Meet Our Staff
Jennifer Beal, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
Jennifer Beal is an experienced Physical Therapist who graduated from the University of Miami in 1986. Since then, she has continuously challenged herself as a clinician in various settings, most notably, outpatient physical therapy. She has been the manager of several multidisciplinary rehab facilities for the past 20+ years.
Most recently, she has become an international consultant in the development of specialized joint replacement and post-op spinal rehab programs.
Jennifer is constantly expanding her education and recently completed a year-long intensive course in 2011 with a certificate from the “Executive Program in Private Practice Management.” She then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in April, 2012, from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. She has undergone intensive coursework, including certification in comprehensive lymphedema treatment, and has been successfully treating lymphedema patients for the past 10 years, earning her Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) certification in 2006. This complements her strong clinical skills with:
- Orthopedic Conditions
- Post-operative Athletic Injuries
- Amputee and Prosthetic Patients
- Vestibular/Balance Disorders
- Strength and Reconditioning
Jennifer Beal is now the owner of Best in Town Physical Therapy, which opened its first fully-equipped, professionally-staffed outpatient treatment center in West Palm Beach in July, 2006 and then expanded into it’s second location in Palm Beach, in September 2015.
Katie Roundtree, DPT
Katie Roundtree, Doctor of Physical Therapy, received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. Katie has experience treating patients of many different ages and with a wide variety of conditions and impairments. Katie has a passion for fitness and athletics and enjoys incorporating these things into the clinic setting. In addition, she has attended extensive coursework in lymphedema, and is eager to continue additional education in manual therapy techniques to allow her to continue giving her patients the best care possible. Katie is originally from Cincinnati, but enjoys her new Florida lifestyle, especially spending time at the beach.
Candice Berenguer, DPT
Dr. Candice Berenguer earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine in 2012 with an emphasis in manual therapy. She is a LSVT BIG Certified clinician and is a Vodder Lymphedema trained therapist. Since graduation, she has worked in different settings treating a variety of orthopedic, neurological and impaired lymphatic conditions. She was born and raised in Tupelo, MS and has been a Floridian for the last 18 years. She attended the University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University, completing an undergraduate degree in Biology. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her two children and husband.
Julie Schiess, PTA
Julie Schiess, Physical Therapist Assistant, graduated from Indian River Community College. She has experience in pediatric therapy, especially enjoying working with children with Cerebral Palsy and Autism. Additional experience and training includes manual lymphatic drainage, Pilates for therapy and Tai Chi. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor, interested in whole body wellness, and recently became a Certified Personal Trainer.
Marcus Hayward, PTA
Marcus Hayward, Physical Therapist Assistant, graduated from South University with his associate degree in Physical Therapist Assisting. Prior to this, Marcus served for 8-1/2 years and is now a retired Army Sgt. Among his accomplishments while serving, he received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for his time while deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Marcus is active in the fitness community, participating in numerous CrossFit events regionally and nationally. He also is very involved in the non-profit foundation; “Some Assembly Required” working with helping adaptive athletes to be able participate in national fitness competitions. Marcus’ goals are to motivate his patients to seek a better quality of life beyond therapy by educating them on proper form, ergonomics and daily nutrition and exercise habits.
Steven Sylvester, DPT
B.S., University of Florida; BS, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University; DPT, Boston University.
Dr. Sylvester has had the opportunity to serve Palm Beach Atlantic University as an adjunct instructor since 2004 and was hired as a member of the full-time faculty in 2006. He has been a practicing physical therapist since 1987, and has owned and operated In-Town Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, located in Palm Beach, since 1993. Dr. Sylvester holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine as a certified cancer exercise trainer, and from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is active with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program, lecturing on injury prevention and marathon training. Dr. Sylvester resides in West Palm Beach with his two children, Elizabeth and Jack.