About Us

About Us

20 Years of Professional Care

Estner Injury Centers was founded in 2001 and since then, we’ve expanded to three locations throughout Rhode Island. We treat many sources of pain and offer a suite of therapies to help our patients accelerate recovery.

Modern Integrity

Using the latest technologies, we are committed to healing people of all ages, from toddlers to older adults.

A Comprehensive Approach

We offer a variety of complimentary therapies administered by the best trained professionals in the field.

Network Specialists

We work closely with neurologists, orthopedists, and physical therapists to provide patients with complete, end-to-end care.

Meet Our Doctors

Doctors

Dr. Stephen Estner

Founder; Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Stephen Estner

Founder; Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Estner’s interest in chiropractor began as a patient. He was a broker on Wall street and would regularly get adjustments to reduce stress. Fascinated with the chiropractic approach to health, he enrolled at Life College (now university) and graduated in 1997. He returned to NY and worked with his chiropractor for a year. He then met his wife and they moved to Arizona and ran then sold two successful practices. With two children, they moved back east to be closer to family and settled in RI. Dr. Estner opened his first location in Cranston and over 20 years, expanded to two additional offices in Providence and Pawtucket.

Dr. Estner is currently the chairman of the chiropractic licensing board for the RIDOH. He is the only voting delegate nationally representing RI for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. He has maintained staff privileges at Women and Infants Hospital in Ob/Gyn and Oncology and serves on their Bioethics committee. Dr. Estner is an IME doctor for the RI Worker’s Compensation panel. Dr. Estner is the chiropractic business partner and speaker for the RI Association of Justice (trial lawyers).

Dr. Estner has four children with his wife Elizabeth, Olivia, Sydney, Eli and Levi. The Estners foster cats and often have 10 pets in the house at any given time. For recreation, Dr. Estner enjoys time with family, boating, fishing, lobstering, reading, golf and running.

Dr. Christopher DiRobbio

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Christopher DiRobbio

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. DiRobbio is a Villanova graduate. He attended chiropractic school at Life University. In addition to many types of chiropractic spine and extremity adjustments he concentrates on soft tissue therapies. Dr. DiRobbio holds certifications by Rock Tape in kinesiotaping, cupping, flossing and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. When he is not working, he enjoys golf, basketball, skiing and coaching his kid’s sports.

Dr. Joao Duarte

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Joao Duarte

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Duarte pursued his undergraduate studies in both Kinesiology and Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. During his time at university, he developed an interest in the relationship between physical and mental wellness. Following graduation, he attended New York Chiropractic College where he had the pleasure of serving a wide range of patients such as veterans, expecting mothers, children, and elderly. Following graduation, he returned to Rhode Island where he uses his multilingual skills in English, Portuguese, and Spanish to address the concerns of his patients.

When not at the office, Dr. Duarte can usually be found at the local billiards club with friends and family.

Staff

Deborah Parente

Director of Operations

Deborah Parente

Director of Operations

Deborah has been with the practice since the beginning in 2000. Deborah is responsible for day-to-day operations of all three offices. She has been the driving force behind the success of the practice. When she has free time, Deborah enjoys the beach, her dogs and church related activities. She is a regular speaker to schools on the topic of drug addiction. Deborah is the author of a children’s book called I like Me which is available on Amazon.

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