Amy graduated from Northeastern University in 2006 with her Masters in Physical Therapy and has been practicing for over 10 years in Boston, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates. She is a board certified Sports Physical Therapist by the American Physical Therapy Association and a certified strength & conditioning specialist by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Amy recently completed her clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2014. Prior to joining PT360, she worked at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Qatar, International Knee and Joint Centre in Abu Dhabi, and Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy in Boston, where she focused on sports and orthopedic injuries. She has worked extensively with athletes of all levels both in the clinic and on the field, with an emphasis on treating marathon runners, triathletes, soccer players, and complex knee injuries both pre- and post-operatively. Amy takes an integrative and evidence based approach to rehabilitation, incorporating strength and conditioning, manual therapy, biomechanics, health and wellness concepts and nutrition to create individualized programs for each patient. Amy is an avid athlete herself, having participated in a number of competitive and recreational sports over the years including, soccer, track and field, downhill mountain bike racing, snowboarding, running and yoga. Amy enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Joey and young daughter, Zoey.
Andy graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Vermont in 2011. He received his Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 2014.
Clinically, Andy enjoys working with a diverse group of patients and has developed interests in orthopedic and sport related injuries. He has had the unique experience of working as an Athletic Trainer for the University of Vermont Club Sports program. In addition, Andy has provided Athletic Training and Physical Therapy services for St. Michael’s College and a number of local area high schools.
Andy is a native Vermonter who enjoys hiking, running, mountain biking, and skiing.
Becky is a native Vermonter and has worked at our Shelburne office since it opened in 2013 after earning her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Vermont. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Lawrence University, where she played Division I ice hockey and became interested in physical therapy. Becky believes in taking an active approach to rehabilitation while using both land-based and aquatic approaches to return her patients to the activities they love. She focuses on general orthopedics, sports medicine, and post-operative rehabilitation for patients of all ages and abilities. She is currently the co-director of FunFitness with Special Olympics Vermont and is a regular Penguin Plunger!
Outside of work, Becky spends her winters as a girls’ ice hockey coach in Vermont and collaborates with the USA Hockey National Development Programs in the summers. She loves to adventure outdoors with her trusty dog, Sadie, and describes herself as an amateur gardener, decent hiker, and expert bookworm.
"Physical Therapy is not just about the individual body part, it is about the individual as a whole. It is about building a strong rapport with the patient, watching them overcome their obstacles, and seeing them achieve their goals."
Debbie graduated from Becker College in 1988 with an Associates of Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. She brings 30 years of experience to PT360 specializing in the treatment and management of work-related injuries, sports, orthopedic, and post-surgical diagnoses. Debbie prides herself on her hands on approach to patient care. She is highly skilled in manual therapy techniques, including massage, active release techniques (ART), Graston, joint mobilization, and myofascial/craniosacral techniques. She enjoys designing exercise programs that meet the needs of the patient's busy lifestyle while helping them to recover from their injury, accomplish their goals, and prevent future injury.
Outside of work, Debbie takes great pleasure in volunteering at the VNA Respite House, spending time with her family, and entertaining friends. She is an avid runner who also loves strength training, recreating in the outdoors, and reading.
Deb has over 25 years in healthcare obtaining Bachelor’s Degrees in both General Dietetics (1992) and Physical Therapy (1998). She has worked in outpatient orthopedics for the past 20 years, specializing in Lyme Disease Rehabilitation, Oncology and Lymphedema Rehabilitation, Postural Restoration Advanced Techniques, and general orthopedics. Aside from her professional training, Deb is most known for her endless energy, amplified volume, and enthusiasm.
When not working, Deb most enjoys spending time with her husband Isiah and their three daughters, Lajeanesse, Laniah, and Lazaria. She is also very active gardening and spending time at the stable with her horse, Jax. Deb is proud to be part of PT360, the first employee-owned physical therapy co-op in Vermont.
Debra is excited to be part of the PT360 team of professionals. She has 25 years of administrative and management experience. While working at the Burlington site, Debra enjoys interacting with the patients. She is a key person in scheduling appointments, answering questions regarding medical insurances and much more. Debra is married with two grown children and three grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, and socializing with friends.
