Serving the Community Since 2008

Staff

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.


Aimee Hayes

Aimee Hayes, MSPT, Cert. MDT

Aimee performing McKenzie Method

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.


Kelsey Barklund

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.