Lancaster

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
29 Keller Ave, Ste 102
Lancaster, PA 17601

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Lancaster

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

(717) 740-2678

29 Keller Ave, Ste 102
Lancaster, PA 17601

Fax: 717-740-2688

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  • Convenient appointments at our clinic & virtual telehealth
  • Accepts most insurance plans including Medicare
  • Appointments within 24 hours
  • Previously Excel Physical Therapy

29 Keller Ave, Ste 102
Lancaster, PA 17601

29 Keller Ave, Ste 102
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 740-2678

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Where We’re Located

We are located in Lancaster PA in Lancaster County. Our location is on Keller Avenue. 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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5.0
Based on 117 reviews
20:07 05 Oct 22
After getting injured at a lifting competition, Crystal was able to get me back to pain-free lifting within only a month and a half. Throughout my sessions here at Excel, it was apparent that she loves what she does, genuinely enjoys seeing her clients improve, and is greatly knowledgeable in her work. Thank you Crystal and the rest of the staff at Excel!
19:53 14 Sep 22
Awesome staff and physical therapy
17:51 27 Jul 22
Best PT I’ve ever experienced. Nic, Crystal and Brittany are all highly skilled at diagnosis and treatment. The atmosphere in the clinic is warm and welcoming. My lower back pain is completely gone and I now have the knowledge to keep it that way. Would highly recommend to anyone!
10:59 06 Jul 22
People are very friendly and knowledgeable.
12:59 29 Jun 22
This was my first experience with physical therapy and I will never go anywhere else for physical therapy after working with these folks. From the top down everything was top notch including the staff, the facilities, and the program itself. I sought out PT for an issue I was having with my hip and back. I started working with Brittany and she was very detail-oriented and had me on a regimented schedule instantly. Shortly after, I began feeling the pain dissipating in my hip and back. I carried on with my PT for a few months until the pain was obsolete. Over the course of that time I would also work with Nick and Crystal who were a pleasure to work with as well! The entire staff are kind, hard-working, and knowledgeable. They genuinely care for their patients and make working with them a very rewarding experience. The cherry on the top is their personalities! There’s no lack of wit, intelligence, or humor in any of them which makes the time spent there, dare I say, pretty darn fun!! Highly recommend this place for all of your physical therapy needs!
02:52 21 Jun 22
I'm so grateful my doctor recommended me to Excel Physical Therapy. Crystal was wonderful to work with as well at Brit. The environment is really nice and everyone is outgoing and willing to help. Going twice a week for my concussion therapy not only helped my symptoms get better but I gained a friend in the process. Definitely recommend!
00:00 07 Jun 22
Excellent service. Therapist knowledgeable, experienced and effective in motivating patients towards therapeutic goals.
16:45 11 May 22
This is my second week at Excel, where I am being treated for tendinopathy. I am already seeing progress. Brittany is my physical therapist. She is professional, has a great personality, and is easy to work with. Judy, at the front desk, is very sweet and helpful.Observing the interaction between everyone at excel, it seems that they get along very well and complement each other.
16:12 26 Jan 22
Nic and the staff at Excel are great! Starting with the reception at the front desk to the treatment and implementation of your recovery program. It’s a very professional yet friendly and fun atmosphere.
01:49 24 Jan 22
Excel is the BEST! They are so knowledgeable & make your recovery fun. It has a family atmosphere & everyone is so friendly!
16:49 21 Nov 21
Knowledgeable and friendly staff, A+ service and A+ results
12:10 17 Nov 21
Best place with the best people! They’ve helped me so much! I’d recommend them to anyone and everyone!
00:00 12 Nov 21
Really great. Has helped out a lot as an athlete👍
23:05 11 Nov 21
Nic is the best PT I've ever had, which is saying a lot, because I've had back problems my whole adult life. I was in severe pain at my first appointment, but by visit four, I was almost out of pain. Nic is knowledgeable, caring and has a great sense of humor. As we worked on getting me stable and strong, Nic was guided by what I personally wanted and needed to do. He made sure my exercises got me strong in specific ways so I can take care of my home and garden. The first half hour of each appointment, I had his full attention for mobilization and massage. The facility is very clean and bright. I looked forward to my visits, because, although I worked hard, it was also fun. I will always use Nic in the future if I need a therapist.
