WHO WE ARE

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Dr. Renee Stetkevich, PT, DPT
Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy

ES3PT, founded and owned by Renee Stetkevich, PT, DPT, OCS, is located directly in the center of the bedroom community town of Tierrasanta in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Renee Stetkevich, PT, DPT, OCS graduated from Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy in 2007 with honors and received the award for Clinical Excellence for her graduating class. She has been practicing as an out-patient orthopedic Physical Therapist in San Diego for 13 years. Additionally, Renee received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in 2009. She is manual therapy trained under the instructors at the Ola Grimsby Institute as well as LSVT BIG certified. In 2008, Renee founded Passion for Playing, a community injury prevention program targeting pediatric and adolescent athletes. Renee played Division I soccer and has torn her ACL three times, which has ultimately allowed her to better connect with and treat her patients. Additionally, this experience not only allows Renee to treat athletes with a high level of empathy, but has led to her passion of injury prevention.

 

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Dr. Christin Ernst, PT, DPT
Sports Medicine Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Christin brings energy and passion to the ES3 Physical Therapy team. She specializes in orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. A graduate of Springfield College with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, she went on to get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University.
Christin has extensive teaching experience, including continuing education courses for Physical Therapists and Harvard Medical School, where she taught anatomy and physiology.

Christin has committed her career to sports-specific rehabilitation and performance training for multiple sports. She has worked with all levels of athletes from youth to professional, including Olympic, NFL, NLL, CFL, XFL, AVP, WNBA, WTA, and UFC athletes. Christin’s goal is to create a fun, energetic, environment to help guide the body through the healing process.

 

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Dr. Heather Haworth, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Heather was born in San Diego and moved to Portland, Oregon when she was young. She attended University of Oregon and University of Utah for undergrad and has a degree in Exercise Science. She then went on to graduate from Touro University Nevada with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. 

 

As a Physical Therapist she enjoys treating a variety of conditions and injuries related to orthopedics which is why she obtained a board certification in this specialty. She also has a strong interest in wound care which is helpful for any post-op patients that are treated in the clinic. 

 

Outside of work Heather loves to travel around the world, pet every dog she comes in contact with, do woodworking and wall design projects, and her love language is shoes. 

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Dr. Chelsea Hayes, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Chelsea Hayes, PT, DPT, OCS graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program in 2008. Drawn to the beautiful weather and active lifestyle, Chelsea moved to San Diego and has worked in an orthopedic outpatient setting ever since. She has received multiple certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute in 2009, and in 2013 achieved her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification and became a credentialed clinical instructor. It is important to Chelsea that each patient receives an exceptional physical therapy experience, including individualized one on one time.

 

When not treating patients, Chelsea can be found practicing yoga, playing beach volleyball and chasing around her two young boys.

 

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Lauren received a doctorate in physical therapy in 2012 from the University of Southern California. She is a skilled clinician and has had great success working with a wide variety of conditions. Her professional interests include management of headaches, dizziness and vestibular disorders as well as manual therapy and sport-specific rehabilitation. Lauren uses an integrative approach with an emphasis on manual therapy and the benefits of working one-on-one with each patient. Lauren is the patient care manager of the Sorrento Mesa center.

Dr. Lauren Lederer, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Brea is our strength coach and Rehab aide. A graduate of SDSU with a bachelors of science in kinesiology, Brea has committed herself to learning how best to use her knowledge to help athletes achieve their highest goals. She has trained all levels of athletes from youth to professional including NFL, Olympic, WNBA, and WTA athletes. An amazing addition to the ES3PT team.

 

Brea Francis
Strength and Rehab Coach