SHAUN O'CONNOR, PT, DPT, CCTT
Co-Owner, Physical Therapist
Certifications: Cervical & Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT)
Dr. Shaun O'Connor is the owner of Catamount Physical Therapy and is a Co-Owner of Fitness Options Personal Training Studio. A native Vermonter, Shaun graduated from the University of Vermont in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. He returned to UVM and completed a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1995. In 2017, he completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Evidence in Motion.
Dr. O'Connor is a Diplomat of the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT). He is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP), American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, and the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a guest lecturer for the UVM Doctorate Physical Therapy program and UVM General Dentistry Residency Program. He has also presented at local and national conferences.
Dr. O'Connor is one of the few Board Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapists (CCTT) in the United States, and the only in the state of Vermont.
His specialty is integrative therapy for patients with oral-maxillofacial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD), cervical spine dysfunctions, chronic pain, dizziness and headaches. He has advanced training in several manual therapy and movement approaches. His methods vary based upon the needs of the individual being treated and the issues they present. This allows him to treat the full spectrum of conditions and patients’ lifestyles ranging from acute aches and pains to chronic pain; sedentary individuals to elite athletes; young as well as the elderly.
Dr. O'Connor prides himself on being able to provide explanations that decrease the uncertainty of pain and increase understanding of the process of resolving pain, in addition to providing effective treatment.
His passions outside of work are spending time with his family and enjoying outdoor activities.