15:21 14 Oct 21
13:41 07 Oct 21
Dr Nick was great! Very knowledgeable and he really shows how much he cares. I have struggled with neck, shoulder and back pain for years. Docs told me I’d never be able to do certain weight lifting exercises again. After a few visits, Dr. Nick already had me deadlifting and squatting with no pain. Even after I finished my PT, Dr. Nick has followed up with me to check in to make sure I’m still doing well and progressing in my recovery. I can’t say enough about Dr. Nick and the entire staff. Everyone is always happy to see you and very welcoming. I felt very comfortable from day one. Highly recommend Excel PT and I’m so grateful for their help in getting me healed up!
03:23 05 Oct 21
Excel physical therapy is the best in Lancaster! I have been to other physical therapy facilities in Lancaster but have never had the positive results like I did with Excel. My orthopedic Dr. recommended Excel because you get to work directly with the DPT. I do believe that this is one of the things that sets Excel apart and the reason I had such great success. Crystal, Nick and Brittany have years of training behind their doctorate and are extremely knowledgeable. I worked with Dr. Crystal Loy for the entire program. She is incredible! She is funny, kind, caring and always ready to educate her patients. She was constantly adjusting my program to ensure my success. A side note, Crystal is very strong so if you're an athlete or just have tight muscles, she is the Dr. to see. She does amazing working out the knots in your muscles! Lol. Honestly, I really can't recommend her enough.The biggest bonus about Excel is that all of the staff is extremely friendly and makes you feel very welcomed. Every time I went I knew I was going to have a good time with lots of laughing. "Graduating" from the program is definitely bittersweet. It feels amazing to be pain free, something I didn't think possible. But I definitely am going to miss the amazing staff!As you can tell by this essay, I can't say enough good things about Excel physical therapy (Lancaster) and their staff. I highly recommend them!
19:10 01 Oct 21
I have been having knee issues for several years on and off and went to Excel for PT. I saw Nic at the Philadelphia location and really liked the treatment I received. Highly recommend!
17:01 12 Aug 21
Dr. Crystal is the absolute best! When my shoulder started acting up on my lifts, Dr. Crystal’s expertise got me back on track and pain-free on my overhead lifts and stronger stable shoulders. I’m back competing in Olympic Weightlifting again and feeling great!
02:39 30 Jun 21
23:06 29 Jun 21
The best physical therapy experience I’ve ever had! They are so friendly and make you feel at home. Crystal have helped me through one of the hardest injury, she took me from 5 min on a treadmill to 25+ min. My balance and brain skills have increased drastically! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
23:20 03 Jun 21
I highly recommend Crystal and the whole crew at Excel. I had scapular dyskinesis and she was able to get the shoulder back functioning properly. They are quick to schedule your first appointment and respond within a short period of time to any email or phone call, especially when it was a question about a recent visit.
14:11 25 May 21
Crystal has been great! She's so knowledgeable and proficient...I know I'm in very capable hands!!!
22:37 20 May 21
I went to Excel Physical Therapy-Lancaster after I threw my back out about two months ago, and the care I received there was unbelievable! Nick, and the staff here are so warm and welcoming, and he helped me get back to 100% in a very short amount of time. I highly recommend coming to Excel Physical Therapy Lancaster for any pain/discomfort you may have.
21:17 12 May 21
Crystal might be the only person I trust! She is humble but excellent. Her optimism is contagious.
15:29 07 May 21
Best therapy I have received and quick booking! Thankful for that! You will love this place and the people.
14:32 15 Apr 21
11:02 08 Apr 21
I would definitely recommend Excel Physical Therapy as a top notch PT option in Lancaster. I love working with Crystal. She’s attentive and kind and really helped out my lower back/hip issues. Also, they have evening appointment options which makes it easy for me with my work schedule. I’ll definitely continue to use Excel for maintenance as much as I can.
20:22 05 Feb 21
I am very grateful that i was able to go to Excel. The team there was amazing, they quickly made you feel like a part of their family and cared for. They listen carefully and create a specific rehab plan for you, not only using hands on but giving you the tools to continue to get better at home. Thank you so much Excel PT :)
19:31 26 Jan 21
Crystal has been so kind and helpful with my husband! Thank you!!
13:55 12 Jan 21
I was truly lucky to stumble upon this place just 10 minutes away from my house while desperately trying to get to the root of my intense lower back pain stemming from an injury back in 2012. The entire team in Excel is wonderful. These are very friendly, understanding, caring professionals with great sense of teamwork who truly thrive to get you feeling not just better, but back to the 100% of your potential. To tell the truth, I was skeptical about trying physical therapy but this place transformed my attitude towards it. I am especially grateful to Nic who kept coming up with new methods and techniques as my symptoms were changing. His abilities to adapt to each patient and multitask while providing tailored care to every one of them are amazing. He does it playfully and with great sense of humor, too. Even on days I was feeling sore, I was looking forward to my next session. I feel at peace knowing that I found such a great place I can rely on for great quality therapy help any time I might need it in the future. Thank you!
