Meet Our Rehabilitation Therapy Staff

At CVMC Rehabilitation Therapy, our highly trained and qualified therapists are dedicated to helping people maximize their quality of life.

Michelle Alberghini, PT

Michelle Alberghini, PT

Clinical Manager, Rehabilitation Services

Subspecialites

Michelle graduated from the University of Vermont in 2000 with a bachelors in physical therapy. She specializes in treating BPPV (a form of vertigo), lymphedema and urinary incontinence. She enjoys running and rock climbing. Look for her at events like the 100 on 100 race or at Petra Cliffs.

Kelly Aremburg, PT, DPT

Kelly Aremburg, PT, DPT

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Kelly is a Physical Therapist who graduated from the University of Vermont DPT program in 2008 after completing a BA in Communication Sciences with a minor in Nutrition and Food Sciences in 2006. Kelly moved to Colorado to begin her career as a physical therapist in 2008, being drawn to the outdoor recreation. A Vermont native, she has returned to the Green Mountains. Kelly has advanced training in orthopedics, sports medicine, post operative care, and is trained in dry needling. She also has extensive, specialized training in the area of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Women's Health. Kelly enjoys staying active with hiking, gardening, and you'll often find her skiing or playing pickle ball in the community.

Dawn Arnold, PT

Subspecialites

Dawn started her career in physical therapy in 1995. She has treated a variety of patients ranging from general orthopedics, balance issues to women’s health. Over the last few years she has focused on the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and women’s health. She enjoys all aspects of physical therapy but her passion is the education and empowerment of her patients to achieve their goals. Dawn enjoys cycling, kayaking and hiking.

Tyler Aruzza, PT, DPT

Tyler Aruzza, PT, DPT

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Tyler graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science in 2011 and with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014. He incorporates a combination of manual therapy and functional exercises to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions. He enjoys biking, hiking, canoeing, and snowboarding in his spare time.

Sarah Avery, PT, WCC, CLT

Sarah Avery, PT, WCC, CLT

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Sarah graduated from University of Vermont with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy. Sarah is Wound Care Certified through the NAWC (National Alliance of Wound Care) and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Her professional interests include wound care, aquatics, lymphedema, manual therapy and orthopedic physical therapy. In her free time she enjoys running, weight lifting, cooking, sewing, knitting and being active.

Ashley Barry, PT, DPT

Ashley Barry, PT, DPT

Subspecialites

Ashley received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2016. Her physical therapy interests include orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. She enjoys running, hiking, cycling, and skiing

Karla Bartolomei, PT

Karla Bartolomei, PT

Subspecialites

Karla Bartolomei graduated from The University of Western Ontario and has been working as a physical therapist at Central Vermont Hospital since 1998. When not at work she also enjoys gardening, hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family.

Headshot of Charlotte Bellear, OT an occupational therapist at Central Vermont Medical Center.

Charlotte Bellear, OTR/L

Subspecialites

Charlotte is an Occupational therapist and Neuro Team Lead who graduated from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in 2019 with her MS in Occupational therapy. Her professional areas of interest include Neurological conditions, vision therapy, and lymphedema management. She holds certifications in the LSVT-BIG program for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and in Lymphedema therapy. She also does Clinical Driver Evaluations. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys power lifting, hiking with her dog, and learning Korean.

Ali Boucher PT, DPT

Ali Boucher PT, DPT

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Ali graduated from the University of Vermont in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and in 2014 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). Her clinical interests include adult orthopedics, aquatic therapy, and geriatrics. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities both in the mountains and on the lake.

Lauren Briere, OTR/L, MOT

Lauren Briere, OTR/L, MOT

Operations Supervisor, Rehabilitation Services

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Lauren Briere earned her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. As an OT, Lauren has worked in a variety of settings with clients throughout the lifespan. She spent the early part of her decade plus career serving the pediatric population. Now her primary area of interest is orthopedic upper extremity injuries. Lauren is a Therapeutic Yoga Teacher in her spare time, and enjoys spending time with her husband and active young boys skiing, swimming and hiking.

