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Dr. Kelly A. Gardner


Kelly was born and raised in Somerset, MA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Kelly relocated to Clayton, NY raising her 3 boys and returned to college, receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2013 from Utica College, Utica, NV.

Kelly has worked in most clinical settings and populations from young adolescence to geriatrics. In addition to treating as a staff Physical Therapist, she has also worked in management positions, from Supervisor to Director of Rehabilitation. Kelly is a TEAM player and has participated on many Interdisciplinary teams.

After several years in practice, Kelly has since returned to her passion of treating patients. She believes in having a good rapport with her patients, families, providers, and peers. Kelly enjoys watching her patients progress through treatment programs, achieving goals and restoring her patient’s optimal functional level, returning to prior activities pain free.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (Utica College)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (Northeastern University)
  • Several Continuing education courses including McKenzie Mechanical Treatment and Diagnosis for Cervical and Lumar Spine, Wound Training, Myofascial Release I and II and general orthopedic courses.


Recently remarried, Kelly and her husband enjoy bowling, golfing, and traveling together. Their bucket list for retirement years is to golf in every state. In addition, Kelly enjoys waterfalls, camping, and hiking. She is an avid sports fan and favorite cheerleader for her own sons as well as Collegiate to Professional level teams (Football being top priority). Family is Kelly’s number one priority and spending time with family and friends is her favorite past time.