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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.


Keith and Lisa Duerler are a husband and wife who are both physical therapists and own the practice. Keith Duerler practiced outpatient sports medicine physical therapy at Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine Center for 11 years. Keith developed expertise in rehabilitation and treatment of the shoulder while working under noted orthopedist Dr. Ben Kibler. While at Lexington Clinic Keith presented at numerous symposiums as well as traveled around the U.S. teaching rehabilitation techniques as well as spending a week in Florence Italy teaching their staff advanced rehab. techniques. While at Lexington Clinic Keith also started a golf fitness program and has attended numerous conferences on golf fitness. Keith was a clinical leader at the clinic and also co-published with Dr. Ben Kibler 2 chapters in a medical textbook on physical therapy modalities. After 11 years of orthopedic practice, Keith saw an opportunity to provide a more personalized type of 1 on 1 centered care by going into private practice.  Lisa worked at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital after graduating in 1996 where she gained an expertise in the assessment, treatment, and management of vestibular disorders along with balance training and neurological disorders. She has also become an expert in the treatment of concussions which is an emerging area in physical therapy.

For the past 10 years, Keith and Lisa have successfully grown a private practice model that is unlike any in the surrounding area. We take pride in the high quality 1 on 1 patient-centered care we provide and the excellent relationships and communication we maintain with many local physicians.

Clinical Team

Bennett Gatto 


Started with Active Rehab in 2012 as a PT technician and earned his DPT degree in 2017 from the University of Kentucky. In addition to clinical experience, he has an extensive background in sports as both an athlete and a strength coach at the collegiate levels. Bennett also has a specific interest in treating and helping those with Parkinson's disease to regain more functional movement.

Karen Jurjans 


Graduated from Hahnemann University in 1993. Fellowship trained in Sports PT at the University of Delaware. Karen played field hockey and ran track at Duke. She has extensive experience treating a large variety of orthopedic conditions including expertise with shoulder injuries.

Veronica Nappi PT

Started with Active Rehab in 2013 as a PT technician and earned her DPT degree in 2020 from the University of Kentucky. In addition to clinical experience, she is also a professional hunter rider for Hidden Fox Farm. Ronnie also has a special interest in incontinence, women’s health, spinal dysfunction, and equestrian-related conditions.

Karen Fraliex PTA

Graduated from Midway College in 1998.  Has extensive 

experience in outpatient, acute care, rehab. and home health settings.

Emily Novak


Emily is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in pelvic floor health. She is a former collegiate level tennis player and completed her undergraduate education at Georgetown College. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences. Emily is trained in osteopathic manual therapy, pelvic floor health, integrative dry needling, the Barbell Rehab Method, and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Katelyn Morgan


Katelyn is originally from Carmi, IL. She attended the University of Kentucky for both her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and her doctorate in Physical Therapy. Katelyn has earned her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health through the American Physical Therapy Association with a special interest in treating the pregnant and post-partum population. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, their newborn son, Tommy, and golden retriever, Lexi. They love taking camping trips and going boating. 

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