22:00 10 Jan 21
10:44 17 Sep 20
I had a great experience with my rehab at Excel in Lancaster. I’m a recent graduate from Division I athletics that recently had my 7th knee surgery. This team at Excel was great at keeping up with my high demand for the recovery that I needed to get back to my prior normal. Even with COVID-19 looming throughout my whole experience. The staff did an excellent job at keeping everything sanitary and catering to every patient’s needs. Special shoutout to Crystal who did an excellent job with everything that I asked of her and pushing me to recover in a fast yet safe manor.
13:17 11 Sep 20
This review is coming a bit late, but I guess better late than never. I worked with Nic Shuscavage, when he was working at Center City Philadelphia Location. I had come in with a bad situation with my shoulders, where it even hurt for me to move my neck much. My muscles were knotted really badly and felt like popcorn when running hands over it. Nic worked on me tirelessly for over 2 months with stretches, hot compresses, massages with special tools and even with his bare hands till his fingers hurt. He returned my mobility back to the point where I can play tennis without pain. I'm in a much better shape now because of this guy, although I must say I fell behind on keeping up with his suggested stretches post therapy, to maintain my condition. This dude is extremely knowledgeable and diligent and I wish him all the best of his future endeavors.
21:34 07 Feb 20
I was suffering from extreme neck pain and near-constant migraines when I was referred to Excel PT. Crystal was outstanding to work with from day 1. She has a wealth of knowledge to share about the body and helped me to find ways to alleviate the pain I was in. She worked in combination with my referring physician to develop a manageable plan and course of action for helping me find much needed relief. Always patient and kind, Crystal spent months working with me to get me pain-free. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Excel is different because you have much more time working directly with the therapist, allowing them to monitor progress and make helpful tweaks to your program as you go along. I actually looked forward to my PT appointments, between the pain relief they offered as well as the fun and personable staff! Welcoming, patient, compassionate, and knowledgeable - you cannot ask for a better place to go through physical therapy.
21:01 06 Dec 19
Crystal worked with me to rehabilitated my brain after a concussion I had months back. She was not only very kind but good at her job. After just a few sessions by vertigo was gone and my constant headaches decreased. We did various visual and physical exercises that improved balance, memory, hand-eye coordination, and my daily work as a fitness coach. All the staff is extremely friendly. I've recommended this place to multiple people and will continue to do so. If I even need PT in the the future this is where I'll be going!!
20:28 04 Dec 19
Was treated by Nic for neck issues. He took the time to understand my concerns, evaluate my range of motion and pain level, then discuss the plan of action with me. He was friendly, knowledgeable and showed concern for my quality of life.
19:52 27 Jun 19
Nick is excellent. I completely recovered from my shoulder injury and in less time than feared. I would definitely go back.
01:18 25 Jun 19
I've said many times that first impressions are lasting impressions and this is case in point. The staff are wonderful and very helpful and make your therapy time beneficial to your pre surgery and post surgery recovery.
23:14 15 Jun 19
I worked with Nick S. a bit ago. When I first arrived, I could barely walk. My appointment was immediate and an emergency, and Nick took great care in our consultation to figure out what was going on but keep me comfortable during the process.Sessions later, the herniated disc in my back healed. Not only have I suffered 0 pain since our last session, but I was shown how to lift correctly, how to immediately get ahead of pain if I started to feel any (haven't yet!), and my physiological makeup which made me inclined to suffer from the issue without proper care. I was also taught how to work out properly (Nick even gifted me some resistance bands!).It was a bummer when our sessions were over (I wondered if I could use Nick as a trainer) but being able to walk without pain is priceless!
15:31 09 Apr 19
I was treated by Nicholas Shuscavage a few months ago in Philadelphia. He was professional, knowledgeable and was very helpful during my recovery!
01:34 27 Mar 19
When my doctor recommended me to PT for a knee injury, I was so nervous. I had no idea what to expect or if it would even help, as I’d never had a physical injury like it before. Nic was so incredibly helpful and instrumental in helping me with my knee, but also with my anxiety over PT and becoming active again. He went above and beyond with my insurance company to ensure I could continue appointments as needed, which showed his care and concern with the individual needs of his patients. I can’t recommend Nic enough as a physical therapist!!
