Outpatient Therapy Clinic

Meet our Physical Therapy Team

Sarah Thabet, PT, DPT

Sarah Thabet, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Bachelors in Athletic Training
Mercyhurst University, Erie PA

Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Prior to moving to Vermont, Sarah was a physical therapist working in the outpatient orthopedic setting on Long Island, New York. Sarah has experience with a variety of patient populations including geriatrics, balance and neurological, athletes, and post-operative rehabilitation.

Sarah has completed continuing education courses on the treatment of the shoulder and knee by Kevin Wilk, as well as the Pelvic Restoration course by the Postural Restoration Institute. In addition to manual treatments, Sarah has a special interest in yoga and believes in the power of postural training and core stabilization in achieving the best possible outcome in rehabilitation.

Sarah enjoys living in Southern VT and spending time outdoors with her husband, Dan, and rescue dog Shea.

“I care for my patients by forming a partnership to help them improve and maintain their health and wellness.”

Sindy Hassig, PT, MSPT

Sindy Hassig, PT, MSPT

Bachelors in Psychology
University of Connecticut

Masters in Physical Therapy
Boston University

With over 30 years’ experience, Sindy has worked in many settings and is comfortable treating a diverse patient population. Her focus is helping her patients achieve optimal health, wellness and injury prevention across the lifespan.

A dedicated life-long learner, Sindy integrates her ongoing education to provide the best and most effective care for everyone and is currently enrolled in a Physical Therapy Doctoral program.

Sindy uses a holistic approach which includes movement and strength analysis with integrated exercise and neuromuscular re-education, manual therapy and modalities.

Dedicated to lifelong fitness, Sindy enjoys yoga, hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, and telemark skiing. She has been a ski patroller at Mt. Snow for 37 years.

“The mind/body connection is of the utmost importance to me. My ultimate aim is to empower my patients to achieve their therapy goals, to live well and learn how to take good care of themselves.”

Sheila McCullough, OT, CHT

Sheila McCullough, OT, CHT

BS Occupational Therapy

University of Pittsburgh

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)

Initial National Certification – 1999

Sheila has over 30 years experience working in outpatient settings, rehab hospitals and home health care settings.

She received her Hand Therapy Certification in 1999 and provides a wide variety of treatment modalities designed for neurological, soft tissue and orthopedic conditions affecting the upper limb.

Common treatment diagnoses include wrist and hand fractures, carpal tunnel, wrist and elbow tendinitis and tendon repairs.

When outside the office enjoying free time, Sheila enjoys being outdoors and hiking Vermont’s amazing mountains, along with playing tennis.

"I strive to educate as well as provide the most up to date and efficient treatment techniques"

Achieve Your Goals

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region offers physical and occupational therapy services at the VNA Outpatient Therapy Clinic in Manchester, Vermont. Our therapists will partner with you and collaborate with your care providers to fully understand your situation and help you regain your strength, balance and abilities, to return you to the life you love.

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, illness, or surgery, or are experiencing discomfort that is compromising your mobility, our therapists provide the specialized care and treatment you need to help regain your strength, mobility, balance, and health.

Hands-on. One-on-One.
Personalized. Collaborative. Goal-oriented.

Our experienced therapists will work with you and your providers to develop a custom plan to achieve your goals.

Specialty Programs
Certified Hand Therapist

A hand therapist is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who, through advanced study and experience, specializes in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.

Our qualified hand therapist can evaluate and treat any problem related to the upper extremity and can effectively treat and rehabilitate the patient through post-operative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment or industry consultation. The therapist works closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care. This often starts within days of the injury or surgery right through the patient’s return to work and/or a productive lifestyle.

Payment & Insurance

We gladly accept Medicaid, Medicare, BlueCross BlueShield with new providers being added. For specific questions, please call us at 802.362.6525.

Our Location - 5468 Main Street (Route 7A) Manchester

The fully-accessible VNA Outpatient Therapy Clinic is located at our Manchester office at 5468 Main Street in Manchester, VT. Our hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. The facility includes an open gym with quality fitness equipment, parallel bars, and other therapeutic apparatus designed to help users gain strength, improve balance, and increase mobility and range of motion. For more information, call 802-362-6509.

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VNA Outpatient Therapy Clinic

Our therapists provide the specialized care and treatment you need to help regain your strength, mobility, balance, and health. Call us today.

802.362.6509