Exton - Lionville

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
83 Dowlin Forge Rd
Exton, PA 19341
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Exton - Lionville

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

83 Dowlin Forge Rd
Exton, PA 19341


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Based on 62 reviews

Office Hours:

  • Convenient appointments at our clinic & virtual telehealth
  • Appointments within 24 hours
  • Accepts most insurance plans including Medicare
  • See us with or without a prescription
  • Previously Excel Physical Therapy

83 Dowlin Forge Rd
Exton, PA 19341

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Where We’re Located

We are located in Exton, PA in Chester County. Our location is in the Lionville area near Chick-Fil-A. 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 62 reviews
I needed both hips replaced. Surgeon decided to do just the left. 6 months later the surgeon says it's "miraculous" I'm walking at all since the right hip is now "shot" so whatever the therapist is doing to keep doing it! Steve Donnelly @ Ivy rehab in Exton/Lionville I can't thank you enough that I can walk!!
Absolutely fantastic experience at Ivy physical therapy. I am working with Steve and he is very knowledgeable and cares for his patients. Front desk staff is very friendly as well. Highly recommend Exton-Lionville location.
Run to this place!! ( well if can!!!) Best place for PT hands down! Christina heads up a team of talented , fun and kind crew...Steve, Jess to call out a few and Kelly keeps the place running smoothly!!. Christina helped me get pain free for my up coming wedding. She was invested in me and I couldn't have done it without her. I will be forever grateful! They are family.
Steve and Kelly are great! Definitely recommend!
I’ve been to several different physical therapy clinics over the years, and find this one the best. Staff is friendly, courteous and supportive of your recovery. They actually spend a whole hour with you and are not taking a plethora of clients at the same time. They focus on you and your recovery!
Worked w Steve Donnelly at Ivy for several months. Very professional and he helped me a great deal. Ivy Rehab is highly recommend in my book.
Definitely a five star rating for Steve and the rest of the staff at Ivy!! Steve is amazing…so knowledgeable and caring. He pushed me and cheered me on at every stage of my recovery from surgery. Every week I made progress, thanks to him and the plan he put together for me. The environment at Ivy is so friendly, and the staff made each day fun!! Overall a great experience!
I can’t say enough about how amazing Steve Donnelly at the Exton facility is. I had two meniscus tears from an injury. When I met and started working with Steve I told him I can’t do this and he would keep encouraging me and telling me he had faith in me when I didn’t have faith in myself. I never dreamed I could achieve the progress I did without surgery. I know Steve’s expertise and continued encouragement saved me from surgery and I couldn’t be more thrilled with my outcome!
Steve, the physical therapist, was very knowledgeable and caring. He provided me options, discussed the plan, and celebrated every step on my rehab. It kept me motivated! He mixed exercises that I only could do there with other exercises that I could do home. So, I have a set of exercises that I can do home to ensure muscles are strong and to avoid a reinjury.Kelly, on the front desk, was very patient to figure out how my insurance would work. I had three different calls with my insurance and got different answers every single time! But Kelly got it through.Overall, a great atmosphere on a clean environment with a knowledgeable and caring team. If you need physical therapy, I highly recommend Excel/Ivy in Exton!!
Definitely a five-star rating for Steve and the team @ Ivy Rehab!I went from trail racing ultras to not being able to get off of the sofa, for almost 2 weeks, with a back injury.I greatly appreciated that Steves goal was to get me "back" (pun intended) to my previous level of activity, via PT, if @ all possible. His regimen (exercises and intensity) was specific to that goal. It was not a one-size-fits-all template that I've experienced in prior locations.And, after several months, that's exactly where I landed.... back on the trail.Side note: Going to PT is like hiring a nutritionist. They can develop a menu for you, but you've got to follow the plan for ultimate benefits. Ivy can develop a PT regimen, but you've got to own it 24-7.Anyway, love these guys and absolutely recommend them 100%!!
Ivy Rehab, Steve Donnelley in particular, has given me the motivation to continue working on my fitness after I completed two months of rehab on my back, which had been causing too much pain to continue playing. I not only am able to now play without pain (except for a rare reminder to stand up straight) but feel better overall. I do the work at home and plan to continue. I highly recommend Ivy, but also to do the workouts to the extent you're able at home, too. It pays off.
Face it, physical therapy is hard work on your body. But, having a place with knowledgeable, friendly and caring physical therapists make you happy to keep coming back and doing the work. Excel/Ivy in Exton is just that place! Steve evaluated me, after I had a fall and “we” worked his plan to make me better and stronger. Muscles I obviously hadn’t been using for years, were awakened. Many timed I hobbled back to my car after my session, but after I “graduated,” I strode out strong and able! Thank you Steve, Christina and Kelly for always being there to help with a smile and laughs! ❤️ If I ever go through an injury again (hopefully not too soon), I will be back. 😄