13:55 25 Mar 19
I worked with Nic in the excel physical therapy location in Philadelphia and it was the best experience. I injured my hip and my doctor referred me to excel physical therapy. Nic was very patient in explaining the exercises I needed to do and how they were helping me. Moreover, he made that I was progressing at a fast rate and helped me back to walking and running in 4 weeks of therapy. At some point, I told him that my other leg was starting to hurt as well from all the periods of activity and he was very understanding and helped me devise a plan to get both my broken leg and other leg back to normal. I got off crutches and was able to go hiking the very next week. Everyone is super nice and very good atmosphere overall. Thanks Nic.
20:14 23 Mar 19
I had Nicolas Shuscavage as my physical therapist at the center city Philadelphia Excel location. Nic is highly professional, smart, and personable. He showed me ways to improve my overall posture as I have a desk job like many others. He was patient and thorough in showing me stretches for my neck and pectoral muscles and was incredibly invested in making sure my pain subsided. He cares deeply about his patients' progress.
20:45 19 Mar 19
I saw Nic for PT when he was at his prior location in Philadelphia after I tore my quadricep. I had never done PT before and Nic was great. He provided great care and always had great conversation, especially when we were doing exercises that weren't particularly comfortable. He was very knowledgeable, professional, personable, and empathetic. I was a little sad to be leaving my last session once I was healed!
20:27 19 Mar 19
As someone who has been in and out of physical therapy for 6 years, Nic is truly the best physical therapist I have ever had. I saw Nic for a shoulder and neck injury, and in the year or so I saw him, he did more for my injury than any other PT I have seen. He used the perfect balance of hands on work, stretching, and strengthening exercises to ensure that my recovery went smoothly. What's most impressive is that he taught me sustainable strategies to mitigate my pain so that even now, after being out of physical therapy for 4 months, I am pain free day to day due to the work he did on me and by using the exercises and stretches he taught me when needed. I would highly recommend Nic to anyone looking for a physical therapist!!
23:07 17 Mar 19
Nic's professional expertise, personal attention and support was vital to my recovery. He put me on the right path to wholeness.
16:09 14 Mar 19
After going to see several doctors for pain I had been experiencing in my back, it was only Nic who helped me overcome it. He listened to me talk about my pain, and in doing so, figured out what was causing it. Doctors simply gave me injections time and again when I didn’t need them. Nic is tremendously knowledgeable about the body, is extremely professional and has a fantastic personality which made it so great working with him. I’d honestly recommend Nic to any family member and friend. He’s the best as far as rehab and I owe him so much for making me healthy again.
23:22 12 Mar 19
I had lower back surgery in January 2018 and re-herniated a disk a few weeks after surgery. I was in a fair bit of pain and had significantly limited my activity. My goal was to be able to join a group of guys on a backpacking trip through the Sierras in September. Thanks to the excellent care and guidance provided by Nic at Excel, I was able to do just that. I completed a 5 night back-packing trip through the Yosemite back country, hiking a total of 60 miles, including two different days with 4000 feet elevation gains while carrying a 40 pound pack. It was an awesome trip ... and something that I had never done before. While I occasionally have a bit of numbness in my toes or foot after strenuous exertio, I am pain free and can generally attack the source of the problem through proper exercise. Thank you for making this possible.
23:12 11 Mar 19
In the spring of 2017, I decided to make an effort to seek physical therapy for neck pains as result of an accident due to whiplash. I came across Excel Physical Therapy and was assigned to Nic Shuscavage when he was at the Philadelphia Center City location at the time. Nic was a pleasure to work with and was always accommodating with my work schedule, even when I was running late on some days due to meetings. Although I was seeing Nic for neck pains due to whiplash, I often ask him other questions related to prior injuries to get his thoughts/advice as well. He was always willing to help. At the end of my session, he also offered to do any paperwork that I will need, if I wanted to request a standing desk through work or if I had any questions in the future, to feel free to reach out to him. Nic was very knowledgeable, professional, and personable. I'd highly recommend him. Thank you Nic!
15:11 11 Mar 19
Nick helped me walk pain free and securely. He knew just how to work out the tight muscles through deep massage and then just the right exercises for balance so I made significant progress in a short period of time. I am going to miss his not being in Center City...but wish him the best. He deserves it!!
14:53 08 Mar 19
Nick is a dedicated capable professional.
