Philadelphia - Business District

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
1800 JFK Boulevard, Ste 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Philadelphia - Business District

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

1800 JFK Boulevard, Ste 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103


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Based on 76 reviews

Office Hours:

  • See us with or without a prescription
  • Convenient appointments at our clinic & virtual telehealth
  • Appointments within 24 hours
  • Accepts most insurance plans including Medicare
  • Previously Excel Physical Therapy

1800 JFK Boulevard, Ste 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Where We’re Located

We are located at 1800 JFK Boulevard on the 18th floor in Philadelphia, PA. Our location is in the Business District area near Planet Fitness. 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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Check Out Some of Our 5-Star Reviews

Based on 76 reviews
I went for an injured knee. In just one month, I was in better shape than before the injury! Excellent in every way. Very convenient location and appointment availability if you live or work in Center City Philly. (Tip: Call this office directly to make an appointment, rather than using the "Request An Appointment" form on the Ivy Rehab website)
Friendly and knowledgeable staff and personalized treatment plan did wonders to alleviate my back pain and gave me a solid exercise program so I can keep up the work on my own. I almost hated to be discharged.
I can’t rave enough about Ivy and the PTs they staff. I came in as a 26 year old with hip pain determined to run a marathon. Without the help from Dr. Megan and Dr. Mike, I wouldn’t be healthy enough to do this. Their hands on approach has allowed me to continue to do the things I love to do. They have an immense amount of knowledge and each have their own specialities that allow them to help all of their patients. In addition, the office is inviting and friendly. They care for you, ask questions, and genuinely want to know about you. They also give you candy if you ask nicely enough. (:
Megan and Mike were great. Would recommend Ivy Center City to friends and family.
Ivy Rehab made a difference in my physical well being from my first appointment. They listened, helped me accomplish my goals, and were kind and enjoyable to spend time with! I highly recommend!
The team (Megan, Mike, Kyle and Becca) is exceptional and provide positive support. Shakeema at the front desk is so personable and helpful- a warm welcome!!Mike and Megan have done an outstanding job in getting my frozen shoulder back to normal!! I highly recommend these experts!!
These professionals helped me along after my total knee replacement. They were knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable. They had lots of tips for me to help my knee along, which I hadn’t gotten from my surgeon’s office. My knee made great strides in two weeks. Special thanks to Becca, Megan, Mike and Kyle. You were all fantastic.
Very efficient. Enjoyed my sessions!
“Oh wow, thank you!!”
Great staff that helped me with my ankle recovery and got me back in the mountains for my big trip. Thank you Megan and team for helping me get up the mountain in Norway!
Megan, Mike, Kyle and , Becky, are all fabulous! They are the consummate professionals, and are always there to help with such kindness and grace! I’ve never gone to physical therapy before, we’re I actually look forward to going! Not only do you get the help that you so need but you’re put in a comfortable and warm environment! I am so thrilled that somebody told me about Ivy rehab and I was able to go there! If anyone needs physical therapy, and wants to have the most wonderful experience, please be advised they need to go to Ivy rehab! Thank you for the opportunity to let everybody know what a wonderful physical therapy facility Ivy rehab is! Also, let’s not forget Sheronda the receptionist at Ivy rehab! She keeps everything together and flowing!
I am so grateful to Megan and Mike at Ivy Rehab for helping me recover from a shoulder injury and neck strain. They were both so knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. They always patiently answered my many questions about what was going on with my body. They encouraged me to strengthen my weak shoulder and neck muscles to prevent re-injury while also guiding me to take it easy on days when my injury had flared up. Importantly, both Mike and Megan always had an upbeat attitude and showed that they cared about me as a patient AND as a person. I enjoyed working with Mike and Megan so much that going to physical therapy became a highlight of my week!
Very attentive and knowledgeable staff, I felt cared for and listened to. The sessions were efficient and my knee pain was managed quite quickly. I was able to get back to my usual activities very soon after my injury. Would definitely come back again!
Megan and Mike are amazing!! Got me up and running in no time
The staff at Ivy Rehab Business District are efficient, welcoming, and professional. Megan, my therapist, knows her business. My condition has improved thanks to her expertise. I recommend Ivy Rehab to anyone who needs physical therapy.
So far so good!Easy to scheduled, great bedside manner, and commitment to my personal goals.
Great PT