Edie is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a BS in physical therapy. Her career has included a generalist beginning but then followed a path of further education in the management of complex pain syndromes. She initially began with popularizing aquatic therapy in the early 1990’s and expanded to include the management of soft tissue healing as a component of pain management. She earned a national certification as an aquatic therapist through ATRI and has had advanced training with John Barnes, PT myofascial release techniques. She also has earned an AAS degree in body work and massage @ CCV to add further depth her manual skills. Most recently, she was educated to perform dry needling, another pain management technique to add to her tool box. She looks at the whole body as she helps each patient establish an approach to minimizing their pain and functional deficits. Patient education has an ongoing thread in each session and the end result is an informed patient with the means to manage their pain. She has enjoyed teaching aquatic rehabilitation techniques to UVM physical therapy and athletic training students for more than 20 years. She balances her professional activities with interests in gardening, sewing, creating puppets, cooking, and sports such as snowshoeing, kayaking, hiking and cycling and holds the time with friends and family an important part of her life.
Erin graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 from the University of Vermont. She also received her bachelor’s degrees in Nutrition and Food Sciences in 2007 from UVM. Erin’s clinical focus is in orthopedics. She has 10 years of experience in pre/post-surgical rehabilitation, overuse injuries, sports injuries, traumatic injuries, joint pain and gait and balance impairments. She utilizes a range of manual therapies in addition to guided exercise to allow her patients to manage their pain and return to their functional goals. Erin has been trained in integrated dry needling (IDN) to promote improved healing of injured tissue. Erin believes in treating the whole person to allow for best possible therapeutic outcomes and is an advocate of a multidisciplinary approach in healthcare. In her spare time Erin enjoys cooking, running, getting outside, and spending time with her family and friends.
Heather received a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Connecticut in 1994 and earned a Masters of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Florida in 2002. Her advanced degree included national certification in massage and bodywork from SunCoast School of Massage. She has a diverse background working with Division I and Division III collegiate athletes while employed at Colby College (1994-2000) and the University of Vermont (2002-2006). While attending UF, she represented the Gatorade Exercise Sports Science Institute and provided athletic training coverage for P.K. Yonge High School in Gainesville, FL. She has also served the United States Olympic committee providing coverage for the Under 17 developmental hockey programs throughout several years. Heather specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation for the physically active. She integrates prevention and education within her plan of care while utilizing her manual therapy/massage skills. Her specialities in massage include Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, prenatal and orthopedic/sports massage. In her free time, Heather enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, and camping with her husband Alex, son Niko, and daughter Ella.
Heather Graber has 12 years of experience as an Administrative assistant in legal and civil engineering settings. She graduated from Community College of Vermont with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and continued her education at Champlain College. In her free time, she enjoys working on her family business making pepper jelly. She resides in Underhill with her husband and two daughters.
Hillary graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University and received her bachelor’s degree with a major in Psychology from Hamilton College. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) and certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Hillary focuses on enhancing her patients’ body awareness to optimize their posture and movement patterns and values collaborating with other healthcare practitioners to provide holistic and comprehensive care. Over the years, she has expanded her skill set by taking advanced courses in assessing and improving running mechanics, treatment of Balance, Vertigo and Vestibular disorders, and manual therapy techniques through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA).
In her free time, Hillary enjoys singing, playing the piano, playing any sport, and going on epic hikes with her husband.
Jen graduated from the University of Vermont in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. After working for 2 years in the field, she went back to receive her Masters in Athletic Training from West Virginia Wesleyan. Since then, Jen has worked in numerous settings, including performance center for the outdoor athlete, managed a wellness center, and has worked in numerous physical therapy clinics. Jen specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation and believes in a full body approach to rehab. It’s important to make certain that all the pieces of the puzzle are working together. Patient education is critical for success to ensure a full recovery mentally and physically. She incorporates her strength training background as she is a firm believer that life is a marathon and it’s important to be prepared!
In her free time Jen enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, or any outdoor adventures with her husband and dog.
