Serving the Community Since 2008


Shaun O'Connor

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.

Kelsey Barklund

Kelsey Barklund, PT, DPT

Kelsey Barklund, DPT, completed her Doctorate in 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 in 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 the 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.


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! During her time working as a trainer, she strengthened her love for performance sports and athletes of all ages and backgrounds. She loved training but was eager to get back to grad school to become a licensed PT. She eventually graduated from Husson University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her interest still resides in sports medicine, and loves working with all athletes to help them reach their performance goals. As a collegiate track and cross country athlete, she deeply understands the love for sports and the desire to get back to doing what you love after injury. She will always make you feel heard and cater therapy to your individual goals.