“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!
I have met many athletic trainers and physical therapist professionals in my 40 year athletic career however I have never met anyone with such a knowledgeable experience level, compassion, and interest to help others as Brett.
I was a patient at Lake Centre for Rehab prior to my left total knee replacement and following the surgery as well. The care and therapy that I was given at Highland Lakes was outstanding!
The Villages, FL
Meet the Staff
Bio and headshot coming soon!
Tracey is the clinic director of the Brownwood location.
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 Slatton is a Speech Language Pathologist for Lake Centre Rehab. She graduated from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders. Her professional interests include aphasia and general rehabilitation following a CVA.
In her free time, Natalie enjoys playing basketball and tennis, painting, and reading. Natalie is also the proud owner of a Maltese-poodle mix dog named Peach.
Melissa graduated from Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, KY.
Her special interests revolve around Hand Therapy, involving fractures, surgical repairs, arthroplasty, De Guervain’s Tenosynovitis, Dupuytren’s Contracture, stroke, dolphin neurostim, and IASTM.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys going to flea markets and cross-stitching.
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.