Terry Shepherd, DPT, DHSc, Founder, CEO

Terry Shepherd holds graduate from University of Central Florida and from the University of St. Augustine.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, a Master of Science in Health Administration, Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Science in Health Sciences.  Dr. Shepherd is the owner and practicing therapist of Aquatic Health and Rehabilitation Services, Inc.  She opened her practice to offer alternative physical therapy as well as traditional physical therapy in a loving family atmosphere.  The practice now offers all disciplines to include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Massage Therapy, Women’s Health, Lymphedema Therapy, Pilates with certified instructors/therapists, Aquatic therapy, Aquatic classes, Fitness programs, Nutrition Counseling, and Personal Training.  She has recently attended classes at the University of Tennessee and is working towards Certification in Canine Rehabilitation.  She is highly trained in all areas through continuing education as well.  She holds multiple certifications which include:  Lymphedema, WATSU, Ergonomics, Strain/Counter-strain, Manual Therapy, Spine Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, Certified Pool Operator, Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program (AFYAP) Instructor, Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator, Certified Pilates Reformer Instructor Certified Pilates Mat Instructor and Certified in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy for Spine and Extremities.  She has trademarked her Aquatic Program, AquaMoves™, and is teaching this program to other Physical Therapists.  Her specialties include aquatic therapy, program development, manual therapy, pediatrics, orthopedics, spine, sports injuries, alternative therapies to include Strain/Counter-strain and ETPS (Electro-acupuncture), balance, and fitness programming for athletes and the aging.  She is also highly trained in Healthcare Management including Managed Care Contracting and Medicare issues.  She performs all of her duties in life according to the Lord’s will and desire.  Her love for life and helping others is shared through encouragement to her patients, staff and all she comes in contact with.  To contact Dr. Shepherd,please call 321-453-8484 or email her at tshepherd@aquatichealthandrehab.com.

Ericka Price, Scheduling (Merritt Island)

​​With over 20 years of medical office experience, Ericka is eager to handle all of your scheduling needs with a smile. She's passionate about making a positive connection with each patient through outstanding customer service. In her spare time, Ericka enjoys playing softball and making creative crafts at home with her daughters. 

Caroline Mahar, DPT, Clinical Manager


Dr. Caroline Mahar is clinic manager and physical therapist as well as certified clinical instructor at Aquatic Health and Rehab in the Merritt Island clinic. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2012, graduating with honors. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Stevenson University in Stevenson, MD in 2008. Caroline is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and has resided in Brevard County since 2012. Caroline has taken continuing education in Strain-Counterstrain, Microcurrent Point Stimulation, aquatics, Class IV laser therapy, Craniofacial techniques, and has had extensive manual therapy training from USA while attending PT school. Caroline is very passionate in her field and has experience with pediatric, geriatric, neurologic and orthopedic conditions. She enjoys manual therapy and treating patients with orthopaedic conditions but also has an interest in neurologic conditions. Caroline has had a lifetime passion for dance and was previously a dance instructor before attending school for physical therapy.  Caroline is happily married and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and traveling. 

Lisa Gladu, CPT, Scheduling (Viera)

​​Lisa Gladu-Molina comes to from over 30 years of healthcare background. She began her career as a
Certified Nurse Assistant in Orange County California for a couple of years before moving on to a new
adventure with Children’s Hospital in Orange, California where she had worked for 5 years as a
pharmacy Medication runner/technician. There she had help with the implementation of a new
barcode system in order to insure proper administration of all medications to patients. While spending
five years working, she also volunteered many hours with the various guilds involved with the hospital
for funding for Children in need on financial assistance for medical bills. She would spend her lunch
hours going to all the floors visiting sick children in a mascot suit as ”Choco the Bear “, she enjoyed
going to various functions working with the public relations department attending sportsman of the
year/silent auctions, parades with famous celebrities, and a number of functions involving the hospital.

