MEET OUR STAFF
Brianne O’Connor, PT, DPT // Clinic Director
EXCEL Summit, 33 Union Place, Summit, NJ 07901
P: 908-738-1661 // F: 908-738-1665
NJ PT License # 40QA01670200
Brianne 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.
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Happy #motivationmonday! Raise your hand if you’ve had knee pain while going down the stairs. 🙋♀️ While you may think this is due to a knee related injury or issue, many times this pain is caused by weakness at the hip. Brianne and Roxanne from our Summit clinic take you through some tips on strengthening the hips and helping to alleviate knee pain! Video 1: Roxanne’s dysfunctional step down - the hip drops down and the knee buckles in (aka valgus). 👎 Video 2: strong/functional step down 💪This is what a step down should look like! Video 3: Clamshells - strengthen the gluteus medius muscles that hold the pelvis in place when stepping down. Video 4: Bridges - strengthening the gluteus maximus muscles that keep you slow and controlled when stepping down. 🦵 #excelptnj #excelptnjsummit #motivationmonday #physicaltherapy #kneepain #wekeepyoumovingforward
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The rain cleared up just in time for @summitdowntown Family Fun Night! We had SO much fun popping bubbles, making sidewalk art, and hosting some very competitive pong games. 🏓 Love this event and community. If you’re ever interested in how #physicaltherapy can be helpful for YOU, stop by our clinic (Brianne would love to meet you! 💁🏻♀️) or visit our website at www.exceltherapy.com ! #excelptnj #wekeepyoumovingforward