MEET OUR TEAM
Devoted. Experienced. Professional.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
LSVT BIG Clinician
DR. KELLY GAIOTTI,
PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Kelly Gaiotti was born and raised in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Her passion for ballet began at age 3 and introduced her 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 concentrations in dance medicine, choreography, and performance. While at Huntingdon she had the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the #1 ranked University of Pittsburgh. After graduating she worked in the Boston area with Olympic figure skaters, ballet dancers, and a specialty clinic treating patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Kelly moved to Vermont with her husband in 2008 and has been practicing in the Rutland and Manchester areas in both Outpatient and Inpatient settings. During the COVID shut down of March 2020, she decided (while virtual schooling 2 kids!) it was time to follow her own professional dream to open her own private physical therapy clinic. She then opened Dorset Physio Outpatient Physical Therapy May of 2020. Dr. Gaiotti is the only Orthopedic Board-Certified Physical Therapist in Southern Vermont, is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized program for Parkinson's, and certified in Dry Needling. Kelly enjoys being involved in the community as a choreographer/performer for the Dorset Players, a Board Member for the Community Food Cupboard, and a volunteer for her boys’ multi-sport activities. She has recently begun training as a volunteer instructor with the Bart J Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center at Bromley Mountain. The Center offers ski and snowboard lessons for people that have a cognitive and/or physical disability. This expands her ability to offer her clients both physical and mental therapies outside of the clinic right on the slopes.
Licensed & Certified Massage Therapist
JENNY SPRAGUE, CMT
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, stretching, and cupping.
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BART ADAPTIVE SPORTS CENTER
Dr. Kelly Gaiotti is a new Bart Adaptive Ski Volunteer instructor for the 2022/2023 Season. Check out are awesome patient Rita here on her first day! We look forward to helping our patients achieve their dreams because of Bart. “The only limit that anyone has are the limits that they set themselves.” Learn more about Bart Adaptive Ski Program here: www.bartadaptive.org
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.