Our Staff

Dr. Ruth Christiansen, PT, DPT, is a native of northeast Tennessee but spent her later childhood years in Zimbabwe where her parents serve at a mission hospital. It was there she was first exposed to physical therapy from shadowing a local therapist. The therapist was equipped with very few resources but still provided creative and excellent care for her patients. This experience inspired Ruth to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Ruth received her undergraduate degree in Allied Health from Cedarville University in 2012, and then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago IL. She has spent the past 2 years in the Chicagoland area at an outpatient clinic treating various orthopedic and neurological conditions. Ruth approaches treatment using both manual techniques and tailored guided exercises to enhance and aid the healing experience. In her spare time, Ruth spoils her 2 nieces and nephew, travels, and watercolors whenever she can!

Dr. Rob Auguste is born and raised in Miami, FL where he attended Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School and starred in 3 sports (Football, basketball, and track & field). He then went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science while playing football for the University of Central Florida. There after, he completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Auguste has years of experience in sports medicine, geriatrics, outpatient, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and pediatrics. He prides himself on building a rapport with each individual patient while delivering passionate care. 

Dr. Amy Brown, PT, DPT, was born and raised in upstate New York where she enjoyed outdoor activities such as horseback riding. Amy participated in track and field and soccer in high school and had her first exposure to physical therapy after suffering stress fractures from running. Amy has always held a personal interest in health, fitness, and nutrition. At Indiana Wesleyan University, where she double-majored in Exercise Science and Business Administration, Amy co-created a fitness program for fellow students with a focus on improving self-image. Amy graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009, having been on the Dean’s List all four years.

Following graduation, Amy moved to South Florida and began her career in the fitness industry as a personal trainer at PGA National; at the same time, she began a private business as a personal trainer. During this time, she discovered her love for physical therapy while working as a physical therapy technician at a local clinic. Hoping to better help people find health and healing, she decided to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

Amy Brown, DPT, is a graduate of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She received her doctorate degree in physical therapy and graduated with high honors in 2014. Amy has completed all advanced manual therapy courses for special certification in manual therapy from the University of St Augustine. These courses include evaluating and treating the upper cervical, cervical, lumbar spine, pelvis and sacroiliac joint, as well as extremities. She has also received training in Pilates. Amy applies her background in personal training and personal fitness to her practice every day.
Amy joined Saylor Physical Therapy in the spring of 2015. She is excited to pursue further manual therapy training and integrate Pilates and Redcord into her practice.

Dr. Kunjal Patel, PT, DPT, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and Health & Exercise Sciences from the University of Connecticut.  She then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University where she graduated with honors. Throughout her collegiate and professional career, Kunjal has focused on her passion for sports medicine orthopedics by taking advanced courses in the management of foot/ankle pathologies and gait biomechanics, management of low back pain and lumbar/sacroiliac dysfunctions, kinesiotaping, as well as Graston techniques. 

Kunjal began her professional career in NYC working in outpatient orthopedic clinics with an emphasis on post-operative rehabilitation. As an avid runner, she had sustained multiple knee injuries which in turn has enabled her to further appreciate her chosen career path and the importance of rehabilitation. She moved to Florida with her husband in 2012.  They enjoy traveling locally and internationally with their three-year-old son and exploring different cultures.   

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.   

Dr. Grace Reyes, PT, DPT, was born and raised in the Space Coast of Florida. She attended Palm Beach Atlantic University and earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Then later went on to Harding University in Arkansas to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Growing up, she participated in many different sports and eventually fell in love with volleyball. Grace played indoor volleyball and beach volleyball since she was 10 years old. She also has a deep love for nutrition, being active, and helping and encouraging others to achieve their full potential. Grace is passionate about treating each patient holistically and individually. Focusing on helping each patient reach their goals through pain management, body movement, and maintaining a positive mind. She is thankful for the opportunity to be able to treat 1-on-1 at Saylor Physical Therapy. 

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.   

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.

Dr. Matt Allensworth, PT, DPT, was born and raised in Ohio. He grew up playing baseball, football, and running track. In middle school, he fractured his knee playing baseball resulting in two knee surgeries. Matt’s rehabilitation by his physical therapist was exceptional. He got Matt back to participating in sports. To this day, there has been no issues with his knee. Matt’s positive experience with his physical therapist and rehabilitation inspired him to pursue a career as a physical therapist.

Matt attended undergraduate at Ohio University where he obtain a bachelor of arts in psychology in 2015, and then later, completed his doctorate of physical therapy at Ohio University Division of Physical Therapy in 2019. Matt moved to Tampa, FL after graduate school to be with his soon to be wife. In Tampa, he practiced in an outpatient orthopedic clinic working with a variety of patient populations including orthopedic surgeries, low back pain, and neurological disorders.

After a year, Matt and his fiancé decided to move closer to family in Jupiter FL where he accepted a position at Saylor Physical Therapy. Matt has a passion for orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, holistic care, preventative care, and continued learning. He is excited to be practicing with Saylor Physical Therapy working with patients 1:1 delivering exceptional, individualized care for the community. In his spare time, Matt enjoys boating, fishing, working out, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends.

Brittany Marion, MOT, OTR/L, was born and raised here in PBG, FL. She was a former Division I softball pitcher for the USF Bulls. Brittany completed her undergraduate program with a BA in Organizational Communication and as a 4-year Big East All-Academic Team Member. Brittany held various job titles working for MLB teams such as the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. Dedicating years towards a transition into healthcare, Brittany graduated as President of the Student Occupational Therapy Association with her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She has a passion for orthopedics and upper extremity dysfunctions. During her practice, she plans to become Board Certified in Physical Rehab and a Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist. Brittany is thankful to be part of the Saylor Team and afforded the opportunity to help those in her hometown. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, coaching, exercising, outdoor activities, and spending quality time with family and friends.

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!

Jennifer Folsom was born and raised in Palm Beach County and attended Palm Beach Community College. She started her journey managing iNatural spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Jenn comes with many years of experience in the customer service industry. Plus multiple years of experience working in the Wedding and Events industry, later she expanded her love of the industry on her own. In 2011 she started her own business as a wedding and events planner naming her company “This and That Events”.

Years later she became the Assistant Arts Director for the Strategic Creatives Company. She has a true love for the customer service and hospitality industry. In her down time Jenn loves spending quality time with her kids beachcombing, snorkeling, and learning about cultural arts & entertainment. She loves her team at Saylor! 

Sue Bunney earned her degree from the Culinary Institute of America with a love of baking and the hospitality industry. She had worked in major hotels for over 14 years learning and perfecting customer service. She started her journey as an Advanced Pastry Cook at The Breakers in Palm Beach, then became a Pastry Cook Supervisor at The Swan & Dolphin Hotels Orlando. Life drove her to expand her knowledge and love of the Hospitality Industry to The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas as an Assistant Pastry Chef .

She is a New York native but has resided in Florida for the past 8 years. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, vacationing, and spending quality time with her family. She has a love for the customer service industry as it has been a huge part of her life.

We look forward to assisting with your recovery!

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