Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
1438 Chestnut St, Unit 3
Emmaus, PA 18049
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Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

1438 Chestnut St, Unit 3
Emmaus, PA 18049


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Based on 61 reviews

Office Hours:

  • Located next to the East Penn Diner
  • Convenient appointments at our clinic & virtual telehealth
  • Appointments within 24 hours
  • Accepts most insurance plans including Medicare
  • Previously Excel Physical Therapy

1438 Chestnut St, Unit 3
Emmaus, PA 18049

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Where We’re Located

We are located in Emmaus, PA in Lehigh County. Our location is next to the East Penn Diner and near Emmaus Community Park. We strive to deliver exceptional physical therapy by making our services available and accessible to our patients nearby, within their communities.  We love being close to our patients!

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You can give us a call or you can click the “Request an Appointment” button above. One of our friendly patient coordinators will respond quickly to your request and confirm your appointment time at our clinic. Some of the many benefits of physical therapy may include reducing pain in muscles and joints, improving mobility and flexibility, recovering properly from an injury, getting back to playing sports, avoiding surgery, preventing falls, and ensuring the proper recovery after surgery. Our team is here to help you get back to living your life and feeling like yourself again.

About Us

At our clinic, we go out of our way to make your physical rehabilitation and recovery a great experience. You can see us with or without a prescription from your doctor! If you see us first, we can provide you with a complimentary injury screening or refer you to a great physician, if necessary. We know your time is valuable, so to make you wait as little as possible we even offer appointments within 24 hours of your first phone call. We’ll also do everything in our power to accommodate your busy schedule.

About Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

Learn more about Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

We strive to:

  • Make each patient feel comforted and cared for
  • Use cutting-edge methodology and expertise
  • Promote a quick and effective recovery
  • Return patients to their maximal capacity
  • Offer convenient appointments at our clinic and through telehealth visits 

Patient Centered Approach

Our therapists work closely with each patient to create the best recovery plan with individualized, professional care. Our mission is your recovery! Our goal is to get you back to the activities you enjoy without limitations. Excel physical therapists help improve quality of life through patient education, hands-on care, and personalized treatment plans. 

In addition to treatment at the clinic, patients are educated on home exercises to accelerate recovery and prevent problems from reoccurring. Our highly-trained providers and staff work as a team to provide excellent, coordinated, cost-effective physical therapy care.

What we treat

Below on this page, you’ll find the full list of what we treat and the programs we offer. A high percentage of injuries and pain syndromes result from weakness and/or tightness in neighboring regions of the musculoskeletal system. Our therapists evaluate possible compensatory patterns in addition to the area of pain or loss of function. This thorough examination allows us to better identify and eliminate all underlying causes so patients achieve lasting results. We also focus on educating you, so that you’re empowered to take control of their injury, grow stronger than ever, and prevent recurrences.

We understand the impact that pain and loss of function can have on the lives of our patients. Our entire staff, from the front desk to our clinical team, provides a compassionate and motivational environment dedicated to healing. We ensure we are meeting each patient’s unique needs so their experience is both enjoyable and rewarding.

We have extensive experience treating a variety of conditions including shoulder injuries and surgeries, knee injuries and reconstructions/replacements, spinal conditions and surgeries, sports injuries and muscle traumas, chronic and acute pain syndromes, neck conditions and surgeries, pre and post-surgical cases, geriatric conditions, work-related injuries, chronic pain conditions, lower back pain, general strains and sprains, joint replacement recovery, vestibular and balance conditions, auto accidents, and much more!

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Check Out Some of Our 5-Star Reviews

