Meet the Staff

 
 

Estelle L. LeClair, MPT, PRC

Qualifications:
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Postural Restoration Certified
Date: Since 1992
Education:
MS in Physical Therapy, Springfield College, Springfield, MA, 1992
Professional Organizations/ Certifications:
Member of American Physical Therapy Association
Certified Postural Restoration 2007
Professional Training:
Craniosacral Therapy I & II, Somatoemotional Release, Visceral Release with the Upledger Institute.
Total Body Balancing I & II, Myofascial Release with Kerry D'Ambrogio.
Joint Balancing I&II
 
Angie M. Montcalm
 
Estelle has studied Craniosacral Techniques with the Upledger Institute and has developed a strong background in sports medicine and overuse injuries with an emphasis in manual Physical Therapy. Her practice specializes in the non-surgical treatment of back, neck, hip, knee, and headache pain, as well as post surgical shoulder rehabilitation.
Her 25 years of practice in Physical Therapy led her to the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) in 2007 as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns, and the influence of muscles on the body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute ™. Her passion for Postural Restoration science and patient interventions has led to a reputation for successful clinical outcomes and the opportunity to provide in-services to physicians, physical therapists, coaches and athletes on the implementation of Postural Restoration in their practice. Estelle is trained in Golf Rehabilitation, Ergonomic Evaluations for the workplace, PRI Orthotics and specialized Exercise Prescription in Postural Restoration and Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Community Living:
Estelle works with student athletes in the Essex School District and has particular interest working with soccer, hockey, golf, and baseball players, as well as gymnasts. Estelle is very active in her community organizing the Essex Women's Soccer Program, a founding member of a women's running group, and participating in the Chittenden County American Cancer Society Walk for Life. Estelle lives in Essex with her husband and three sons.
Hobbies and Interests:
Estelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking with her dog, playing women's and co-ed soccer, skiing, snowshoeing, golfing, gardening, scrapbooking and traveling.
 
 

Cindy Cantwell, PTA, MT

Education:
Physical Therapist Assistant, New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College, Claremont, NH, 1989
Massage Therapist, Community College of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2004
Professional Training:
Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration,
Impingement & Instability, Advanced Integration – Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
Craniosacral Therapy 1, 2, and 3 with Upledger Institute
Fascial Release, 1-3, Muscle Energy Upper and Lower Quarter, Positional Release Therapy Upper and Lower Quarter with Kerry D’Ambrogio
Soft Tissue Mobilization and Myofascial Release I with John Barnes
Yoga for Exercise Prescritpion, Advanced Assessment and Treatment of the Shoulder, Chronic Pain Management
Hobbies and Interests:
Cindy enjoys hiking, cycling, gardening, kayaking and traveling.
 
Cindy Cantwell
 
 
 

Jim Cummings, PT

Education:
BS in Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 1991
BS, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 1985
Professional Training:
Myokinematic Restoration, Impingement & Instability,
Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration - Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
Sports Medicine - Numerous Continuing Education hours in Knee, Shoulder & Ankle treatment
Jim’s interests lie in working with the endurance athlete through a spectrum of injuries. As an individual who has asthma, he understands some of the unique training concerns with these athletes. Jim’s focus is with sports medicine and orthopedic injuries.
Hobbies and Interests:
Jim enjoys running, skiing, cycling, fly fishing and swimming. He enjoys spending time camping with his family. Jim lives in Underhill with his wife, three boys and two Labrador retrievers.
 
Jim Cummings
 
 
 

Carolyn Weber, PT, PRC

Education:
BS in Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 1999

Professional Certification:
Postural Restoration Certified 2015

Professional Training:
Carolyn has over 18 years of outpatient orthopedic experience. Carolyn’s professional development includes extensive continuing education such as numerous Postural Restoration™, manual therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and Kinesio™ taping courses. She has a passion for treating acute and sub-acute injuries as well as chronic pain by evaluating postural patterns and asymmetries as they relate to abnormal forces on the musculoskeletal system. Her goal is always to continue to deepen her knowledge and to provide the best treatment and education to her patients for improved movement and quality of life.

Community Involvement:
Outside of her professional career Carolyn is very active with volunteering in her community. She is a baseball and softball Little League coach, religious education instructor, volunteers at school, and has served on several boards for her neighborhood association and local town Little League.
Carolyn lives in Georgia Vermont with her husband and three children. She enjoys staying active with her family, traveling, gardening, playing softball, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and snowshoeing.
 
