Shaun O'Connor, PT, DPT, CCTT
Dr. Shaun O'Connor is the owner of Catamount Physical Therapy and is a Co-Owner of Fitness Options Personal Training Studio. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. He returned to UVM and completed a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1995. In 2017, he completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Evidence in Motion.
Dr. O'Connor is a Diplomat of the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT). He is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) and is one of the few Board Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist in the United States.
He is a guest lecturer for the UVM Doctorate Physical Therapy program and has presented at local and national conferences.His specialty is integrative therapy for patients with oral-maxillofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders (TMD), cervical spine disorders and headaches.
His passions outside of work are spending time with his family and enjoying outdoor activities.
Aimee Hayes, MSPT, Cert. MDT
Aimee Hayes is a physical therapist who specializes in the treatment of back pain. She is one of only a few certified McKenzie therapists in Vermont.
McKenzie is an internationally acclaimed safe, and reliable way to reach an accurate diagnosis and provide conservative and appropriate treatment for back and neck pain. It is a highly-effective alternative to prescription medication and surgery.
Aimee has 20 years of experience in manual orthopedic physical therapy. She prides herself on providing individual, one-on-one treatments tailored to a patients functional needs. These effective strategies include exercise as well as a number of soft tissue and myofascial techniques to relieve pain and rehabilitate injuries.
Aimee leaves every patient feeling heard, respected, and understood.
Erick Cinotti PT, DPT, ATC
Dr. Erick Cinotti is a Physical Therapist and Board Certified Athletic Trainer. Erick received his athletic training degree from Castleton University and his Doctorate in physical therapy from The Sage Colleges. Erick utilizes his lifelong experience as an athlete, and his diverse therapy experience to help return patients to their lives and prior level function. Working with patients all over the country, of all ages, in a variety of clinical areas including post-operative, orthopedics, recreational, high school, and collegiate athletes, geriatrics, and balance/vestibular disorders has provided him with a well-rounded and balanced approach to therapy. Erick also has extensive experience in all orthopedic areas, including; surgeries, joint replacements, sports rehabilitation, as well as coursework in the McKenzie method for low back and neck pain.
Erick practices an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to treatment, with a strong emphasis on therapeutic exercise, postural/core stability, manual therapy, functional movement training, sports specific rehabilitation programs, and patient education and empowerment. Developing personal and individualized treatments is the foundation of Erick’s therapeutic approach. Dr. Cinotti believes that building rapport and personal relationships with each one of his patients is vital to the recovery and physical therapy experience.