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.
Jack Frawley, PT, DPT
Jack Frawley is a physical therapist and a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics. His areas of focus include the treatment of those with chronic and persistent pain, endurance athletes like runners and cyclists, and post-concussion rehabilitation
Through his extensive clinical training, Jack approaches treatment with the whole person in mind and utilizes a hands-on approach to create a unique plan of care to suit his patient's goals. He strongly believes in empowering his patients and helping them live the life they envision for themselves. He enjoys treating a wide a variety of orthopedic dysfunctions including low back pain, post-operative rehabilitation, and vestibular disorders. As an avid runner and cyclist he enjoys guiding athletes through their return to training.
Jack earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Virginia before completing his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before moving to Vermont, Jack worked in an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic in northern Virginia. Jack is certified in Functional Dry Needling through Kineta Core, which can help resolve pain and muscle tension, promote healing, and recruit strength. He also serves as an officer in the Vermont Army National Guard.
In his free time, Jack enjoys getting outdoors as often as possible whether that is running or mountain biking with his dog or wakesurfing on Lake Champlain.
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. This has led her to an interest in pelvic health and TMD in addition to treating both surgical and non-surgical orthopedic conditions. She uses a diverse tool kit, including a background of group fitness and personal training to craft a rehabilitation plan that is tailored to your injury and interests. Kelsey enjoys using exercise and evidence-based treatment to ensure best outcomes for you, while understanding not every individual fits into the mold. Through open communication and collaboration, she ensures that by the end of your time with her, you are confidently self-sustaining a happy and healthy lifestyle. When she is not in the clinic Kelsey enjoys spending time outdoors using exercise as a form of exploration through the mountains, both near and far.