Judy Buchanan, PT, DPT

Judy Buchanan, PT, DPT, CBIS

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Judy graduated from the University of Vermont in 1994 with a bachelor of science degree in Physical Therapy. She went on to earn her DPT from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Florida in 2014. Judy is also a certified LSVT BIG provider. She specializes in treating individuals with vestibular disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, concussion, and stroke. In addition, she enjoys developing geriatric rehabilitation and fall prevention programs. When she is not working, Judy enjoys running, cycling, skiing, and spending time with her family.

Headshot of Alisha Celley, PT, DPT a physical therapist at Central Vermont Medical Center.

Alisha Celley, PT, DPT

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Alisha is a physical therapist who graduated from the University of Vermont DPT program in 2023. She completed her bachelors degree in exercise science at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon in 2020. As a Vermont native, she has chosen to pursue her career in the Green Mountains. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and camping.

Headshot of Sarah Coggins, PT DPT a physical therapist at Central Vermont Medical Center.

Sarah Coggins, PT, DPT

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Sarah is a Physical Therapist who graduated in 2017 with her DPT from MCPHS University in Worcester, MA. Prior to this, Sarah graduated from the University of Vermont in 2013 with a BS in Exercise and Movement Science and she always knew she would want to return to Vermont to live here. Sarah became a Geriatric Certified Specialist in July of 2021 with areas of special interest including acute care physical therapy, post-operative care, geriatric rehabilitation and fall prevention. Outside of working at CVMC, Sarah enjoys all things outdoors in the beautiful state of Vermont, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Headshot of Casey D'Alberto, PT, DPT a physical therapist at the Central Vermont Medical Center.

Casey D'Alberto, PT, DPT

Subspecialites

Casey graduated from The University of Vermont in 2019 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is also a graduate of the Vermont LEND fellowship through the UVM College of Medicine focused on improving equitable, patient-centered health care. Casey’s primary professional interests include neurologic and vestibular rehabilitation. She is a vestibular certified rehab clinician focused on treating vertigo, balance problems, and dizziness. In addition, she enjoys working with those recovering from neurologic injuries such as stroke and concussion, as well as progressive conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. She is an LSVT Big Certified clinician for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. When not in the clinic, Casey enjoys skiing, swimming, and spending time with her family in this beautiful area.

Emily Dabrowski, OCS, MPT, Cert. MDT, OMT-C

Emily Dabrowski, MPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, OMT-C

Subspecialites

Emily graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2009 with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. She specializes in the treatment of low back pain and neck pain with her certifications in both the McKenzie method and orthopedic manual therapy. She has had the opportunity to work in various states and practice settings around the country and is happy to finally be a permanent Vermont resident. In her free time she enjoys swing dancing, traveling, various outdoor recreation and house renovation.

Headshot of Michala Coleman-Dean, PT a physical therapist at the Central Vermont Medical Center.

Michala Dean, PT, DPT

Subspecialites

Michala is a Physical Therapist who graduated from the University of Vermont DPT program in 2020. Since then, her and her husband have been a resident of Vermont, taking advantage of the many outdoor recreations that it has to offer. She enjoys working with persons throughout the lifespan who have orthopedic diagnoses, vestibular disorders, or need post-operative care. Having played volleyball in college, she also enjoys working with the athletic population and helping them return to their prior level of function following injury. In her spare time, she loves to play competitive indoor and outdoor volleyball, play pickleball, go on hikes with her husband and dog, and camp. You may also find her in the community coaching volleyball.

Headshot of Kara Erwin, PTA a provider at Central Vermont Medical Center.

Kara Erwin, PTA

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Kara received her physical therapist assistant degree from Becker College in 1996.Kara has been practicing physical therapy for 26 years and specializes in general orthopedics, postoperative care, aquatic therapy, and work hardening.

Kara is a native of Central Vermont. When she is not working, Kara enjoys spending her time, playing, softball, gardening, traveling, camping and attending outdoor concerts with her family.

Kimberly Fuller, PT, CEAS II

Kimberly Fuller, PT, CEAS II

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Kim graduated from the University of Vermont in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy.  Besides her special interest in orthopaedics and wellness, Kim has been involved with ergonomics since 1995, providing onsite ergonomic assessments and educational programs for several Vermont and New Hampshire based companies in such diverse industries as manufacturing, construction, banking, food and beverage delivery companies, utilities and general office settings.