21:48 07 Mar 19
Nic was my physical therapist in Philadelphia. He helped me tremendously when it came to my neck and back pain. He is extremely knowledgable and a pleasure to be around, but most importantly, he listens to your symptoms and works hard to determine the cause and course of treatment. Lancaster is lucky to have him.
21:14 07 Mar 19
Nic managed my recovery & needs very well. I had a significant shoulder injury that was affecting my personal life and work abilities. Nic treated me simply and effectively. If I need treatment again I have more hesitation going to Nic and recommending home to family or friend. Thank you Nic.
15:47 07 Mar 19
I saw Nic at his previous location and he went above and beyond to help me (he even took an extra course to learn more/different techniques)! Super helpful and ended up finding more than my doctors could. Truly a great PT who genuinely cares and wants you to get better. Definitely recommend him!
01:43 07 Mar 19
Nick is amazing! I had been having back pain for almost a year before I saw him. By the second visit. I actually was having pain free periods throughout my day. Nick is thorough and attentive. I felt he really listened to me and came up with a plan that worked for me and he worked within my schedule. What is Philadelphia’s loss is Lancaster’s gain!Best of everything to you Nick!
22:45 06 Mar 19
Nic is a fantastic PT. I dislocated and broke my kneecap, but within weeks Nic had me feeling much better. He is great at explaining what you're doing and why you're doing it, and knows exactly how to balance challenging you and adjusting the program for what works for you. I can't recommend him and Excel enough!
14:33 06 Mar 19
I sprained my ankle while dancing, and after a few months of hoping it would heal on its own, I went to Nic at his old location in Center City, Philadelphia. Nic was amazing - not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he also knows how to clearly communicate the details of your injury and how it can heal, as well as gives you the tools to work on healing and strengthening yourself even when you aren't in the clinic. He is also very supportive, encouraging, and fun to talk to! I worked with him for about 5 months, and even after treatment ended, he made sure to check up on me periodically to see how I was doing. Thanks to him, I have a better understanding of my body and how to prevent other injuries in the future. My ankle is basically completely better and I am able to dance (and wear heels) again without any issues!
20:28 05 Mar 19
I saw Nic for shoulder rehab for about 2 months and I couldn't recommend more highly. He was extremely personable, very honest and always a pleasure to work with. Rehab isn't the best of experiences but Nic made the experience a lot better.
02:08 05 Mar 19
Nic Sucsavage was my PT in center city. He has excellent credentials, he has alot of education and really helped me with my recovery. Sorry to lose him to Lancaster, but their gain will be very fortunate for them.
22:35 04 Mar 19
I highly recommend Nic Shuscavage, PT, DPT. I saw Nic while he was working in the company's center city location for help with regaining mobility after breaking my fibula. As someone who had never been to physical therapy before I wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a pleasant experience. Nic is professional, personable and understanding and I am certain I would not have recovered nearly as quickly without his help.
21:31 04 Mar 19
I worked with Nick Shuscavage for about three months following a procedure on my foot for plantar fasciitis. He is very caring, knowledgeable, and listens to his patients. He also works to ensure his patients understand the process and is always available to answer questions. By keeping up with his advice and stretches, I’ve been pain free and progressing back to my normal activity. Proud to have a “Healed by Nic” sticker!
22:44 03 Mar 19
Nic is now the Director of the new Excel PT in Lancaster. I worked with him when he was a staff member of the Excel 16th and Walnut location. My understanding of Nic is that he has been immersed in biomechanics and physical therapy since a young age; an age much younger than most. My working with Nic as a patient proved exactly this.At 28 years old I spent a year unable to walk or move around. I had my time wasted by both doctors and PTs alike at two of the world's "top tier" hospital systems, being Penn and Jefferson. Nic is the only one of scores of medical professionals to be confronted with the situation who was able to identify and treat the problem.Nic would sometimes spend almost two hours with me during our PT sessions. He cares about his patients and has every resource available out there to best and most expeditiously treat them.For Nic, expectations are high. I am certain the staff he is directing have the same expectations.
