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about
Key Rehab

We are a locally owned outpatient rehab facility providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to patients of all ages and diagnoses. Here at Key Rehab, we have been offering therapy services to the Miss-Lou and surrounding communities since 1999. We opened our clinic with the goal to fill a void and provide our community with quality therapy services close to home in a comfortable and friendly environment. We want our patients to feel like part of our family. 

 

Our clinic is owned by two local practicing therapists. We employ licensed, certified therapists who put their patients first. We accept most major insurances, including Medicare, Ms Medicaid, Blue Cross, United Healthcare, Worker's Comp, and most private insurances. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff offer one-on-one evaluations and plan your treatment around your specific needs and goals. Our therapists stay up to date on the latest skills and techniques by attending continuing ed classes regularly. They work with patients, parents, and caregivers to assure that everyone understands what needs to be done at home to help maximize the benefits of therapy. 

 

We want to remind you that your therapy prescription belongs to YOU. You have the right to choose where you receive your treatment. Be sure to choose the best! Choose Key Rehab and let us be the key to unlocking your full potential. 

THE OWNERS

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Cathy Knight Roboski, OTR/L

Owner/Occupational Therapist

 

Cathy grew up in Natchez and graduated from South Natchez High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy at ULM (then known at Northeast Louisiana University) in 1988. Since that time, she has worked as a full time OT in a wide variety of settings. She has worked in inpatient pediatric rehabilitation, in-patient and out-patient adult and pediatric therapy, home health, long-term care, and school system therapy. She is one of the original founders/owners of Key Rehab. Cathy and her business partner, Maria Smilo, have been in business since 1999.

Cathy is experienced in pediatric therapy with special training in Sensory Processing and Autism. She also treats a wide variety of adult diagnoses including hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder disorders as well as neurological injuries such as CVA, TBI, and Parkinson’s. She also performs Post-Hire/Pre-Placement Screenings and Fit-for-Duty Evaluations for industries.

When not at work, Cathy loves to travel with her husband, Mike,  and spend time with her new grandson, Theodore. Mike and Cathy's  goal is to get to all 50 states before turning 60. (As of now, they have only 7 states left!)

Maria Posa Smilo, MS, CCC-SLP

Owner/ Speech Language Pathologist

 

Maria grew up in Pennsylvania. She obtained her undergraduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1989. She went on to obtain her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1990. She moved to the Miss-Lou area in 1991 with her late husband, Ronald Smilo, who worked for International Paper.  Maria has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in many settings including in-patient acute care and rehabilitation, school systems, in-patient and out-patient adult and pediatric therapy, and home health. She is one of the original founders/owners of Key Rehab. Maria and her business partner, Cathy Roboski, have been in business since 1999.

Maria specializes in treating autism and children/adults with feeding problems. She has experience with receptive and expressive language, articulation problems, voice and fluency as well as with CVA,  TBI and other neurological disorders.

Maria is passionate about living a healthy, natural lifestyle. She loves to exercise, read, bake, and travel with her children.

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