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She is the past chairperson of the Education Committee for the Vermont Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Outside of work, Kim enjoys being outdoors in all seasons and attending live music.

Gordon Gatewood, PT, MPT

Gordon Gatewood, PT, MPT

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Gordon graduated from the University of Vermont with a masters degree in Physical therapy. His professional interests include aquatics and orthopedic rehab. 

Kate Gaylord, OTR

Kate Gaylord, OT/L

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Kate graduated from Lyndon State College with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She then went to complete her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Bay Path University in Massachusetts. She developed her love for working with children early on as a therapeutic riding instructor. Kate gained great clinical experience working for a sports chiropractor for three years. In her free time she enjoys riding her horse, playing soccer, broomball, snowboarding and hiking with her dog.

Julie Giffin, PT

Julie Giffin, PT

Subspecialites

Julie graduated from UVM with a bachelors degree in German and later with a degree in Physical Therapy. Her most recent experience is general outpatient orthopedics, manual therapy, pelvic floor, and pregnancy and postpartum therapy.  In her free time she enjoys kayaking, hiking, cross country skiing, and traveling with her family.

Headshot of Jordyn Gosselin, OTR/L

Jordyn Gosselin, OTR/L

Subspecialites

Jordyn graduated from Westfield State University with her bachelor’s degree in Movement Science. She then went to complete her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at MCPHS University. During her graduate school experience, Jordyn was an active member of COTAD (The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity) to increase awareness of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion for a transformative occupational therapy profession. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, paddle boarding and spending time with family

Jacqueline Jancaitis, PT, DPT, OCS

Jacqueline Jancaitis, PT, DPT, OCS

Subspecialites

Jackie graduated from the University of New England in 2008 with her Doctorate in physical therapy. She is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has worked in Maine and now Vermont which is her home state. She has a focus in rehabilitation of orthopedic conditions for all individuals throughout the lifespan. She specializes in foot and ankle issues, body mechanics, transgender athletes, and running related injuries. When not at work Jackie spends her time outdoors with her family or volunteering with the Central Vermont Running club.

Sierra Klotz, PT, DPT, ATC

Sierra Klotz, PT, DPT, ATC

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Sierra received a Bachelor of Science and became licensed in athletic training in 2015, graduating from the University of Vermont. She continued on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont, graduating in 2019. Sierra grew up in Hardwick, Vermont. Her main area of interest is sports rehabilitation. She completed a 10-week internship at the Institute of Physical Arts Physical Therapy Clinic in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she gained a function-based holistic treatment approach that incorporates manual therapy and dynamic person-specific exercises. Recently, she has pursued continuing education in advanced manual therapy techniques for the neck and low back. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, bicycling, skiing and doing yoga.

Emily Lourie, PT, DPT, CBIS

Emily Lourie, PT, DPT, CBIS

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Emily graduated from the University of New England in 2008 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She lived and worked in Maine first at a sub-acute rehab hospital and later a nursing home setting. She decided to move back to her home state of Vermont in 2013 and her primary professional interest now is aquatic therapy. .She also enjoys hiking with her husband and chocolate lab, swimming, making music, baking, and quilting.

Headshot of Magnan Bayley, PT, DPT a physical therapist at Central Vermont Medical Center.

Bayley Magnan, PT, DPT

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Bayley is a physical therapist who graduated from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Profession’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2019 after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in psychology from Clarkson University in 2016. Bayley grew up in central Vermont and has moved back to the area after school and a few years working in the Upper Valley. She enjoys reading and any activity that allows her to enjoy the beautiful Vermont weather which drives her focus in orthopedics and sports medicine. Bayley also has training in dry needling, custom orthotic fabrication, and treatment of concussion.

Nancy Mahoney MS, CCC-SLP

Nancy Mahoney MS, CCC-SLP

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Nancy Graduated from Thiel College with BA in Medical technology and The University of Vermont with a Masters degree in Communication sciences. Her professional areas of interest include Adult Neuro (anoxic brain injury & stroke) and Voice Disorders.

