Staff at Saylor Physical Therapy West Palm Beach
Casey Uritis, MS, OTR/L is a South Florida native, who graduated with her Bachelors in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University. She went on to obtain her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine. Her passion lie’s in aiding those impeded by limitations to achieve prior and maximal independence in activities of daily living.
Casey has experience in treating injuries related to the upper extremity including over-use, shoulder pain, oncology-related limitations, orthotic development, and post/non-surgical conditions. Casey is also experienced in treating a variety of neurological conditions and diseases including but not limited to Stroke/CVA and Parkinson’s disease. Casey is a certified LSVT BIG clinician, a therapy approach developed to improve everyday function with Parkinson’s disease.
Casey approaches each treatment session 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, running, and enjoying the waves and sun of South Florida.
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.
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
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.