Serving the Community Since 2008
One-on-One Physical Therapy for Pain Relief
Natural Solutions to Get You Back to Normal

First Visit
in 24-48 Hours

Treatment Rooms

Insurance Accepted

Welcome to Catamount Physical Therapy
in South Burlington, VT

We are committed to promoting a healthy, vibrant lifestyle to our patients by improving their overall physical health, fitness and quality of life.

Our highly trained physical therapists use their hands-on skills and knowledge to restore function and reduce pain.

Dedicated to recovery and Healing

Did You Know Not All Physical Therapy is the Same?

We’ll Listen to You

We Provide Thorough Initial Evaluations

You'll Receive a Custom Treatment Plan

Each Patient is Different so You get a Personal Plan of Care

We'll Empower You to Heal

Understand What’s Causing Your Pain & How to Recover Your Strength & Mobility

You'll Learn How to Stay Healthy

We can Transition You to a Safe & Effective Fitness Program

Getting Started is Fast & Easy

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Your 1st Appointment

Come In & Meet
with Your Therapist

Experience What Truly Personalized Care is Like

Call Today
(802) 864-0015
The Catamount Team We have extensive backgrounds in all orthopedic treatment...
for hips, knees and ankles, as well as treating other chronic pains and injuries!
  • Physical Therapy South Burlington VT

    Shaun O'Connor


    Dr. Shaun O'Connor is a Diplomat of the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT). He is among only a handful of Board Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapists in New England.

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  • Physical Therapy South Burlington VT

    Kelsey Barklund

    PT, DPT

    Kelsey Barklund, DPT completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at The University of Vermont. During her education, Kelsey completed four clinical rotations where she was exposed to a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions.

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  • Physical Therapy South Burlington VT

    Erica Pantaleo

    PT, DPT

    Erica was born in New Hampshire but moved up to Vermont after her undergraduate career to personal train at Fitness Options Personal Training Studio. She fell in love with Vermont immediately!

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Conditions We Treat

We’ve successfully treated discomfort in almost every area of the human body.

Explore What We Treat

Expert Services We Provide

Our Patients Are Feeling Great!
  • I am not sure that I would still be able to do a lot of what I do on a day to day basis if it weren't for Shaun assisting me moving and functioning. I am forever grateful for what he is able to do for me and would recommend him to anyone for all their physical therapy needs.


  • Shaun O'Connor, PT, CCTT, is brilliant at not only his specialties (Orofacial, TMJ, headaches), but orthopedic physical therapy as a whole. I highly recommend him for anyone who is seeking physical therapy services in the Burlington, Vermont area!

    Kayla H

We are In-Network with Most Insurance Plans

No Referral No Problem
We Can See Patients Without a Physician’s Referral

If you don’t see your plan listed, please call us at (802) 864-0015. We make every effort to verify your insurance benefits before your first visit with us.

Experience What Truly Personalized Care is Like

Call Today
(802) 864-0015
Why You Should Consider Catamount Physical Therapy
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First Visit in 24-48 Hours Yes No No
Doctor of PT Yes Maybe Maybe
Family Owned Clinic Yes No No
Warm/Caring Office Yes No Maybe
McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment Yes Maybe No
One-on-One Care Yes No Maybe
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Catamount Physical Therapy
First Visit in 24-48 Hours Yes
Doctor of PT Yes
Family Owned Clinic Yes
Warm/Caring Office Yes
McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment Yes
One-on-One Care Yes
Hands-on Care Yes
Fitness Services Yes
Most Affordable Yes
First Visit in 24-48 Hours No
Doctor of PT Maybe
Family Owned Clinic No
Warm/Caring Office No
McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment Maybe
One-on-One Care No
Hands-on Care Maybe
Fitness Services No
Most Affordable No
First Visit in 24-48 Hours No
Doctor of PT Maybe
Family Owned Clinic No
Warm/Caring Office Maybe
McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment No
One-on-One Care Maybe
Hands-on Care Maybe
Fitness Services No
Most Affordable No

The Recovery Process

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  • Adequate Sleep Is Integral To Athletic Recovery

    March 22, 2023
    We spend roughly one-third of our lives sleeping, so it follows that the habits we keep during the night have a major impact on our waking lives. Sufficient sleep is an essential component of good overall health, as getting between 7–9 hours of sleep ever…

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  • TENS Therapy Provides Immediate, Short-Term Pain Relief

    March 15, 2023
    Physical therapists utilize a variety of interventions for each patient they treat, and their guiding principle is to always combine whichever interventions are most likely to produce a successful outcome. Most treatment programs will include a combinatio…

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  • The Use of Walking Aids Is Essential To Reduce The Risk Of Falling

    March 8, 2023
    If you’re over the age of 75, you might worry about the possibility of falling on a regular basis. This concern is completely understandable, as falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, and the likelihood of falling increases with each addi…

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  • Seeing A Physical Therapist Can Help Ensure A Safe Return To Sports

    March 1, 2023
    In the realm of sports-related injuries, the hamstring is one that most people are at least somewhat familiar with. This makes sense, as a pulled hamstring—or hamstring strain—is one of the more common injuries in sports. The pain and movement restriction…

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  • Single-Leg Balance May Help To Predict One’s Mortality Risk

    February 22, 2023
    As we age, our bodies experience various physical and mental changes that usually tend to make everyday activities more difficult to complete. Decreased flexibility, some decline in posture and hearing, and some stiffening in the joints are a few of the m…

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  • Study Identifies Two Metals In Many Popular Chocolate Brands

    February 15, 2023
    If you have a tough time ending your day without reaching for a piece of chocolate—or four—to satisfy your sweet tooth and give you that blissful boost that few other foods can provide, you might want to up. Although dark chocolate certainly tastes good a…

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  • “Text Neck” May Not Be As Dangerous As Previously Believed

    February 8, 2023
    Our modern culture is dominated by devices, chiefly smartphones, which have a way of consuming many individuals’ free time with their countless functions—and distractions. Spending too much time on a smartphone is commonly regarded as an unhealthy habit f…

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  • Rehabilitation Helps Athletes Return To Their Sport Quickly & Safely

    February 1, 2023
    About 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day, and in most of these incidents, sports are involved. Ankle sprains represent the most common injury in sports, as they account for a whopping 45% of all sports-related injuries. But this risk varies widely…

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  • Diet & Exercise Can Help With High Blood Pressure & Heart Disease

    January 25, 2023
    Every 34 seconds, one American dies from cardiovascular disease. This makes cardiovascular disease—or heart disease—the leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women and for most ethnic and racial groups, with about 700,000 people dying from it eac…

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  • Studies Show Exercise Is Effective For Frozen Shoulder

    January 18, 2023
    Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a condition that occurs when scar tissue forms within the shoulder. This causes the shoulder capsule to thicken and tighten around the shoulder joint and reduces the amount of space for the shoulder to move with…

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