Vicki Maier, OT

Vicki Maier, OT

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Vicki graduated with a bachelor degree in occupational therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University in NY and has been practicing for 23 years in a variety of settings. Vicki has experience working with people in acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and in home care. Vicki has additional training in massage and body work and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors – hiking, biking,camping, singing and playing music, and spending time with family and friends.

Elizabeth Mauntler, PT, CLT-LANA, CMT, OCS

Elizabeth Mauntler, PT, CLT-LANA, CMT, OCS

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Elizabeth graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's degree in physical therapy in 2002. She is a certified lymphedema therapist through Lymphology Association of North America and a Certified Massage Therapist. She incorporates manual therapy and exercise to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions and swelling disorders. She enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family.

Heather McLoud, MS, CCC-SLP

Heather McLoud, MS, CCC-SLP

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Heather graduated from New York University in 2019 with a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders. Her professional interests include dysphagia (swallowing disorders), cognitive communication disorders and social communication. In her spare time, Heather enjoys exploring with her two dogs, playing tennis, seeing live music and snowboarding.

Brian Montgomery, PT, DPT, OCS

Brian Montgomery, PT, DPT, OCS

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Brian graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. He enjoys treating the entire body for various orthopedic injuries and conditions using a biomechanical approach to finding balance throughout the body while incorporating manual therapy techniques to help promote healing. Brian also practices vestibular therapy and works with athletes for sports rehabilitation. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, and snowboarding, as well as recreational team sports like volleyball and basketball.

Headshot of Sarah Morrison, OT an occupational therapist at Central Vermont Medical Center.

Sarah Morrison, OT

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Sarah is an Occupational Therapist who graduated from Shenandoah University in 2008 after completing a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation in 2003. Sarah moved to Bellingham, WA to begin her career but returned to the east coast a few years later where she could still ski and be closer to family. She has special training in the areas of dementia management, driver rehabilitation, and lymphedema. When she’s not in the clinic you can find Sarah volunteering with the Mad River Glen ski patrol and spending time doing anything outdoors with her husband, son and black lab.

Emily Mortner, MS, CCC-SLP

Emily Mortner, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS

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Emily graduated from the University of Vermont in 2018 with a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her professional interests include cognitive communication disorders, pediatrics, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). In her spare time, Emily enjoys skiing, swimming, and seeing live music.

Heather Nelson, PT, MPT, ATRIC, FCE-Workwell Certified

Heather Nelson, PT, MPT, ATRIC, FCE-Workwell Certified

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Heather holds a BS in Business Administration and a Masters in Physical Therapy from Clarkson University. Her practice includes Work-injured Rehabilitation, outpatient adult, pediatric and geriatric orthopedics, Aquatic therapy and TMJ. Heather has worked as a physical therapist in Vermont since 2004.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. Her hobbies include running, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, and skiing.

Connor Noyes, DPT

Connor Noyes, PT, DPT

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Connor graduated from the University of Vermont in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Food Science and in 2016 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). His clinical interests include orthopedics, BPPV, and concussion rehabilitation. In his spare time he enjoys running, weight lifting, reading, and activities on Lake Champlain.

Jessica Olive, PT, MSPT

Jessica Olive, PT, MSPT

Lead Physical Therapist

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Jessica received her physical therapy degree at Texas State University in 1998. She  then moved to San Francisco, California where she worked as a physical therapist in a variety of settings including a major trauma center prior to moving to Vermont in 2010.  Jessica has attained an American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties accreditation as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS). Her specialties include trauma, orthopedics and sports rehab.  Other interest include outdoor adventures, crossfit and good coffee.

Carter Peck, PT, DPT

Carter Peck, PT, DPT

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Carter graduated from Cleveland State University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012. He spent 5 years working at a large medical center in Syracuse, NY prior to returning home to Vermont to join the CVMC rehab team. He is passionate about research and enjoys being involved with physical therapy clinical education. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, snowboarding, waterskiing, volleyball, and watching any of his favorite Ohio sports teams.

Leslie Peck, PT, DPT

Leslie Peck, PT, DPT

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Leslie graduated from the University of Vermont in 2012 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has spent time working in Cleveland, OH and Syracuse, NY prior to returning to Vermont in 2018. She uses functional exercises and manual therapy to treat a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. In her spare time she enjoys running, skiing, and spending time with her family.

