At UVMHN-CVMC we offer outpatient and inpatient Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy services. We have 9 outpatient clinics (view all of our locations) in addition to our inpatient department at our 144 bed facility.
We are incredibly lucky to have a large number of clinicians on staff who boast titles such as Neurological Certified Specialist, Certified Wound Care Specialist, Vice President of the VT APTA, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Ergonomist, Certified Hand Therapist, just to name a few.
In addition to the strong clinical staff, we are a group that likes to have fun. You might find us running a 120 mile Ragnar Trail race, rock climbing in Bolton, kayaking on the Green River Reservoir, hiking on the Long Trail, apple picking at a local orchard, or sampling wine and homemade macaroons. Oh, and did we mention one of our clinics is around the corner from the brewery that makes Heady Topper?
Come meet our staff and see all that we have to offer!
What Makes Us Stand Out - Going the Extra Mile for our Patients
We offer a running/gait analysis clinic that is free to the community 4 times a year. This clinic draws in people that are just starting to run that are looking for some direction, avid recreational runners as well as competitive runners. We video tape the runners from all angles and then play back the video in slow motion while we explain what we are seeing. This explanation may include a footwear recommendation, a stretch or exercise to decrease aches and pains, or feedback about ideal form to avoid injuries.
We are incredibly lucky to be the only hospital in the state of VT that can host these clinics using an AlterG treadmill. This anti-gravity treadmill allows the user to walk or run with technology that reduces their body weight by up to 80%. One of our therapists, Susan Stephen, was able to use this treadmill while she was visiting her daughter at the US Ski Team training facility. She was so impressed with this treadmill and what it could do for our patients, that she wrote a request to the hospital asking if they could provide the funding for this treadmill, which they did.
At our last running clinic in the fall of 2014, Candace Brown attended and asked to use the AlterG treadmill. She, at the age of 65 and with no previous running experience, had a goal of running in the Boston Marathon in the spring of 2015. Susan was working with Candace during this clinic and was moved by her story and asked if we could sponsor her training. Since then Candace has been using the AlterG regularly. She has lost 60 pounds and has nearly reversed her diabetes. A few of us are hoping to make it to the marathon to cheer her on. We are all so proud of how far she’s come.
Working at CVMC is more than just a job - it is a community. We spend time together outside of work pursuing the activities that made us want to live and work in Vermont.