1282 Main Street,
Fairfax, VT 05454




Krystal Jenness, PT

Krystal received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical therapy at the University of Vermont in 1977.  She has done extensive PT work in the field of ergonomics and injury prevention with a special emphasis on back care.  Krystal is experienced in writing ADA job descriptions and doing ergonomic evaluations in the work place.  She has also published in this field as noted below:


1.         Laflin, KR: Fillyaw MJ - 1990 - Medical Center of Vermont.  Poster presentation done at APTA National Conference 1990.  Comparison of informal and formal education methods used to improve knowledge of back anatomy and function in a work hardening program.

2.         “Efficacy of a Part-Time Work Hardening Program”.  (Moffroid, MD; Aja, D; Laflin, K; Henry, S; Huage, LD).  Published in Work Journal Summer 1993.  Poster presentation at APTA Conference 1991.

3.         Laflin, KR; Aja, D; (1995).  Lifting  Concerns in Health Care:  An Inside Look at Intervention Strategies, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 49, January 1995.

4.         Laflin, KR; Aja, D; Banasiak, NA.   “Development of A Post-Offer Screening Protocol for Patient Support Services, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 51, No. 10, November 1997.

5.         Aja D; Laflin, KR. Chapter on Lifting assessment in the book, Ergonomics for Therapists. 1999

Krystal has a passion for PT as well as the outdoors.  When not working she enjoys horse back riding and spending time maintaining her woods. 


Melissa Laflin, ATC, CMT, CDT  

Melissa Laflin, PT, DPT, ATC

Melissa graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Melissa has a special interest in sports rehabilitation. 

Prior to her studies in Physical Therapy Melissa graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training in 2010. While an undergraduate she worked with college and high school level athletes in a variety of sports along with participating in data collection for an ACL risk factor study conducted at the University of Vermont. 

In 2006 Melissa received her associates in massage therapy from the Community College of Vermont and in 2007 completed the 200+ hours of Vodder training to become certified in Complex Decongestive Therapy techniques.  She uses these skills at Fairfax Family Physical Therapy, PC in the management and treatment of orthopedic and athletic injuries.

        Michelle Downing, PT, DPT, CFMT, OCS

Michelle graduated from the University of Vermont in 2012 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  She comes to us as a Certified Functional Manual Therapist, earning her certification through the Institute of Physical Art.  She employs these skills to couple mechanical treatment of the joints, soft tissues, visceral and neurovascular systems with neuromuscular facilitation for improving motor control.  She also holds her certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.  Michelle has a special interest in Pelvic Floor rehabilitation and yoga. 

Prior to her studies in Physical Therapy Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in 2000. 

 Outside of work Michelle enjoys teaching yoga classes. 


Faith Dion

Faith is the office manager at Fairfax Family Physical Therapy, PC.  She has been with the practice since 2007 and works 3 days a week.  Faith is available to help with all your insurance questions.  She is an invaluable asset to Fairfax Family Physical Therapy.  Faith graduated from BFA academy St. Albans in 1991.  She has completed course work at the University of Vermont and Community College of Vermont with over 100 credit hours in the allied health and business.

 Faith enjoys spending her free time with her animals. 

Miranda White

Miranda is the receptionist at Fairfax Family Physical Therapy, PC. She started with the practice in 2013 and works 2 days a week. Miranda graduated from Champlain College in 2004 with an Associates degree in Business. She has also completed a Certification in Allied Health and Massage Therapy. Miranda is currently completing her Bachelors of Science in Wellness and Alternative Medicine at Johnson State College.

Miranda enjoys running, hiking, and kayaking and time spent with her dogs. 


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