Saylor Physical Therapy
Meet The Corporate Staff
Jamii Saylor has over 20 years of Practice Management experience and holds his Associate of Science Degree in Human Resources Management and is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Management and Business Law with a Ph.D. in Psychology.
He is the owner of Saylor Medical Management as well as an owner of Saylor PT of Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Mary and Mooresville.
Jamii has worked for over 6 years with his Saylor Consulting and Solutions team to perfect the Saylor PT clinic not only on the therapy and treatment side but on the billing and operations sides as well to further make our patients experience 100% smooth.
Our goal is to make the only concern for our patients “getting better”!
Jamii is also a certified Physical Therapy Aide, as well as a Certified Professional Coach, and a Certified Life Coach Therapist.
Schedule an appointment and we look forward to providing you with quality, individual, one-on-one care for one full hour.
Lisa Fossett earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida in 2002 and her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in 2006. As a specialist in sports-related injuries, Ms. Fossett has worked with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. She served as the head Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer for The Washington Glory, D.C.’s professional fastpitch softball team, for two years.
Ms. Fossett has completed extensive manual therapy training and is currently working towards her Certification in Manual Therapy and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy while completing her Certification as a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, as well as becoming a certified Pilates instructor. Ms. Fossett is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. Lisa is also TPI certified as well.
Colleen Lederer has over 23 years of Customer Service Experience. 23 years of claim representing,14 years as a medical claims adjustor and 9 years as a clerical estimator.
She has a strong understanding of ICD9, HCPC’s and CPT Coding. She is a great addition to the Saylor PT team. She is a graduate of Kent State University, Kent, OH.
Katie Stormes is a Connecticut native who earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Connecticut State University and a Masters Degree in Forensic Science from the University of Connecticut. While she chose a career outside of criminal justice she brings 19 years of customer skills, 8 years of operational management skills and a certification in Medical Coding and BIlling with her to Saylor.
In her free time Katie loves taking and teaching spinning classes, going to CT to visit her family and friends, and spending time with her husband and their fur babies.
Ruth Christiansen, DPT
Ruth Christiansen, DPT is a native of northeast Tennessee but spent her later childhood years in Zimbabwe where her parents serve at a mission hospital. It was there she was first exposed to physical therapy from shadowing a local therapist. The therapist was equipped with very few resources but still provided creative and excellent care for her patients. This experience inspired Ruth to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Ruth received her undergraduate degree in Allied Health from Cedarville University in 2012, and then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago IL. She has spent the past 2 years in the Chicagoland area at an outpatient clinic treating various orthopedic and neurological conditions. Ruth approaches treatment using both manual techniques and tailored guided exercise to enhance and aid the healing experience. In her spare time, Ruth spoils her 2 nieces and nephew, travels, and watercolors whenever she can
Heather Kennedy PT, DPT, Cert. DN
Heather Kennedy PT, DPT, Cert. DN received her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and a minor in fitness training from The University of Central Florida. She then earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Long Island University and has found a home in outpatient physical therapy.
She has a multitude of experiences with very acute post-op patients and sports-specific training. Heather is trained as a swim instructor and has coached both youth league basketball and volleyball. She has been a medical volunteer for two years with the New York City Marathon and has submitted research to the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Heather also enjoys fitness and health, surfing, and family time.
Dr. Amber Hartman
Dr. Amber Hartman, was born and raised in Vermont where she received her bachelor degree in Exercise Science from Lyndon State College in 2011. While at Lyndon, Amber spent 3 years as a Division III Tennis player and earned her certification as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Amber completed her graduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston MA where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Amber’s goals are to provide all of her patients with a deep understanding of their injury or condition. She strives to provide the tools and education necessary to empower each patient towards better health, improved function, and well being. She has treated a variety of clients with a large emphasis on geriatric health and fitness and spinal disorders. Amber strives to improve her knowledge through the attendance of continued education and has recently completed both level 1 and level 2 of The Meeks Methods, geared toward the prevention and treatment of spinal compression fractures.
On the weekends you can find Amber perusing antique stores, hiking, golfing, or getting in the car and getting lost in the beautiful state of NC.
Dr. Justin Machado
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.
Dr. Mariah Tarabocchia, PT, DPT
Dr. Mariah Tarabocchia, PT, DPT was born and raised in New Jersey and has recently moved to Palm Beach Gardens. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology as well as a Bachelors of Art in Dance. She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Dancing since the age of 3, Mariah has a passion for working with dancers. She has taught dance at many different studios over the past few years and has become a regionally recognized choreographer at competitions. Her creative background in human movement helps her design individualized programs for her patients in order to get them back to what they love doing. Mariah’s doctoral project has also given her a strong foundation in helping runners prevent and recover from injuries.
She will be expanding her treatment toolbox further with certifications in manual therapy, golf performance, and dance medicine. Outside the clinic, you can find Mariah playing with her dog Mocha, golfing at PGA National, taking Orangetheory classes, laying out at the beach, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Robert “Rob” Pelaez, PT, DPT
COREY HUFF PT, DPT
Corey Huff PT, DPT is originally from West Palm Beach Florida where he participated in several sports, but mainly played club soccer in Wellington FL. Corey received his bachelor’s degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida in 2017. This is where he began to develop an interest in human movement, biomechanics, and general health and wellness. Corey then received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from High Point University in North Carolina. During his experience as a PT student, Corey had the opportunity to work at several outpatient orthopedic clinics specializing in manual therapy, sports rehabilitation and sports performance. Corey enjoys providing unique care to individuals of all ages and skill levels so that they can return to their prior level of function and enjoy life.