Based on 61 reviews
Best PT I’ve ever had. Went for PT after back surgery and after a shoulder tear. Mac is awesome and fun to work with. Really knows his stuff.
I appreciate the services. The staff is always friendly, and helpful. They are patient but push you to get better. I am thankful for physical therapists🙏
Mac and Kate are great to work with as a patient. Kate guides you through the initial process without a hitch.I can't say enough about Mac. He's on the ball right away with your rehab. Professional and really knowledgeable,and he's a great guy. They makes you feel comfortable your first visit. I highly recommend Ivy Rehab
I highly recommend Ivy Rehab!! Mac and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable and so welcoming. When you are in pain, the last thing you want to do is “work out.” However, they make it fun and it’s actually been helping me a lot. They listen to you and take how you’re feeling into account when showing you exercises and having you stretch. Please check them out!!
I recently sought physical therapy services , and I am compelled to share my outstanding experience. As a fellow physical therapist myself, I had high expectations, and Mac exceeded them in every aspect.Their expertise, personalized approach, and commitment to my recovery were truly commendable. I appreciated the thorough assessments, clear explanations, and tailored exercise programs that significantly contributed to my progress.I confidently endorse all the therapists at this location as an exceptional physical therapists and highly recommend their services to anyone seeking top-notch care.
I came to Ivy Rehab for shoulder pain. I have to be honest, I always thought physical therapy didn't do anything. My experience with Mac at Ivy Rehab changed my outlook. Mac was knowledgeable and professional and in just a months time of going to physical therapy I saw noticeable improvement. Best part - he makes it fun! I would highly recommend Ivy Rehab & Mac to anyone, especially those who is skeptical of physical therapy. Turns out... it really works when you go to the right place.
If you’re in need of PT - don’t hesitate to call Ivy Rehab/Emmaus! I’ve experienced a few other rehab centers in the past but Ivy Rehab far surpasses them. Mac is amazing - he is so knowledgeable and treats every patient with patience and humor. I saw great results and truly looked forward to seeing Mac & his team weekly. Exercises are printed out for home use - or you can use your patient portal which has videos of each exercise (helps to make sure you’re doing each one correctly). 5 stars for this facility and especially for Mac!!
After struggling with shoulder pain for almost six months, I decided to try a course of PT. Fortunately, I chose Ivy Rehab. Mac is an incredible therapist and I have taken to calling him the "Shoulder Whisperer" because of all he has done for me. If you are looking for PT in the Emmaus area, search no further. Ivy Rehab gets my highest possible recommendation.
Mac is an awesome Physical Therapist that truly cares and takes time to get to know his patients. I had a great experience working with him and achieved great results in my knee replacement rehab.
Craig has been working with me since October he is strengthen my ability to do things that I use to do it coming along great just some milestones to climb but he us a great PT person to have
Ivy Rehab/Excel Physical Therapy deserves high praise. I was referred to them by my doctor and would recommend them to anyone. This facility is clean and comfortable. Alex was my PT, he was knowledgeable, kind, and professional throughout the 10 weeks I spent with him. I left feeling fully recovered & I’m thankful for Alex and the team at Excel PT.
Clean, well equiped facility with an excellent DPT staff at Ivy Rehab in Emmaus. Would attend seek out this practice again if I need more PT in the future! Thanks for excellent treatment that helped lead to a positive PT experience.
Came to Ivy Rehab with dizziness and vertigo issues. I was examined thoroughly and was given a series of exercises which, in less than a month began to show positive results. I am still in therapy and getting better. It's so good to be hopeful and confident that my issues will be resolved soon. I highly recommend Ivy Rehab.
Close attention to details and dedicated service
Excellent physical therapy. A definite positive of the facility was that the therapist was focused on one patient. Alex was always knowledgeable and responded to all questions in a professional manner. Highly recommend.
Nice facility and Excellent Staff- very knowledgeable
I got this strange case of vertigo in March 2022, contacted my ENT doctor who happened to be my friend and diagnosed me over the phone as benign positional vertigo and he referred me to excel physical therapy in Emmaus that night, they immediately accommodated me that evening, I am in the medical field for almost 25 years never heard of vestibular physical therapy I really thought it was a joke but I was so miserable that week that I was willing to give it a try, over there Alex Weinert vestibular therapy specialist took care of me and it was a wild experience, that night 80% of my symptoms improved the next session 2 days later hundred percent of my symptoms improved and never came back I cannot thank Alex and the staff at excel physical therapy in Emmaus enough so please if you read my review and you have vertigo please go to that place and see Alex
My PT experience at Excel Emmaus with Alex was excellent. His thorough Evaluation and treatment helped me with a painful hamstring injury. This and prior therapy is why I definitely recommend Excel Emmaus to anyone in need
Amazing staff, helped me through recovery process after knee injury. I wouldn’t have been able to recover so quickly without their support. I would strongly recommend Excel to anyone considering or in need of PT.
Worked with both physical therapists who were great. They were able to accommodate my schedule. I would recommend
I chose this place because convenience, but it was the best experience ever. The team is very professional but warm at the same time. Alex is an excellent DPT and addressed and resolved 2 completely different issues over 6 weeks, both with excellent results. Through the therapy he has taught me some valuable tools that I can use for the rest of my life.The facility is super clean and is a very calm atmosphere, which make it easy to focus. Karen the secretary is super helpful and cheery. I am grateful for the experience! Thanks!
Very clean and professional. Nice therapists
My husband was lucky enough to have Esther as his PT for a knee injury, and she was an integral part of his full recovery. Then in November, I started therapy for my shoulder with Esther. Three months later I am fully recovered, thanks to Esther. She is such a gem! She has great integrity, a wonderful sense of humor and above all really cares about her patients. I strongly recommend Excel, but make sure to ask for Esther!
