VCOR Staff

Cory Chrysogelos CST ,NMT

Certified Massage Therapist

Cory has been a body worker since 2008. He went to massage therapy school at the Center for Natural Wellness in Albany New York, and then went on to specialize in crainiosacral and neuromuscular therapy. Cory integrates shiatsu, neuromuscular and crainiosacral therapy to help aid the bodies natural healing response.

When not working or doing Torah study, Cory enjoys playing drums and percussion.

Sylvia Fjeld, PT

Physical Therapist

Sylvia is a state licensed Physical Therapist and has been part of an interdisciplinary team for over 35 years, since graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont. She remains an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association with specialty membership in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, and Women’s Health sections.

Her tenure, clinical skill and commitment to helping patients return to a fully functional lifestyle after injury or surgery begins with listening and is characterized by her holistic and compassionate approach to patient care.

Sylvia has extensive experience in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation using manual physical therapy techniques to assist patients in achieving normal muscle and joint mobility. Additionally through her teaching of lifestyle/vocational movement and exercise skills, patients become more active participants in the rehabilitation process.

Sylvia has extensive experience in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation using manual physical therapy techniques to assist patients in achieving normal muscle and joint mobility. Additionally through her teaching of lifestyle/vocational movement and exercise skills, patients become more active participants in the rehabilitation process.

Janice Russotti, CMT

AMTA Certified Massage Therapist

Janice has been a certified massage therapist for 25 years, and has been on the team here at VCOR since its beginnings, 17 years ago. She studied anatomy and physiology at the UVM School of Allied Health Sciences, majoring in medical laboratory technology. However, after graduating and while working as a medical technologist at the former Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester, Vermont, she realized that she was more of a people-person, and wanted to work directly with people, which led to taking her first massage class in 1982.

Her training includes:

  • Sports Massage and Deep Swedish Massage, Still point Center, Hatfield, MA. 1988
  • Sports Massage with Ben Benjamin/ Muscular Therapy Institute of Boston 1989
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure, Montpelier VT, 1991
  • Resonant Kinesiology with Susan Gallagher Borg, 1994-1996
  • Neuromuscular Re-education at Vt. Center for Behavioral Medicine, 1995.

Janice believes deeply in the body's ability to heal itself, and that massage therapy is one of the many paths to restoring health and ease back to the body. She is also a strong supporter of self care. She draws on her own experiences of being a mother, musician, a student and a human being to connect with her patients. She is forever the student of life and of her work. She specializes in Integrative Therapeutic Massage. This includes deeply focusing in on a problem area such as neck and shoulders, while also addressing whole body stress relief. Janice's style provides treatment-oriented work as well as stress relief by incorporating Relaxation Breathing techniques, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish massage, Foot Reflexology, and Deep Tissue work. "Changing the world, one massage at a time" is her motto.

When not working, she may be found outside cycling, skiing, camping, kayaking, swimming, singing with children at local elementary schools, enjoying her family, tending her vegetable and flower garden, and dancing.

Deb Warner, RET, PFT

Director of Rehabilitation

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health, Associate’s Degree in Rehabilitation Engineering Technology and Personal Fitness Trainer

Deb has more than 20 years in the rehab/physical therapy field. She left traditional PT to work in chronic pain treatment. Deb is trained in ergonomics and body mechanics and applies this knowledge to each land based training session she designs. She has a unique ability to teach self-care, ergonomics, which in turn increases the patient’s quality of life, manage their pain as well as physically strengthen. Her exceptional skill is treating the patient with a mix of respect, tough love, compassion, and humor that brings out the best in each patient. She is an active official for both women’s field hockey and lacrosse in the state of Vermont, a lifelong Red Sox super fan and a seasoned golfer.

Mandy Yates, CMT

Certified Massage Therapist

Mandy is a nationally certified massage therapist specializing in Deep Tissue Massage. She graduated from the Natural Health Institute in Nashville, TN. She has also studied dietetics at Kansas State University. She uses techniques such as Trigger point, myofascial release, craniosacral, neuromuscular reeducation, and a variety of stretches.  Her intuitive style is unique in that even with the depth of tissue pressure the patient receives an element of relaxation they have not known since pre-injury. Mandy's also teaches Patient education sessions which include topics such as lifting properly, basic anatomy/physiology, and nutrition.  Her hobbies include hiking, spending time with her son, and riding horses.