I feel very lucky to have found Erin Farmer to help with my hip and lower back pain. From day one of treatment, it felt like I had a partner who cared just as much as I did about returning to the lifestyle I wanted. She brought a positive attitude to every session and never left me feeling rushed in my progress. When I finished my treatment, I not only felt better but also felt confident that I could self-correct if my pain comes back in the future.It is extremely rare to find the level of individualized care Erin provides and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking physical therapy.
Let me start of my saying that wherever Gabby goes I follow. She is absolutely amazing at her job. At my very young age of 22 I had chronic hip pain that was constantly a bother and made me feel like I was 96 years old. I went with Gabby after seeing all the reviews that she has and let me tell you the hype is real! Gabby knows her stuff. On the very first visit she was able to address the cause of my pain and knew exactly how to target it. After a couple weeks of being consistent with her instructions, my pain actually went away. Months later and the pain has not returned so millions kudos to her for fixing me! She was so welcoming, instructive, and knowledgeable. Every visit was worth it not just because I could feel with every session that I was getting better but also because she was such a joy to be around. She guided me through every exercise, encouraged me when I was beat and didn’t feel like continuing, and was actively attentive! Gabby is exceptional at her job and if ever again I need PT I know exactly who I’m going to!
Gabby is a fantastic PT. She rehabbed my ankle and I went from major sprain to running without any surgical intervention. She is also very patient and will provide detail explanations for any questions you have. She truly cares about her patients and it shows in her work!
I highly recommend Gabby Rathz! She always listened to my concerns, educated me in a very understandable way, and was generally fun to work with. I felt very confident in her treatment plans and will continue to see her for all of my concerns!
I can see a difference already working with Gabby. I used to have drop foot, and because of Gabby I barely noticed any drop foot in the last week. Would highly recommend Gabby!
I can't say enough good things about Excel JFK. It's convenient and very welcoming, starting with the women at the front desk. My therapist, Gabby, in addition to being warm and friendly, has no bounds to her dedication. I am so thankful I found her!
Fabulous highly dedicated staff who truly listen and are committed to helping you recover in the best possible way.
I came to Excel with persistent neck pain and strength loss in my left shoulder and arm. Gabby was my physical therapist and she has been tremendous. She helps me work through simple exercises to regain my strength, provide neck massages to ease with neck pain and instruction on what neck stretching exercises I should do at home. Fast forward 3 months, my body is back to whole again. I’m very happy I went to excel!
My experience at EXCEL was wonderful. My PT Gabby is amazing and she took her time to understand my issue and was very patient all throughout. The office and staff is great. I would highly recommend this place
I've been to Excel - Business District twice over the past 12-months for two separate issues (first was neck then shoulders). My physician recommended Brad because of his McKenzie certification (a specialty method that my doctor thought I would benefit from). I am very fortunate to have been recommended to Brad. My first session for each round of therapy started with not only a very comprehensive evaluation, but a digestible and visual explanation of what was wrong and how we were going to work on fixing it. Every session afterwards included a hands-on component and then strength building/stretching. After my very first session for my neck, my rotation increased exponentially. Brad gives you about 10 minutes worth of 'homework' to do between sessions which is just enough that it doesn't become a chore. I'd never been too keen on PT prior to working with Brad, but I am a total convert and evangelize it to as many people as I can. My neck and shoulder feel great, and it's been over a year since my initial therapy. Before PT I could barely sit at the dinner table without terrible neck pain or barely hold a bag of groceries without awful shoulder pain. Today, I feel nothing and it's such a relief. Besides Brad being a great PT, his clinic is clean, spacious, and the staff is extremely friendly. Someone always greets you and makes you feel welcomed. The model of this clinic is not to get as many patients in the door as possible; rather, you get undivided attention and focus during your session. Since COVID they have been militant about social distancing, wiping down everything, wearing masks, hand sanitizing, etc.
This was my third summer in a row in physical therapy for my knee. After mixed success at a different provider I gave Excel a shot. Brad helped me identify alternative exercises than I was used to and develop a home program that I can use going forward. Now I'm back on my bike feeling great.
Neck Injury, Worked with BradCan't say enough good things about this place. Was able to work through the initial pain from the injury and eventually build up the muscles to properly rehabilitate the neck very quickly. Really felt like I was always the #1 priority here, if I had any questions outside of the session there was the online portal to connect with my PT at any hour of the day.Excel definitely made the misery of rehabbing from an injury much more enjoyable
I can't thank Brad and Excel enough. The immense amount of knowledge and help they offer is priceless. Brad worked with me to go from immense back pain to little to none. I'm on my way back to full strength thanks to him. I highly recommend them for any of your therapy needs.
