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The restore team

Get Back to Living

The staff and professionals at Restore Physical Therapy dedicate each day to getting our patients back to living.  


Physical Therapist/Owner

Stephen Peaden PT, DPT

Stephen graduated the University of Florida in 2001 with his Masters in Physical Therapy. His education continued earning a DPT at South Florida. Restore Physical Therapy opened in 2017. In 2022 he completed his certification in Dry Needling and continues to seek new avenues of treatment for his patients. Outside of the clinic he enjoys Crossfit, Olympic Weightlifting, weekend trips to Shell Island, and all that comes with being a husband and father of 3.


Physical Therapy Assistant

Hannah Merritt

Hannah joined the Restore Physical Therapy team in 2019 after graduating from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Gulf Coast State College. She also graduated with a General Education degree in 2016. Hannah is very passionate about working with people in the community to help them heal, regain important life functions and to improve their quality of life. She has a relish for working with patients of all ages. She has participated in many sports throughout her school years. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family at the lake, and camping.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Haley Tew

Haley is a Panama City local and graduate of A. Crawford Mosley High School in 2017, where she played soccer all 4 years. Her passion for helping others recover through physical therapy gained her interest from first-hand experiences. She received her Associate of Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2021 from Gulf Coast State College. Currently, Haley aims to improve her manual therapy skills and expand her knowledge about functional training to improve her patient’s quality of life. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing sports, and spending time with her pets.

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