Physical Therapy in Old City-Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia - Old City

Wallace & Nilan Physical Therapy
229 Arch Street, Suite 112
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Philadelphia - Old City

Wallace & Nilan Physical Therapy

(267) 236-1025

229 Arch Street, Suite 112
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Fax: (267) 236-1050

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Google Rating
5.0
Based on 24 reviews

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Monday
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  • Located next to the Betsy Ross House
  • Street parking available
  • Appointments within 24 hours
  • See us with or without a prescription
  • Complimentary Injury Screenings
  • Accepts most insurance plans including Medicare

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, in the Old City area. 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!

When should you see us? 

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 to 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 Wallace & Nilan Physical Therapy

Learn more about Wallace & Nilan 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, in your home, 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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Reviews for Philadelphia – Old City

5.0
Based on 24 reviews
Kate H
Kate H
00:28 03 Jun 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.
Gillian Greenbaum
Gillian Greenbaum
22:08 10 May 21
I came into the Old City location with a rotator cuff impingement, and could barely move my arm. Pat was incredible and had me up and running in no time. Pat is extremely knowledgeable, and has a great bedside manner. Nikki at the front desk is a breath of fresh air. Her weekly trivia keeps me coming back even after my treatment finished. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Sophie D
Sophie D
17:54 06 May 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!
Kai Syvertsen
Kai Syvertsen
14:25 06 Apr 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!
Keyur Patel
Keyur Patel
15:18 02 Apr 21
Fun, professional, and easy to work with! Best PT experience I've had!
Andrea Kind
Andrea Kind
14:01 25 Mar 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!
Erica Murphy
Erica Murphy
00:37 18 Feb 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.
Sam Lukens
Sam Lukens
14:20 12 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!
Sara Heckman
Sara Heckman
20:09 22 Jan 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!
Rich Mullen
Rich Mullen
13:33 19 Jan 21
Danny Leiser
Danny Leiser
21:15 18 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.
Corrine Verga
Corrine Verga
23:43 02 Nov 20
Alex Cancell
Alex Cancell
18:29 30 Oct 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!
Kenneth Morgan
Kenneth Morgan
15:14 27 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.
Jim Gerhart
Jim Gerhart
19:53 26 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
Diane Weathers
Diane Weathers
20:28 15 Oct 20
I began physical therapy shortly after moving to Philly last year. I had been previously treated for tendonitis, aggravated by fallen arches. The pain was so bad I had put my exercise routine on hold for several months. When I started, I was literally limping. Today, I am thrilled with my progress; the limping is mostly gone. The spacious studio, and friendly, well trained professional staff give me the confidence to keep at it. Most Important, at age 70, I am gaining renewed appreciation for the importance of walking, stretching and keeping my joints lubricated. With each session, I am seeing improvement.
Zach Dravis
Zach Dravis
17:10 21 Sep 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.
Addison Lynch
Addison Lynch
20:20 07 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!
Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith
14:57 03 Sep 20
Top of the line place, Pat is an all around great PT, I definitely would recommend this place
Jim Wallace
Jim Wallace
11:13 23 Jul 20
Five start physical therapist
Gianni De La Cruz
Gianni De La Cruz
14:26 21 Feb 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.
Alexandria May
Alexandria May
12:21 20 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.
Chelsea Kalman
Chelsea Kalman
16:26 18 Feb 20
Great place with great customer service. Hands on and individualized experience. Love this place.
Kaitlyn Amodei
Kaitlyn Amodei
14:43 18 Oct 19
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.

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