Staff at Saylor Physical Therapy West Palm Beach
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.
Patricia Custodio (Patty) has been practicing and treating in outpatient facilities for more than 20 years. She earned her Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Nassau Community College in 1999. She moved from New York to Florida with her husband and two daughters for the warm winters. She is also fluent in Spanish. Patty has taken numerous continuing education courses: Hospital for Special Surgery, IMTS and NYU, to make sure she is always providing the most current physical therapy services for her patients.
Patty has worked with a variety of conditions such as dysfunctions of the spine, balance/vestibular disorders, gait dysfunctions, neurological conditions like traumatic brain injury, CVA/stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, as well as patients requiring treatment for both pre and post-surgical care, motor vehicle accidents and injuries suffered at work. Patty believes in using her skills of assessment, manual therapy and personal interaction to create satisfied patients functioning to their maximum capacity in life. She enjoys the beautiful Florida weather, beaches and scuba diving when she is not following her passion of helping others.
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.
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.
Georgette Newton, MS, OTR/L, earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Barry University. She began her career over 15 years ago as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and has years of experience working with all different populations in various settings.
She possesses a wide range of knowledge and experience in different diagnoses including UE orthopedic sub-acute rehab, neurological disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and generalized functional decline. She also specializes in shoulders, elbows/ wrists, and post-surgical procedures. Georgette has a passion for her clients and enjoys helping them see their potential for recovery and reach their goals of functional independence.
Over her 15 years of experience, she continues to help as many people as she can. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys reading, relaxing at the beach, and experiencing new restaurants in town. Georgette loves being apart of the Saylor family. Come by and say hi!
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.
Nicole Rivera was born in El Salvador and moved to Florida with her mom when she was a little girl. They love to travel and see the world. Nicole earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Biological Sciences from Florida Atlantic University. She also has experience working in the customer service industry for over 7 years now.
She has always had a passion to help others in the healthcare field. Which is why after graduating, she worked as a Behavioral Health Technician at a substance abuse treatment center in Delray Beach. There, she assisted residential patients with their daily activities during their treatment program. In the future, she plans to continue her education in the medical field and to obtain her doctorate. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and volunteering. She is excited to be a part of the Saylor PT team!