MEET OUR STAFF
Brianne Gardner, PT, DPT // Clinic Director
EXCEL Livingston, 555 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039
P: 973-974-9292 // F: 973-974-9299
NJ PT License # 40QA01670200
Brianne (O’Connor) Gardner graduated with honors from Columbia University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to her graduate studies, Brianne graduated with a Health and Exercise Science degree from The College of New Jersey. While at The College of New Jersey, Brianne was president of her Collegiate Club Volleyball team and a member of the Great American Volleyball beach league. In high school, Brianne was an all-state volleyball and basketball player. She was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Saddle River Day School in 2013.
Brianne developed an interest in physical therapy after suffering an ankle injury in college, which required extensive rehabilitation after surgery. Experiencing great physical therapy care firsthand allowed Brianne to return to competitive recreational sports and distance running. It is this experience that drives her to encourage patients of all ages to strive for their best quality of life.
Brianne enjoys treating patients across all age ranges and injuries. However, she has taken particular interest in treating foot/ankle injuries and low back/SI dysfunctions. As an avid runner, she is able to analyze and address running dysfunctions and as an athlete, she is able to draw from a wide array of experiences to make treatment programs fun and engaging.
Outside of her role as a physical therapist, Brianne enjoys staying active. She loves to hike, snowboard, play basketball/volleyball, and participate in running competitions.