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DORSET PHYSIO

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY

EST. 2020

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WELCOME TO
DORSET PHYSIO

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY & WELLNESS CLINIC

Here at Dorset Physio, your speedy recovery is our priority. Our holistic approach helps you achieve long-term wellness and improve your physical performance. We offer physical therapy, massage therapy, recovery, and wellness services. We are nestled between the beautiful Taconic & Green Mountains in Dorset, Vermont. 

WE ARE HIRING!

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated PT or PTA  to join our Dorset Team. Apply Here!

NOW OFFERING ONLINE REGISTRATION & SCHEDULING!

We are now offering online scheduling for most appointment types for new and established patients.

Login to our new patient portal today to get started. 

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CLINIC HOURS

MONDAY 8:30-4
TUESDAY 8:30-4
WEDNESDAY 8:30-4
THURSDAY 8:30-4
FRIDAY 8:30-2

Tuesdays @ Stratton Physio location during Winter Months

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SERVICES PROVIDED

Proven and Professional

At Dorset Physio we pride ourselves on providing cutting edge, evidence based care for our patients that help them achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Dr. Kelly Gaiotti has over 16 years experience treating Orthopedic, Sports, Neurological, and Vestibular conditions for patients age birth to 100+. 

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PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUATION & TREATMENT

PATIENT CENTERED CARE

At Dorset Physio, you will receive a private 1 hour initial evaluation that will include gaining a detailed history, an assessment, and receive a physical therapy diagnosis of your problem. You will leave the visit with an individualized treatment plan that focuses on your individual needs and/or goals. Follow up visits are 45-60 minutes. You will always have 1:1 sessions with your therapist to have the highest quality of care. 

LIST OF CONDITIONS WE TREAT BUT NOT LIMITED TO: 

Orthopedic & Sports Rehabilitation for Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, and Foot/Ankle. 

Spine Disorders (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacroiliac),

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Pre & Post Operative Orthopedics

*We perform staple removal and wound care on site at your physician’s request

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Performing Arts Injuries with a special focus in Dance Medicine.

Pointe Shoe Readiness Assessment and Pre-Pointe Rehabilitation

(We love our singers, musicians, and actors too!)

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Vertigo/Vestibular Rehabilitation

(such as BPPV, Meniere’s Disease, Central & Peripheral Vertigo)

TMJ, Headaches/Migraines

Concussion/Post-Concussion Rehab

Chronic Pain Disorders incorporating Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE)

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Balance/Fall Prevention

Prosthetic Training for Amputees 

Neurological Disorders such as: Stroke, ALS, MS, Guillain Barre,

Spinal Cord Injury, and Parkinson's Disease

LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Disease

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Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions 

Early Intervention (EEE) PT Screenings for Birth to 3

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Hypermobility Conditions such as Hyper mobility Spectrum Disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Currently enrolled in training with the EDS ECHO Alied Heath Training and the Muldowney Protocol

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RECOVERY & WELLNESS SERVICES

The Greatest Wealth is Health

We have found preventive and recovery care is the future of medicine and a crucial part of our mission at Dorset Physio. Here are some of the Recovery and Wellness Services we offer.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Jenny Sprague is our on site Massage Therapist and sees clients 5-6 days a week. Contact Jenny to inquire about pricing and scheduling a massage: 

802-733-4231

spraguejenny1@gmail.com 

DRY NEEDLING

Dry Needling is a highly effective form of physical therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Though it utilizes the same kind of needles, it is not acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine). Instead, dry needling  is based on neuro-anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.  

Dry Needling is performed by inserting a very fine filament needle through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain. It works by causing a micro lesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain. Learn more about dry needling here:

What is Dry Needling?

KINESIOLOGY TAPING SERVICES

Kinesio taping is a type of athletic wrap that allows for free range of motion while supporting areas being treated, allowing you to perform daily tasks while healing injured muscles and tendons. Kinesio tape is breathable, water and sweat resistant and each treatment is capable of lasting for 3-7 days on average. We offer kiesiotaping services during your PT sessions or stop by for this service as a cash pay per body part. 

NORMATEC COMPRESSION RECOVERY SYSTEM 

Use after your visit or stop in between your visits. if you are a patient, your insurance may cover this service. Inquire for pricing. 

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 Exam. We also offer Annual Balance/Fall Prevention Screenings in the “fall” months. 

STEP DOWN PROGRAM

Once you have been discharged from physical therapy, you may still have big goals to achieve. You can continue with one of our physical therapists to achieve your goals that reach beyond Insurance limitations.

Inquire for pricing for our recovery or wellness services

802-867-7056

info@dorsetphysiopt.com

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Safe Brain. Strong Future.

Our Safe Sport Concussion Rehabilitation Program combines a unique evaluation process that includes

evaluating the patient's Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Vestibular Systems. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: headache, neck pain, balance impairments, dizziness/vertigo, sleep disturbances, and difficulty with concentration or memory. Every child and concussion is unique, and so should their rehabilitation process.


We work as a team with your child's Pediatrician/PCP, Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Coaches, and School to help return them to their activities safely. A referral from your medical provider is recommended for our services. As a Mom of 2 young Multi-Sport Athletes, Dr. Gaiotti understands how important your young athlete is to you. 

Dr. Kelly Gaiotti has 16+ years experience treating mild to severe Traumatic Brain Injuries in children and adults with special interest in Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). She is also Vestibular Specialist, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, CDC Heads Up for Concussion Certified Medical Provider, member of the Vermont Brain Injury Alliance & is US Center for SafeSport* Trained Yearly. 

CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE A 

SAFESPORT CONCUSSION REHABILITATION EVALUATION TODAY.

*US Center for SAFESPORT Program Abuse Prevention is not related or affiliated

with our Safe Sport Concussion Program.

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SEE US WITH OR WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION.

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REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

We’re here for you when you need us. Call us to schedule an appointment or use the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Phone 802.867.7056

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PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

"Do what you do so well, that people can't resist telling others about you" - Walt Disney

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Susan of Dorset, VT

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!

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