Meet Our Professional Team
Committed to Our Clients’ Health and Well-Being
Active Rehab and Fitness Physical Therapy in Lexington, Kentucky provides personalized services to a wide spectrum of clients with varying orthopedic and neurological conditions across a wide range of age groups. Our therapists have over 100 years combined of clinical experience.
Owners, Keith and Lisa Duerler, are a husband and wife physical therapy team with a unique approach to care. Active Rehab Physical Therapy has a diverse team of accomplished physical therapists. Keith's journey commenced at Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine Center, where he specialized in sports medicine and shoulder rehabilitation for 11 years. Under the guidance of renowned orthopedist Dr. Ben Kibler, he presented at symposiums nationwide and taught advanced rehabilitation techniques, even in Florence, Italy. Keith's dedication to excellence led to the creation of a golf fitness program and co-publishing two chapters in a medical textbook on physical therapy modalities. Seeking to provide more personalized care, he transitioned to private practice.
In contrast, Lisa's journey took her to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital after her graduation in 1996. There, she cultivated extensive experience by specializing in assessing, treating, and managing vestibular disorders. Her expertise extended to proficiency in balance training, neurological disorders, and the evolving field of concussion treatment within the realm of physical therapy.
Together, Keith and Lisa have cultivated a private practice for the past 13 years that stands out in the surrounding area. They prioritize high-quality, one-on-one, patient-centered care and maintain excellent relationships and communication with local physicians and wellness professionals.
Bennett Gatto PT
Bennett joined Active Rehab in 2012 as a PT technician and earned a DPT degree from the University of Kentucky in 2017. With a background in sports as an athlete and collegiate strength coach, Bennett has a special focus on assisting individuals with Parkinson's disease to regain functional movement.
Karen Jurjans PT
Karen, a 1993 graduate of Hahnemann University, completed her Sports PT fellowship at the Univ. of Delaware. With a sports background in field hockey and track at Duke, she brings extensive experience in treating various orthopedic conditions, specializing in shoulder injuries.
Katelyn Morgan PT
Originally from Carmi, IL, Katelyn holds an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and a doctorate in Physical Therapy, both from the University of Kentucky. She has a Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health from the American Physical Therapy Association, with a focus on pregnant and post-partum care.
Veronica Nappi PT
Ronnie joined Active Rehab in 2013 as a PT technician and received her DPT degree from the University of Kentucky in 2020. Alongside her clinical expertise, she is a professional hunter rider at Hidden Fox Farm. Ronnie holds a particular focus on incontinence, women's health, spinal dysfunction, and equestrian-related conditions.
Lauren Powell PT
Lauren is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and the newest member of our rehab team. She grew up in Louisville and is excited to return to Kentucky after practicing PT in Tennessee! Lauren attended Western Kentucky University for her undergraduate and doctoral programs. She is expertly trained to evaluate and treat any orthopedic issues and has additional interests in aquatic therapy and pediatrics!
Karen Fraliex PTA
Karen, a graduate of Midway College in 1998, brings extensive experience in outpatient, acute care, rehabilitation, and home health settings.