Who We Are

Freedom to heal, Freedom to perform, Freedom to be pain-free.

Dr. David Harvitz, DPT, TPIc

Dr. David Harvitz, DPT, TPIc is the owner of ReNew, your concierge physical therapy service in Pensacola. Dr. Dave has spent the last 10 years working in various orthopedic settings refining his manual therapy skills and now brings those skills to your doorstep. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science in 2007, and then a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010, both from the University of Pittsburgh, the #1 ranked school in the country for physical therapy. Since then, Dr. Dave has taken his orthopedic and manual therapy continuing education seriously, progressing through the Manual Therapy Certification track through the University of St. Augustine. He specializes in treating the issues other healthcare practitioners struggle to identify and treat properly. Dr. Dave utilizes a unique treatment approach that relies less on traditional tests and measures and more on your response to specific manual techniques. This approach tends to be much more specific in identifying your actual dysfunction or pain syndrome, allowing for a shorter duration of treatment and fuller healing.

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Dr. Matthew Fischer, DPT, FMS, CF-L1

Dr. Matthew Fischer is a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy.  He is also Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified and a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Murray State University in Kentucky and then his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from South College in Tennessee.  His passion for physical therapy stems from a career in improving health and wellness in his community as a personal and group fitness instructor.  Dr. Matt carries this passion forward by identifying specific impairments and creating a customized treatment plan in order to eliminate pain and improve function.  As a doctor of physical therapy and Crossfit trainer, he strives to transform lives physically, mentally, and spiritually by building meaningful relationships that optimize movement to make patients happier and healthier.  

Dr. Sarah Shepherd,

PT, DPT

Dr. Sarah Shepherd is a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy.  She is also a certified personal trainer. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL and then her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Sarah has a passion for community wellness and a special interest in the treatment of type two diabetes. Dr. Sarah is a resident physical therapist with ReNew Concierge Physical Therapy where she is pursuing continuing education as a Manual Therapist. A foundation of manual therapy allows Dr. Sarah to address a multitude of musculoskeletal problems and provide patients with comprehensive care that otherwise wouldn’t be available with traditional physical therapy. Originally from Fort Walton Beach, FL Dr. Sarah is proud to return to the North West Florida area to provide great healthcare for the community that raised her.

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The Practice

ReNew Pensacola PT is something that was born out of Dr. Dave’s love for his patients and frustration with the constraints of the current medical system. For 10 years now he has worked for either big companies or corporations that mainly care about the bottom line. They also refuse to operate outside the box and they continue to bow to the whims of insurance companies and government over-regulation. He refuses to do that. No more cut corners or compromising the quality of care just because insurance companies demand it. ReNew is completely cash-based and no insurance is accepted. This means freedom. Freedom to heal, freedom to perform, freedom to be pain-free. Dr. Dave will personally come to your home, evaluate and diagnosis your specific pain syndrome or movement dysfunction, and set up a one on one treatment plan for you. There’s no need to start with a referral from a physician.

Ready to start your journey to being pain free?