Dr. Hays Estes is a board-certified orthopedic Doctor of Physical Therapy and USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. 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.
Dr. Christopher Stanek is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Chris attended the University of South Florida for his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2012. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2018.
Chris is also a certified USA Weightlifting Sports Performance coach. He became interested in physical therapy after getting injured playing hockey. His interests are yoga, guitar, and making your feet really, really strong.
Dr. Gina Nguyen is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Gina graduated the University of Florida for her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Physiology in 2018. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA in 2021. Gina loves working with all orthopedic patients and athletes. She also enjoys working with patients with Parkinson’s Disease and helping them make bigger movements and to move better. With all her patients, she aims to get them stronger and not let their disease or condition limit their potential or stop them from doing what they want to do. Fun fact: she loves rock climbing in her free time; catch her at your local climbing gym!
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.
Makayla is our newest member to the office staff. You'll find her taking care of business at the front desk; from checking in our patients, to answering the phones and helping our office manager Lisa around the clinic.