced physical therapy for more than 16 years. He owns Premier Physical Therapy, located in Clearwater, Florida and is founder of IdealRun, a personalized online running gait analysis business.

Eric is an Emory undergraduate who earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a certification in manual therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Eric is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, a designation that only 3% of physical therapists (PTs) can claim. He is trained in Active Release Technique, is a Pose certified running form coach, a certified manual therapist, and has extensive experience with instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. He is also one of a few PTs in Tampa Bay that are highly trained in thrust joint manipulation.

Dr. Schweitzer's experience includes a professorship in athletic physical therapy at the University of South Florida, lecturing at several national PT conferences, and authoring several textbook chapters in various physical therapy textbooks. Dr. Schweitzer is an expert in running science and has long seen patients with running injuries and pain. He is truly a pioneer in the area of running science, creating a system of gait analyses and recommended drills and exercises that have given his patients the ability to continue running, prevent future injury, and enhance their running. In his free time, he enjoys adventure travel, running, yoga, and various other fitness endeavors.

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Lisa Hanna
Office Manager

Hi y'all! Meet Lisa--Premier's very own taste of Texas. Born & raised in Houston, Lisa and her fanatical OSU Buckeye-lovin' hubby packed up their two cowboys and cowgirl and headed down the Gulf to experience a different kind of southern living.

She, like the rest of the Premier family, shares a love for healing, as well as music, and the arts. You might see Lisa scrambling about the office (coffee in hand) doing everything she can from faxing patient notes & updates to keeping Premier's doors open--seriously, she's there every morning opening the doors-- but most importantly, ensuring each and every one of our patients feel like family when they're with us.

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Paul Micallef
Front Desk Coordinator

If you've been to Premier, then you know this guy. Paul, the chiseled face of our front office, hails from Long Island, New York. While today he is excitedly greeting you to our office or doing you the courtesy of authorizing your benefits, his long-term plan is to earn his doctorate in physical therapy. His hobbies include golf, fishing, smiling, lifting weights and killin' it!

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DPT, Dog of Physical Therapy

Georgia joined Premier in 2014. At only four years old, she is the youngest member of the Premier family. What she lacks in age, she makes up in healing spirit, encouraging patients with every tail wag. Through rigorous study and many late caffeinated nights, Georgia became certified through the Therapy Dog Alliance as a certified therapy dog. Although many have not met her, Georgia is famous with most dogs throughout the Clearwater area as their owners interact with her at Premier.

You can find Georgia on our social media pages (Instagram and Facebook) or relaxing on her rug in the clinic as she cheers on our patients.