Gwenna Peters, PT

Gwenna Peters, PT

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Gwenna graduated 1980 from St Louis University with a degree in Physical therapy. She has a certificate in manual medicine from the osteopathic school at Michigan State University. She has extensive training in orthopedic care for patients both pre and post operatively.  She is active in the community running, skiing, gardening, and hiking.

Julie Rossignol OTR, CLT-LANA

Julie Rossignol OTR, CLT-LANA

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Julie Rossignol, graduated in 1992 from the University of Montreal with a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a variety of different Rehabilitation settings including acute, sub-acute and out patient therapy in 7 different states along the East coast. She is the lead Occupational Therapist for CVMC and has worked for CVMC for 10 years. She specializes in hand therapy, wheelchair assessment and prescription, and in cancer/lymphedema therapy. She became a certified Lymphedema Management Therapist 10 years ago and became a member of LANA (Lymphology Association of North America) shortly after. She has been a guest speaker about edema and lymphedema prevention and management at multiple medical functions and meetings over the years. She also works as a consultant with CVMC's Cancer Center.

Josh Rudman, MPT

Josh Rudman, MPT

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Josh graduated from Rutgers University/The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2002 with a Masters in Physical Therapy (MPT). He has spent his career in many clinical settings from acute and subacute inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient sites. His interests include pre and post-surgical rehab, general orthopedic injuries, falls and balance training for the aging population, and cardiovascular endurance training and cardiac rehab. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, sailing, and home improvement projects.

Christie Sternbach-Feist MA, OTR/L, CHT

Christie Sternbach-Feist MA, OTR/L, CHT

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Christie graduated from the University of New Hampshire with her bachelor's degree and then New York University with her graduate degree in Occupational Therapy. In her 30+ years of experience, Christie has attained a Hand Therapy Certification Commission accreditation as an Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and is certified in LSVT "Big and Loud" therapy for the treatment of Parkinson Disease. Christie also does Clinical Driving Evaluations. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, x-country skiing, hikikng, freestyle disc dog and dog agility, traveling, and enjoying time with her family.

Headshot of Jessica Symonds, PT DPT a physical therapist at Central Vermont Medical Center.

Jessica Symonds, PT, DPT

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Jessica is a physical therapist who graduated from the University of Vermont in 2020. After graduating her and her husband returned to their hometown in central Vermont, and recently welcomed their first child. She has a diverse background in treating orthopedic issues across the spectrum, from acute care, home health, and the outpatient setting. She has an interest in pelvic floor dysfunction, particularly in the pregnant and postpartum patient. In her free time she enjoys walks outside with her family, trying new restaurants, and completing projects around the house.

Jeff Winkeljohn, PT

Jeff Winkeljohn, PT

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Jeff enjoys practicing physical therapy in the acute care setting, and loves working with his talented and supportive inpatient rehab team. He has been fortunate to provide therapy in many settings throughout his career from subacute, home health and adult community care throughout the East Coast, including locations such as Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina. When not on the job, Jeff spends his time with his wife, Heather, out in the fantastic mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire. He frequently hikes, bikes, snow plays and does his own logging for firewood and building materials. He includes his pup, Zeke, on these adventures whenever he can.

Lorelei Wyman, PT, ATRIC

Lorelei Wyman, PT, ATRIC

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Lorelei graduated from UVM in 1999 with a bachelors degree physical therapy. Lorelei is a certified aquatic therapist and a certified yoga teacher from Kripalu. In her free time she is on the board of 3 non-profits, including Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic riding program in Marshfield, VT . She enjoys Morgan horses and her orchard.

Mackenzie Young, PT, DPT

Mackenzie Young, PT, DPT

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Macky received her BS in Biology from St. Lawrence University in 2015, where she was also a competitive ski racer, and then her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 2020. Since then she has obtained specialty training in dry needling and orthotic fabrication. Macky specializes mainly in orthopedics and sports injuries, and enjoys working with individuals from across the lifespan. Originally from Connecticut, Macky came to Vermont as a high school student to pursue alpine ski racing at the Mt. Mansfield Academy, where she now coaches U14s on the weekends. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing at Stowe, mountain biking, playing with her cat (Alice), and doing household projects.