When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, I knew very little about it. I had read about and seen people who could not control the shaking in their hands and or legs. I did not expect the loss of my speaking skills. The loss has negatively affected my life more than any other condition I…
My assessment, treatment and customer service experience has been stellar! How observant, thorough and professional Aneesh, DPT was with me… wow. Tara, the PTA did a good job also and the atmosphere was so comfortable. At first I didn’t think I would like being in a large room exercising with others watching. It didn’t take…
“To Jennifer Gelb, My breathing’s good, I talk out loud, Of this, you can be proud. For you’re the one who got ‘er done, And made it so much fun. Jennifer, thanks for your encouragement, patience, and great smile!”
Without the help of each of my physical therapists I would not have achieved the goals I wanted to reach. Each one had a different method or tidbit of information that contributed to the success of my physical therapy.
Thank you for your patience, encouragement, dedication, and kindness shown to me during my rehab. Three months ago I came into Lake Centre for Rehab in a wheelchair unable to walk and today I walked in! My husband and I are forever grateful!
The Villages, FL
Meet the Staff
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Jennifer is the Speech Therapy Director at Lake Centre for Rehab (LCR) and has been employed as a Speech Language Pathologist at LCR for 21 years. She graduated from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Jennifer’s special interests include working with adults and pediatrics with communication impairments resulting from aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, cognitive changes or vocal changes. She also evaluates and treats swallowing impairments. Jennifer enjoys providing local presentations at various support groups such as Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke groups in addition to providing community educational seminars on important speech therapy topics such as swallowing and voice difficulties.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys boating, exercising and spending time with family and friends. She is married with two teenage children.
Natalie graduated from the University of West Texas A&M with her Master of Science in Communication Disorders. Over the last five years, Natalie has enjoyed working in multiple facilities in various capacities. She has performed diagnosis and treatment of disorders for both pediatric (toddler/child) and adult populations. Natalie has focused her clinical skills on treating patients of all ages with issues of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties), aphasia, apraxia, voice disorders and a variety of communication disorders. Natalie is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, LOUD for Parkinson’s, and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA).
In her free time, Natalie enjoys getting outdoors, traveling, playing tennis and cooking.
Reese went to undergraduate at Florida Southern College and graduated with a degree in Biology. She then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from South College in Knoxville, TN. She is also certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s.
Since graduation, Reese has focused on the aging population, sports, orthopedics, and Parkinson’s Disease. Her goal with her patients is to have them return to where they were before injury or diagnosis and go beyond that so they can live their best life. When she’s not at work, you can find her spending time with family and friends, exercising, and petting as many animals as she can.
Kellye has her B.A. in psychology and B.S. in Occupational Therapy. She also has a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, with an emphasis on hand therapy. She is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and specializes in upper extremity orthopedic rehabilitation.
In her free time, Kellye enjoys reading, writing, playing with her kids (Rylee and Charlie), and spending time with family.
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