Carolyn Weber, PT, PRC
 
 
 

Casey Douglass, MSPT

Education:
MS in Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2007
BS in Animal Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2001
Professional Training:
Myokinematic Restoration, Impingement & Instability, Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration, Postural Respiration, Advanced Integration - Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
Myofascial Release I – John Barnes
Casey has a strong interest and background in sports rehabilitation and enjoys working with athletes of all ages to help them achieve their highest level of function. She also is passionate about the principles of Postural Restoration and helping people achieve postural symmetry and muscular balance in order to feel and perform at their best. Casey enjoys working with individuals through the post-surgical rehabilitation journey and finds great reward in helping people meet their desired goals.
Hobbies and Interests:
Casey is a competitive horseback rider, having won a total of 5 World Championship titles with her Morgan horses at the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City. She also enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
 
Casey Douglass, MSPT
 
 
 

Katy Gamelin, PT

Education:
BS in Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1997
Professional Training:
Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, Postural Restoration-Advanced Integration – Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
Craniosacral I & II with Upledger Institute
Yoga for exercise prescription, Advanced Assessment and Treatment of the Shoulder, Chronic Pain Management, Evidence Based Strength & Conditioning, Fundamental Concepts & Advanced Concepts/Connective Techniques in Kinesio Taping.
Katy’s experience includes acute and long -term care experience with a variety of age groups, Visiting Nurse Association, and sports & orthopedics.
Hobbies and Interests:
Katy enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, figure skating, exercise classes & Pilates.
 
Katy
 
 
 

Danielle Sturgeon, DPT

Education:
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2010
Professional Training:
Myokinematic Restoration, Impingement & Instability, Postural Respiration – Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
Danielle enjoys treating patients of all ages, but has a particular interest in working with the geriatric population and young athletes. Danielle also specializes in vestibular rehabilitation and enjoys healing patients who are experiencing dizziness and vertigo.
Hobbies and Interests:
Danielle enjoys spending time with friends and family, downhill skiing, traveling, reading, playing volleyball and watching hockey.
 
Katy
 
 
 

Angie M. Montcalm, ATC, CSCS

Education:
M.Ed. Health Occupations/Adult and Community Education - North Carolina State University
B.S. Athletic Training - Indiana State University
Miokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration, Integration-Postural Restoration Institute.
Professional Training:
After spending fifteen years as an Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Physical Educator at North Carolina State University, Angie has returned to her home state of Vermont to join the Essex Physical Therapy Clinic. Angie worked for eight years with a variety of different collegiate athletes developing innovative strength and conditioning programs, as well as providing analysis and corrective instruction in cardiovascular fitness, speed development and plyometric training. Her specialties included baseball, volleyball and golf. Eventually, she moved into a teaching position in the Health and Exercise Studies Department at NC State where she has taught for six years. There she instructed a variety of fitness, activity, and lecture courses. Angie brings to the clinic a vast amount of experience working with young adults and athletes. She also has great knowledge regarding geriatric populations through her involvement as an instructor in the Adult Fitness program at NC State.
Hobbies and Interests:
Angie enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, biking, running, swimming, skiing and snowboarding. She is proud to say that she has completed a half ironman in her lifetime! Angie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is excited about her return to Vermont.
 
Angie M. Montcalm
 
 
 

Leo LaBonte, ATC, CSCS

Education:
M.Ed Interdisciplinary Studies – University of Vermont
B.S. Athletic Training – Plymouth State University
Professional Training:
Myokinematic Restoration – Postural Restoration Institute
Positional Release Therapy Upper and Lower quarter, Total Body Balancing – with Kerry D’ambrogio
Myofascial Release I – with John Barnes
Massage therapy – Vermont Institute of Massage Therapy
Kinesiotaping – KT1, KT2
Leo has been the certified athletic trainer at Essex High School for twenty years. He enjoys working with athletes in many ways including conditioning programs, injury evaluation, and post injury rehabilitation specializing in orthopedic injuries and getting athletes back to their sport in top form. Leo actively volunteers with many community youth sports programs and provides athletic training services for them.
Interests:
Leo enjoys being outdoors and is an avid waterfowler. He also enjoys coaching youth lacrosse and youth football.
 
