Brynn Fessette O’Neill
Brynn graduated from Ithaca College with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and has been with Finish Line PT since 2010. She received Cum Laude honors in both her graduate and doctorate years. She is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. She was a member of the Ithaca varsity women’s basketball team throughout college.
Brynn has had the opportunity to experience multiple clinical settings, but her main interest lies with sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. As a former patient of physical therapy, Brynn incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to her work with patients and includes current research in her treatment plans.
She’s also a runner, having crossed the finish line of both the New York City and Philadelphia Marathons and numerous half-marathons. Her experience as a runner gives her a unique insight into the challenges her patients face throughout the training process and enables her to better tailor treatment to help patients achieve their athletic goals.
- Professional Certifications
- Fellow of Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute
- Lower Extremity Active Release Techniques (ART) Provider
- Postural Restoration Institute Coursework: Myokinematic Restoration, Pelvis Restoration, Postural Respiration and Impingement and Instability
- Functional Soft Tissue Transformation Certified
- Nike NG 360 Golf Performance Specialist
- The Skinny
- Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY
- College: Ithaca College
- My team: DUKE
- Favorite music to listen to at work: Definitely “Summer Hits of the 90s” station
- Best way to stay active: I love spin classes but don’t do them enough; I run 4-5 days a week
- What I Like:
- About working at FLPT: The atmosphere, the energy, the fact that I LOVE coming into work everyday! I love what we stand for and how we truly care about helping our patients. I love the active people that our clinic attracts. I love the staff, and I love that I am learning so much, not only PT-related information, but about myself as well. I feel incredibly lucky to have found this place.
- About FLPT patients: The fact that I view them as my friends. I love that I can connect with them because they all have such great energy and passion and dedication. My patients are amazing, and I’ve really enjoyed the relationships and bonds that I have formed with them over the past few years.
- About running/sports: I enjoy being a part of the “running community” here in New York City. Every single time I run in the park, I see at least one of my patients or someone wearing a Finish Line shirt. It’s always been important for me to feel like I belong to something, and being a “runner” has helped me feel like I am a part of that group. I also love setting a goal and working towards it. Nothing beats crossing that finish line!