Zachary Gardner, PT, DPT, OCS
Zac received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island in 2013. He then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Franklin Pierce University earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016.
Growing up Zac was an avid baseball player, playing three seasons a year from the time he was 8 years old through high school. As he grew as an athlete he developed a strong interest in learning more about the biomechanics of baseball and how the body works. When he sustained an ankle injury that required physical therapy, he knew he had found his life’s calling.
Zac, who joined our practice in May of 2016, was attracted to Cioffredi & Associates because of the variety of services that are offered to take clients beyond rehab. When treating orthopedic and sport injuries Zac enjoys utilizing a functional approach and manual therapy techniques to achieve the patient’s desired goals. Due to his love of baseball, Zac has a special interest in treating shoulder and throwing injuries.
Zac is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. This advanced certification requires a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct patient care in orthopaedic physical therapy practice. He plays a large role in the Cioffredi Mentorship Program leading monthly literature and technique reviews with the staff. He currently practices out of the Lebanon Office.
Outside of the clinic Zac has completed multiple obstacle course races such as tough mudders and Spartan races. He earned the Spartan trifecta in 2018. He also enjoys fishing, snowboarding, running, biking, wake boarding, kayaking/canoeing, and hiking with his wife, daughter, and dog.
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