Staff at Saylor Physical Therapy West Palm Beach
Dr. Justin Machado is a doctor of physical therapy, and graduated from the University of St. Augustine. He played baseball since the age of five and was fortunate enough to get accepted to Shorter University on a scholarship. While in college, he suffered an injury that required surgical repair and therapy in order to return to baseball. This is where his passion for physical therapy began.
Justin saw the impact that a physical therapist can have on a person whether it be returning to a sport, recovering from an injury, or even trying to walk again. That was when he knew he wanted to be a physical therapist. After college, Justin began pursuing his doctorate in physical therapy at the University of St Augustine at their Miami campus. He’s excited to now use all of his knowledge that he has gained over the years to help Saylor’s patients to improve their quality of life and return to all activities they love to do.
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.
Dr. Kelley Carroll PT, DPT was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. Growing up, Kelley was a dancer and competitive roller skater developing knowledge of anatomy and growing her interest in strength and conditioning. Kelley was fortunate enough to shadow a family friend in the PT field and she fell in love with Physical Therapy. After high school, she attended Florida Atlantic University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Kelley then went on to attend University of St. Augustine where she received her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2019.
Kelley enjoys treating all patients but has a particular interest in treating patients with ankle injuries and low back pain as well as patients with neurological impairments including Parkinson’s Disease and history of stroke. When Kelley is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her dogs, and going roller skating.
She has a diverse background working with the pediatric community for many years, treating children with autism and neurological disorders. She is now treating adults in outpatient clinics with different musculoskeletal injuries. Her love for the therapy world began young, watching her grandmother engage in physical and occupational therapy services.
Her goal is to make the treatment room a unique place to strengthen, heal and reach goals. In her free time, she enjoys beach volleyball, nature trails, and going on hikes with her dogs.
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.
Maria Gallegos is a graduate from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is starting her Business Administration Masters in the Fall. In her free time, you can find her working out, spending time with friends, trying new coffee shops, and creating lifestyle videos for her YouTube channel.