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. We offer physical therapy, massage therapy, personal training, and more nestled in the Taconic Mountains of Dorset, Vermont.
OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY & WELLNESS CLINIC
NEWS & UPCOMING HAPPENINGS:
NEW YEAR, NEW OFFICE LOCATION
In partnership with VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region our main office location we are now open at
909 Route 30, Dorset, VT as of January 2023!
WE ARE HIRING!
We are looking for a Part-Time Physical Therapist or PTA to join our Dorset Team.
NEW CHILDBIRTH & NEWBORN CARE CLASSES!
Eron Young of Naturally You Childbirth will be onsite providing childbirth and newborn care and more. Check our Facebook page for events, or find more information on her website: www.vtnaturallyyouchildbirth.com
Servicing Stratton Employees Opening December 2022
Appointments and inquiries: stratton@ dorsetphysiopt.com
FACE MASKS ARE NOW OPTIONAL FOR STAFF, PATIENTS, CLIENTS, AND VISITORS
WHEN COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION IS LOW.
**Please wear a mask if you are showing any illness.
Please review our full updated COVID-19 policies here : COVID-19
Thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy, safe, and open.
Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment
SAT & SUN: CLOSED
Proven and Professional
At Dorset Physio our mission is to focus on treating the patient as a whole using evidence based physical therapy to achieve goals and have a better quality of life. Dr. Kelly Gaiotti has over 16 years experience treating Orthopedic, Sports, Neurological, and Vestibular conditions from Pediatrics to Adults. She is also the only Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in Southern Vermont and a graduate of the The University of Pittsburgh, ranked #1 by US News World Report. Meet the rest of our team below.
PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUATION & TREATMENT
PATIENT CENTERED CARE
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 are 45-60 minutes depending on your needs and your goals for each session. 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 Injuries, Fractures, and Pre & Post-Operative Care for:
Spine Disorders (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacroiliac), TMJ, Shoulder, Elbow/Wrist, Hip, Knee, and Foot/Ankle. **We do not specialize in hands and recommend seeing an Occupational Therapist (OT) that is also a certified hand specialist (CHT)
Total Joint Replacement to include: Total Knee, Total Hip, Total Shoulder, Reverse Shoulder, Ankle, and TMJ.*We perform staple removal and wound care on site.
Sports Medicine Injuries
Performing Arts Injuries (with focus on Dancers, Musicians, & Actors)
Chronic Pain Disorders incorporating Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE)
Women's Health (Pelvic Floor Rehab, Pre/Post Natal Care)
Amputees for Pre & Post-Prosthetic Training
Neurological Disorders such as: Stroke, ALS, MS, Guillain Barre,
Spinal Cord Injuries, and Parkinson's
Pediatrics to include Infants & Toddlers for Early Intervention (EEE)
Pediatric Orthopedic & Neurologic Conditions
Pinpointing your pain for better recovery
Kelly Gaiotti PT, DPT, OCS is certified in Dry Needling by Masters in Dry Needling DN level 1 course and excited to offer this service to her patients.
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. Free free to discuss if dry needling will be beneficial in treatment of your condition at your initial evaluation or next appointment.
At this time, dry needling is not covered by insurance. However, we offer this as a cash pay service to compliment your current treatment plan and offered only to current and active patients.
Contact us to inquire about pricing and scheduling an initial evaluation.
POST-THERAPY CARE & WELLNESS
The Greatest Wealth is Health
We 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:
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.
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:
phone: 802-733-4231 email: email@example.com
STEP DOWN PROGRAM
New for 2023! Our Personal Trainer Shawn will be our on site Personal Trainer & Step Down Program Coordinator after your Physical Therapy has been completed. We also work with your current personal trainer to keep you injury free and achieve your fitness goals.
GROUP or PRIVATE CLASSES/WORKSHOPS
We are excited to be offering Child Birth Classes and New Born Education classes by
Eron Young of Naturally You Childbirth
CLASSES & EVENTS SCHEDULE
Check out our Facebook page for more information about class schedules and events.
Safe Brain. Strong Future.
Our Safe Sport Concussion Rehabilitation Program combines a unique evaluation process that can include screening the patient's Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Vestibular Systems.
Every child and concussion is unique, and so should their rehabilitation and care provided.
As a Mom of 2 Young Multi-Sport Athletes, she understands how important your athlete is to you.
We work with your child's Pediatrician/PCP, Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Coaches, and their School to help return your child to their activities safely. A referral from your medical provider is recommended. Dr. Gaiotti can see athletes for basic concussion care, but her main area of specialization is Post-Concussion Syndrome when symptoms last longer than expected after an injury. Symptoms may include headache, neck pain, balance impairments, dizziness/vertigo, sleep disturbances, and difficulty with concentration or memory.
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, & is US Center for SafeSport* Trained Yearly. Dr. Kelly Gaiotti is also the Northshire Hockey Association Player Safety Coordinator for monitoring league USA Hockey concussion protocols.
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.
Keeping Our Community Healthy, Safe, & Open is our priority
Updated as of 12/21/22:
Due to updated CDC guidelines, Face Masks are now OPTIONAL for STAFF, PATIENTS, CLIENTS, AND VISITORS WHILE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION IS LOW*.
*If community transmission increases, you will be required to wear a face mask for your appointment.
ANYONE WITH SIGNS OF ILLNESS (COUGH, RUUNNY NOSE, ETC) WILL BE ASKED TO WEAR A MASK. If you have ANY signs of illness, please stay home and your appointment will be rescheduled. You will not be penalized for canceling. You may still be asked to wear a mask if there is an immunocompromised patient in the building for their safety.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you can end isolation and return to your next appointment after day 5 if your symptoms have improved AND you have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
Please follow the State of Vermont COVID-19 guidelines for testing, isolation, and treatment: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19
"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!