Jennifer earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2015 and her BS in History from Duke University in 2007. Since graduation, Jen has practiced in a variety of physical therapy settings across the country, which has helped her to appreciate the patient experience throughout the continuum of care, from hospital bed back to the playing field. Jennifer most enjoys working in the outpatient orthopedic setting and uses skills from continuing education in manual therapy and return to sport to provide a hands on approach targeted towards returning patients to their desired activities. She also highly values communication and patient education; she feels patients can be most successful when well-informed about and invested in every aspect of their recovery. Aside from physical therapy, Jennifer is an avid traveler who loves to be outdoors with her two dogs. She is new to Vermont and is excited to experience everything the Green Mountain State has to offer.
JonQ graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Vermont. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Movement Science from UVM. JonQ is interested in how the nervous system can contribute to pain; specifically, the sensitization of the peripheral nervous system and the brain’s influence on pain. He treats patients from a biopsychosocial pain science perspective, integrating not only physical injury into clinical decision making, but also relevant psychological and social factors. JonQ is particularly interested in treating non-specific/lingering pain, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and the pain that no one can seem to figure out. He believes patient education is critical to improving outcomes and is committed to working cooperatively with patients in order to craft a plan of care specific to their needs.
Outside of work, JonQ is an active member in his church. He enjoys spending time his wonderful wife, Heather, as well as fishing, woodworking, and sampling Vermont’s vast selection of great craft beers.
Julie M. Allen graduated from Lasell College in Newton, MA is 1998 with an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy. Shortly thereafter she began her career in Sports and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. In 2000 Julie attended the Vermont Institute of Massage and sat and passed the National Certification exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Julie became a Certified Strength Training Specialist through the International Weightlifting Association in 2001. Julie attended California University of Pennsylvania’s online degree program and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Health and Fitness. During her studies, Julie also sat for the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Certified Personal Trainer exam. In June of 2012 Julie completed the necessary competencies through the Dr. Vodder International School to be a Certified Manual Lymph Drainage and Decongestive Therapist. Julie’s Physical Therapy interests include Sports Medicine, Pre and Post Surgical therapy, Myofascial Release, Aquatic therapy, Lyme Disease treatment and Manual Lymph Drainage. Julie resides in South Burlington with her two children, Caleb and Caden and her Rottweilers, Rex and Roxy. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, weightlifting, motorcycle riding and other outdoor activities that Vermont has to offer.
Kathleen is a graduate of St. Michael’s College with a degree in Psychology and Trinity College of Vermont with a degree in Elementary Education. She has spent the past 20 years working in both public and private settings with children birth to age 12. Kathleen is passionate about animals, and in her free time she and her children enjoy spending time outdoors - hiking, gardening, reading and watching sports.
Katie grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and came to Vermont to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UVM. After she graduated, she spent several years working as an Instructional Assistant for students with special needs. Currently, Katie works in our business office, where she specializes in Medicare and Medicaid insurances. When she isn’t working, you can find her spending time with her husband and two rescue pups at their Williston abode. She enjoys playing field hockey, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, horseback riding or anything in the great outdoors with family and friends.
Kristi, who has practiced physical therapy in Vermont for over 20 years, is a certified lymphedema therapist and experienced general orthopedic therapist. She specializes in oncology rehabilitation, and has been an invited speaker on lymphedema-related topics at local and national professional meetings.
Kristi has extensive clinical experience treating TMJ (jaw joint disorders), joint replacements, and has a special interest utilizing postural restoration technique for spinal and hip pain. She is certified in integrative dry needling (IDN) for pain and dysfunction. Kristi is an experienced certified Pilates instructor who provides individualized core strengthening programs for both physical therapy patients and the community.
Kristi earned her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Science Center and has recently completed a second master’s thesis using ultrasound-imaging techniques for lymphedema diagnostics at the University of Vermont. Kristi enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, water-skiing, biking, running, and playing competitive volleyball. She is an avid gardener and bee-keeper, and loves time spent outdoors with her family.