16:13 03 Mar 19
I was 64 years old when I fell and broke both the tibia and fibula bones in my left leg. Due to the severity of my injury (which required a plate and seven screws), I had been non-weight bearing for 3 months and in poor physical shape when I started PT with Nick at Excel Therapy, Philadelphia. Muscle mass in both legs was practically non-existent. Working with Nick was absolutely amazing. He was both firm and understanding –pushing me when needed and going a little easier the days that I was down in the dumps. When I felt discouraged because I could not perform the exercises, Nick would find ways to make me smile, usually by showing me pictures of his beautiful daughter and telling me about their weekend adventures. Nick is very knowledgeable about strength building techniques and great at explaining the purpose of the exercise and motivating you to try your best. He did not let me use my age as an excuse not to work hard. I also had the chance to observe him with other clients ranging from college athletes and middle-aged weekend warriors recovering from sports injuries to busy professionals with a variety of sprains and pains. He worked well with everyone. When my physical therapy ended six months later, I saw changes in my overall physical health and I was in the best physical shape than I had been in a very long time. My orthopedic surgeon was amazed by my recovery – there was no residual limp. If you are looking for a good physical therapist, I strongly recommend Nick S and Excel Physical Therapy.
17:49 02 Mar 19
The new Excel Physical Therapy clinic in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is led by the excellent therapist, Nicolas Shuscavage.Nic and I worked together as therapist and patient at Excel’s location in Center City, Philadelphia. At the time, I had compressed neck vertebrae that had created numbness down my entire left arm. To complicate matters, I was concerned that physical therapy wouldn’t work for me. Nic, however, assured me that therapy would work and that he and I would find a solution to my problem.Well, he was right!In a relatively short period of time, after Nic taught me many important stretching exercises, the numbness in my arm disappeared. I was back to living my life again!I could not have accomplished this without Nic’s dedication, patience, and most importantly, kindness!Five stars for Nic and his new clinic!!!
23:45 01 Mar 19
I worked with Nick Shuscavage for 3 intense months at the Excel location in Philadelphia. Nick has now moved to Excel Lancaster to the good fortune of those needing physical therapy in the Lancaster area. Nick was excellent to work with. I had severely strained a the right side shoulder muscles (laterals etc) and was due to travel to Ireland for a week of golf. When I started with Nick 8 weeks before the trip I couldn't swing a club and almost canceled out on the trip. But Nick worked with me intensely 3 days a week for 7 weeks. Finally, with a week to go I could swing the club pain free. I had a wonderful golf trip thanks to Nick's efforts. I highly recommend Nick. He's fun to work with and he knows his stuff and he knows when and how far to push you to get results!
22:22 01 Mar 19
I went to Nic at the Center City location for hip pain. It was my first experience with PT . Nic is very friendly and easy to talk. I could tell that he genuinely cared whether or not I got better!
19:45 01 Mar 19
Nic is a very knowledgeable and talented PT. He spends a lot of time with his patients and goes above and beyond to help them. I highly recommend him.
11:19 01 Mar 19
After previously experiencing physical therapy I had low expectations. Then I had a foot surgery and met Nic Shuscavage. His approach was sincere, friendly and confident. After our first session I felt comfortable and optimistic about my recovery. Even with his busy schedule Nic always gave me his full attention. I returned to Nic for treatment of a back injury and he demonstrated a high level of skill and knowledge, no surprise to me. I would recommend Nic Shuscavage to anyone.
05:02 01 Mar 19
Last summer (2018) I was struggling with my left shoulder/arm. It hurt when I moved it/ bent it certain ways. I went to Excel PT were I was assigned to Nick Shuscavage. I am 62 years old and I never had PT before. Nick worked with me twice a week for about 6 weeks and he did a phenomenal job. Through various exercises and stretches my left shoulder/arm was as mobile as my right one and without pain. He pushed me hard, but the results were worth it. Nick certainly knew what he was doing and put together a program that I could continue to do at home on my own. Nick is a real professional and he certainly knows PT. I would recommend him highly.
04:57 01 Mar 19
I went to Nic for physical therapy a couple of years ago to deal with some pretty debilitating sciatica. Nic was a FANTASTIC physical therapist- highly competent, engaging, friendly, and welcoming. I'd often be a bit sore after our sessions, but only because he was pushing me (in a good way) to work hard toward recovery. Since I finished my course of treatment with Nic, I've been in excellent health, and give him my highest recommendation!
02:19 01 Mar 19
Nic is an incredible Physical Therapist. His knowledge surpasses all others. There is no one else I would trust with my PT needs!
01:42 01 Mar 19
My husband received physical therapy from Nic for several months in 2018. My husband thought very highly of Nic—personally and professionally. He left physical therapy feeling healthier and happier.
