Staff

Maureen Gibeault

Maureen Gibeault,

Maureen is a 1981 Graduate of the University of Vermont, with over 40 years of clinical experience. Maureen is the Clinical Director of Vermont Sports Medicine Center and provides direct patient care in our Rutland practice.

Her areas of focus are around general orthopedics with particular interest in shoulders and spine care. Her clinical approach is one of manual therapy and restoring functional movement patterns so her patients understand how to maintain and prevent reinjury.

Utilizing techniques for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) , such as Cupping , Graston and Active Release techniques, she focuses not only on muscle tissue but connective tissue to restore normal movement patterns and function. Her focus is on educating the patient with respect to what is causing their impairment, how to correct it, and how to prevent re occurrence.

She has advanced certifications in Integrative Dry Needling for Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management, and employs this holistic approach for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Maureen also utilizes the Biodex Dynamic Balance system for the assessment and treatment of Balance disorders as a result of concussion, vestibular dysfunction and aging.

She has enjoyed her work with Vermont Sports Medicine Center, being a facility that allows for significant amount of one on one time between the provider and the patient, as well as allowing her to work with an large group of outstanding clinical providers who have the same focus of hands on manual care , functional exercise and education.

When not at work, Maureen enjoys spending time with friends and family in the outdoor environment. Either cross country skiing,  hiking or Paddle boarding. Her belief in physical activity and health carries over from work to her personal life. You might say she practices what she preaches.

Eric Carpenter

Eric Carpenter,
DPT

Eric Carpenter graduated from the University of Vermont with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. Eric has experience with a wide range of conditions, having worked at a critical access hospital in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in Washington State for 6 years. He provided expert care to folks with orthopedic, balance, and vestibular complaints as an outpatient therapist and was a member of the inpatient rehabilitation team in the hospital. In 2020 he became manager of the hospital rehabilitation department before his career brought him back to the East Coast. Happy to get back to treating patients he joined the VSMC team in 2021. He is excited to bring his knowledge and expertise to patients in the Rutland area dealing with orthopedic, balance, and vestibular issues.

Ashleigh Raub

Ashleigh Raub,
DPT

Ashleigh is a Vermont native and grew up in Clarendon, Vermont. She received her B.A. in Health Science from Castleton University, and went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 2016. She began working at Vermont Sports Medicine Center shortly after graduation and was drawn to the open, friendly, passionate environment of the clinic. She enjoys the wide variety of cases that she sees on a regular basis, through working at VSMC, and getting to develop and foster a relationship with all of her clients. Special clinic interests include joint rehab, vestibular disorders and Parkinson’s disease.

Outside of the clinic, Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her family and dog. She has an outside interest in dog training and dog behavior. She hopes to work with her personal dog (Brody) to train him in scent work and agility activities. She also loves spending time outdoors, especially hiking, cross country skiing, and kayaking. 

Makenzie Williams

Makenzie Williams,
DPT

Makenzie earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester Vermont and came to work at Vermont Sports Medicine Center. Her Clinical interests are focused on general orthopedic conditions, sports related injuries, and post-operative rehab. She utilizes manual therapy techniques including cupping, manual soft tissue mobilization, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation in order to help patients achieve their goals. Makenzie also incorporates exercises to address muscular imbalances and restore neutral postural alignment through facilitation and inhibition of specific muscle groups

She enjoys mentoring high school and undergraduate students who seek an interest in physical therapy, and has been a clinical instructor for a graduate PT student

Makenzie enjoys the rural Vermont environment and enjoys spending time outdoors hking, skiing, and Kayaking with her dogs. 

Mackenzie states “Working at VSMC allows me to work with patients one on one to help them achieve their goals. I love seeing the progress people make from day one to discharge and knowing that their progress in the clinic is making a difference in their life outside our walls.”

 

Jen Thomas

Jen Thomas,
PT

Jen Thomas is a staff PT at VSMC w/25 years experience including the past 12 years in aquatic therapy.  Special interests in the clinic include MFR, strain counterstrain, Muscle Energy Technique, and Cranio Sacral Therapy  and working with the orthopedic population.  She enjoys working for VSMC b/c of the opportunity to be part of an energetic, professional, fun team of therapists.  Interests outside of work include hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and watching her kids play sports. 