Kurt is a Certified Athletic Trainer who graduated from Castleton University in 2018 with dual degrees in Athletic Training and Allied Health Sciences. He also participated as an NCAA student-athlete playing for the school’s Ice Hockey team and serving as team captain for two years. Upon graduation, he worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for Green Mountain College. In addition, he has worked with a diverse group of athletes, including Middlebury Hockey and various high schools in Chittenden County. In 2017, Kurt presented at the annual SHAPE conference in Killington, VT on the importance of biomechanics and posture for adolescent athletes. He actively works as the Athletic Trainer for Vergennes High School and St. Michael’s Rugby.
During his free time, Kurt enjoys cooking, hiking, and volunteering his time to coach youth hockey.
Laniah is a recent graduate from Hofstra University with a BA degree in Mass Communications & Media Studies and a minor in Rhetorical Studies. After she graduated, she went on to pursue her health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which will be completed in July of 2020.
Laniah is a native Vermonter who enjoys hiking, working out, gardening, fishing, and boating. She considers herself a decent cook, and has been on a health & wellness journey to become more self-aware, mindful, and present. Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her close friends, family, and pets. Laniah is excited to start with PT360.
Laura received her Bachelors degree in physical therapy from the University of Vermont in 1991. She comes to PT 360 having practiced physical therapy for over 25 years. She has worked in Vermont and North Carolina in various settings including acute care, sub-acute rehab, aquatic therapy, but mostly sports, orthopaedic and post-surgical rehab. This includes industrial rehab (certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations, implementing Work Conditioning for the injured worker, Work Rehab programs, Pre-employment Placement Screens and Ergonomic Assessments).
Her areas of skill include: foot & ankle biomechanics, orthotic evaluation and management, manual therapy for malaligned pelvis & spinal segments, fascial restriction, sports and orthopaedic rehab. She is dedicated to exceptional patient care and integrating functional training to restore movement for sport, work and life.
Laura is a native Vermonter and enjoys running, biking and hiking with her husband and 3 children. She’s a big fan of nutrition and exercise, specifically various avenues of strength and performance conditioning. She is involved in tae-kwon-do, youth soccer and teaches fitness & conditioning.
Lisa is a graduate of Massasoit Community College with a Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has also earned a Associates Degree from Dean Jr. College in Dance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Bridgewater State College. Lisa has 19 years experience in multiple rehab settings: hospital, nursing home care, and outpatient clinics. In 2016, Lisa completed her training as a Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is currently seeing clients for nutritional and lifestyle coaching. She also became a certified Lymphedema Therapist with training from the Klose Training Institute in 2018, which she uses on patients with swelling disorders and Lyme Disease.
Lisa has extended her training to include Yoga Therapeutics, Myofascial Release with the John Barnes Method, and CranialSacral Therapy. Lisa has years of experience teaching yoga and exercise classes that she integrates into wellness programs for clients and staff. Lisa enjoys being outdoors, running, hiking, cooking and creating healthy recipes for all to enjoy.
LuAnn graduated from Maria College in Albany, NY as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and is also a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist. She has over 30 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics and enjoys working with a wide variety of patients. She has a special interest in ergonomics and incorporates education on posture and body mechanics into her treatments. LuAnn started the Wellness At Work program that provides ergonomic assessments for both individuals and businesses and helps companies of all sizes implement wellness and injury prevention programs.
LuAnn enjoys spending her free time with her partner, Erik on their “farm” with their family of llamas, sheep, cats and a dog.
Maria is a seasoned clinician who has specialized in sports medicine in the Greater Burlington area for over 25 years. She has worked at the University of Vermont, treating students, athletes, faculty, and staff. She maintains this close relationship as college health is one of her keen interests. She particularly enjoys the club sport athlete. She is also an adjunct professor at UVM teaching courses in Rehabilitation and Clinical Education in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. One of her passions is Ultimate Frisbee. Although she does not play, she enjoys taking care of this community and its teams. She is very involved in the organization of high school ultimate, and will follow her daughter, Kait, to tournaments across the country.
Maria’s strength is designing exercise programs that fit into the lifestyles of her patients regardless of their place in life. She encourages all her patients to become active participants in their rehabilitation. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Tim, and youngest daughter, Julia. She has 2 college students of her own, Daniel at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Kaitlyn at the University of Rhode Island.
