Outpatient Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic
Here at Dorset Physio, your speedy recovery is our priority. Our holistic approach helps patients achieve long-term wellness and improve physical health and performance. Contact us to find out more.
WELCOME TO DORSET PHYSIO
OUTPATIENT PHSICAL THERAPY & WELLNESS CLINIC
In the heart of Historic Dorset Vermont
DORSET PHYSIO COVID-19 POLICIES
All recommended CDC, Vermont Dept of Health, and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) COVID-19 guidelines will be required to be followed due to insurance contract agreements and for the safety of our patients and staff. So therefore effective immediately:
MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED IN THE BUILDING FOR ALL PATIENTS, STAFF, and VISITORS REGARDLESS OF VACCINE STATUS.
If you have been vaccinated, please bring your COVID vaccine card to your appointment to be scanned into your chart, as it is part of your medical history.
If you have ANY signs of illness, stay home and your appointment will be rescheduled. You will not be penalized for cancelling. If you have any COVID like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, etc), you may be required to take a COVID-19 Test (PCR or antigen) and provide negative results prior to attending your next appointment.
COVID VISITOR POLICY:
Only 1 visitor is allowed inside the building and only if they are required to assist in your care and/or if the patient is a minor. Other special circumstances can be discussed with your therapist prior to the visit.
As a reminder these policies are for the well being of all the patients at Dorset Physio, our community, our staff, and our families. Thank you!
Contact us today to schedule your initial -appointment:
Proven and Professional
Dorset Physio offers the highest standard of patient centered care. I believe in treating the whole body rather than treating an injury or medical issue in isolation. That’s why I offer an extensive range of services to help improve movement and function.
Located in the Historic Dorset a Village, our mission is to help you regain function and improve your overall quality of life. Dr. Kelly Gaiotti treats Orthopedic, Sports, Neurological, and Vestibular conditions for Adults & Pediatrics. Dorset Physio is the only clinic in Southern Vermont to offer both LSVT BIG & BIG for Life, a clinically proven treatment approach for Parkinson’s Disease. Contact us to see if Dorset Physio PT is a right fit for you.
At Dorset Physio, you will receive a private 1 hour initial evaluation to create an individualized treatment plan aimed at achieving the functional goals we create together. The initial evaluation will include gaining a detailed history, assessment, and diagnosis of your problem. You will leave with an individualized treatment plan by the end of your visit. Follow Up visits range between 30-60 minutes depending on your treatment plan we design together.
WHAT CONDITIONS DO YOU TREAT?
Dr. Gaiotti has extensive experience in Orthopedic, Sports, Neurological, Vestibular, Women’s Health and Pediatric Physical Therapy conditions. Dorset Physio focuses on manual treatment that compliments your therapeutic exercise program. She also has a special interest in Performing Arts Medicine to include dancers, musicians, and actors.
LIST OF CONDITIONS BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Performing Arts Injuries
Women's Health/Pre & Post-Partum
DO YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE?
Dorset Physio is currently undergoing credentialing with these insurance companies to provided In-Network Coverage: BCBS of VT, MVP, UCH/Optum, Medicare, Medicare Supplement Plans (Part B), Green Mountain Care (VT Medicaid), Auto, and Worker's Compensation.
Currently we are an Out of Network Provider with other insurance companies that are not on the above list, so be sure you contact your insurance company to learn more about your benefits for out of network outpatient physical therapy services. Co-Pays and Payments are due at time of service. Cash Pay option is available if your insurance does not provide out of network coverage or benefits. For more information about insurance and billing, please contact our billing/insurance coordinator at 802-294-2468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have found prevention care is the future of medicine and a crucial part of our mission at Dorset Physio. Here are some Post-PT and Wellness Services we offer:
STEP DOWN PROGRAM
Individualized 1:1 Step Down Program after you have graduated from PT but still have goals you want to achieve. Maresa Bowen of Wellbuilt Wellness is excited to partner with Dorset Physio to run our step down program. She will be in the clinic Tuesdays and Thursdays, and in her Manchester Studio MWF & Weekends. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Maresa or talk to our staff to set up a consultation today!
