Philadelphia - Old City

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
229 Arch Street, Suite 112
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Philadelphia - Old City

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

(267) 236-1025

229 Arch Street, Suite 112
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Fax: (267) 236-1050

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Based on 51 reviews

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  • Located next to the Betsy Ross House
  • Street parking available
  • Accepts most insurance plans including Medicare
  • Appointments within 24 hours
  • See us with or without a prescription
  • Previously Wallace & Nilan Physical Therapy

229 Arch Street, Suite 112
Philadelphia, PA 19106

229 Arch Street, Suite 112
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (267) 236-1025

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Where We’re Located

We are located in Philadelphia, PA. Our location is in the Old City area next to the Betsy Ross House. 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 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 

Our energetic, family-like 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 your 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

Down below on this page, you’ll find the full list of what we treat and 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!  

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Check Out Some of Our 5-Star Reviews

Based on 51 reviews
The team at Ivy Rehab is wonderful! This is my second time coming to the Old City location (different injuries) and the quality of service that I've had each time has been exceptional. Adina is wonderful & always accommodating if my schedule changes suddenly and I need to reschedule. I worked mostly with Pat, who was very attentive & gave me the individualized treatment I needed. I am now working with Tim, the new clinic director, and he has jumped right in to help alleviate the pain I'm experiencing in knee. He is very personable, which is an appreciated quality in a PT! I always enjoy my time at PT and know that they will help me get back to running as soon as possible.
17:00 19 Jan 23
Overall great experience getting PT done here, staff is knowledgeable and listens to your concerns. Adina is always super welcoming and accommodating of your schedule. My PT Tim is great at pushing you to work hard and make progress. I had a severe ankle and foot break and I’ve made so much progress over a relatively short period of time and my surgeon was impressed with my range of motion 6 months post surgery. If you are compliant with all the exercises and listen to the staff you will for sure make progress.
16:00 19 Jan 23
Been coming here since before my rotator cuff surgery and now afterwards to get back to motion and strength again. Great practice, personal attention, very clean and comfortable atmosphere. I don’t feel like they are trying to cycle people quickly through which is very nice. Their new clinic director Tim is super on top of making the place even better and more efficient too. I tell all my friends who have injuries to go here. Their out of pocket rate is very reasonable even if your insurance won’t cover it.
20:45 18 Jan 23
The staff here always make me feel like I am being heard/listened to and they know there stuff! I’ve been to PT a few times before and ended up leaving because I never felt comfortable with the staff and their approach. This specific practice/location doesn’t compare! They’re amazing. My favorites are Matt and Pat. And Adina always goes above and beyond by doing more than her job title which goes to show how much they truly care about your well being here!
19:32 08 Jan 23
I've had wonderful experiences here. When I first started therapy, I was so weak and disabled I couldn't leave my house. Pat and Matt actually came to visit me 3 times a week at home and brought the therapy to me! This was so above and beyond what they were required to do. At first I only did exercises lying in bed. Gradually I improved and I was able to walk to Arch Street and do therapy there. I should mention that I'm a 75 year old person with a broken femur. People my age don't always recover from this injury, but not only have I recovered, I walk around with no problem. I owe it all to my wonderful therapists. Without their help, I wouldn't even be able to walk. My good health is all because of the skilled, patient, cheerful efforts of Pat, Matt and of course, Adina. I am old and slow, but they never give up on me. They make the exercises fun. I give everyone at Ivy Rehab my wholehearted recommendation 😊
04:47 07 Jan 23
I had a great experience here! I came into physical therapy with an overuse injury that was very frustrating. Matt is awesome—super knowledgeable, relatable and kind. I felt the treatment was a good balance of pushing forward but also knowing when to rest. The atmosphere here overall is very positive & encouraging. Best of all, I feel stronger and more confident finally getting back into the things I love doing! Thanks Matt!
13:49 07 Nov 22
