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Meet the Staff

At Realhab, Inc., we make every effort to get you back to your life every time you walk into our Parrish, Florida physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic. Our philosophy is to deliver advanced physical therapy in a warm, friendly, and stimulating environment.

Our concern is reflected throughout the office from warm, soft colors to a comfortable, ‘like-home’ center. The reception room has relaxing chairs and current magazines. The treatment area is spacious with state-of-the-art advanced exercise equipment.

More important than the physical aspect of the office is a highly trained and caring staff. We genuinely care about you and your health. We want to deliver the best possible care in the most pleasant manner. You can get to know our staff below.

To schedule an appointment, call our office at (941) 776-5585 or request an appointment online.

*Career Opportunity: Contract Physical Therapists - See details in careers section under the Contact Us tab.

Gayle Reed, PT/Owner   

Gayle has been practicing in the Ellenton/Parrish, Florida area since 1995. Prior to opening Realhab, Inc., Gayle practiced in New York City. She completed her bachelor of science in physical therapy at Daemen College in Amherst, New York and a master of arts in pathokinesiology from NYU. 

While teaching physical therapy students and performing the ACCE position at NYU, Gayle was also practicing physical therapy at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Occupational & Industrial Orthopedic Center in Tribeca, and at PRO Physical Therapy on Park Avenue. 

Gayle was a full scholarship swimmer for the University of Pittsburgh for her pre-med core. She competed and won awards in the 200/400 IM and backstroke races. She was raised in Rochester, New York, and enjoys physical therapy, boating, fishing, swimming, and tennis.   

Jeff Dean, P.T.A 

Graduated in 2012 from South University in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. I worked in South Florida at a skilled nursing facility, neuro-rehab, and home health. Outside of work, I enjoy fishing, golfing and spending quality time with my son. 

Kelsey Grabiak, P.T.A

I earned my bachelors degree in psychology from Florida International University while on a softball scholarship in 2012. I earned my P.T.A degree from Keiser University in 2014. I enjoy working out, boating, scuba diving and the beach.

Steven Gunnells, P.T.A   

Graduated from the P.T.A. program in 2013 from Mercer County Community College. Having experience with high school athletes, geriatrics, and weekend warriors rehabbing them back to health and prior level of function. I am passionate about soccer, running and living a healthy full lifestyle. And I love to grill. 

Matthew Kersey, P.T.A 

I'm 31 and from Tampa, FL. I served 6 1/2 years on active duty in the US Army as a medic. I graduated from South University of Tampa with my P.T.A., I enjoy fishing, watching the Seminoles lose, and anything deep fried.

Jill Baader, Office Manager

Jill moved to Florida from Wisconsin in 2010. She is a big Wisconsin Badgers football and a Milwaukee Brewers fan. She played soccer for 25 years, basketball for 10 years, and loves to be active with walking, weights and swimming. She's been in the billing, collections and finance world for more than 30 years.