Physical Therapy


Our Physical Therapy Team

 Emilie Connor, D.P.T. (New Owner!) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emilie Connor

Emilie grew up in Calais, Vermont and graduated from U-32 High School in 2003. She then attended the University of Vermont (UVM) to study Nutrition and Food Sciences ('08) before completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2010. She has worked for six years in small out-patient clinics in central Vermont specializing in the Graston Technique, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), manual therapy, orthotic evaluation and casting, and ergonomic evaluations. In addition, she spent 14 months traveling on the west coast, where she completed two traveling physical therapy rotations. During her time at UVM, she was a four-year member of the UVM women's lacrosse team. Her passion for lacrosse and coaching has continued, as she has been the head coach of the U-32 girls team since 2011. She lives in East Montpelier with her husband Chris and kids Theo and Isla, and loves swimming, playing broomball and hockey, and doing Yoga and Pilates.


 Aydan Crandall, M.S.P.T. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aydan Crandall

Aydan graduated Boston University in the fall of 1998 with his M.S. in Physical Therapy. Since 2000 he has worked as an outpatient therapist in various facilities throughout New England. Aydan is currently in the process of completing his orthopaedic manual therapy certification through the University of St. Augustine, and is looking forward to pursuing additional training in the application of Pilates as a form of rehabilitative exercise. Aydan and his family live in Worcester, VT, and his hobbies include general fitness, homesteading, and anything that involves puttering outdoors.


 John Basa, D.P.T. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Basa

John grew up in Plainfield, VT and attended UVM for undergraduate, studying biology and chemistry, and then attending UVM for his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. John has strong professional interest in orthopedics and sports management, as well as geriatrics and arthritis prevention and management. Outside of work John loves to nordic ski and do biathlon, as well as ride his bicycle on dirt roads, otherwise known as gravel riding. He loves spending time with his family in Central Vermont, and continuing to build community surrounding movement and health here in Montpelier and Plainfield.


AnnaMaria DiPietropaolo (Office Manager) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AnnaMaria DiPietropaolo by Nathan Burton

AnnaMaria is originally from Northern Virginia, relocating to Vermont in 2013. She has trained in street dance, ballet, modern, tap, musical theater, jazz, and many other modern dance forms. She has a strong interest in the preservation and education of Black dance forms and their communities, as well as the relationship between dance and neurodivergence/mental illness, with the ultimate goal of making dance more accessible and inclusive to all by dismantling deeply rooted biases. She was a member of Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio's Teen Jazz company in high school, has attended intensives such as Rennie Harris' Illadelph Legends and Bates Dance Festival, and most recently completed American Dance Festival. She currently resides in central Vermont, working as an office manager and dancer/choreographer, and spends her spare time creating all different kinds of art.

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our team

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Contact Us

info@essentialptp.com

phone: 802.262.1500
fax: 802.262.1505

Hours

Our reception hours are reduced due to COVID-19. Our reception hours are 9am-3pm, Tuesday through Thursday, and 9am-12pm, Monday and Friday. Please call for treating hours.

Locations

81 river street
suite 201
montpelier, vt, 05602

@ the health center
157 towne ave
plainfield, vt, 05667