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Parrish's Choice for Physical Therapy

Welcome to Realhab, Inc.

Located in Parrish, Florida, Realhab, Inc. is one of the top physical therapy and rehabilitation centers on the Gulf Coast. Patients come from Parrish, Ellenton, and Bradenton for services such as pre- and post-operative orthopedic rehab, vestibular and balance training, and treatment for neurologic disorders, cardiovascular conditions, and pulmonary conditions. Our exclusive body check-up program for adults includes an analysis of gait, balance, strength, and flexibility.

Our Specialties Include:

  • Orthopedic and neurological conditions
  • Expertise in fibromyalgia pain syndrome
  • Fibrocystic treatments with cold laser
  • Innovative joint repair treatment with outcomes report
  • “Return to Play” programs to help you return to golfing, tennis, boating, shooting, swimming – whatever it is you love to do
  • Pre/post-operative treatment for cancer (lymphedema), joints, and spine
  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation therapy

Realhab, Inc. is a state-of-the-art practice featuring a 5,000-square-foot gym onsite to enhance your therapy results. Many of our cardiovascular and pulmonary rehab patients utilize this facility on a regular basis.

We’re willing to do whatever it takes to restore your physical health and well-being. For an appointment, call Realhab in Parrish, Florida at (941) 776-5585, or you can use our online appointment request form.

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/RealhabOwner

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.

Frank Fredorczyk, PT, DPT

Frank has been in practice for over 30 years, specializing in orthopedic/musculoskeletal physical therapy. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Delaware, earning a B.S. in Physical Therapy. Early in his career, he successfully completed the full time, year long residency program in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward, CA. He was board certified as a specialist in orthopedic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 1994 and re certified in 2004. He is scheduled for re certification in 2020. He has also been certified by the American Physical Therapy Association Board of Clinical Education as an Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Frank Earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Arcadia University in 2010. He has been an invited speaker at national conferences and a guest lecturer at Drexel and Arcadia Universities, presenting on the topics of manual therapy in the management of spinal, upper extremity and shoulder disorders.

Frank grew up in Toms River, NJ and lived in Yardley, PA for 25 years prior to moving to Florida in 2017/ He resides in Bradenton, FL with his family which includes two dogs and a horse who moved with them from Pennsylvania. He enjoys spending time at the barn with his daughter and is an avid "do it yourselfer" tacking many home projects. 

Jeffery Dean, PTA 

Graduated in 2012 from South University in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Jeff's first experience was in South Florida in a skilled nursing facility, that included neuro-rehab, and home health. Jeff works closely with patients to receive maximum outcomes for all. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys fishing, golfing and spending as much quality time with his son.

Ali Ares Melendez, PTA

Ares graduated from SCF. He has years of experience in the fitness industry. Ares motivates to patients to stay on track and to stay positive during therapy. When Ares is not working he spends his free time with his wife and three wonderful children.

Kerline Paul, PTA

Is a Florida native who was raised in Port Charlotte, FL. Kerline graduated from Keiser University. She aspires to help patients who are recovering from injuries or illnesses, by getting patients excited about their therapy. In her free time Kerline enjoys chocolate and spending time at the beach.

Theodore J Brown, PTA

TJ was born and raised in Manatee County. He graduated from Keiser University with a Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 2019. TJ focuses on providing the highest quality of treatment, which provides patient with an excellent outcome. Tj is outgoing and enjoys helping people. He also enjoys comics, video games and travel with is wife.

Jaime Baron, PTA

Was born on Bogota, Columbia. However, he is a Florida resident for over 40 years. He also brings 25 years of being a PTA to Realhab, Inc. Jaime is a proud father of four boys.

Fernando Josh Olvera, PTA

Josh is a licensed PTA who graduated from the State of Florida in May 2020. He is a native of Bradenton, FL. Who is excited to play a role in restoring movement and maximizing the function of the patients. In his free time he relaxes at home with his wife and cat.

Lynn Escolano, Office Manager

Lynn moved to Florida from New Jersey in 1995. Her passions include spending time with family, cooking and reading. She also holds a degree in Healthcare Administration graduating in 2008. In addition, to her 12 years of experience, she has 30 years of experience in Customer Service and Account Payable/Receivables.

Doreen, Lab Asst. Office Manager

Doreen raised in Western New York. She brings 27 years of experience to Realhab, Inc. She majored in science and commercial cooking/baking in the 1980s. Then moved to Florida in 1989. Her passion is to inspire others to see the positive side of life. Doreen also support Veterans, First responders and breast cancer. She has a significant other Jim for many years and two amazing sons.

Danielle Sayer, Authorization Specialist/Contracting Coordinator

Danielle has been working the medical industry for 27 years. Danielle holds a degree in E-Business management for Health Administration. Her experience includes networking, revenue management, and contracting processes. Danielle has two sons, and on her down time she loves to spend time at the beach or the ball field.

Kelli Brinker, Front Desk Assistant/Billing Assistant

Kelli grew up in Cincinnati, OH. She moved to Parrish FL in 2009. She graduated from Meridian College with diploma in Medical Billing and Coding, with hopes to continue her education and career. Her passions include quality time with her son, family, and cooking. Also, on her off time she is a member of a billiards league.

Chelsea Robertson, Front Desk Receptionist

Chelsea was born and raised in Manatee County. She has medical assisting experience of 1 year. Chelsea she enjoys helping people and lending a helping hand. When Chelsea is not working she is a mom of a young daughter.