Excel Physical Therapy
555 S. Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Excel Physical Therapy

555 S. Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039


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  • Located near ShopRite and Dunkin'
  • Accepts most insurance plans including Medicare
  • Appointments within 24 hours
  • See us with or without a prescription
  • Excel is now part of the Ivy Rehab Network!

555 S. Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039

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Where We’re Located

We are located in Livingston, NJ in Essex County. Our location is near ShopRite and Dunkin’. We strive to deliver exceptional 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 Excel Physical Therapy

Learn more about Excel Physical Therapy

Get your life back with physical therapy. 

At Excel Physical Therapy our mission is to deliver an unsurpassed physical therapy experience that exceeds expectations by providing the highest level of service, care, and respect. Our expertly skilled clinicians have extensive experience in treating a range of ailments, from nagging aches and pains to advanced orthopedic injuries. We prioritize the education and empowerment of our patients to quickly and safely return to their life and the activities they love.

Providing superior care for more than 30 years.

Excel was founded in 1990 with the vision of becoming the standard of orthopedic rehabilitation in the state of New Jersey. Since then, Excel has built an unparalleled reputation by combining the highest quality of physical therapy with exceptional customer service to provide a genuine “patient first” approach. Excel remains a trusted source of rehabilitation for both patients and physicians alike.

Our skilled staff and upbeat atmosphere support rapid rehabilitation. You will feel at home in our state-of-the-art facility.

Our therapists work closely with each patient to create the best recovery plan with individualized, professional care.  We are committed to your health and recovery, and your goal of feeling better is our goal, too! Our experienced therapists know how important health, quality of life, and careers are to patients. We educate our patients on how to safely and quickly return to their regular activities after an injury, surgery, or illness. In addition to treatment in our outpatient clinic, patients are educated on home exercises to accelerate recovery and prevent problems from reoccurring, and we support our primary care healthcare providers with easy access and rapid communication. Our highly-trained providers and staff work as a team to provide excellent, coordinated, cost-effective physical therapy care.

What we treat

Below you’ll find the 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, neurological conditions, vestibular and balance conditions, auto accidents, hand and wrist injuries, and much more!  

