Staff at Saylor Physical Therapy West Palm Beach
Dr. Gerianne Scarpitto, PT, DPT was born and raised in New Jersey. Geri was introduced to physical therapy through her parents who owned their own physical therapy practice for 20 years. As she grew up around this profession, it did not take her long to realize that physical therapy was her passion as well.
Geri received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Sacred Heart University in 2017. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019 from Sacred Heart University, earning the Gold Medal of Excellence. She has experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, neurological conditions, post-operative conditions, and balance dysfunctions. She moved to South Florida with her fiancé, and is looking forward to settling in, in the Sunshine State.
Dr. Ryan Butz, PT, DPT was born on Long Island, NY where he lived until moving to Florida just prior to high school. He attended Florida Atlantic University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion in 2014. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine.
Ryan’s passion for Physical Therapy stems from his long career of playing a variety of sports from the time he was five years old and continued through high school. He has a well versed background in personal training with a certification through NSCA, working with individuals and athletes of all ages.
Ryan enjoys providing evidence based treatment to his patients while also incorporating his expertise in human movement and performance. He strives to improve his knowledge through certifications in Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). His hobbies include weight training, playing golf, traveling, spending time with his fiancee and family.
Nancy R. K. Goddard, MSPT, DPT scholar, was born and raised in the Washington, D. C. area. Nancy was inspired to become a physical therapist during her mother’s battle with cancer. During this transition, Nancy was an account supervisor with Chiat Day Mojo, Inc. Advertising. Nancy decided after her mother’s passing to make her hobby her career and received a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami School of Medicine Division of Physical Therapy in 1999.
She is working towards her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Nancy has 20 years experience working as a Physical Therapist and with neurologically impaired patients with particular interest in Alzheimer Dementia, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and stroke patient populations. Active in both the American Physical Therapy Association and served as Past Chair for the Southeast District Florida Physical Therapy Association, she has also completed 10 marathons, enjoys gardening, and singing karaoke!
Dr. Julio Cabrera PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, CSCS, Cert. MDT
Julio graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mercy College with a B.S. in Health Sciences, and Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Julio began his journey into the field of physical rehabilitation as a personal trainer in 2008. His interaction with his clients as well as his collaboration with physical therapists regarding his clients’ post-rehab training brought about an interest in the field of physical therapy.
Julio truly enjoys treating all patients but has a particular interest in treating long-distance runners and high school athletes of varying sports, football, basketball, and baseball, in particular. In addition, he also enjoys treating patients that are looking to remain active and independent or even those that are looking to improve upon their athletic performance. Julio takes great pride in continuously cultivating his craft by taking a significant number of continuing education courses in his leisure time, learning new techniques to better serve his patients. In July of 2019, he obtained his board certification as a clinical specialist in Orthopaedic physical therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is certified in the Mckenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.
Julio was originally raised in the Bronx, New York until he reached 11 years old and moved to the Hudson Valley region in upstate New York. In September of 2019, Julio decided to move to the sunshine state in order to escape the Northeast winters and to be closer to his family who has since moved to Florida from NY.
Jessica Braendel, LPTA, PTA, is from a small town in Pennsylvania and moved to Florida five years ago. She earned her Associate of Science Degree at Keiser University as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She continues to grow over the years and builds on her manual skills. 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 is becoming certified in Graston and Kinesiotaping as well. Jessica is also excited to continue education in 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, and to get outdoors to enjoy Florida!
Dr. Lauren Kratofil, PT, 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.
Ana Christian, PT, Certified Lymphedema & Wound Therapist, Graston Technique Certified. Ana graduated from Physical Therapy school back in 2009 and has many years of experience treating patients with orthopedic restrictions, neurological conditions, lymphatic system impairments, sports injuries, and acute post surgical cases. Ana has a special interest for the elderly population as well as breast cancer patients.
Katie Willette is a Connecticut native who earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Connecticut State University. She has 19 years of customer service experience. Although she didn’t pursue a career in criminal justice she has 8 years of front desk management experience.
She is currently finishing her Certification in Medical Coding and Billing. She is excited to be at Saylor PT to utilize her expertise in the healthcare industry. In her free time Katie loves taking and teaching spinning classes, going to CT to visit her family, and spending time with her fiancé and their fur babies.
Jessica Nicolas was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida. She graduated from Jupiter High with the Medical Academy and wishes to continue her love in medicine by going to Palm Beach State College where she will then transfer to Florida Gulf Coast to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She has years of experience in customer service and loves the hospitality side of the medical field.
She has been a dancer since she was 5 years old and wishes to continue her dancing career as well as going to school. Her goal is to become a Physical Therapist in the future. Jessica is excited to be a part of the Saylor family and to be able to learn from experienced Physical Therapists. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors with her dog, and painting.