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!
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.
The Villages, FL 32162
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.
Brett is a physical therapist at the Lake Sumter Landing clinic. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Florida where he also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.
Since 2009, Brett has focused on sports medicine and the aging athletic population. With total joint replacements and general overuse injuries being common among athletes at The Villages, he takes special interest in helping patients prevent injury and reinjury while returning to the activities they love.
Kari Rawlins received her Associate’s degree in Science and certified to become a Physical Therapy Assistant at Gulf Coast State College. Kari then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training from the University of West Florida.
Kari enjoys helping patients find success during their recovery. She is also very passionate about helping athletes with her background as a high school Cross Country and Track athlete. Kari wants all of her patients to know that she’s there to help in their recovery and make them feel comfortable about the physical therapy process in order to achieve their best personal results.
In her free time, Kari likes to bake, paint, watch sports/movies, and partake in outdoor activities.
Jennifer attended the University of South Florida and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training. Jennifer earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida.
Outside of work, Jennifer loves to spend time with her husband, Brett, daughter, Kayla, and her dog, Emma. Jennifer also likes reading, boating, camping, and running around with her daughter and puppy.