Great experience! Matt Dever is the best. Attentive and a good listener. Recommend PT here for anyone that is interested.
14:21 30 Sep 22
I can't say enough good things about this PT location. Matt was unbelievably nice from the start of our sessions to the end. He kept me calm and focused on recovery. Adina and the rest of the staff were also super helpful and fun to be around while getting back on my feet. I'm actually going to miss my visits to physical therapy now that I'm back up and running!
18:15 27 Sep 22
I am so glad that I found this fantastic physical therapy practice! Both Pat and Matt (the PTs) know their stuff and have made me feel incredibly confident in their clinical skills from the first visit. Not to mention, the front desk person, Adina is one of the coolest people I have met. They were able to see me the same week, the booking and onboarding process was super, straight-forward, and easy. They accept my health insurance. They have convenient office hours and most of all I am already feeling and moving so much better in my hands! Thank you all!!!
02:46 21 Jul 22
After a fracture in my elbow had healed, I saw Matthew Dever for physical therapy to gain back strength and flexibility in that arm. He was fantastic: He is a good listener who put together a plan that worked perfectly for me. Since finishing with the PT, I have had no pain or any other issues. I am actually stronger than before the injury! Thank you, Matt.
20:35 09 Jun 22
I have been working with Matt and Pat over the last year to help recover from a shoulder injury and also for post–shoulder surgery recovery. The proof is in the pudding. I am back to doing Olympic lifts, handstands, rope climbs, and indoor rock climbing. They returned me to my desired level of function. If you have a sports injury, go see them.
20:30 05 May 22
I have only had two visits so far but the sign up process and intro evaluation appointments were awesome! The employees are super knowledgeable and resourceful. They explain things in a granular level and constantly check in during the rehab exercises to make sure I’m always comfortable. Solid group of patient centered specialists!
22:13 07 Apr 22
I would recommend W&N to anyone looking for physical therapy in Old City. Both PTs (Matt and Pat) are very friendly, knowledgeable, and generous with their time. Lastly, if needed, rescheduling appointments (with Adina) is easy and the team is flexible.
14:54 21 Mar 22
Going to W&N is one of the best decisions that I have made. I had such pain in my knee that I could barely walk 2 blocks. Matt and Pat worked with me, listened to what helped, and planned what would help me get back to my normal self. They planned exercises that helped and gave clear instructions on how to do them. I am able to walk miles instead of just blocks and that is important to my independence as a senior person. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to relieve pain and become stronger.
20:45 24 Feb 22
This place is seriously the best! At first I was dreading having to go to physical therapy a few times per week after an ankle injury, but coming here has totally changed that around. Everyone is so welcoming, they have incredibly flexible scheduling, and most importantly I'm seeing amazing results! Matt and Pat are both great, I've worked mostly with Matt. It's clear that they put a lot of thought into their treatment plans and make them dynamic to focus on each person's individual needs and goals. They always take the time to answer my questions and explain every element of what we're doing. On top of it all, they also just make it a fun environment & make the whole PT experience feel like much less of a chore than it would be otherwise. I'm so grateful I found this place. If you're considering it, just come here you won't regret it! :)
01:44 11 Feb 22
I’ve been attending physical therapy here for both my lower back pain/ disc issues and upper back pain/ migraines for about 5 months, working with Matt. In that time my pain has significantly improved. Matt has worked with me to develop a treatment plan that is specific to me and allows me to workout without pain. I have learned strength exercises, mobility exercises and stretches that I have been able to incorporate in my workouts that keep me feeling good. My favorite thing about coming here for PT is that Matt takes the time to answer all of my questions and I never feel like I am being rushed out or like they don’t have time for me (which has been the case at other clinics before.) 10/10 recommend coming here if you need PT!!
01:56 03 Feb 22
I recently wrapped up PT with Wallace & Nilan and they are excellent! Pat and Matt are both extremely knowledgeable and helped me overcome the tendinitis in my knee! Highly recommended!
00:57 03 Feb 22
Prior to this, you could have classified me as a "PT skeptic", but Matt at W&N turned me into a believer. Had a nagging running injury for 6 months cleared up in just about 4 weeks.Great folks to help you on your PT journey, 10/10
15:17 31 Jan 22
