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Pathomechanical Specialist

Transitions Physical Therapy

SPORTS                     SPINE                           PELVIS                       POSTURE

Our Story

We are a group of clinicians and support staff that believe physical therapy can be done better. The current orthopedic model is broken and starting in 2006, we have set out to change it. We believe in delivering the most comprehensive PT specialist care to you, in a home town caring manner. You will not find a collection of more dedicated professionals with as much understanding of postural control, gait, systemic respiration, and stability dysfunction in the country. The professionals listed below are ready to help you understand why you are having pain and to teach you how to change the way you move through life.

Elise Minadeo MSPT

Elise holds a Bachelors degree in biology from the University of Vermont and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Elise is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy sections.
Elise’s background is rooted in geriatric physical therapy, but more recently she has pursued outpatient orthopedics through continuing education courses with special interests in Postural Restoration, kinematics and biomechanics of running, and treatment and prevention of running injuries.

Elise lives in Essex with her husband. She enjoys
running, traveling and spending time with her active family.

Dr. Bryant Hazelton DPT, PT

Bryant is a native Vermonter who grew up in southern Vermont before coming to the University of Vermont for his undergraduate degree in Psychology. He spent 2 years working with children with physical disabilities before returning to the University of Vermont for his doctorate degree in physical therapy. Bryant has spent the past 6 years working as a travel physical therapist throughout the United States before coming back to Vermont to continue his career in outpatient physical therapy. 

Bryant has a passion for travel, spending time with friends and family, sports and being outdoors. He currently lives in Underhill with his wife Caitlin and son, Oliver.

Dr. Sean Fitzgerald MPT DPT PRC EPPM

Sean holds bachelors degrees in Health Science and Biology, a Masters degree of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from EIM Institute for Health Professions. Sean is currently 1 of only 150 Postural Restoration Certified therapists in the country.  Sean is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association in the Sports PT and Private Practice sections as well as The Performing Arts Special Interest Group (PASIG) and the EIM PT Executives Masterminds group.  Sean is also a proud member of the Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA). In addition to athletes and musicians, Sean enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities.

​Sean grew up in Jericho, VT and enjoys providing clinical service in his childhood hometown,  as well as in Essex Junction where he resides with his wife and Transitions' newest location, Shelburne.



Michelin Carroll PT PRC

Michelin graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Physical Therapy and Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Medicine. She was a Certified Athletic Trainer for 30 years and has worked at both the collegiate and high school levels.  Michelin's treatment philosophies are based upon extensive continuing education and involve various manual and therapeutic exercise approaches, strength and exercise training and a strong influence from the Postural Restoration Institute. As a former collegiate soccer player with over 25 years coaching experience, she has extensive experience in athletic performance and performance based biomechanics. Michelin has earned the distinction of being a PRC therapist from the Postural Restoration Institute. 

Michelin's hobbies include strength and conditioning training, hiking, running, soccer, golf, and equestrian activities.

Dr. Brian Rademacher DPT

Brian, a native Vermonter, received his BS in Exercise & Movement Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont. He returns to Vermont after spending time in Plymouth, New Hampshire and Cheyenne, Wyoming. During his time in Cheyenne, he worked to expand his company's footprint into two new clinic spaces, including one in a Gold's Gym, where he worked with athletes and military personnel from Warren Airforce Base. 


Originally from Pittsford, Brian was a three-sport athlete at Otter Valley Union HS, and grew up snowboarding at Pico Mountain. His love for PT began when rehabbing for sports injuries in high school. Brian still enjoys being active. In his free time, you can find him at the local parks and trails, disc golf courses, and ski resorts, often accompanied by his partner, Alexandra, and their son, Oliver.
Dr. Samantha Hornsby DPT

Sam graduated with her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware before attending the University of Vermont to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Sam has practiced in Vermont since, treating a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Her physical therapy interests include biomechanics, gait, and injury prevention. 


Originally from New Hampshire, Sam enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, paddle boarding, and running. In her free time, you can also find her reading or traveling around the New Hampshire and Maine coasts.
Laura Fregeau OTR/L, PHC

Laura is an Occupational Therapist and native Vermonter.  She received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Sage Graduate School in 2008, and since then has gained experience working in a wide variety of settings.  Laura has a passion for Pelvic Health, and is excited to be serving this population at Transitions.  


In her free time Laura enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and being outside.  She also enjoys yoga and is a certified Yoga Instructor.
Dr. Patricia Kohn DPT

Patty, a CT native, received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University. She is familiar with the Burlington area as she completed a clinical rotation with Transitions and attended Saint Michael’s College where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology and minors in chemistry, psychology and music. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has PT interests in orthopedics, sports, geriatrics and postural restoration. Patty’s love for physical therapy came from years of being a competitive athlete, a 4-year division 2 collegiate swimmer and a swim coach.


In her free time, you can find her somewhere outdoors hiking with her puppy, Maple, biking, skiing, running or swimming!
Kristin Fitzgerald,  Practice Manager

Kristin is a native New Yorker who graduated from Saint Michael's College with a bachelors degree in Journalism/Public Relations. Utilizing her previous professional experience of 20 years as the Senior Associate Director for Admission at Saint Michael's, she coordinates the marketing activities and community outreach for Transitions  Physical Therapy. She also oversees the daily operations of the office including scheduling, billing, insurance liaison and supervising the staff.

Kristin lives in Essex Junction with her husband. She enjoys reading, gardening, exercising and traveling with her family.
Kristin Liberman, Director of Schedule Management and Culture

Kristin is originally from Maine and attended Southern Maine Technical College as well as Oregon Health and Science University. She worked in the dental industry for 15 years in customer service prior to leaving the work force to be a stay-at-home mom to her three children.


Kristin lives in Jericho with her husband, children and a menagerie of pets. She enjoys many forms of exercise and has been a dance instructor for 15 years.
Rosemarie Potter, Care Coordinator - Shelburne Clinic

Originally from Connecticut, Rosemarie moved to the lovely state of Vermont in 1981.


Rosemarie worked for many years in the travel industry. She enjoyed planning vacations for her longtime customers and while in the travel industry, was able to explore many destinations, near and far.


In her free time, Rosemarie enjoys traveling to Portland, ME to visit her son, taking her golden retriever, Taylor, for walks, baking and spending a quiet summer morning at the beach.


Brittany Lavallee, Care Coordinator - Jericho Clinic

Brittany is a native Vermonter who grew up in South Hero. She studied at the University of Vermont and worked in customer service until the travel bug called to her. She has lived in Hawaii, Connecticut, and most recently the Netherlands. While abroad she engulfed herself in the local customs, learning the language and studied a variety of courses. She came back to Vermont to be closer to her family and is excited to spend time with her 3 sisters again. In her free time she enjoys hiking, basketball, reading and cooking.

Amethyst Columb, Care Coordinator - Essex Clinic

Amethyst is a native Vermonter, originally from Rutland. She has over 20 years of experience in the customer service industry and has always enjoyed the personal interactions that come with it. After living in New York for 2 years, she recently moved back to her home state to be closer to her family. She attended Castleton State University and Community College of Vermont, and was a dancer and dance instructor for several years.


In her free time, she enjoys being in the kitchen, spending time with her family and fiancé, spoiling her animals, discovering new music, being outdoors, and being active.

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