Our Staff

Rachael Elking, DPT earned her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Otterbein University in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ohio University. Rachael was born and raised in a small town in Ohio and moved to Florida after graduating from PT school to allow her husband to pursue his career. Rachael has experience working in the outpatient setting and enjoys treating all conditions but tends to gravitate towards neurological conditions such as Parkinson and Stroke/CVA. Rachael is passionate about helping individuals live the happiest, healthiest life and getting people back to doing the activities they enjoy. In Rachael’s free time she enjoys working out, reading, spending time with her husband and family.

Oscar Jacome, DPT, earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Governors State University. Specializing in trauma, sports, work-related, “Lymphedema” and pre and post-surgical cases. Oscar is originally from Ecuador but grew up in the north side of Chicago. Oscar served in the armed forces for 8 years; he was in active duty stationed at Fort Bliss Texas for 4 years including a tour to the Middle East in 2002, he also completed 4 years with the Illinois National Guard. He is certified in both manual lymphatic drainage (Vodder technique) and Graston. Oscar also has a background in clinical massage therapy, he graduated from Soma clinical massage school in 2012. Oscar has over 5 years of experience working in outpatient Physical Therapy Clinics treating patients of all ages and skill levels including workers comp, athletes, and post-cancer. Oscar and his wife moved to Florida in October 2017. During his free time, he is active in real estate and likes to travel to different states and overseas. He also enjoys playing soccer and walking with his wife.

Holly Whitford, (ATC, MPT, CKTP, and TPI) earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida in 2002 and her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2006. She served as the Head Athletic Trainer for a National Cheerleading company for nearly 10 years and has over 10 years of experience working in outpatient Physical Therapy Clinics treating patients of all ages and skill levels including professional athletes. She is an APTA certified clinical instructor and has mentored many PT students from the U.S. and around the world. Holly had the unique opportunity to live in the UK in 2011 and work as a Physiotherapist for Amateur and Professional soccer players. She has completed many hours of training from the University of St. Augustine toward her Manual Therapy Training, is a certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner, TPI certified and will be completing her certification as a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist early next year. Holly was born and raised in South Florida. She has participated in many triathlons and adventure races, loves rock climbing and anything to do with the outdoors, is a regular paddle boarder, beachgoer and can’t get enough Florida fun in the sun!

Lisa Fossett, MPT earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida in 2002 and her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2006. As a specialist in sports-related injuries, Ms. Fossett has worked with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. She served as the Head Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer for The Washington Glory, D.C.’s professional fastpitch softball team, for two years.

Ms. Fossett has completed extensive manual therapy training and is currently working towards her Certification in Manual Therapy and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy while completing her certification as a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, as well as becoming a certified Pilates instructor. Ms. Fossett is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. Lisa is also TPI certified as well.

Nicole Reynolds, MS, OTR/L, earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2011 and her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2012. Nicole gained experience as an Occupational Therapist as a travel therapist, traveling all over the country and gaining knowledge in orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, and various age-related injuries in many different settings.

Nicole has over 6 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and has her LSVT BIG certification for those with Parkinson’s Disease. She has also gained a passion for the hand and upper extremity and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).  Nicole is also an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.  Being from Buffalo, NY, Nicole heard the Florida sunshine calling her name!  She enjoys traveling, exercising, golfing, boating, going to the beach, and being outdoors.

Jessica Braendel is from a small town in Pennsylvania and moved to Florida four years ago. She earned her Associates of Science Degree at Keiser University as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She grew up as a gymnast and a cheerleader, which is where her interest in Physical Therapy began after being treated for minor injuries and saw the impact that Physical Therapy had on people’s lives. Jessica has experience working with orthopedic conditions, chronic pain and sports-related injuries.

She is passionate about helping others heal, prevent injuries, as well as promote health care and wellness to achieve an active, healthy, and pain-free lifestyle. She plans on becoming certified in Graston and Kinesiotaping. Jessica is also excited to continue education in Manual Therapy, TMJ, and Vestibular Rehab. Her goal is to be able to help as many people and conditions as possible so they can get back to doing what they love! In her free time, she loves to go fishing, spend time with her boyfriend and friends, and to get outdoors to enjoy the Florida sunshine!

Bettina Hayden, DPT, CLT – Bettina earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami and her Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist specializing in treating patients with Lymphedema and post-surgical oncology diagnoses (including Axillary Cord Syndrome, Myofascial restrictions following post-mastectomy/lumpectomy surgery, frozen shoulder, etc.), and also treats patients with a wide array of orthopedic injuries, sports-related injuries, post-surgical diagnoses, and spinal injuries.

Prior to joining Saylor, Bettina was part of a team that established Lymphedema prevention and early treatment protocols with a prominent cancer institute in Miami and also provided community outreach education for Lymphedema awareness. Bettina has served as a clinical instructor for the past six years for students seeking their doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami, University of Florida, Florida International University, and Nova South Eastern University.

Bettina was born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens, and when she’s not treating patients she enjoys running, yoga, going to the beach and traveling.

Jodi Jackson was born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens Florida. She graduated from Palm Beach State College with an Associate of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies. After spending a few years in the legal field Jodi discovered her true passion for the administrative side of physical therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her niece and two nephews, swimming and traveling. Jodi loves meeting new people and watching patients reach their goals through physical therapy.

Ashley was born and raised on Long Island, moved to Florida for the warmer weather and for her longtime boyfriend to pursue his career in the golf industry. She graduated Honors Magna Cum Laude earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management from the State University of Canton. She has years of customer service experience. In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with her dog and family. Ashley loves meeting new people and being able to help them in any way possible!

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Saylor Physical Therapy is an independent outpatient physical therapy clinic who is dedicated to being a Quality based clinic not quantity based.

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Palm Beach Gardens Fl 33418

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