Mary earned her graduate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry and her undergraduate degree from St. Michael’s College. She has been a member of the APTA over 30 years and has served on the Advisory board of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UVM. She also serves on the boards of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center and the Vermont Elder Resource Group. She owned a private physical therapy practice in New Jersey for 12 years prior to moving to Vermont. She has held several managerial positions for successful PT practices in Chittenden County and is now very excited to join her friends and colleagues at PT360°. Her professional background in PT includes orthopedic management of patients and believes the partnership with Synergy Fitness is a great compliment to preparing patients for lifelong wellness. Mary enjoys spending time with her children, golfing, snowshoeing and socializing with friends.
Michele is excited to join the PT360 team. She brings with her 25 years of administrative and business office management experience both in and out of the health care setting. She is a Burlington native and currently resides in Shelburne. She enjoys meeting new people and is looking forward to connecting with everyone at PT360. In her spare time, Michele enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Nina graduated from The University of Vermont in 2012 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy . She received her bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since graduation, Nina has worked in outpatient physical therapy with patients rehabilitating from sport and work-related injuries, pediatrics, and post-surgical patients. She has a certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), which classifies patients’ movement patterns to direct therapeutic interventions. She has also been certified in Maitland manual therapy as well as Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) which she utilizes often for muscular pain and dysfunction. She enjoys working with all populations including athletic, active, and those who are new to exercise. Nina likes to stay active with CrossFit, adventures that involve the outdoors, and her dog, Hugo!
Sam is a Certified Athletic Trainer who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Vermont in 2018. Since graduation, he has worked as the Athletic Trainer for Missisquoi Valley Union High School and assisted physicians in Orthopedic and Occupational Health clinics. He is interested in the biomechanics of human movement and how it relates not only to injury, but to overall athletic performance. Clinically, he believes in taking a full body approach to rehab to help address the root cause of the initial injury and help the athlete restore (and even improve) their functionality and performance. He also enjoys the on-field aspects of being an Athletic Trainer and is excited to be working with UVM Club Sports.
When not working, Sam enjoys staying active by hiking, snowboarding, and playing semi-professional football. He also plays guitar and is a huge dog person.
Sherry is a native Vermonter from the Burlington/South Burlington area. She brings to PT 360 years of administrative expertise and medical billing. She worked for IBM Corp. for over 20 years in administrative and management positions. For over 5 years Sherry was self-employed in her own business. Since 2001 she has worked in physical therapy clinics covering multiple administrative positions including medical billing. Sherry is excited to be a co-owner of PT 360 with professionals she has worked with for several years. She enjoys working with patients and the challenge of resolving insurance issues. When not at work, Sherry enjoys spending time with her granddaughter Meghan, her dogs Jackson & Lily, reading, gardening, and writing her memoir.
Tony Carbonar is a graduate of the University of Vermont Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2019 and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont majoring in Neuroscience. He enjoys working with a wide variety of patients of all ages ranging from general orthopedic conditions to neuromuscular rehabilitation. He has training in Functional Manual Therapy and looks forward to utilizing his manual therapy skills to improve postural alignment and movement efficiency to aide patients’ recovery. He has a patient centered approach, designing a plan of care based upon the patient’s individual needs and goals. Tony enjoys being outdoors and is an avid skier, hiker, and basketball player. He is also a singer songwriter/guitar player and will occasionally be seen performing on Church St. He will be working part time this summer as an Office Administrator for the Shelburne clinic and will start working full time as a Physical Therapist in Williston in August. He is excited to be a part of the PT360 team and is ready to help patients achieve their goals and allow them to return to doing what they love!
Traci is excited to join the PT360 team. She has a background in administrative office support and paralegal health care advocacy experience. When she is not working, she enjoys nature photography, graphic design, reading, and spending time with family.
Wendy is excited to be joining the PT360 team. After working in education for many years she is looking forward to a new experience. She is married with two wonderful children and one very spoiled dog! In her free time, Wendy enjoys cross country skiing, kayaking, baking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.