In 1993, Lisa and her husband had moved to Elgin Illinois where she continued her career in the heath
field. She had worked as front desk and assisting the physician with the patients in performing certain
test needed. She then quickly advanced to medical billing and referral specialist for five years until she
started her family. After much needed maternity time off, she then revisited a few years in working part
time as a Certified Pharmacy Technician at Jewel stores in the Savon portion, which is the
pharmaceutical side of the store. Lisa enjoyed her time there where she came to know much of her
community and familiar faces to whom she knew by name on a regular basis.

In 2009, Lisa came to us here with Aquatic Health and Rehab starting with the front desk greeting
friendly faces and scheduling as needed. After one year she picked up the pace and worked in our
Cocoa Beach office then, to eventually move to where you will find her now in our Viera office as she
wears many hats helping the therapist, attending the front desk, setting up community talks, and
attending to the needs of our clients and community. She will be celebrating her 10 th year with us in
June 2019.

James Reid, Billing Specialist, CPO


​James joined the Aquatic Health and Rehab team in December 2014. He is our Medical Insurance Billing Specialist.  He is also trained in CPR and is one of the Certified Pool Operators.

Roberta "Ro" Olsson, M.S. CCC-SLP

Ro Olsson is a national and state certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has practiced in Brevard County, Florida for 28 years. 
She received a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science from Radford University, in Radford, Virginia.
Upon graduation, Ro accepted a position as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, an inpatientt/outpatient intense rehabilitation hospital , in Melbourne, Fl.  During her 21 years at this facility, she was a very active member of the Traumatic Brain InjuryComa Recovery, Stroke/Neuro, Oncology, Dysphagia and Pain Management teams. She was promoted to Senior Speech-Language Pathologist, in/out patient departments and served as the Student Internship Coordinator, assisting Universities in placement of students in intern/extern positions. She also co-authored and assisted in developing The Neuro-Behavioral Rating Scale and The Initial Speech-Language-Cognitive Assessment.

In 2004, Ro accepted a position at Aquatic Health and Rehab, Merritt Island, Florida. She brings vast and comprehensive experience to this integrative team and stays atop of the most recent research, assessment and treatment techniques. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of cognitive and communicative deficits, dysphagia management and voice rehabilitation.  She is optimistic and  passionate about her chosen profession, is an integral part of this rehabilitative team and firmly believes that “There is always hope.”

 AQUATIC HEALTH and REHAB

Phone: 321-453-8484  FAX: 321-453-8448

595 N Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, FL  *   8085 Spyglass Hill Road #118 Viera, FL

Nicole Knights PT, DPT

​Dr. Nicole M. Knights is a physical therapist at Aquatic Health and Rehabilitation. Nicole received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a Human Movement Science Concentration from Louisiana State University in 2014. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2018, graduating with high honors. Nicole had the opportunity to take advanced manual therapy classes while in physical therapy school and is now certified in PWR (Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery) for Parkinson’s Disease. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends and running and playing tennis. 

Chelsie, PTA

​Chelsie started with Aquatic Health and Rehab family in November 2018 after working at a hospital and skilled nursing facility. Chelsie is a Florida native born and raised in Lake Helen, FL. She went to PTA school in TX where she passed her national board exam in 2016 after following her husband during his military carrier. Growing up Chelsie always wanted to be a mermaid so she jump at the opportunity to work at Aquatic Health and Rehab so she can help heal patents in the water. She is passionate about aquatics and will continue building her  knowledge with certifications in Watsu therapy. Chelsie has taken continuing education in Microcurrent Point Stimulation, aquatics, and Class IV laser therapy. Chelsie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, air-boating  with her husband, diving with sharks, and traveling. 


