Dr. Tiffany Renaud received her Doctorate degree in August of 1991 when she graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. She began her college education with an undergraduate degree in Human Biology and an Associates degree in Radiologic Technology. She has numerous continuing education credits in nutrition, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, women’s health and sports medicine.
Her interest in sports medicine comes from her lifelong participation in rugby, ice hockey, volleyball and snowboarding. She has been a team physician for the United States Golden Eagles Rugby Team as well as the Northeast Women’s Select Side Rugby Team. You might see her around town, on the “pitch”, as she coaches the Burlington Women’s Rugby Football Club, a team she proudly played with for many years. Most recently, she formed and is now coaching the South Burlington High School Rugby Teams – for both boys and girls.
Dr. Sarah Girrell Paquette is a 2009 alumna of New York Chiropractic College. A native Vermonter, Dr. Sarah has advanced training in sports medicine and rehab including ROCK Taping technique, women’s health, pregnancy and pediatric care, ergonomic assessment, myofascial release and soft tissue therapies. A former competitive athlete, Dr. Sarah enjoys photography, art and writing as well as hiking, travel, and pretending she has time for any of these hobbies while chasing after her two children.
Dr. Sarah has given talks and trainings to groups of athletes, agricultural workers, and Corrections Officers on occupational injury prevention, and has been passionate about working with Veterans since performing several rotations through an outpatient VA clinic in 2009. The first chiropractor in the state to join the Patriot Project, Dr. Sarah is avid about following current research regarding Veterans’ health, issues which complicate care, and the role that chiropractic and other CAM therapies can play in treatment, and enjoys applying this knowledge to the care of all her patients.
Dr. Tara Flor is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. She is originally from northeast Pennsylvania and is excited to now be in the Burlington area. Dr. Tara has advanced training in fascial movement taping, Activator technique, postural assessment, and several instrument-assisted and manual soft tissue therapies. Dr. Tara has had the opportunity to provide Chiropractic care to a variety of populations, including athletes, children, and families. During her clinical internship, she provided care to veterans at the Bath VA Medical Center, and has recently joined Dr. Sarah as a provider under the Patriot Project. Dr. Tara enjoys being outdoors in her free time. She is an avid skier in the winter, and enjoys the lake and hiking in the summer.
Dr. Tara strives to help patients become actively involved in their health in order to reach their personal and physical health goals. She believes in treating the person as a whole, not just the symptoms. She strongly believes in the mind-body connection and overcoming the obstacles that may be hindering our body’s natural ability to heal itself. Dr. Tara is excited to work with patients on an individual basis to help reach and maintain their goals on their journey to wellness.
Veronica is a 1990 graduate of the University of Vermont’s physical therapy program. The first ten years of her career was serving several rotations throughout the PT department of what is now Fletcher Allen Health Care. She worked in acute care, orthopedics. subacute rehab, general outpatients, work conditioning program, and the aquatic therapy program. This provided Veronica with very much of a generalist PT background. In 2000 she opened a local private practice, what was known as Essex Aquatic & Rehab Center. In 2003 she was the first in Vermont to install two HydroWorx therapy pools. The innovation that these pools offer provide patients with the technology to assist in expediting their progress in physical therapy. In February of 2016, Living Well Spinal Care merged with Essex Aquatic and Rehab and is now part of the Living Well Spinal Care Team, creating, Living Well Spinal Care and Essex Aquatic.
Veronica has been nationally certified by the Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute since 1997. She continues renewing this certification on a yearly basis so that she can continue to expand her knowledge of the latest ways to treat patients with the assistance of the aquatic medium. Along with her aquatic certification she also holds a certification from the Postural Restoration Institute. This is a treatment approach that evaluates and treats underlying postural positions and patterns, and also incorporates an emphasis on breathing. This provides yet another tool in the toolbox for providing patients with top notch physical therapy care.
On a personal note Veronica enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her husband, Ken, co-owns a greenhouse/nursery business in Williston. They have 3 sons who keep them busy with school activities and sporting events. She enjoys traveling, gardening, scrapbooking, hiking, skiing, biking, running, and jazzercise. She also thoroughly enjoys giving back to her community through various inservices and/or consultations in regards to the physical therapy profession and services it offers.
Laura is a 2013 graduate of UVM’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, and also has an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Food Science. Laura is currently treating patients in both the traditional land based setting as well as utilizing our state of the art Hydroworx pool and providing aquatic physical therapy services as well. Laura is quickly developing a passion for treating patients with Postural Restoration Techniques.
