Katie DeCarolis, PT is the owner of Pelvic Health, a specialized physical therapy practice in South Burlington, Vermont. Following her graduation from Fairfield University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Katie obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1985 from the University of Vermont. Her professional career in Physical Therapy began at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Over the next 10 years Katie developed skills in areas of acute and long term care, and sports and orthopedic physical therapy within hospitals, outpatient clinics and long term care facilities in Baltimore and Burlington, Vermont. Throughout this time, her growing interest in obstetric physical therapy naturally led to her current specialty of pelvic floor disorders. Returning to Burlington in 1996, Katie began the development and growth of this practice within existing outpatient practices, and was the first Physical Therapist in the area to offer this specialized type of therapy.
In March, 2008 Katie achieved her long term goal of opening her own practice specializing in the treatment of women and men with pelvic floor dysfunction. Included in this specialty area are prenatal and postpartum women, individuals experiencing urinary/fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, including vulvodynia and interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome) and constipation. Her treatment approach is professional, personalized and compassionate, drawing upon her long history of experience and expertise. Katie appreciates the positive relationships she has developed with her referring providers in the community and works closely with them to develop a comprehensive, integrative treatment plan.
Amy Candon, PT, PLC graduated from the University of Vermont in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. In her years of clinical work since then, she has practiced in both private and hospital-affiliated outpatient clinics in Vermont, Maine and Boston with orthopedics and sports related populations. Interest in women’s health and pelvic physical therapy grew out of her own two pregnancies within the last eight years, and she began studying and treating pregnant and postpartum mothers while in Boston. Since this time, Amy and her husband have moved back home to Vermont to raise their daughters, and Amy began working at Pelvic Health in 2015. Pelvic physical therapy has become Amy’s passion, and her orthopedic background with her pelvic floor specialty gives her the tools to look within and beyond the pelvis to address pelvic floor dysfunction and the many diagnoses associated with this.
Her continuing education and training over the years includes several manual therapy courses, Pilates based exercises and equipment, GYROTONIC® movement concepts, movement and performance impairment assessments, Postural Restoration Institute courses, Prenatal and Postpartum Physical Therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association, and several courses on pelvic floor dysfunction and related conditions. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, skiing, gardening and running.
Lena Cannizzaro Goglia, PT, DPT is a 2002 graduate of the University of Vermont’s physical therapy program, and a 2010 graduate of Simmons College Clinical Doctorate-bridge program for Physical Therapy. She has experience in all settings of Physical Therapy, including inpatient rehabilitation, home-health care, and most recently in outpatient private practice. Lena enjoys working with all age populations and physical abilities. She achieved her Pilates certification in October 2006 through Polestar Pilates rehabilitation curriculum. She also has extensive training in manual therapy techniques including myofascial release, CranioSacral therapy, Positional Release, and muscle energy techniques. She enjoys combining Pilates principles of movement and manual therapies into her treatment in order to achieve the most efficient and effective balance in the body. Lena believes that addressing the whole body is the key to proper healing of any injury.
After recovering from hip surgery and the birth of her first child, Lena became more interested in how pelvic floor dysfunction can affect rehabilitation. She has since studied pelvic health with Herman and Wallace, Pelvic Guru, and Julie Wiebe. She is passionate about her work, and her ability to provide education, space, and time for her patients to reconnect with their bodies.
Heather Burton is the Office Manager at Pelvic Health. She joined the Pelvic Health team shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Counseling from Boyce College, Kentucky in 2015. Heather enjoys being the scheduler, receptionist, problem solver, and sometimes “handy man” around the office. She is the welcoming face that is ready to help in any way she can. Heather supports Katie, Amy and Lena in our mission to help patients restore their pelvic health.