MEET OUR TEAM
Devoted. Experienced. Professional.
DR. KELLY GAIOTTI, PT, DPT, OCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
LSVT BIG Clinician
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 went on to study at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama and received a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in dance medicine and choreography/performance. Kelly even had the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center in 2003 while at Huntington. 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 in Outpatient and Hospital Settings. 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. She is a Certified Level 1 TRX Trainer, and recently completed her 1st Certification course in Dry Needling. Kelly also enjoys being involved in the community and has choregraphed Oklahoma! and Christmas Carol for the Dorset Players, In the Heights for Long Trail School, and enjoys helping out with her boys sports and school activities.
Jenny was born and raised in Manchester, Vermont. She received a certification for Massage Therapy & Bodywork in 2007, and went on to graduate from the Massage Program of the Community College of Vermont with an Associates Degree in applied science in 2008. While attending college Jenny did an internship at a hotel spa. She has operated a private practice, since 2007, while occasionally working per diem at a spa. She is nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is a professional member of American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) through which she carries her insurance.
Jenny offers massage therapy for pain management, injury rehabilitation and to promote overall wellness. Various techniques are incorporated in the session, and the rate, depth, speed and type of technique used varies depending on the client’s needs/goals, and observations of the therapist. Techniques might involve compression, rocking, holding, kneading, range of motion, or stretching.
To book a massage with Jenny you can contact her directly at
email@example.com or 802-733-4231.
Patient Care Coordinator
Corinne recently joined the Dorset Physio Team September 2022 as Dorset Physio's Patient Care Coordinator. Corinne lives in Dorset with her family. Welcome Corinne!
OUR MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
"It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are." - Walt Disney
Listen, respond, and support our patients with personalized, high quality evidenced-based rehabilitation and wellness therapies while treating with tremendous compassion and care.
To equip our patients with a specialized body of knowledge that empowers them to rise above their physical issues and support them during their personal progression toward an improved quality of life. To strive to be the outpatient rehabilitation and wellness clinic of choice for patients and providers, as well as an employer of choice to provide a high standard of care for our community.
DORSET PHYSIO'S VALUES
Accountability is active acceptance of the responsibility for the diverse roles, obligations, and actions of the physical therapist and support staff including self‐regulation and other behaviors that positively influence patient and client outcomes, the profession, and the health needs of society.
Altruism is the primary regard for or devotion to the interest of patients and clients, thus assuming the responsibility of placing the needs of patients and clients ahead of the physical therapist or the support staff’s self‐interest.
Collaboration is working together with patients and clients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields to achieve shared goals. Collaboration within the physical therapist-support staff team is working together, within each partner’s respective role, to achieve optimal physical therapist services and outcomes for our patients and clients.
COMPASSION AND CARING
Compassion is the desire to identify with or sense something of another’s experience, a precursor of caring. Caring is the concern, empathy, and consideration for the needs and values of others.
Duty is the commitment to meeting one’s obligations to provide effective physical therapist services to patients and clients, to serve the profession, and to positively influence the health of our community.
Dorset Physio’s physical therapists and support staff consistently use current knowledge and skills while understanding personal limits, integrate the patient or client perspective, embrace advancement, and challenge mediocrity.
Inclusion occurs when we create a welcoming and equitable environment for all. Dorset Physio is inclusive and committed to providing a safe space, elevating diverse and minority voices, acknowledging personal biases that may impact patient care, and actively take a position of anti-discrimination. Here at Dorset Physio, we believe our differences are our strengths and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Integrity is steadfast adherence to high ethical principles or standards, being truthful, ensuring fairness, following through on commitments, and verbalizing to others the rationale for actions. This is a core value for Dorset Physio.
Here at Dorset Physio we are proud to be active in our community and
give back to organizations and those in need.
Contact us for any sponsorship or donation requests here: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DORSET SCHOOL
Dorset Physio proudly supports the Dorset School and Dorset Parent Volunteers. We have participated in "Sponsor a Classroom" since 2020.
MANCHESTER YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE
Manchester Vermont Youth Baseball is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and is affiliated with Cal Ripken Baseball – A Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. Dr. Gaiotti's Boys are avid ball players, and proudly married to the Coach. Dorset Physio is a banner sponsor and volunteer. Learn more: http://www.mybvt.org
COMMUNITY SHARING PROJECT
We are proud to sponsor an Angel Tree for our local Community Sharing Project since 2021. Be sure to come by every Christmas season and sponsor a "angel" in need. Contact the Dorset Church to learn more: https://www.dorsetchurch.org/
Dorset Physio is a supporter of the Dorset Player's, and will be a show sponsor this 2022-2023 season for "Kiss me Kate". Stay tuned as you may see Dr. Gaiotti on stage!