Gabby is the best!! Caring, empathetic, diagnosing and providing different exercises each time to put you on your way to recovery!
I can't say enough nice things. I saw Dawson (middle name, first is Robert) and he was great. Very patient with someone new to PT, gentle when possible but also pushes you hard to get results. Great personality and sense of humor too. The receptionists were extremely nice, and funny too. While my insurance sucks and cut me off early, Dawson listened to my explanations of pain carefully and by the end I left feeling 90% better than when I walked in. PT is no pleasure cruise but I kind of miss going. He left me with a detailed excersize regime to do at home to continue improvements and an appointment to spare if I care to return for follow up. I'm sure all their therapists are great, but I want to give personal thanks to Dawson. It was worth every gruelling moment :)
I worked with Gabby for over a month and she was wonderful! She truly cares about her patients and demonstrates a commitment to helping them meet their PT goals. Everyone in this office is friendly, and the space is comfortable and convenient. I am thankful for the great care I received.
I have received PT several times over the past 10 years for a chronic back issue, and Excel Physical Therapy is by far the best practice I’ve been to. The Business District location in particular has exceptional staff that are welcoming, kind, and top-notch professionals. I especially want to recognize the talented therapist I’ve been working with for several months now, Gabby. She is empathetic, kind, sensitive, and works hard to create a unique treatment for each of her patients. I particularly appreciate that she continually takes the time to listen to my story and experiences, and includes this information in her clinical assessment and treatment plan. She has also greatly contributed towards my healing by helping me understand what is going on in my body and why. For the 1st time in a decade I have hope that my quality of life can and will improve and it is thanks to Gabby and the phenomenal staff at Excel PT.
I wasn’t sure what to expected when I began physical therapy, but Gabby has made it a highlight of my week. Her knowledge and guidance have made me feel immeasurably better and make me more confident in taking care of my knees going forward. -5 points for lack of Wham appreciation, but otherwise, Gabby is excellent!
I have been working with Gabby for about 4 weeks now and it has been amazing. She is the first therapist to look at how my problem was affecting other areas. The work isn't easy but when you really feel and see the therapy working it makes it all worth it. The entire office puts out such positive vibes. It is definitely a place I would recommend.
This is really a friendly, inclusive, fun environment to rehab. The PTs are amazing and will do all they can to get you back to 100%. You're one of the team here!
Dawson is my physical therapist and he is awesome. I have had horrible pain in my left hip for years and it is finally gone. I am glad I came here.
When I had a second injury requiring PT this year, I knew I had to return to Gabby. She not only does excellent evaluation of whatever is bothering you, she provides plenty of options and if one approach is not working, others arecalways available. For my current hip/leg problems, I've already felt marked improvement after only a couple of weeks.
I had Gabby for two separate injuries and couldn't be happier with the treatment I received. Gabby was knowledgeable, patient, and supportive throughout my rehab. Can't recommend her enough!
I visited excel physical therapy for my back and knee pain and couldn’t have asked for a better place. Gaby did an amazing job and I was back to playing soccer in a couple of months. Highly recommend
This location was a very comfortable environment to have physical therapy done. Gabby did a great job working with me, and I could tell she was paying close attention to detail with my progress and with planning around what I specifically needed. I had a lot of tightness in one leg to the point that certain exercises to strengthen my other leg wouldn’t do it because my dominant side would take over, but Gabby was always ready with alternate methods to try until something worked out and with her guidance I was able to “graduate” from PT and regain balance.
The facilities and staff at Excel are phenomenal. Specifically, my PT, Gabbie has been a pillar of healing , encouragement, and positive support through my entire therapy process. Every session I feel as if she truly cares about not just my physical healing process but my entire well being. I could give Gabbie a galaxy of stars and it wouldn’t be enough.
I have been going to Excel Physical Therapy-Business District for about six weeks now as part of my recovery from a broken ankle and surgery (proud owner of 7 screws and a plate). I am working with Dawson and it is a wonderful experience. I feel that Dawson really listened to my recovery goals and created a consistent plan for me to get back to where I was before my injury. He is always open to answer all the questions I have about the strange things my ankle does and listens to how I am feeling that particular day. The space as a whole is also very bright and welcoming, good tunes to keep me motivated on the bike, with welcoming staff and consistently well stocked candy bowl.
I would highly recommend Gabby because she is a great PT. Gabby helped me get better, and I had a lot of fun in the process. She really cares about her patients.

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