Great PTs. I have been struggling with back pain for 7 years following an injury from the military. I have tried just about everything under the sun to relive pain including several other PTs and until now nothing has had much of an impact. I have been coming here for just a few months and it has already had the biggest impact out of anything I have ever tried. Matt and Pat are by far the best pts I have ever worked with, they take time every session to understand your goals and make sure that your treatment plan is customized to you, instead of following a one size fits all. Recovering from any serious injury can be a long a arduous journey, while I still have a long way to go, I am confident that Matt and Pat are the best choice to Shepard you on the path to recovery.
14:14 31 Jan 22
Wallace & Nilan Old City PT has been a great experience for me. Coming off two ACL tears within 2 years, I felt that I understood and was familiar with the recovery process. I was so wrong and learned a lot more during my 2nd recovery due to working with Matt Dever. I was given constant feedback, advice, and new exercises that has put me way ahead in the recovery process (especially compared to 1st experience). I have realized that the key in having a successful recovery comes down to working with the right and knowledgeable PT and the work you put in (how much you listen to their feedback). I encourage anyone that is going through physical therapy and doesn’t believe that they are getting the right care or is on the correct program to go to Old City Wallace & Nilan and work with Matt Dever.
18:39 27 Jan 22
I came to Wallace & Nilan for hip pain and knee pain that I had been experiencing for over 10 years. After 3 months of physical therapy with Matt, I finally feel pain free and now have a toolkit of exercises and stretches to do if I ever feel pain coming on. I am extremely grateful for the amazing team at this location, definitely would recommend!
17:56 23 Jan 22
These folks took great care of me following a back injury. Thank you!
17:59 20 Nov 21
Absolutely the best PT place in the city. From the first phone call I could tell they really care about their patients. Pat and Matt are great therapists and are extremely knowledgeable. What sets them apart from everyone else is that they take their time with you at every single session. They evaluate every pain point and create a plan that works specifically for me. Genuine, caring and honest. So glad I found this place, they've improved my quality of life drastically
18:33 17 Nov 21
I recommend this place to everyone! Pat and Matt are great physical therapists. They were extremely responsive and receptive to all my concerns. My injury got so much better with their help and consistent feedback. Before leaving they made sure I felt confident moving forward, had a plan on how to continue making progress, and made sure I knew that I could call or email if I had any questions or concerns. Truly one of the best PT places I’ve been to. Nikki is a ray of sunshine and made sure I knew all about my insurance coverage Everyone here is amazing!
14:22 14 Oct 21
This was my first time ever experiencing Physical Therapy, and it was awesome. The entire staff was amazingly friendly and super helpful. After years of dealing with my CBT, I finally got the help I needed. Matt Dever was great, he is friendly, personable, and made sure to listen to all of my concerns and needs.I would recommend this place to anyone who needs to go to Physical Therapy. If I ever have the need to, I'll definitely be back here!Thank you everyone at Wallace & Nilan! You're all amazing!
14:55 06 Sep 21
21:32 27 Aug 21
Pat, Matt and Nikki were a real delight to work with helping me recover from a torn labrum. It's an intimate operation in a nice part of town and they are all personable and very professional. It was a tricky rehab, and Pat really listened to me and was able to draw on his long experience to target my issue and now I'm back swimming, weight-lifting and kayaking. Couldn't recommend them more highly.
21:01 18 Aug 21
18:10 04 Aug 21
I was in PT for 3 months for a running issue, and I cannot speak highly enough of the Old City location. Pat, Matt, and Nikki got me back up and running (literally) and I am not exaggerating when I say I felt a noticeable difference after one or two appointments. I've been in PT before and did not have a stellar experience (former PT was confused by my injury and, frankly, didn't pay much attention to me while I was exercising) and this experience was like night and day. I felt comfortable, HEARD, and encouraged. The fun chitchat and excellent playlists were an extra bonus on top of excellent care.
00:28 03 Jun 21
I came in for a wrist injury and am very happy with the care I received here. They had me back up and running quickly and taught me stretches and exercises to use going forward to prevent future injury. Matt, Pat, and Nikki are all incredibly nice, knowledgeable, and welcoming. If you need PT this is definitely the place to come!
17:54 06 May 21
Pat gave me the exercises, stretches, and confidence to go from a total hip replacement to comfortably running a half marathon in a matter of months. Thanks Pat!
14:25 06 Apr 21
Fun, professional, and easy to work with! Best PT experience I've had!
