Old Tappan

Excel Physical Therapy
216 Old Tappan Road
Old Tappan, NJ 07675
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Old Tappan

Excel Physical Therapy

216 Old Tappan Road
Old Tappan, NJ 07675


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  • Located near CVS Pharmacy and Starbucks
  • 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!

216 Old Tappan Road
Old Tappan, NJ 07675

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Where We’re Located

We are located in Old Tappan, NJ in Bergen County. Our location is near CVS Pharmacy and Starbucks. 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!

Ready to Book? 

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 31 reviews
I went to this rehab after hip replacement. Everyone was very professional but also very personable. They cared my recovery and made it so I wanted to work hard. My PT was wonderful. Highly recommend this office.
I am being treated for a herniated disc in my neck. The entire staff is accommodating & friendly. I see Evan twice a week and cannot say enough good about him. Evan is patient, inquisitive and he really cares about the situation at hand. It’s obvious that Evan likes what he does and is very good at his job. It’s rare today to find someone like Evan that genuinely cares about his patients always putting in 100% to help you out as best he can.
Colleen Berry is an awesome therapist. Her skill and attention to detail is great. After rotator cuff surgery, I feel 100%, thanks to Colleen. I couldn’t be happier with the entire staff at Excel in Old Tappan. Thank you!
Sam and Evan are the best. After extensive and numerous spinal surgeries Sam has helped me get through the daily pain and has me on the way to recovery. She is an excellent therapist and a joy to be around. I cannot say enough about the staff at Excel Old Tappan...they are a caring, intelligent, professional, fun group of therapists and staff that make physical rehab beneficial to anyone in need of their services. Scheduling is a breeze through Meaghan as well!
I arrived at Excel after surgery to repair my broken arm/shoulder. Colleen and the rest of the team got me feeling better and back on the cross country roster in no time.
Physical therapist Samantha was amazing. I came in with severe lower back pain. With a combination of hands-on massage and an exercise routine I left Excel free of pain. My back has not felt this good in decades.
Excellent place to go for PT. Evan, Collen and the staff are the best. Always attentive, clean, and it’s working, helping me heal.
I went to Excel to help me with knee and leg pain. My therapist Frank has put together a plan of therapy and exercise that is relieving my pain greatly. I didn't realize how pain free i had become until i had to skip a week! Three years ago I had a back issue and Excel PT helped me through that problem as well. The whole staff there is pleasant. I recommend Excel very highly.
Evan is a miracle worker. I now have to remember which foot was hurt. I am 100% back to normal. Besides being so good as his job, he is one of the nicest people ever. An ever present smile is always on his face. Everybody truly thinks he is wonderful! I do also have to add that all the other employees there are excellent, caring and the nicest people. It was a pleasure to have to go there three days a week. If you need PT, this is the only place to go!
Evan is a great therapist! Helped me with pain in my shoulder due to impingement.
The staff is very caring here and have always been attentive to me. My physical therapist Andrew Foo follows up with how I am feeling every week and works to improve any current problems. I am feeling healthier and stronger each day and that is thanks to Andrew and the staff at Excel PT in Old Tappan!
My experience at excel therapy in old tappan is one to be remembered. The staff there was extremely helpful and caring. From the time I started until my last day, I always felt like everyone there was helping achieve my physical recovery. Especial thanks to my therapist Andrew for helping find the most effective and resourceful ways to my recovery. HIGHLY RECOMMEND excel therapy at old tappan.
Head therapist Evain and his staff are very thorough with their delivery of therapy.. They are concerned and detailed with my treatment.Been to a lot of physical therapy treatment centers over the past 20 years Excel is the best.
Excel in Old Tappan is the best. Great knowledgeable staff, friendly clean atmosphere & equipment. Evan is the BEST!!!!
Excel PT is great. Evan and all the employees made my son feel very comfortable right away. He looks forward to his PT sessions.
Very friendly, caring and professional staff. Very good working relationship among staff as well. And my treatment plan is working well!
Very nice and professional service. All of the staff members are truly delightful!
I have received outstanding physical therapy services (after an intensive knee surgery) at the Old Tappan Excel therapy office. Dr. John Gallagher PT,DPT,CEAS provides unique and highly customized therapy interventions. It was through John's collaboration with my orthopedic MD and focused physical therapy that I have attained a great outcome. Excellent support staff as well.
I had been treated by John Gallagher previously and had a great result. Recently I had a life altering injury and even though my physican recommended a different facility, I knew exactly where and to who I needed to go. The entire staff is professional and kind. The facility during these Covid times is safe and clean but most importantly the knowledge, patience and skill that John Gallagher offers is outstanding. I worked with John for weeks so I could be as strong as possible preparing for surgery and now undergoing post surgical treatment and doing fantastic. I couldn’t recommend John and the Excel team more highly if you want lasting results.
John and the staff at the Old Tappan location are so professional and knowledgeable. This is by far the best physical therapy facility I have ever experienced. I have been back for three different issues and each time my injury has been addressed. I can't sing their praises enough!
The entire staff at Excel in Old Tappan is friendly, caring and professional. After years of hip pain, and a hip replacement, my orthopedist recommended that I see John Gallagher at Excel. John's attention to detail in developing an individualized rehab plan for me has been instrumental to my healing. I recommend Old Tappan Excel to anyone who is looking for results from PT. Thank you John and your entire staff for your dedication to your clients!
Wonderful staff and John is very personableAnd Knowledgable .
John Gallagher PT, and his excellent PT staff and assistants saved my career.As a performing violinist in NYC, I developed chronic and severe dysfunction in each shoulder, including frozen shoulder, bicep tendonitis,impingement and adhesive capsulitis. After 4 months of doing PT with someone else, my condition had deteriorated badly, I couldn't use my shoulders for much of anything, and I despaired of performing again.My rheumatologist sent me to John, and within a month I had mobility back and lessening pain. 6 months later, I have no pain, and complete function & mobility in both shoulders, and strength again!! Physical Therapy at EXCEL is diligent, thorough, professional and gets results. They address all issues completely, and are the best PT"s I have encountered ever.
John and his team are a pleasure to work with. Everyone from the front staff to the therapists are friendly, professional and knowledgeable. My back pain has become much more manageable since going there. I highly recommend them.

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