​Tom Shepherd, Facilities Manager, CPO


Education: Applied Science Certificate Air conditioning and Refrigeration  from FTU 1979
Background: Plumbing 5 years ,Marine Manufacturing 20 years Certified Pool Operator since 2005
Job duties: managing Pool operations, maintenance of equipment, coordinate with contractors/ vendors as necessary, set up and breakdown for hosting CEU courses, Assisting with community talks at our Viera office,
Sharing information on Nutrition and Healthy living with anybody that needs more information.
What I like most about what I do? Knowing that Aquatic Health and Rehab makes a difference in our clients lives with excellent staff and extraordinary techniques and a variety of effective  alternative modalities. 
Knowing that what I do supports life changing Physical Therapy for thousands of clients since 2002.

Wes White, PTA 


Wes is a Physical Therapist’s Assistant at the Aquatic Health and Rehab, Viera clinic.  He was born and raised in New England in the city of Springfield Massachusetts.   With 10 years of experience as an All-League, All Western Mass football player, Wes brings his sense of motivation, and teamwork, along with a skill set in strengthening and conditioning, into the clinical setting.  Wes received an academic scholarship to attend Hampton University where he received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology in 2009.  Thereafter, he moved back to his hometown in Massachusetts where he worked as a Corrections Officer at the Hampton County Sherriff’s Department for 7 years.  Although he enjoyed his profession in law enforcement and worked as a Shift Supervisor later in his career, Wes continued to have the desire of completing his ultimate goal of becoming Physical Therapist Assistant and decided to return back to school.  He moved to Brevard County Florida in 2016 and attended Herzing University’s accelerated Physical Therapist’s Assistant program. In 2017 he graduated with honors with his Associates of Science,  Physical Therapist’s Assistant degree.    As a youth, and in college, his love for the Aquatic setting led him to be a lifeguard and a pool manager.   This same love for aquatics drew him to aspire to work for Aquatic Health and Rehabilitation, and he began his career here as a Physical Therapist’s assistant in September of 2017.  Wes has a passion for helping others to achieve self-actualization and works as a therapist in order to assist people in reaching their full potential in order to participate in activities that are held in high regard in their lives.   Currently, he has training in MPS (micro-current point stimulation), Graston Technique, Class IV laser and Strain-counter strain.  He is a personal trainer and is Certified as a Tai Chi for Rehabilitation instructor.  

Lynne Martin, V.P. of Operations/Office Manager


Lynne is originally from New Jersey relocating to the Cocoa Beach area as a teenager.  She attended Cocoa Beach High School and Brevard Community College in the Respiratory Therapy Program.   Lynne joined Aquatic Health and Rehab in 2003 as the Office Manager, and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2010.  She is certified in Advanced CPR and Water Safety, as well as office management, collections, medical billing and various areas of medical office administration, and has been a state certified Notary since 1999.  In her sparing time she enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Erika Johansen, PTA

Erika joined our Aquatic Health & Rehab family in December 2013. A Brevard county native, Erika graduated from Satellite high school in 2005 and from Brevard Community College in 2008 with her AA degree. In 2012 after over seven years experience in the medical field as a medical secretary, surgery scheduler and insurance specialist, Erika yearned for a way to incorporate her love of fitness and wellness with helping others and decided to go back to school. She travelled to Sarasota, FL to earn her Associates of Science degree in Physical Therapist assistant from Keiser University. She graduated with honors in top 10% of her class and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. An avid competitive swimmer from ages 6-15, Aquatic Health & Rehab combines two of Erika's passions - helping others and being in the water. Her philosophy is to help her patients enjoy their experience in therapy while teaching them the tools to get back to their lives. She is currently working on her Kinesio Tape certification, is aquatic therapy certified and has training in class IV laser, MPS (micro current point stimulation) and strain counter strain. In her free time she enjoys competing in sprint triathlons, cycling, swimming, spending time with her family and friends, indulging in her weakness for cupcakes and hunting down local food trucks with Dr. Caroline Dilworth

Robert Martin, CPT


Rob is our #1 personal trainer and in charge of our wellness and weight loss programs. He has been with Aquatic Health and Rehab from the beginning. If you have any questions what so ever, Rob is eager to answer your question or do his best to find it!