Corey’s treatment sessions involve movement analysis and reassessment within each session, followed by manual therapy and exercise interventions. Corey believes in treating the whole person and enjoys incorporating creative and functional movements into treatment sessions in order to simulate every day activities or sport specific activities. Corey plans on obtaining advanced manual therapy, golf performance, and dry needling certifications within the first few years of his career. Outside of physical therapy, Corey enjoys spending time with his dog Auggie, boating, and playing soccer and beach volleyball. Corey is looking forward to working with the many experienced therapists at Saylor physical therapy and cannot wait to begin providing individualized, one on one care with his clients and help them to achieve their goals.
Christine Corbitt, LPTA, PTA
Christine Corbitt, LPTA, PTA, was born and raised in Palm Beach County, obtained her Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapy Assistance from South University. With over 10 years of experience, Christine’s interest in physical therapy was sparked due to being involved in cheerleading for many years and wanted to someday help others “get back in the game”. Throughout her physical therapy career, she has always enjoyed treating a variety of orthopedic conditions in an outpatient atmosphere ranging from teenagers to geriatric patients.
In September 2019, she furthered her education and expertise to obtain the GRASTON Technique Specialist credentialing (GTS) for another way to provide quality care to patients with soft tissue restrictions/injuries. Additionally, this year, Christine will be achieving the APTA APP Orthopedic Specialist title which is awarded to those who have completed an extensive amount of CEU’s in orthopedic conditions and has demonstrated required skills to a supervising PT via competency checklist. In her leisure time, Christine enjoys being outdoors; and loves Saylor!
BRANDON WADE LPTA, PTA
Brandon Wade LPTA, PTA is originally from Mebane, NC. After high school, he attended East Carolina University and graduated with a BS in Health Fitness. After graduating from ECU, he then attended Martin Community College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting. Brandon has had clinical experience with after care personal training, pediatrics, home-health, and orthopedics. He enjoys meeting new people and is excited to meet and care for his new patients at Saylor! In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, working out, being outside, going to sporting events, and being with his friends.
Cole Saylor comes to Saylor after years as a Redcord and Pilates Instructor as well as a Certified Personal Trainer and instructor. He is also certified as a Core Align Instructor as well. Cole believes in one on one care and patients and clients deserve only the best.
Cole has been a patient at Saylor for years which led to his current role as VP of Public Outreach. In his spare time, Cole enjoys working out and spending time with his family and 3 dogs.
Meredith Shoe is a Mooresville native and graduate of Mooresville Senior High. She received her BA degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from UNC Charlotte. Although she never pursued a career In Education, she worked in the customer service industry for over 10 years and enjoys working with people.
She began her journey with Saylor PT as a front desk manager 6 years ago and adored interacting with patients on a daily basis. She has worked her way into the billing department and enjoys crunching the numbers. She loves attending summer concerts, cookouts and being outdoors. On her days off, you can find her jogging at the park with her dog Jax, binge watching Netflix or spending time with family and friends.
Jaclyn Fisher, is a Florida native who graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2009 in which she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration. In 2015 she earned a Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding from Palm Beach State College. She is also CPR Certified.
After caring for a close family member that was lost to ALS, she aspired to be part of the medical field which she has proudly served in for over 10 years. She enjoys the fast-paced ever-changing day-to-day of customer service and prides herself on a work ethic that ensures a positive image of herself and the company she represents. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her cat and dog and watching the Indianapolis Colts.
Morgan Hutchings was born in New Jersey and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with a degree in Business Administration. She has experience working with children as a tutor, as well as working in the customer service industry.
Morgan is passionate about literature and enjoys spending much of her free time reading. With the rest of her time, she loves to garden, entertain her two cats, and spend time with friends and family. She loves working at Saylor and brings a lot of knowledge with her, to the front desk over the years.
Ashley Hoshak is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She moved into the Lake Norman area about 4 years ago. She fell in love with the area and then she found Saylor PT.
She came to Saylor with 10 years of Customer Service experience including being a General Manager. What she loves about her role at Saylor is being able to talk to all the patients from each location.
Outside of work Ashley enjoys football, traveling, camping trips, tubing on the rivers in the summer and spending quality time with those she loves!
She has worked in different settings such as assisted living, hospital and private doctor offices. In her free time she loves to be on the beach and exploring new events in the community with her son.
She has a passion for helping others and she is excited to be a part of the Saylor family.
Schedule an appointment and we look forward to providing you with quality, individual, one-on-one care for one full hour.
“After dislocating my knee, tearing multiple ligaments, and fracturing my Tibia playing tackle football, it seemed like everyone told me my career as an athlete was over. Eight months and 2 surgeries later, not only do I have full flexion in my knee, I am also back in my cleats on the field. I owe it all to the staff at Saylor Physical Therapy. Many Thanks!!!! ”
Hileia F. - Palm Beach Gardens
“I came to Saylor Physical Therapy with shoulder pain and lack of mobility in my left shoulder. I was taking medication for relief. After eight sessions I was no longer in pain and had increased my range of motion. Not only was the pain gone but I had exercises that I could continue on my own. When I started working with the therapist my goal was to no longer need medication for my pain and that goal was reached.”
Judy A. - Lake Mary
“I have really enjoyed my experience here at Saylor PT. Everyone was so nice to me from the first day I walked in. Eric Ford is a great person. He knows his stuff. I have come a long ways. I couldn’t even lift my arm when I first came. Thanks to Eric I can lift it over my head. I have all my motion now. I am so thankful that I came here. I will miss everyone.”
Teresa M. - Mooresville
We specialize in trauma, sports, work-related, and pre and post-surgical cases. Our Physical Therapists pride themselves on providing individual care based on the patient’s comprehensive situation with our ONE-Factor Method of Care
When looking for Physical Rehabilitation, there is only one place to get one-on-one navigation to your recovery.