Leo LaBonte, ATC, CSCS
 
 
 

Ashley Picoraro, DPT

Education:
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of New England, Portland, ME, 2014
BS, double major in Dance and Psychology, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2009
Professional Training:
Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level I,
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Boston, MA, 2014
Ashley has a special interest in balance/vestibular and dance specific rehabilitation. Teaching classical Pilates and working closely with women of all ages inspired her passion for pelvic floor rehabilitation. Ashley has studied and treated pelvic floor dysfunction in Maine, her native state, since graduating from the University of New England in May of 2014. Ashley enjoys working with her patients to develop personalized goals and individualized processes for achieving those goals.
Hobbies and Interests:
Dancing, traveling, hiking and camping with family, water sports and training German Shepherd, Archer, the newest member of the Picoraro family!
 
Ashley Picoraro
 
 
 

Kelsey Bean PTA, MT

Education:
Physical therapist assistant and massage therapy at Herkimer State University of New York
Professional Training:
Myokinematic Restoration - Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
Soft Tissue Mobilization
Hobbies/Interests - Family camping trips, soccer and hockey games, swimming, traveling.
 
Kelsey Bean
 
 

Casey Baczewski, DPT

Education:
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2016
BS in Exercise and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2014
Professional Training:
Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Respiration-Postural Restoration Institute, Joint Balancing Lower
Quadrant, Clinical Athlete Weight Lifting Coach Certification, Clinical Athlete Provider.
Casey has a special interest in sports orthopedic rehabilitation and injury reduction strategies for active individuals of any age. She has been coaching Crossfit at Threshold Training since 2013 and holds numerous certifications for Olympic weightlifting and gymnastic-based movements. Actively coaching Crossfit while completing her physical therapy education has provided Casey with a unique perspective on the musculoskeletal and metabolic demands of barbell and bodyweight movements. She hopes to help individuals incorporate their rehabilitative goals within their current exercise program.

Hobbies/Interests:In her free time, Casey enjoys participating in and spectating sports, coaching adult and children Crossfit classes, spending time with family and friends, and cooking.
 
Casey B.
 

 

Kimberly Ellsworth, PT, NTP

Bachelor's of Science degree in physical therapy from UVM in 1997, completed her Pilates certification through the Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Curriculum in October of 2006 and successfully completed a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification program through the Nutritional Therapy Association in 2011.

Kim has worked in a variety of settings covering including acute care, subacute care, outpatient orthopedics and aquatic based physical therapy. She has continued her education in many areas including but not limited to manual therapy techniques with Therapeutic Systems Inc. and manual therapy and exercise instruction with the Postural Restoration Institute as well as a variety of nutrition, holistic health and Pilates based courses. Kim enjoys using her knowledge and experience to assist patients and clients in self-discovery of their own physical abilities and potential in creating physical balance for general health and injury recovery as well as prevention.
Hobbies/Interests:
In her free time she enjoys anything food related cooking and creating in the kitchen trying new recipes and restaurants she also enjoys gardening, running and snowshoeing.
 
Kim Ellsworth
 

 

Kristy Benoit EP-C

Education:
BS in Exercise and Movement Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Professional Certification:
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist 2017

Kristy has a passion for preventative health that she found through numerous clinical hours working within physical therapy clinics as well as other various clinics that offered cardiovascular and neuromuscular rehabilitation to those with Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and Parkinson’s throughout her education. Coaching soccer through Nordic Soccer Club as a licensed coach since 2008 has given Kristy a unique perspective in having the ability to find modifications and progressions to all exercises and movement patterns for her patients as well as working with the youth population. This has allowed her to successfully incorporate many ability levels into group settings while still having individuals meet their optimal challenge levels to reach clinical goals.

Hobbies and Interests:
Kristy enjoys spending her free time outdoors and with her family. She also enjoys the game of soccer and has transitioned from a former player to a coach to continue passing on her knowledge and love of the game.
 
Kim Ellsworth
 

Essex Physical Therapy has a great group of energetic staff to assure that our patients are well taken care of. We have knowledgeable and friendly people in all positions to see that patients are scheduled appropriately and quickly and do our best to maximize their insurance coverage and payment.
At Essex Physical Therapy we offer Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Youth Conditioning Camps, and personal training.

Please call for more information. (802) 878-9572

For general questions, please contact our office at office@eptvt.com.

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