Shannon McBride

Shannon McBride,
PT

Shannon McBride is a Physical Therapist at VSMC-Killington. She graduated from the University Massachusetts Lowell in 2013 and moved to Vermont at that time. Shannon has since taken continuing education courses regarding vestibular dysfunction, Graston techniques, taping for injuries, and various manual therapy courses. Clinical interests include orthopedic and sports related injuries, especially those pertaining to skiing and snowboarding.  Shannon enjoys spending time outdoors particularly snowboarding, paddle boarding, golfing and hiking. Shannon enjoys working with VSMC to be able to connect with and help patients get back to doing the activities they enjoy.

Michael Mainolfi

Michael Mainolfi,
PT

Michael graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the University of Vermont in 1990.  After a short time working in Florida he returned to Vermont and joined the team at Vermont Sports Medicine Center in 1996.

Since starting his career, Michael has obtained full body certification in Active Release Technique (ART) as well as Graston Technique and  is currently working towards certification in Postural Restoration.  In practice he combines his strong manual skills with exercise and functionally based modalities to maximize the outcomes of his patient.  When not working he spends time on activities such as golf, paddle boarding and travel. 

 

Erin Gordon

Erin Gordon,
DPT

Erin earned her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in 2003 and Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy 2007 from Franklin Pierce College.  She has 17 years of experience with treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries in this community. Her clinical interests include orthopedic injuries, vestibular and balance deficits as well as treatment for TMJ dysfunction. Outside interests include kayaking and paddle boarding in the summer as well as snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter. Erin enjoys working for VSMC because of the focus on patient care, the hands on, manual based work with the patients as well as the camaraderie with her co-workers.

Caroline Mckeighan

Caroline Mckeighan,
DPT

Caroline earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York in 2021. While in graduate school she was able to practice physical therapy and work with a variety of conditions including orthopedic and neurologic in the outpatient setting in New York, Arizona, and Colorado before coming back home to upstate New York and joining the team at VSMC. She enjoys working with people of all ages and loves being a part of the process of getting people back to doing the things they love. In her free time, Caroline enjoys being outside, hiking, exploring national parks, spending time with friends and family, and working out. She aspires to hike all 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks and make it to as many national parks across the country as possible. She is excited to join the friendly and collaborative environment at VSMC.

Gina Carlstrom

Gina Carlstrom,

Gina Carlstrom graduated from The University of Vermont in 1998. She is a native Vermonter but since graduating, she worked on both the East and West Coasts. Before returning home to Vermont, she worked at Massachusetts General Hospital in both the hospital and their Out-patient Sports Medicine Clinic. Besides Out-patient therapy, Gina has experience in Acute care, Acute and Sub-acute Rehab, Skilled Nursing Facility, Home care, Aquatics and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Gina has been with the VSMC team for 10 years. She enjoys working with such a fun and dynamic group of skilled Therapists and helping people through the healing process as they return to activity. Outside of work Gina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outside, hiking, dancing, skiing and hanging around a campfire.

Gina Courcelle

Gina Courcelle,

Gina Courcelle's clinical interests include orthopedics, pelvic floor health, post-op rehabilitation, core and balance training. She enjoys learning new rehab and treatment techniques, and joining her coworkers in providing the most up-to-date skills to our clients.

Gina's outside interests include reading, hiking, working out and spending time with her young daughter, husband and dogs.

Gina  enjoys the camaraderie, patients, and problem-solving that various physical therapy conditions entail. She feels working at VSMC is a fulfilling experience helping people get back to work, to their daily lives, and to serve members of the community.

Marcus

Marcus,

Marcus brings thirty-nine years successful experience in blending state-of-the-art manual therapeutic methodologies, neurotherapy, and psychological principles in the treatment of chronic/sustained pain, PTSD, traumatic stress, and substance abuse/addiction.  He’s one of very few clinicians nationwide to simultaneously hold degrees in physical therapy and contemplative psychotherapy.

