Crystal is the newest member to the South Burlington Physical Therapy team joining us from Burlington, VT. Crystal’s current areas of interest include treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries spanning from post-operative care to acute injuries and chronic pain conditions. After participating on the University of Vermont’s freestyle snowboard team for 4 years, she has a unique interest in treating action sport injuries related to skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, hiking and mountain biking. She also has ample experience treating neurologic injuries such as vestibular, balance and vertigo issues; post-stroke recovery; multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Her motto is to “treat the lifespan” and she always prioritizes helping patient’s reach their goals at whatever age they are—whether it’s completing a first half marathon or maintaining strength and balance to avoid falls in the home.
Crystal has lived in the Burlington area for 8 years and has been pursuing the field of Physical Therapy since 2013 by volunteering at local hospitals and outpatient PT clinics prior to her graduate education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences in 2017 at UVM, which has allowed her to integrate psychology concepts into her current practice. After an additional 4 years of graduate education at UVM, Crystal received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2021. In the past two and a half years, she has had many months of clinical training in outpatient physical therapy clinics spanning across the country from Denver, CO to locally in Richmond and Hinesburg, VT. Her final clinical internship was an accepted position at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA treating acute neurologic injuries in the ICU and working with COVID patients. She plans to become a board-certified orthopedic specialist in the coming years.
Crystal uses a biomechanical approach and always integrates evidence-based research into her treatment sessions in addition to manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise for the most effective patient outcomes. When not treating in the clinic, you can find her running on the Burlington bike path with her black lab, snowboarding or split boarding in the mountains with her husband Marc, skateboarding at the Burlington skatepark, training HIIT classes in the community and participating in Les Mills strengthening and spin classes for fun.
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2021 BS in Psychological Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2017