00:33 01 Mar 19
Nic and Excel Physical Therapy are excellent. Nic worked with my hip and ankle after an injury that required surgery and several rounds of physical therapy. As a competitive recreational athlete, Nic took my desire to get back to competition seriously. He worked with me at every step of recovery to meet my goals. He tailors his plan, approach, and demeanor to each of his patients. He is able to meet each person where they are. On several occasions, he worked with me (a young 20-year-old) athlete alongside a 75+-year-old woman. At these times I saw how he was able to adjust to meet each of our needs without skipping a beat.Because Nic knew I was interested in specifics he was ready to provide me with detailed information about anatomy and evidence-based explanations for all of my exercises. He is up-to-date on the most recent scientific literature and protocol. Beyond this, he took my feedback about what was working and what was not working seriously and made necessary adjustments in my routine depending on my ability and needs that day.Finally, Nic is extremely personable and attentive even if you are his last appointment of the day (as I was many times). When I was discharged from therapy, I felt like I was equipped for recovery and that if I had any questions or concerns that I could rely on Nic for support. Nic is professional, organized, and compassionate. I cannot recommend him or Excel Therapy highly enough. Thanks, Nic!
00:26 01 Mar 19
I highly recommend Nicolas Shuscavage for physical therapy at Excel. I saw Nic for PT after undergoing ACL patellar reconstruction at Rothman. I had switched from another PT office in center city that I was not happy with. Nic was great, I made a full recovery, highly recommended. The Excel office is fantastic, very nice staff and easy to schedule appointments. I have recommended them to several friends and colleagues. I am very happy the Nic has moved to Lancaster, PA, he is such a great PT, I would recommend him to anyone!
23:44 28 Feb 19
I can't say enough good things about Nick Shuscavage. I had experience with several PT's over the years, and Nick is wonderfully sympathetic, knowledgeable and dedicated. He absolutely knows how to properly address and treat pain issues with the appropriate exercizes and hands-on therapies. I am in the medical field, and highly recommend Nick S. without reservation
19:03 28 Feb 19
I cannot say enough about my experience with Nic & Excel. I am a 78-year-old running warrior who still thinks he is 50. Nic is very knowledgeable, conscientious & has allowed me to keep my activity level high. Nic also was very patient & explained clearly what to expect.
18:44 28 Feb 19
Nic is an excellent physical therapist. He helped me recover from a neck injury, and was really personable, knowledgeable, and professional. I highly recommend him!
16:42 28 Feb 19
After more than a year of suffering from severe back pain from commuting 3-5 hours a day for work over the past 17 years, I was diagnosed with 4 bulging discs, severe lumbar spine arthritis and two severely compressed discs. Both my primary care physician and my doctor from Rothman Institute insisted that I engage in some serious physical therapy rather than mask the pain with medication.Excel was highly recommended and so my journey began. I consider myself the luckiest patient to have found Nic Shuscavage, a physical therapist at Excel. Nic worked diligently with me by fine tuning an incredible individualized physical therapy program for my specific back issues that changed my life. Nic listened to me, he worked hard with me and gave me the first hope of pain relief in years. Within weeks my pain began to ease and his recommendations were even complimented by both my doctors.After 6 months of Nic's genius therapy it has helped relieve my lower back pain significantly. I continue every day with what Nic taught me. I've gone from barely being able to walk 3-4 blocks to walking several miles again.I'm not big on making recommendations unless I am 100% behind them. I can 100% say, check out Nic at Excel. Nic is amazing, a good listener, incredibly knowledgeable and the best physical therapist ever! Nic changed my life!!!
16:40 28 Feb 19
16:05 28 Feb 19
I worked wih Nic the Summer of 2017 fo upper back weakness and muscle depletion overall. His patience and observations as to my abilities and limitations was very discerning. A good repiore session to session ,very supportive with understanding to a person's angst in regards to their challenge. Extremely knowledgeble in his profession and I highly recommend Nicholas as your Physical Therapist.
15:40 28 Feb 19
Nic was my PT in Philly, before he moved out here to Lancaster. He treated my 6 mo old bad knee sprain over the course of a few months. I didn't think I'd get back to 100%, but I'm training for a 10 mile run this year with no pain, so I think we got there!? Nic was patient, fun, and honest about my treatment and progress. I felt comfortable in his care. Thanks forever, Nic!
04:37 28 Feb 19
Nic of Excel PT had his work cut out for him with me, I had bilateral posterior tibialis tendonitis. I had a tough time getting my pain under control. The only thing my tendonitis seemed to positively respond to was the hands massage and stretching. I was discharged after six months. I am still doing my exercises and am now back into a regular running routine.
03:29 28 Feb 19
Nicholas Shuscavage treated my wife at Excel in Philadelphia. He was professional, personable and was always on time. Most importantly, he worked with Sally to reduce the pain that had developed on her left side. At completion of her therapy she was pain free and has remained so.
