Transitions Rehabilitation – Bradenton, FL

Welcome to Transitions Rehabilitation in Bradenton, FL.

Meet the Team

Tarissa “Tari” Williams

A native of Florida and graduate from Florida A& M University, Tari has more than 15 years experience in the areas of pain management, youth and adult sports and orthopedics, cardiopulmonary rehab, Aquatics rehab, Neurological disorders (concentration in Stroke Rehab, TBI, and Parkinson’s-LSVT). In her spare time, Tari enjoys supporting the growth of the PT community through education partnering with several accredited DPT and PTA programs over the years.  Tari is a Certified scuba diver, devoted wife and mother of 3 dynamic young women. 

“I love the autonomy and freedom that the wellness continuum provides combined with the functionality and support afforded to clients in the community helping them maintain their independence and live their best life free from pain and debilitating injuries.” – Tari, PT

Tari Williams, PT, CWC

Ashley Morgan, Occupational Therapist

Ashley is a licensed occupational therapist with a great passion for promoting positive change in the lives of others.  She has 5 years of clinical experience in working with people of all ages from children to older adults.  She received a degree from Misericordia University in Pennsylvania and also obtained specialization certificates in pediatrics and motor learning strategies.  She especially enjoys working with people who have various neurological conditions such as brain injuries, strokes and Parkinson’s disease.  She is known for her creativity and ability to think outside of the box in order to help her patients achieve their goals and engage in what they love to do.  In her free time Ashley loves spending time outdoors with her husband and dogs. She takes any opportunity she can to be creative through cooking, crafting, painting and photography.

Tiara Bryant-Gainer, SLP

Tiara is a Florida licensed and ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist with a specialty evaluating and treating the adult and geriatric populations. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Central Florida in Communicative Disorders and a Master of Arts degree in Exceptional Education. She also obtained her Master of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the Florida State University. Subsequent to completion of her graduate school training, she completed her clinical fellowship under the training and supervision of Dr. Peter Johnson and has been practicing as a clinician since 2012.

During her clinical experience, she has developed a passion for helping those with neurological disorders including Dementia, CVA, swallowing disorders, etc. She is certified in the use of Vital Stim and Amp Care which utilizes electrical stimulation to improve the functioning of the oropharyngeal mechanism. Prior to beginning her role at Transitions Rehabilitation, she held positions in nursing homes, hospitals, and home health around the Tampa Bay area.

During her free time, Tiara enjoys time reading, traveling, and spending time her husband and two children

Toya Crutchfield
Clinical Director, PT

Physical Therapy was a second career for me, but I always knew I wanted to be a PT.  I was fortunate enough to have some great physical therapists take me under their wing.   I  believe we change and improve lives. I am totally committed to this profession and my patients.  I attended the University of TN and I have been a PT since 1999. I love it more every day.  I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I have lived in Bradenton since 2003.  I love living and working in this community.  The people here are great and I am so grateful to live this close to some of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S.

I enjoy gardening and cooking for my family.  My partner and I have two boys and a daughter. I very much enjoy being a mom and going to sporting events with  my kids.  I have always been an athlete and I played short stop in softball, basketball, racquetball, I competed in barrel horse racing.  I’m very happy to be part of Transitions Rehabilitation and excited for our future.