15:18 02 Apr 21
The five stars says it all. The Old City location run by Pat is by far the best experience I have had. He is knowledgable and kind and positive! I would recommend this location to anyone who needs PT!
14:01 25 Mar 21
The sessions got me feeling better fast with hands-on therapy, as well as stretching and strengthening to keep the pain from coming back. I'm thankful for the friendly staff and the Covid-safe protocols.
00:37 18 Feb 21
I came here for an ankle injury and am so pleased with the quality of service and care I received. Not only has my ankle healed, but every visit was such a pleasant experience. They were also super flexible about fitting in appointments around my work schedule. Would highly recommend coming here if you're in need of physical therapy!
14:20 12 Feb 21
This was my first time going to physial therapy for my upper back and neck pain and I could not be happier with the treatment I received! I spent almost 3 months with Pat, Nikki, and Sam and all three of them offered great customer service and expertise. They were able to diagnos my issue, improve my strength and function, and left me with an at-home treatment plan:) Thank you Wallace & Nilan!
20:09 22 Jan 21
I came here for a lower back injury and a knee injury and couldn't be happier with the results. Pat and Nikki are awesome and I left feeling great and with a ton of stretches and exercises I can do to stay healthy. I've been to probably 6 or 7 different physical therapy places in my life and Wallace & Nilan was by far the best. I highly recommend making an appointment.
21:15 18 Jan 21
23:43 02 Nov 20
I did physical therapy here for ACL recovery and could not be happier. Pat is extremely knowledgable and helped me progress very quickly. He is the third PT that I had seen throughout my recovery, and was definitely the most helpful. Pat was able to significantly reduce pain in my knee, and helped increase functionality. Very happy with the results.Also, Nikki at the front desk is very friendly and helpful. The weekly trivia is a nice touch.Hands down the best place I have been for physical therapy - could not recommend enough!
18:29 30 Oct 20
This is my first time at Wallace & Nilan. I had a Total hip replacement and have experienced progress after every session. Pat is patient, dedicated and very professional. Nikki who runs the front desk and helps guide patients is also extremely helpful. I would recommend this location to anyone requiring physical therapy.
15:14 27 Oct 20
I cannot say enough good things about the care i receive at the location. I started therapy unable to walk even a single city block due to extreme pain in my lower back. In only three weeks i am now walking over a mile twice a week. The staff is friendly, courteous, and obviously very knowledgeable
19:53 26 Oct 20
I’ve had chronic foot problems stemming from sesamoid stress fractures and Pat has helped me get back on my feet and functioning better than ever! He’s been super helpful in treating a chronic issue and has definitely decreased pain and taught me a lot of exercises I can do on my own when I’m feeling pain. Definitely recommend PT here because you have a ton of direct time with Pat and you get results.
17:10 21 Sep 20
I would highly recommend this location for physical therapy. The facility is very nice, flexible hours for scheduling, and Pat does an excellent job. He seems to genuinely care about your progress and works to provide a plan and exercises that meet your individual needs. I am very happy with the results I am seeing after coming here!
20:20 07 Sep 20
Top of the line place, Pat is an all around great PT, I definitely would recommend this place
14:57 03 Sep 20
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11:13 23 Jul 20
I’ve struggled with back pain for several years. I was unable to heal on my own, so I turned to physical therapy. The PT, Pat, has been fantastic. He was able to provide relief within a short time frame, and we are working on strengthening the pain area, so I can manage on my own. Pat is professional and thorough. The staff is friendly and warm. Highly recommend this place, especially as someone who tried to avoid treatment for years.
14:26 21 Feb 20
Pat is one of the best physical therapists I have encountered— he is thoughtful in all aspects and works with you at an individual level to understand what your goals are. Under his care, I have not encountered the “mill” environment I have at other PTs. He does the perfect combination of manual treatment and an exercise program to get you on the road to success.The location is also a huge bonus for Old City residents and they have later appointments for 9-5 working patients like myself.
12:21 20 Feb 20
Great place with great customer service. Hands on and individualized experience. Love this place.
16:26 18 Feb 20
I can’t say enough good things about the quality care Zach puts into his work. I was new to PT following an accident and from day one I’ve felt comfortable with a now noticeable difference in my overall health. Highly recommend.
14:43 18 Oct 19

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