Staff

Brian Prell

PT, MS, RRT

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April Powell

PT, DPT, ATC

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Kacey Young

PT, MS

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Takiya Grant

PT, CERT. DN

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Lori Moore

PT

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Richard (Trey) Dunagan III

PTA

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Gelsey Roberts

Front Desk Administrator

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Victoria (Tori) Hamilton

Front Desk Administrator

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Brian Prell, PT, MS, RRT

Location: Eatonton

Brian E. Prell isn’t just passionate about physical therapy. He’s passionate about the way they do physical therapy at Rehabilitation and Performance Center, the outpatient physical therapy clinic he founded in 2009. Brian believes his job is to be a diagnostician, and he desires to walk with each patient on their health journey, sorting through the secondary issues to find the primary cause, thus moving patients from where they are to where they ought to be.

Prior to transitioning into private practice, Brian worked with Physiotherapy Associates in Cumming, GA as a staff therapist, before being promoted and tasked with opening, developing, and directing the Physiotherapy Associated Athens location in 2005. Brian has grown Rehabilitation and Performance Center into a recognizable presence in the Eatonton area by providing best-in-class care across a wide range of disciplines, including diagnostics such as Nerve Conduction/EMG testing as well as Neuromusculoskeletal Ultrasound (NMSKUS) imaging. This testing allows Rehabilitation & Performance Center therapists to direct treatment toward the primary issue and improve functional outcomes.

Brian graduated with his Master of Physical Therapy from the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega in May 2002. He received additional education through the University of Wisconsin in Vestibular Rehabilitation, after which Brian developed a continuing education course for physical therapists entitled, “Treatment of Vestibular and Non-Vestibular Balance Disorders,” which he taught throughout the Southeastern United States. Brian has also taken advanced coursework in manual therapy, utilizing the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy technique.

Brian and his wife Leigh have (3) children, Braeden (18), Ansleigh (14), and Cailyn (8). They currently reside in Bogart, GA where they have lived since September 2014. Brian is a risk taker, which can make family vacations pretty interesting.  He is passionate about UGA Football and is an avid follower of UNC Basketball. Finally, because his parents were born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, Brian is, and always will be, a true thru and thru Green Bay Packer backer.

Kacey Young, PT, MS

Location: Eatonton

Kacey is a proud Georgia native! She grew up about 35 miles east of Atlanta. Her love of a small town and close knit community runs deep. It is only fitting that being a part of Lake Oconee Rehabilitation Physical Therapy would satiate the love she has for the small town feel of the Lake Country Community. After graduating from The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science, she continued her education at Georgia State University. In 2007, she was awarded her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy (MPT). Kacey and her husband live locally and are raising 2 very active boys. They love all things outdoors, as well as cheering for the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United and Georgia Bulldogs.

Ashley Walker, PT, DPT

Location: Eatonton

Ashley joined the Lake Oconee Rehabilitation Physical Therapy team in 2016 because she was attracted to their approach to physical therapy: One-on-one patient care and hands on treatment. Ashley is passionate about physical therapy because she loves the idea of helping people in a tangible way. She received her Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Georgia, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys Crossfit, running, watching Disney movies, and spending time with her friends and family. She is also very passionate about Georgia football. Go Dawgs!

Lori Moore, PT, DPT

Location: Eatonton

Lori grew up in Orange County, California and found her way to Lake Oconee Rehabilitation Physical Therapy in January 2019. After a debilitating car accident with a drunk driver at age 16, questions were stimulated as to the purpose of life. Shortly thereafter her heart, and strong desire, led her to Loma Linda University (LLU) to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. LLU, known for its international Christian and medical education programs, began influencing her life to reach out to others on medical missions. Her dream came true 20 years later when she was able to go and help others in different parts of the world. Lake Oconee Rehabilitation Physical Therapy has really facilitated her desire to strengthen her patients with love and time in order to encourage a healthy life style. Currently, she loves living on Lake Oconee where she enjoys spending quality time with people in the community and being outdoors with her husband, Mike and her dog, Tua.

Richard (Trey) Dunagan III, PTA

Location: Eatonton

Trey Dunagan received an Associate of Applied Science for Physical Therapy from Athens Technical College in 2019. He has practiced for a year now in the Greensboro area. Trey is a big Georgia Bulldog fan and has participated in sports throughout his life. He enjoys strength training and exercising at Lake Oconee Family Fitness.Trey also works with his dad at their family owned BBQ restaurant in Sparta, GA.

Gelsey Roberts, Front Desk Administrator

Location: Eatonton

Gelsey lived in the Atlanta area until 2017 when she moved to Eatonton. She enjoys meeting patients and getting to know them throughout the course of their treatment. In her free time she enjoys paddle boarding and watching the sunset over the lake.

Victoria (Tori) Hamilton, Front Desk Administrator

Location: Eatonton, Greensboro

Tori is California born and Georgia raised since 1998. She loves meeting our patients and building a positive relationship with them. Tori wants them to know they are more than a patient. They're family. Tori enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 3 children.

April Powell, PT, DPT, ATC

Location: Greensboro

April J. Powell, a native of Crawfordville, GA, a doctor of physical therapy and a certified athletic trainer, has worked for Advance Rehabilitation for 6 years with 5 of those years located in the Greensboro location.  She took over as director of the Greensboro clinic in 2015. April’s specialties include fall assessment and prevention, joint replacement rehab, dry needling (certified), chronic pain, sports injuries and return to sport. April began practicing dry needling in the Greensboro clinic in January 2016 to assist with muscle tension and other diagnoses. April was the lake areas only clinician with this certification until her co-worker also became certified in 2019. She is also the only certified athletic trainer in the area, and enjoys assisting athletes of all ages return to their sport of choice.

April earned her Bachelor of Science in Health-Athletic Training from Georgia College & State University in 2009. She then attended Armstrong Atlantic State University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013.

April and her husband Cody have a daughter named Sawyer. They currently live in Crawfordville, GA, where April grew up.  April enjoys staying active with running, kayaking, and working in her yard/garden. April is thrilled to be helping the community in which she grew up become more independent, stronger, and active, improving quality of life. 

Takiya Grant, DPT, CERT. DN

Location: Greensboro

Takiya Grant received a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2012. She received a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Augusta University in 2016. She has practiced in the Greensboro area for four years. Takiya enjoys spending time with family and friends and is the youth minister at her church.

Tammy Franks, Front Desk Administrator

Location: Greensboro

Tammy Franks is the face you will see in the front office. She has lived and worked in the "Lake Country" for over 40 years. She appreciates the opportunity to meet new people every day! In her spare time she enjoys arts and crafts and spending time with her family.

Victoria (Tori) Hamilton, Front Desk Administrator

Location: Eatonton, Greensboro

Tori is California born and Georgia raised since 1998. She loves meeting our patients and building a positive relationship with them. Tori wants them to know they are more than a patient. They're family. Tori enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 3 children.