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
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
3. Laflin, KR; Aja, D; (1995).
Lifting Concerns in Health Care: An Inside Look at Intervention
Strategies, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 49,
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
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
Michelle Downing, PT, DPT, CFMT, OCS
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 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.
spending her free time with her animals.
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.
running, hiking, and kayaking and time spent with her dogs.