03:00 28 Feb 19
I have had back problem for 20 years and have been through many physical therapists. There is no one like Nick Shuscavage. He is the best. He is compassionate, cares about his patient. I could barely walk when I came to Nick, he treated me, explained clearly the reason for each therapy-exercise, enabled me to go back to work and exercise regularly. Highly Recommended!Gloria
01:09 28 Feb 19
Nic is an extremely caring, knowledgeable and hardworking young man. Whatever he puts his mind to, he excels. Highly recommend Nic, you will be in excellent hands.
22:17 27 Feb 19
Wow a REAL CHANCE !!!to share with YOUhow incredible Nic was and is !!Besides being really good at PThe has a great personality !and makes PT actually fun to do!!I wish he had not moved from Center Citybut EVERYONE in Lancasternow had the opportunity I hadwhen Nic was herecall and get on his scheduletoday (if not yesterday)YOU WILL BE VERY LUCKY !!!
21:39 27 Feb 19
Nic is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and friendly person. He's absolutely the best Physical Therapist that I've worked with. Having suffered from chronic back pain for the past 15 years, seeing Nic for therapy truly changed my life. I can't say enough good things about him. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
20:56 27 Feb 19
Nic is a highly skilled physical therapist who genuinely cares about each one of his patients. I worked with Nic on and off for 2 years and he was great about working with me in developing a treatment plan. He does an awesome job of making sure his patients feel heard and understood when it comes to what they need from physical therapy. If you want a skilled, compassionate physical therapist, you are sure to find one at Excel-Lancaster!
20:53 27 Feb 19
I worked with Nic twice during two periods of sever lower back pain and swelling. Nic was in-tune with my situation and developed a program that got me back to productivity faster than expected. In addition to excellent treatment I felt I was provided a long-term maintenance plan to keep me out of having future PT treatments. Also, Nic is outgoing and makes PT interesting. Highly recommend him
20:52 27 Feb 19
20:17 27 Feb 19
Nic cares a great deal about his patients and is passionate about his work. He has a solid knowledge base and a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology. I felt he really listened to my needs associated with the neck pain I was having an adjusted his treatment course each visit. He provided me with both short- and long-term goals and was flexible with scheduling my visits to adjust to my not-so-flexible work schedule.
19:30 27 Feb 19
I saw Nic for a knee injury at his prior location in Philadelphia. He was an excellent PT, both a great guy to work with and also made sure I knew why he was doing everything that he did, and how to prevent similar injuries in the future. Would highly recommend him.
19:23 27 Feb 19
I went to Nic after a severe shoulder injury left me with rotator cuff, labrum, and other damage. I didn’t think I would get back to playing sports for years.Nic’s knowledge, attitude, and proactive involvement in my treatment kept me motivated and ahead of plan. He exceeded all of my expectations for PT. I’m now almost 100% recovered and owe a lot to Nic’s care.
19:22 27 Feb 19
Nicolas got rid of my pain and taught me how to take care of myself. He is a caring guy and turned my sessions into events I looked forward too.
19:17 27 Feb 19
I saw Nicolas Shuscavage for physical therapy at the center city location after herniating a disc in my back. When I arrived at his office I was in immense pain and couldn't move my back at all. By the end of our FIRST session I had regained almost all range of motion and all my pain was completely relieved! Nic not only helped heal my pain in the moment, he also educated me on how to prevent injury in the future and how to self treat if pain comes back. The facility itself is a welcome, friendly, warm environment. Bathrooms are very nice and always clean.
19:06 27 Feb 19
Nick Shuscavage was exceptional in straightening out my lower back and upper hamstring issues. I got an education out of the experience in addition to being able to touch my toes after decades. I highly recommend Nick.
18:43 27 Feb 19
I went to PT with Nick after I sprained my ankle. He was the best PT I've ever had. It was a painful process and he was so helpful and made the process as smooth as possible. He worked with my schedule and was receptive to my issues. He is also just such a nice guy.
18:40 27 Feb 19
Nic is incredible! I came in to Excel because I had started to experience leg pain. When I had my initial evaluation, Nic got to the root cause and understood it was coming from my back pain-- pain that I had gotten so used to enduring that I didn't know there was any other way to live. Nic's "magic hands"-- and the support and assignments he gave me for the rest of my life when I'm not in PT-- dramatically improved the quality of my life. I highly recommend Nic and Excel!
18:26 27 Feb 19
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