The past eleven years have been spent with intense focus on integrating the neurophysiological and psychological aspects of PNES, PTSD, and traumatic stress in the physical therapy department of the University of Colorado Hospital. He was privileged to work with medical interns, residents, and physical-therapy students in this regard.  He championed the evolution of Trauma-Informed Physical Therapy in Colorado. I’m very excited to bring and further develop this for the community, integrating my modalities with the modalities the talented staff at VSMC practice.

Marcus plays native American flutes, didgeridoo, Handpan. He loves hiking, sailing, canoeing, biking, cross country, and tele skiing, and is looking forward to doing all of this in beautiful Vermont!

Elizabeth Moulton

Elizabeth Moulton,
DPT

A Maine native, Lizz earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from American International College in 2018. After graduating, she moved to South Carolina where she worked in both acute and outpatient care. In 2020, she started working as a travel PT in New England, working in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Lizz is passionate about helping people reach their fullest potential and is certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease.

In her spare time, Lizz enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, playing field hockey, and snowboarding.

Ernie Dwyer

Ernie Dwyer,
PTA

Ernie Dwyer is a Physical Therapy Assistant who has worked at VSMC in Orthopedics for over 2 years. He has experience with orthopedics, balance, and manual techniques. Ernie is also a 1st degree black belt and enjoys time with family, hiking, mountain biking, and reading.  He enjoys working at VSMC because of the one-on-one time afforded with each patient, as well as the great work environment. Ernie believes working in an environment that is fun, with skilled supportive peers is also great for the patients and creates an enjoyable healing environment for our patient population

Rich  Condrill

Rich Condrill,
PTA

Rich is a physical therapy assistant who has been with Vermont Sports Medicine Center for 24 years. He obtained his schooling from the U.S. Army, at Ft. Sam in Houston, Tx in 1967.  His clinical areas of interest include orthopedics, total joints, and working with individuals with generalized weakness. He enjoys working for VSMC because of the greater working environment, and the great staff.

Rich’s areas of interest outside of work include; boating, fishing, shooting skeet and spending time with his family!

 

Hannah Johnson

Hannah Johnson,
PTA

Originally from Maine and raised in Woodstock, VT, Hannah Johnson graduated from River Valley Community College in 1999 with an Associates in Science degree.  She practiced for the first 21 years of her career as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Naples, FL, specializing in functional mobility training and corrective exercise as a Personal Trainer, as well.

Longing for her children to enjoy the outdoor fun that comes with seasons, she and her husband returned to VT in 2020, where she was grateful to join the passionate and expert team at VSMC. 

Outside interests include travel, food, design, skiing, running and hiking.

Dennis Ryan

Dennis Ryan,
PTA

Dennis moved to Vermont in 2013 shortly after obtaining his degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from Springfield Technical Community College. Dennis has experience working in a wide variety of patient care settings including Outpatients, Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, and Cardiac Rehab. Dennis has special interests in outpatient orthopedics, neurology, and strength/conditioning. Outside of the clinic, Dennis enjoys spending time with his family and two rescue dogs. He loves mountain biking, cycling, cross-country skiing, and exploring Vermont trails. He also is a skilled cross-country ski instructor and bike mechanic.

 

Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan,
PTA, CSCS

Dan grew up in Massachusetts and has been a practicing PTA for over 8 years but working in the field for over 12 years. After completing a BS at the University of Massachusetts in Kinesiology, Dan worked for 2 years as a physical therapy aide at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. Following his tenure there, Dan worked teaching English as a native speaker to middle and high school students in Klagenfurt, Austria. During this time he was accepted into Bay State College's Physical Therapy Assistant program in Boston where he graduated in 2014. Since that time Dan has worked primarily in the outpatient setting with a particular interest in orthopedics and athletic performance and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In his free time Dan enjoys outdoors sports including mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding, kayaking, hiking and trail running. When indoors, he enjoys playing guitar, cooking and strength training as well as yoga. He and his wife Bethany live in Rutland Town with their two cats Xena and Zelda.