Check Out Some of Our 5-Star Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
I just started October 25, 2023 Brandon was my primary physical therapist who did an excellent job and knows me better than anybody, I also worked with Andrew as well as Antonio and the assistance were phenomenal also Tom, Christine, Brianna and of course Veronica was phenomenal at helping me anyway I needed help including doing the survey, Also Dom and Dylan And Aiden the new guy and Liz all excellent helpers to keep me on track, thank you thank you thank you
I am working with Excel therapy from last 3 months for my ankle and shin bone fracture. It has been an awesome experience working with them and I see great results. Brandon at excel therapy is very good and provides right recommendation. I highly recommend excel therapy.
This is definitely the place to go if you have an injury or underlying problems. I suffered my first major injury to my shoulder in late August. I wasn’t able to raise my arm front to back or sideways more than a few inches with some pain and I was also in a shoulder sling. I then started treatment here in September and I have never felt better now that October is coming to an end. All the staff members and PT’s/DPT’s were all so kind, understanding, and knowledgeable of my condition and really made me feel welcome and gave me a feeling of comfort that I was getting help I needed. Everything was explained clearly and they helped you understand what was wrong, how it’s supposed to work , and how whatever exercises would help better your condition. The scheduling is also really nice.I had school during the time I had my sessions and they were able to give me a really time effective and suitable schedule that worked the best for me and the PT/DPT. Highly recommend to go to Excel.
The care that I've received at Excel in Livingston was exceptional by the entire staff. I was seen by the DPT, Andrew, who was attentive, caring, and patient. Andrew was very keen on making sure that my regimen was carefully tailored to my issues and progress. The team at Excel Livingston is highly recommended.
Great professionals, very didactic in their explanations and helpful all time. The place with a warm and welcoming environment. And best of all, Brandon solved my shoulder problem!!
I came to excel/Ivy 2 weeks ago after enduring 6 months of severe neck and left shoulder pain including tingling and numbness down my arm. After one failed rehab, a failed epidural and multiple prescriptions of prednisone I came to meet Brandon and his team. From the second I sat down With Brandon I started to have a hope of recovery. He was patient, understanding and very knowledgeable about my condition. He put together a plan of action with specific exercises and an explanation of what we should expect from the process.After 2 weeks I have significant reduction of pain. I fell asleep last night without any pain (just slight tingling in the arm). This is the first time since Oct of 22 that I have been able to do this.I was referred by a friend who spoke very highly of Brandon and his team and I now want to share my experience as well to any and all sufferers of back pain.
The staff there brought me to a success that I could not accomplish at 2 other facilities. They are patient as well as forward moving. I will miss my friends/therapist/assistants. Highly recommend Brandon and company.
If you need physical therapy, this is the place to come. Due to various issues I've been a "repeat offender" here over the past three years.The facility is modern, clean and very well equipped. Scheduling is easy and efficient.My wife and I as well as her sister and husband have all been working for a number of months with a PT named Brandon. He is absolutely outstanding and extremely knowledgeable. I view my sessions with him as another form of training (I see a trainer in a gym twice a week) rather than simple rehabilitative exercises. He has enabled me to get outdoors and pursue the running, hiking and cycling I enjoy without pain and more effectively than before. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone needing PT.
I have been seeing Physical Therapists at Livingston Excel Physical Therapy since October of 2022 for various issues including neck and hip. Therapy has been very helpful and allows me to continue my daily activities which includes workouts with a trainer and visits with Grandchildren. Most recently I have been seeing Brandon, my Physical Therapist, in Livingston. I have referred several others to him as he has been so helpful to me.
Great experience. With Aaron & his team’s help, I have made tremendous progress over the last few months. On top of his technical knowledge, Aaron showed he cared about my recovery which helped the process go much quicker. Highly recommended
I’ve been going here for years and the PTs are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Along with that they have been super helpful and educated in there field.
We had a fantastic experience with Aaron. So helpful!
Brandon Heinz , my Excel Therapist expertise is valued and extremely beneficial to me. He is patient and will explain and answer any questions I have to satisfaction.Brandon is very pleasant and personable which is very important when working closely with all individuals ( As a young man, he has given this Senior, life sustaining advise in regards to excise).Thank you Brandon.Jackie Burwell
My experience at Excel Physical Therapy in Livingston was very positive. The facility is roomy, clean, masks are required, and this gives me peace of mind. I had PT after hip replacement surgery and found the PT staff members friendly and helpful. In particular, Brandon, who helped with my recovery through intensive strength and stretching exercises. Brandon is a knowledgeable, caring, attentive and encouraging professional.He closely assessed my progress during each session, offering very helpful advice. You would be fortunate to have Brandon and his able team as your physical therapist .
Visited for sport injury(s). Bree, Will, and SJ were excellent. Listened and developed a personalized program for rehab. I left the sessions much more cognizant of my lower body and most importantly with a plan/routine for injury prevention. Thanks Again!
Brianne O’Connor was extremely helpful! She really cares about her patients and is very knowledgeable when it comes to injuries/pain. In my situation I hurt multiple parts of my body and she was able to guide me on what I need to do during and outside of PT to help with my pain. Definitely recommend! Her patient interaction is great and you could tell every patient liked her in the room.
I’ve been working with Amani for about a month now for a fractured knee. Amani has a lot of patience and is very encouraging. I went in with a wheelchair and this week, I’m walking with a cane. She’s very knowledgeable and explains the exercises. Aides are keeping everything clean and making sure we have our equipment to work on our exercises.
Have been a regular for almost two years and the staff in livingston has been tremendous!!! They have made my recovery 100%. I can’t give them enough credit. Especially Stephanie, Caitlin, Frank and most of all Emani. I also need to say not keeping Jocelyn as an aid was a big mistake. She’s missed by a lot of patients already. Overall great place for Rehab
Excel physical therapy folks are friendly, compassionate and competent. They do not rush you and take their time in explaining thingsMatt, my DPT is the best!! He is knowledgeable and personable with just right blend of humor.
This is my second time around to go to Excel Physical Therapy in Livingston, NJ. This PT site is staffed by excellent and skilled personnel, in particular, Caitlin and Stephanie. The place is clean, Covid-19 Reg-compliant, and the staff are friendly, professional and patient-oriented.
wonderful place, wonderful people
The entire team at Excel Livingston led by Caitlin Corridi is outstanding. After two knee replacements with unique issues and pain, Caitlin listened to my goals and created a recovery plan custom tailored to me and developed a plan of exercises targeted to my issues. It is because of her wonderful quality of care, attention to patient needs/desires and follow through that I am walking pain free. Without her I would not have the mobility and quality of life that I do.Joslyn, Ike and Scott guided me through the recovery process of my exercises, provided emotional support and reinforced Caitlyn’s focus. They are all incredibly professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.Thank you Caitlin for changing my life and getting me through the past few months.
My Therapist, Sarah, is knowledgeable, and pleasant, and provides clear information regarding procedures and expectations. She provides positive feedback and encouragement and displays an impressive understanding of anatomy and corrective procedures. I feel I am experiencing positive results with each therapy session. All assistant technicians are cooperative, alert to provide assistance, and continually check regarding my welfare and how I am feeling. I have participated in therapy at several other providers, and Excel has far surpassed all others. I am very pleased with Excel’s services.
I can’t say enough about Excel PT. The entire staff is super nice and they take a ton of pride in what they do. I had the privilege of working with both Stephanie and Frank on my shoulder rehab and felt like I was truly in great hands. I progressed even quicker than my predicted recovery timeline and they actually make going to physical therapy fun and enjoyable!
My heartfelt thanks to the Livingston Excel Physical Therapy -in particular, my therapist, Stephanie Szeliga- for the excellent care I received during my most painful moments. Because of the team's expert and patient treatment of my shoulder fracture, I am now on my feet and feeling great! I highly recommend this place : clean, compliant with CDC guidelines, and staffed by wonderful people.
I had the best experience with Caitlyn at Excel in Livingston. She came highly recommended by my shoulder surgeon. The exercises were challenging but never painful. I also enjoyed her hands on therapy - again, I felt the stretching was never to the point of pain. The way Caitlyn massaged my whole shoulder area was SO rejuvenating. I looked forward to it every week and miss it now that I've graduated. Caitlyn kept me laughing the whole time which was therapeutic in and of itself! I am happy to say I am 100% functional and graduated "ahead of the pack" according to my surgeon! I'd highly recommend Caitlyn to everyone for successful healing!
I am thriving because of Excel PT. The care I have received from the Livingston staff has been above and beyond. The personalized stretching and strength exercises have made me so much stronger, and I am almost 100% recovered from my cervical fusion. The protocols they have in place for following guidelines in the pandemic have given me peace of mind. I have recommended Excel to family and friends and they are so thankful because they are now on a road to recovery as well.
I was very comfortable at Excel. Everyone there is friendly and nice. They utilize all the appropriate COVID protocols, constantly cleaning and sanitizing. My shoulder feels a lot better too. I am done my therapy and will not hesitate to go back if I ever need anything else.

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