Staff at Saylor Physical Therapy Tequesta
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!
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.
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.
Brittany Hulme LPTA, PTA was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida and graduated from South University with her Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistance in 2019. Growing up, she was a competitive swimmer for 17 years and spent the majority of her time in the water and staying active. She is surrounded by a family of therapists in medicine, and being fascinated with anatomy/physiology is what inspired her to become a PTA.
Starting her career as a PTA 2 1/2 years ago Brittany has treated patients recovering from orthopedic surgeries, musculoskeletal disorders, as well as those with balance/gait deficits. She treats patients ranging from adolescents to geriatrics. Brittany is passionate about getting to know her patients, assessing any functional impairments and decreasing pain to help them live their life to the fullest. Obtaining this position at Saylor, she looks forward to utilizing her skill set in order to help patients reach their goals, improve daily functioning and overall enhance their quality of life. In addition, Brittany would like to further her training and education in manual therapy, neurological disorders and lymphatic drainage.
Outside of work Brittany enjoys CrossFit, line dancing, good food, gardening, spending time with family/friends and playing ball with her pup Gia.
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!