WELCOME TO DORSET PHYSIO
NOW OPEN AND TAKING NEW PATIENTS!
DORSET PHYSIO COVID-19 POLICIES
Our world is a different place at the moment, so please review our COVID-19 policies stated here.
All recommended VT STATE COVID-19 guidelines will be in place, and are monitored on a daily basis by our compliance officer and all clinic staff. A mask will be required in the building at all times to attend your appointment, and proper spacing between patients will be implemented to allow for sanitizing equipment. Clinic space & waiting room are UV sanitized and air purified daily.
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.
If you have any COVID like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, etc), you will be required to take a PCR test and be fever free for 10 days prior to attending your visit at our clinic. You may need to contact your medical provider to get an order for this test, and I can happily communicate that to your medical provider at any time to assist you.
If you or someone in your household have traveled outside of Vermont, you will need to also wait 14 days (or 7 days with a negative PCR test) until you can attend your visit in person, and a Telehealth can be provided during that time. Check with your insurance carrier if Telehealth PT services are covered under your policy.
As a reminder these are for the well being of all the patients at Dorset Physio, our staff, and their families so please be kind, be safe, and wear your mask.
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.
PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUATION & TREATMENT
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, UCH/Optum, Cigna/ Ash, MVP, Medicare, and VT Medicaid.
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.
POST-THERAPY CARE & WELLNESS
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:
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.
STEP DOWN PROGRAM
Individualized 1:1 Step Down Program after you have graduated from PT but not yet ready for a traditional gym setting or personal trainer. Sessions range from 45-60 minutes depending on your needs. This service is not covered by your insurance, contact us for pricing.
Our Group Class currently offered is LSVT BIG for LIFE. 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.
Telehealth is the distribution of health services through electronic information and technologies. In other words, it is a video conference about your condition. Dorset Physio is proud to offer Telehealth physical therapy services to our patients. This service allows us to provide consultations, follow ups and coaching to our patients in remote settings. Telehealth services may be most useful for those who have physical conditions and would like to explore the potential benefits of physical therapy. A Telehealth appointment can easily be scheduled allowing our licensed physical therapist to assess your condition and give you feedback on the best approach to recovery. Our initial Telehealth consultation is free of charge and a service we are proud to provide to our community. Check with your insurance provider as some cover Telehealth services such as VT Medicaid, Medicare, and BCBS of VT. Telehealth services also allow us to provide value added care to patients receiving physical therapy in our clinic. On the occasion that you cannot attend for reasons of travel, sickness or work, a telehealth visit can be scheduled to allow our physical therapist to provide coaching and guidance in a setting that is convenient for you.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Receiving a Telehealth consultation is very similar to a video conference. If you have ever used Skype on a computer or face time on your phone, Telehealth will feel very familiar. The only equipment you will need is a smart phone, laptop or computer with a camera and internet service. Our software does the rest. Once you schedule the Telehealth consultation, you will receive a link that allows you access to join the visit at the scheduled time. Each consultation is recorded in a secure format in accordance with healthcare privacy (HIPPA) regulations, and we use the platform doxy.me at this time. The addition of Telehealth services is one component of our comprehensive program designed to provide the highest quality of physical therapy to our community in the most convenient and cost effective manner. If you have questions about how physical therapy could benefit you and would like to schedule a Telehealth consultation, please contact our office via phone or email today.
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
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
OWNER, PHYSICAL THERAPIST
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.