Transitions Physical Therapy

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.

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) and provides services for  the St. Michael's Playhouse and numerous local performing artist.In addition to athletes and musicians, Sean enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities.

​Sean grew up in Jericho VT and is happy to be able to return to that community, providing clinical service in his childhood home town as well as in Essex Junction where he resides with his wife and 2 children.

 

sean@transitionspt.com

 

Dr Katie Swanson DPT, PHC

Katie has a bachelor degree in Exercise and Movement Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont.  Katie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association including the Sports Physical Therapy and Women’s health Sections.  She utilizes our unique postural control and stability dysfunction approach to pelvic floor and women’s health populations. She is Pelvic Health Certified through Evidence in Motion. 

 

Katie is a native Vermonter who enjoys all the outdoor activities that VT has to offer with her husband, Eben and pup Piper.

 



katie@transitionspt.com
Kristin Fitzgerald  Practice Manager

 

Kristin 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 and 2 children. She enjoys reading, gardening and traveling with her family.



kristin@transitionspt.com
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 and 3 children. She enjoys
running, traveling and spending time with her active family.



elise@transitionspt.com
Kristin Liberman, Care Coordinator - Jericho Clinic

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. Please feel free to call Kristin at the Jericho office with your questions.

kristin2@transitionspt.com
Allie Gratton, Care Coordinator - Essex Clinic

Allie is a native of Essex Junction who graduated from Saint Michael's College with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  Prior to joining Transitions Physical Therapy, she was a Member Services Representative at Planet Fitness. Allie is an avid runner who is always looking for that next big race and enjoys sharing her running expertise as an assistant x-country coach at Essex High School. Allie also enjoys reading and has been known to share her excellent baked goods with the staff! Please don't hesitate to call Allie at the Essex office to reach her with any questions.

allie@transitionspt.com
Melissa Cleveland, PTA

Melissa is a native New Yorker  who attended Daemen College in Amherst, NY receiving her bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and Physical Therapy. Melissa also earned a Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY. She is also certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. Fulfilling a dream to visit all 50 states and a desire to travel for her career, Melissa has lived and worked all over the country in various clinic settings ranging from military based clinics, to outpatient orthopedics to neuro rehabilitation/stroke recovery centers. Currently, Melissa is pursuing continuing education courses with emphasis on postural restoration to further her knowledge base of integrating biomechanics, neuromechanics, and spatial mechanics for injury prevention.

 

Melissa loves to travel, spend time with friends and family, play musical instruments, participate in church activities including prayer and music events, enjoys hiking/camping and resides in Underhill.    

Michelin Carroll, PT

Michelin graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree 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. She has more than 20 years of out-patient orthopedic experience as a physical therapist. 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. Michelin enjoys working with patients of all ages but most particularly athletes. As a former collegiate soccer player with over 25 years coaching experience, Michelin has a special interest in developing exercise programs that incorporate the science of Postural Restoration thus empowering individuals to improve their physical well-being and prevent injury.

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

Jorie Hart, ATC

Jorie has a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Vermont.  She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers.  Jorie currently holds the position of head athletic trainer at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho, Vermont.  Jorie has significant experience when it comes to acute and chronic care training for athletic injuries and the ultimate goal of improving overall functional athletic performance. Currently, Jorie is enrolled in graduate school working towards her master’s degree in Advanced Athletic Training. 

Jorie resides in Milton with her husband, Chris. She is a native Vermonter who enjoys playing ice hockey and canoeing on Lake Arrowhead.

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. 

Transitioned

Jericho

74 Vermont Route 15

Jericho VT 05465

1-802-899-5200 phone

1-802-899-5800 fax

 

Essex

63 Main Street 

Essex Junction, VT 05452 

1-802-857-5976 phone

1-802-857-5175 fax

 

 

Colchester

169 Macrae Road

Colchester, VT 05446

1-802-399-2027 phone

1-802-399-2734 fax