I love everyone who works at Excel. They are amazing, friendly, and really encouraging me to be the best I can be.
The staff is friendly, professional, highly skilled in their profession and attentive to the patient’s pain level.
Excellent experience dealing with Bryan as my therapist. Bryan was very helpful and listened to all of my concerns. I recommend Bryan and his team for your pain and recovery.
Nice staff and were able to take me right away.
The staff at Excel are great! All of them are so nice and they go above and beyond to help with my recovery. I highly recommend getting your physical therapy here.
Brian and his staff at Excel Physical Therapy in Exton are great. They are caring and considerate. They take their time to explain the exercises and how and why they benefit you. They listen to your questions and make sure that you are doing the exercises correctly so that you get maximum benefit from your session. And during this period of Covid they are great about cleaning, sanitizing the area and equipment and wearing masks. I would recommend this facility for your next PT appointment.
TeleHealth service is working beautifully for me. A welcome service during pandemic. Therapist are top notch.
The experience at Excel Exton is wonderful. The plan of care changes as the need dictates so not locked into a one size fits all plan.
Best physical therapy clinic I've visited in 40 years or more. Very personal and relationship-oriented. Not a "factory" like others I've visited. Cindy and Intern Erin are the BEST!
Clean and modern facility. Flexible scheduling. Brian is awesome!
I was told by my ENT that my dizziness and balance issues were caused by my brain and not a ear issue. Both the Neurologist and ENT doctors suggested therapy that I am receiving at Excel Physical in Exton. The results of therapy so far are very good. My therapist is very knowledgeable and caring above and beyond expectations.
Started PT with Bryan for a tendon issue with my foot and also had Cindy one day. Both are extremely knowledgeable and listen to their patients. I highly recommend Excel Physical Therapy in Lionville!
It's a small little place hidden in an industrial park, but the minute you walk in the door, you feel you belong. I hailed here from Paoli because I knew Apex, this company from Lafayette Hill and Blue Bell. It's the people, the camaraderie, the caring, that makes you want to stay. I came here annoyed, because here I was back again in physical therapy, again, dealing with the pain, and the exercises. I couldn't drive, dance or walk except bent over. I was hurting. Cindy took me under her wing and stuck with me, best of all listened to what I thought I needed. Each therapist really seems to care about their patient and best of all they seem to have the expertise to know what to do next. I'm still here, I'm standing up straighter, willing to do the crazy stunts to make me get better and having fun being in this warm caring environment. Marian Noval
Apex is doing a terrific job in trying to correct a problem I have in my neck probably responsible due to poor posture. Cindy is doing all she to help the problem and the cause. It is working slowly but is working. Thank you.
Excellent results after pinched nerve caused all kinds of symptoms: Shoulder had loss of range, loss of muscle in arm, tingling in hand and severe pain - even preventing me from sleeping.Apex turned around what I thought would be a permanent impairment.Samantha is not only knowledgeable but makes physical therapy a pleasant experience.Now I am pain free, no more tingling, range is much improved and strength is back.I am amazed how fast and how much everything improved. It really exceeded my expectations.
Great evaluation and therapy and personal communication about goals took into account what I wanted to accomplish from therapy. . Home exercises are extremely relevant.
Apex PT are professional, kind and caring, they support both the physical and emotional needs of the client. Even when you know you need to be pushed they warn you and do it with slow painful patience. I would highly recommend Apex Exton/Lionville when you need to recover the environment is positive and they will help you achieve your recovery goals.
I benefited from the services of the hand specialist. His specialty from the hand to the elbow made a difference in my hard to heal injury.
I have been a patient at Apex for two different injurieson two different occasions. I had many sessions on two separate injuries. I feel I have been very lucky because on both occasions I was able to have two different Therapist's that were excellent. Dan and . James were outstanding. Dan worked on my shoulder and James worked on my back. These guys knew theirstuff. I was surprised at the depth of knowledge they knew about my shoulder and my back. It was a great education. These guys were very professional, knowledgeable and very pleasant . I don't usually look forward to appointsments with my allergist or cardiologist or my dentist, etc., but these guys were great. Thanks Dan and James. In spite of the circumstances you guys do a great job.
Samantha has been terrific with my knee therapy. Jerry at the front desk is always pleasant. A great environment. I have also seen Tim for therapy on my wrist and arm after surgery and he did a terrific job getting me back to normal so quickly. I highly recommend Apex!
Great staff and a great environment! You can tell that the people there are happy and passionate to help people. They are doing an excellent job fixing my neck problem. Thanks James!

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