I cannot say enough good things about Excel PT, specifically Nick Schultz. He has been an integral part of my post-op recovery by listening to my goals and providing the appropriate education and rehab program to get me there. His one-on-one expertise has allowed me to accomplish things quicker than I thought possible!
I had a video session with Nick during the COVID era. Between a thorough questioning and having me perform basic movements for evaluation, he quickly identified mobility issues. He recommended several daily movements I could begin immediately to alleviate pain and work on a long term fix. I felt material changes within a few days, and a month later, feel essentially back to new! I would definitely work with Nick again, in-person or through video chat.
Very nice and positive people helped go through therapy and get cleared in amazing time
I came to Excel Physical Therapy with TMJ and after only three appointments with Nick felt SO much better. Nick is extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone.
OAA Orthopedic recommended that I go to Nick Schultz at Excel for physical therapy for discomfort and mobility issues in my neck. It was the best decision I ever made. Nick worked with me to relieve the discomfort and taught me exercises which I continue to do to this day to improve my neck mobility. I no longer have any discomfort and have complete mobility in my neck. I'm extremely thankful that I had Nick for my therapist and would go back to him in the future if I would ever need any type of therapy in the future. Thanks Nick!
I went to Excel after knee surgery. My recovery was a partnership between me and my therapist Nick. Nick help me believe recovery and a strong knee was possible.
Esther is amazing! She is knowledgeable, professional, and a wonderful therapist. I loved my time spent at Excel. My knee is 100% better with Esther's expert guidance. Thank you so much.
My husband had an injury to his MCL while offroading on a 4 wheeler. He is very active and the injury slowed him down big time.He was advised by his physician to consider rehabilitation instead of surgery. He chose Excel because it was close to home. That is where he was introduced to Esther. From day 1 the therapy he was provided with was excellent !! He made amazing progress and a full recovery. It is several months later and his knee is still holding up to his active lifestyle. He found the facility clean and professional and the staff super friendly.He would recommend Excel to anyone looking for a great environment to heal injuries. Thanks so much to Esther and Excel !!
If need be, I would definitely return to Excel! Simple facility with every tool they need, great therapists and support staff. If you're looking for a place that doesn't make you return unnecessarily, this is it!
Went to Nick at Excel to remedy wild lower-body muscle imbalances that were the result of chronic injuries. He was very helpful and knowledgeable, and helped me regain much needed strength and stability.Also, he's just an all around nice guy, who always has an exercise or mobilization technique for any ache or pain you may be feeling besides your primary ailment.
My doctor at OAA recommended Nick at Excel Physical Therapy in Emmaus and I am so grateful that she did. Through working with Nick and his hands-on approach, I have gone from constant acute pain to almost no pain whatsoever in just about six weeks. Nick worked with me for the entire duration of each appointment and made sure I was continuously improving. Through his attention and sincere interest in my care, my symptoms have almost completely disappeared and he made sure I have the knowledge and ability to self-manage any minor pain that might occur. I have already recommended Nick and Excel to several friends and will continue to do so.
After suffering from numerous sciatica flareups, I sought out the help of Nick Schultz after attending a free workshop on back and sciatica issues offered through Excel Physical Therapy. Nick was persistent and determined to minimize these flareups and after months of physical therapy he helped me tremendously. His approach and techniques were quite different than any other I’ve experienced and I couldn’t be more grateful to him.
I was fortunate to work with Esther. She is fantastic—really helped me with my spine/back injury and got me back in the regular gym safely and quickly. Esther is caring and listens—which I believe always helps people recover and stay motivated. I have been to other facilities, but will only return to Excel.
Nick is an incredibly positive person with extensive knowledge in all areas of PT. His expertise and attitude made my ACL rehab about much more than my knee. His motivation and energy put me on a rehab path that taught me a total body health regimen I continue to this day- 3 years later! Thank you Nick, for quite literally changing my life!
I greatly distressed the muscles in my lower back and was in constant spasms. After the hospital gave me drugs that only slightly relieved the symptoms and pain, I saw Nick. I walked in hunched over and after one session walked out standing straight! Over the next several weeks he worked with me to bring me back to normal function. Highly recommended!
I've been having problems with my neck for the past few years. I checked out Excel, and I learned exercises that I could do to relieve pain in my neck and back. The staffing was super nice, and Nick's a great guy. He explained the reasons why I had problems in my neck and equipped me to heal my neck on my own. Great stuff, love and would recommend Excel to anyone!
Nick and his team are amazing. I would use and recommend again and again! I can not say enough good things about what they have done to help me. Thanks to Nick i am back playing Ice Hockey again at age 40 and loving every min. With out him i was barley able to walk let alone skate with out Pain meds. Not only am I playing competitively again, and against guys half my age but i'm doing it with no help from meds. I thank you for everything Nick and if ever i feel pain i will only be back to see you!!
I went to Excel PT Emmaus for about 8 weeks for arthritis in both of my knees. My therapist was Esther, a young lady who really knows her stuff, plus she has such a wonderful, caring, outgoing personality!! I honestly didn't mind going to PT because she made it enjoyable...if you can believe that! She taught me exercises to do at home, which I did faithfully, one of which helped me significantly. Don't get me wrong, I know I'll never be "pain free", but I do know that I am now living pain managed and feeling a whole lot better because of Esther. I would highly recommend anyone to go there because they personify excellence!

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