Our Staff

Dr. Robert “Rob” Pelaez, PT, DPT is a native of Miami, Florida who earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA where he received an academic/athletic scholarship to compete in NCAA Baseball. While at TJU, Rob was a 2- time recipient of the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award and served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Rob later received his Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami (FL), presenting independent research at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Denver, Colorado in February 2020. Prior to joining Saylor, Rob worked in both the outpatient and inpatient settings for Thomas Jefferson University Health System, one of greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey’s largest hospital systems where he treated a number of neurological and orthopedic conditions covering the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. 
 
Rob has a lengthy background in both competing and coaching competitive baseball at the high school and collegiate levels, and is passionate about assisting young athletes, as well as active adults, in achieving their respective goals while promoting optimal physical function. 
 
Rob and his wife recently moved to Palm Beach County to escape the frigid winters of the northeast. He enjoys spending time at the beach, drinking Cuban coffee, cheering on his Miami sports teams, and spoiling his fur baby, Ruby the Golden Retriever. He is very thankful to be given the opportunity to serve his new community on a 1-to-1 basis at Saylor.

Dr. Rose Ruiz-Go, PT, DPT, has worked as a Physical Therapist for close to 30 years and in a variety of settings and has experience in neurology,  pediatrics, and orthopedics. Treating clients of different ages, different diagnosis and in different phases of their rehabilitation has developed her ability to provide treatment based on the unique needs of each individual. She has a special interest in posture and it’s an essential role in movement and recovery from injury or disease.  She employs Gravityfit principles and trains clients to incorporate Gravityfit tools in their treatment to provide the postural framework needed to for their recovery.

She received her Bachelor’s in Physical  Therapy from the University of the Philippines in 1988. She has had training in Neurodevelopmental treatment, was a Pediatric Clinical Specialist between 2005 to 2015, trained in Tai Chi for Rehabilitation,  Manual training including IASTM, Kinesiotaping, and is also an Affiliate for Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s. She has a passion for wellness and for encouraging her clients to be a partner in their health no matter the age or severity of their condition. 

Since 2000, she has been a member of a nonprofit  Chorale singing group that raises funds for charity by performing concerts and singing engagements. She is married to her high school crush since 1992 and loves her two animal companions. She enjoys different cuisines and lifelong learning.   

Ashlyn Buchan, LPTA, PTA –grew up in Birmingham, AL. While in high school she was part of the sports medicine team, which is what sparked her desire to go into physical therapy. After moving to North Georgia she obtained her Associate of Applied Science Degree from Athens Technical College in April 2019. She moved to Palm Beach Gardens after marrying her husband, Lane, in June 2019. 

Since beginning her career as a PTA, she has enjoyed treating patients with a variety of conditions in an outpatient setting. She finds it rewarding to see the progress her patients make from the first time she sees them, to when they are ready to be discharged. 

Outside the clinic, Ashlyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating or going to the beach, and playing with her 2 dogs. Her hobbies include digital drawings, creating clay jewelry, and photography. 

Dr. Jeannine Dunnell, PT, DPT, earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from DePaul University in 1995 and completed her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1997.  She has been working in Outpatient Orthopedics for over 19 years. She spent the first decade of her life in New York. In her last year of undergraduate school at DePaul, she had a bicycling accident causing a frozen shoulder which required 9 months of therapy to recover.  This life-changing event showed her how great this profession is, and 3 years later she finished her degree in Physical Therapy.  In 2015, she decided to focus her career by specializing in women’s health and pelvic pain.  This work has proved to be even more rewarding and she is very grateful to be able to fill a strong patient need.

As a new Floridian, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and their two school-aged girls.  She enjoys bicycling, hopes to learn how to scuba dive, and eventually plans to get back into boating.

 

Stephanie Polka, PT, MPT has over 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Miami, Florida. She is bilingual. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration from The Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Stephanie has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, subacute rehab, home health, pediatrics, inpatient rehab and acute care. She is passionate about helping her patients meet their goals and their maximum potential. She has experience working with patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions as well as patients with amputations.Stephanie is certified in PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Reeducation), Stroke Certified and is certified in LSVT Big to assist Parkinson’s patients. 
 
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys dancing, traveling and spending time with family, friends and her 2 doggies. She is excited to have the opportunity to work one on one with her patients and to be a part of The Saylor Physical Therapy Team!

Caleb Richards PT, DPT is a native of Buffalo, NY completing his Bachelors in Exercise Science from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2017, later earning his Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from D’Youville College. Caleb has a sports-oriented background as he grew up playing soccer since the age of four and has more recently acquired a love for the game golf. He has experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting working with sports related injuries, post-op rehabilitation and geriatric physical therapy with plans to obtain his CSCS and TPI certification in the near future. His passion to help patients achieve their goals on an individual basis using a performance-based model. In his spare time, Caleb enjoys exercising, golfing, and enjoying the beautiful weather Florida has to offer! Caleb is elated to be joining us as he moves out of Buffalo and into the West Palm Beach area.

Chelsea Sooknanan is 25 years young and her family roots come from Trinidad and Tobago. She is the first person in her family to be born and raised in the United States of America! Her family has worked extremely hard to pave a way for her to get an education which is why she studied Psychology and got her degree at Indian River State College! She then moved on to the University of Central Florida. After that, she moved back to Port Saint Lucie, Florida to work even harder in the medical field!

Jasmine Brown, is the oldest of three girls. She was born in Miami to Caribbean parents and lived in Miramar, Florida for all of her elementary school years. Her family relocated to Port St. Lucie in 2006 where she finished her middle and high school years. Right out of high school she attended Indian River State College where she obtained her  Associate Arts Degree.She then transferred to University of Central Florida and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. During her time at Central Florida, I volunteered at different schools, where I assisted the teachers and students. Her work experience includes some time in fast-food and retail providing customer service. During her spare time, she loves to catch up on missed k-dramas, anime, and tv shows, hanging out with her friends and family and listening to music.

We look forward to assisting with your recovery!

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