ANNUAL PT EXAMS
As we all know, regular check-ups with our physician and dentist are extremely important if we want to be as healthy as possible. However, most people overlook another type of check-up that is also extremely important…... the Physical Therapy Annual Check-Up.
To learn more about our annual PT Exam, CLICK HERE.
Coming Soon......LSVT BIG for LIFE in Spring 2022. LSVT BIG is a specialized program for Parkinson's patients once they graduate from the LSVT BIG program. Stay tuned for more group classes to be offered. Learn more about LSVT BIG here: www.lsvtglobal.com
FIT FACTOR ONLINE SURVEY
Benchmark your physical health with the The Fit-Factor and stay on track to live an active and pain free life. The Fit-Factor is designed to be repeated over time, so you can continue to self-assess and take ownership of their physical health.
Click here to take the survey: https://fitfactorsurvey.org/?enfn0q
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Workshops & Events highlighting local health and wellness business and practitioners. Stay tuned for upcoming events on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dorsetphysioPT/
"Do what you do so well, that people can't resist telling others about you" - Walt Disney
I am so grateful for the caring, professional and systematic care Kelly gave me after each of my shoulder replacements! I appreciated her explaining why I could not do twice as many exercises as I wanted when we first began my physical therapy. We all are over achievers desperately wanting to get back to normal as soon as possible. Kelly carefully explained the process of healing and rebuilding, muscles, tendons and ligaments and the need for systematic and timely exercises ensuring the results we both expect. Being able to relate and understand her plan gave me realistic expectations and goals for my recovery. I am thrilled to report I have regained 98% range of motion back in each shoulder!
Susan of Dorset, VT
I was born with Cerebral Palsy so I have had physical therapy my entire life and I have had many therapists. In 2010 I met Kelly after I had hip replacements while I was in rehab at RRMC. She got me back up on my feet, help me build my strength back up, help me get the therapy I needed more often, and help be find equipment that worked better for me. I was with another therapist for a while but realized I wasn't getting the benefit I needed. Once I knew Kelly decided to open up her own clinic I was so happy for her and wanted to see her again.
Kelly helps me push myself more and I know that is what I need. She really cares about helping her patients and listens to what they have to say. That is why I travel from Brandon to see her and it is well worth it. I want to thank her for the continued help and support to keeping me walking. I appreciate it.
Rita of Brandon, VT
My son Zachary has received the BEST care from Kelly! She was able get him in right away with the first initial knee issue. She worked with him to build a plan to help with the strengthen the knee but also work on other weak areas. When he broke his ankle she and began the rehab of the ankle to get him back to sports ASAP! I couldn’t be happier with the care my son received.
Kim of Danby, VT
DR. KELLY GAIOTTI
DPT, PT, OCS
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
Dr. Kelly Gaiotti was born and raised in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and began dancing at age 3. Her passion for ballet continued thru her teenage years and introduced to physical therapy when she was injured during her company’s yearly Nutcracker season sustaining ironically a ‘Nutcracker Fracture’. She then went on to study at Huntingdon College and receive a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in dance medicine and choreography/performance. Kelly has the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center during her Senior year. She went on to study at the #1 ranked PT School University of Pittsburgh for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After graduate studies she practiced in the Boston area with patients ranging from Traumatic Brain Injury to Olympic Figure Skaters. Kelly moved to Vermont with her husband in 2008 and practicing in the Rutland & Manchester areas ever since. Dr. Gaiotti is the only Orthopedic Board Certified Physical Therapist in Southern Vermont, and is also certified in the LSVT BIG program for Parkinson’s which has become a passion. Kelly is also a Certified Level 1 TRX Trainer. Kelly lives in Dorset with her husband, Robert Gaiotti, and her two young boys Ryan & Eli. Kelly also is the owner of Dorset Ballet Theatre and Choreographs for the Dorset Player’s & Long Trail School Theatre Dept. She is excited to be part of the Dorset community.