VCOR Philosophy

The Vermont Center for Occupational Rehabilitation is proud to focus on a goal of musculoskeletal rehabilitation in patients who have acute and chronic pain and are Worker’s Compensation injuries in the state of Vermont, upstate New York, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts.

The general thrust of our treatment program is determined by a thorough initial evaluation by Dr. Johansson who has practiced orthopedic and osteopathic medicine for 25 years. A successful treatment program and outcome begins with an accurate diagnosis  clearly explained to the patient. This emphasis on education is a constant theme utilized by all VCOR practitioners in the treatment of these patients.

Our primary treatment involves sub acute injuries which may be anywhere from four to eight weeks old. We have also had great success with chronic pain syndromes that have been well-established for three to six months or even over a year.

The essence of the Vermont Center for Occupational Rehabilitation is education and integration with a clearly explained and as accurate as possible diagnosis developed from the very beginning of the treatment program. Dr. Johansson explains this diagnosis so the patient is educated on their injury. They understand all aspects of it and become well-versed in the prevention of future injuries. Patients are not just managed, but play an active role in their own treatment and self care.


  • 3 visits per week
  • 2-7 appointments per visit
  • Visits will consist of a combination of pool therapy, massage therapy, physical therapy, postural assessment and treatment, pain management, exercise with a focus on body mechanics and ergonomics, and weekly check-in and reassessment by Dr. Johansson
  • Individualized, integrated and function restoration.

Our goal is a discharge plan with a home program of self-care which, with an active commitment on the part of the patient, can ensure a long life of improved health.

Team Meetings

Weekly evaluations and projections are made for each patient with input from the entire staff. With prior notice, nurse care managers are welcome to attend.


Osteopathic Treatment

Focused and targeted body manipulation

Patient Education & Ergonomic Lessons

Learn better postures and habits of motion





Aquatic and Land Therapies

Movement in water and on equipment

Physical Therapy

Pain Management sessions with our in-house Psychologist

Body Work & Massage Therapy


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