Laura is a native Vermonter, enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys hiking and boating. In quiet times Laura is an avid reader.
Kristin is a 2014 graduate of UVM’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. She received her Undergraduate degree in 2012 at UVM in Exercise and Movement Science and Nutrition. Prior to working in the outpatient setting, Kristin worked in a nursing home and has a lot of experiencing working with patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions and balance impairments. Kristin has numerous continuing education credits in postural restoration, taping, and power and manual wheelchair prescription. She is excited to be closely working with the chiropractors and massage therapists at Living Well treating patients in both the land and aquatic setting. She is passionate about helping patients of all ages and diagnoses return to their prior level of function pain free.
Kristin is originally from Maryland, but is happy to now call Vermont home. She enjoys spending time with her friends and doing anything outside including hiking, running, canoeing, paddle boarding and skiing.
Alice received her Master’s Degree in May of 1993 when she graduated from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She began her college education with an undergraduate degree in Health Science at Simmons College and continued to expand her interests in sports medicine, nutrition, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, kinesio-taping, and human movement including biomechanical analysis of the golf swing and running mechanics & injuries.
An avid runner, in-line skater, long distance cyclist, and golfer, Alice continued her interests in the study of Golf Mechanics. After training with Paul Calloway, Physical Therapist and former Director of the PGA Tour and later training with Bud Ferrante, OCS, Physical Therapist, and founder of Back to Golf, Alice became Nationally Certified as a Golf Performance Therapist in 1997 and opened up two practices, one in Providence, RI and the other in Sarasota, FL. She currently works with professionals and amateurs in Sarasota, FL during the winter months, and in Vermont in the spring, summer and fall.
Additionally, Alice integrates Postural Restoration concepts in her evaluation and treatment approach since 2005.
Dr. Nina Meledandri specializes in complementary, alternative and preventive medicine for the whole family. She has been effectively using Naturopathic, Oriental medicine, acupuncture and conventional medical therapies for the prevention and treatment of both acute and chronic disease since 2002.
She is Vermont Board certified and completed her medical training and internships at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and abroad.
Naturopathic Physicians like Dr. Meledandri are experts in drug-nutrient and drug botanical interactions and she is extensively trained and experienced in identifying and treating the source of acute and chronic medical conditions, rather than just the symptoms.
She uses acupuncture, dietary, herbal, and nutraceutical therapeutics with bodywork to gently strengthen and support the body's self-healing ability.
Dr. Nina A. Meledandri is an Oregon Board Certified Naturopathic Physician and licensed acupuncturist. In 2002, she completed both her Doctorate and Master of Science of Oriental Medicine degree at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon.
Her Chinese medical studies at NCNM included acupuncture, herbs, qi gong, shiatsu, and dietetics. Dr. Meledandri was trained directly and clinically supervised by multigenerational Chinese medicine physicians and scholars from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the top 5 academic institutions of TCM in China. Her main clinical supervisors, Dr. Mengke Kou, Dr. Youping Qin, and Dr. Haosheng Zhang, were chief physicians at this hospital which has over 700 beds and serves over 5,000 patients per day.
Her qi gong training was completed with Dr. Heiner Freuhaff and Master Wang Qingyu, the official lineage holder of the Jinjing style of qigong and director of the Sichuan association for Taoist studies in China.
As a Naturopathic Physician she is trained in the traditional medical sciences, clinical diagnosis, pharmacology, and an expert in drug-nutrient and drug botanical interactions.
The naturopathic principals of supporting and promoting the body's natural healing process guide Dr. Meledandri in providing truly integrative, individualized medical care that prevents and treats both acute and chronic conditions.
After completing her medical training, Dr. Meledandri practiced at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) teaching clinic for several years before starting her private practice. She recently completed a 2- year training in Tan style acupuncture for pain management at Yamamoto Oriental Medicine Clinic in Salem, Oregon.
In 2011, she completed training with UCSD's Mindful Eating-Conscious Living Professional Training Program. In 2014, she completed teacher training with Kristen Neff, PhD and Chris Germer, PhD to offer 8-week Mindful Self Compassion classes. Dr. Meledandri has been studying, practicing, and teaching Mindfulness based therapies since 2005.
Dr. Meledandri is bilingual, having completed additional clinical rotations at the Clinica Hospital in San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, and studying medical spanish in Cuba.