2090 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd #900, West Palm Beach 561-335-5965

Staff at Saylor Physical Therapy West Palm Beach

 

Casey Uritis, MOT, OTR/L  is a South Florida native, graduated with her Bachelors in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University, where she worked part-time as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. After graduating from FAU, Casey continued her love for health in Steamboat Springs, CO where she worked in women’s health and health education within the local school system. Casey soon realized her passion lied in aiding those impeded by disabilities to achieve prior and maximal functional independence in all daily tasks and passions. She has graduated from the University of Saint Augustine, with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy.

Casey is experienced with both post and non-surgical conditions related to the upper extremity, over-use injuries, upper extremity orthotic construction, both cognitive and physical neurorehabilitation techniques and education, and pediatric development. Casey approaches each treatment session with a holistic manner while applying the most up to date research to ensure the best patient care possible. When not practicing, you can often find Casey volunteering at various animal rescues, climbing, running or, enjoying the waves and sun in South FL.

Casey has earned her Occupational Therapy Cancer Rehabilitation–Level 1 badge. Thus, successfully demonstrating an understanding of practice with individuals diagnosed with cancer including cancer rehabilitation and the impact of psychological and social issues surrounding the disease.

Natalie Sterner, DPT, is originally from Hanover, PA. She attended undergrad and grad school at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. There, she graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. After school, she began her career in Early Intervention, working with children from 0-3 years of age. During that time, she became certified as an Early Intervention Specialist. Over the last year, Natalie changed gears and has been working in a hospital-based outpatient clinic where she has had the opportunity to gain experience in orthopedics, aquatic therapy, and inpatient consultations. She also began learning and attending courses focused on women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction. This has become very rewarding for Natalie who truly enjoys working with this population and is excited to continue filling this need in the West Palm area!

Natalie is new to Florida but is excited to be closer to family and will not be missing the New England winters soon. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Alex, and their two kittens, Freya and Luna. She is hoping to continue playing sports such as floor hockey and be able to enjoy the sun and beach.

Joy M. Milani, MS-PT, earned her Bachelors of Science in Science/Physical Education with a concentration in Coaching and Athletic Training from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire in 1979. She then went on to earn her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1981. Her focus and passion throughout her career has been to treat the whole person using a one-to-one treatment style. She firmly believes that this style optimizes health and healing.  Joy has developed a style of treatment that blends manual therapy with traditional therapeutic exercise to achieve a sense of balance and strength so movement can be as enjoyable as possible for every person. Joy went into physical therapy after working with injured athletes in college because she wanted to learn how to be of help on a deeper level. Joy is new to Florida, and moved to be closer to family. She continues to enjoy getting outdoors as often as she can to walk, swim, play bocce, golf and travel to interesting places with her friends and family.

Lauren Kratofil, DPT, earned her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida International University, graduating number 1 in her class. She has experience in a myriad of environments and enjoys working one on one with her patients. She also plans on becoming manually certified in the near future. Lauren was born and raised in Pompano Beach, Florida and loves the beautiful sunny weather. Her love of physical therapy stems from watching and learning from her uncle who has been a physical therapist for over 30 years. She was inspired as she watched him have such a positive impact on his patient’s lives and quickly fell in love with the profession. She enjoys hiking and exploring the outdoors with her husband at their family cabin in Montana.

David Hess, LMT CPT was born in Philadelphia but grew up in South Florida mostly in the western communities. He became certified as a personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise in 1996. After injuring his low back in 2001 David discovered the benefits of therapeutic massage therapy. He became licensed in 2003 and has primarily worked in chiropractic offices, sports medicine, and physical therapy clinics.

In addition to the therapeutic massage, David also has a lot of experience in sports massage. In 2004 he worked with the USA Olympic Wrestling Team before they went to Athens. He was the sports massage therapist for Florida Atlantic University’s Men’s Basketball team from 2006-2011, as well as Sports Massage Team Captain for the Palm Beach County chapter of the FSMTA (Florida State Massage Therapy Association) and assembled the massage team for the inaugural Palm Beach Marathon.

David believes in practicing what he preaches. Along with his wife, he runs marathons, does resistance training, swims, bikes and of course gets regular massages.

Heather Calma is a Florida native, attended Dryfoos School of the Arts and is a Certified Life and Leadership Coach. She has a very diverse background building and maintaining several large sales organizations. She joins us with 12 years of sales, management and business development experience and her strong passion for helping people lead her to join the healthcare field 5 years ago. In her free time, she enjoys collecting seashells, visiting museums and spending time with her husband and 4 children.