Excel Physical Therapy in Philadelphia - Business District, PA

Philadelphia - Business District

Excel Physical Therapy
1800 JFK Boulevard, Ste 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Office Hours

Monday
7:00AM - 8:00PM
Tuesday
7:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday
7:00AM - 8:00PM
Thursday
7:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Sunday
Closed

Philadelphia - Business District

Excel Physical Therapy

(215) 634-9713

1800 JFK Boulevard, Ste 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fax: 215-634-9714

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Google Rating
4.9
Based on 61 reviews
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Office Hours

Monday
7:00AM - 8:00PM
Tuesday
7:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday
7:00AM - 8:00PM
Thursday
7:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Sunday
Closed
  • Excel Physical Therapy is now part of the Ivy Rehab Network!
  • Convenient appointments at our clinic & virtual telehealth
  • Appointments within 24 hours
  • Accepts most insurance plans

1800 JFK Boulevard, Ste 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

1800 JFK Boulevard, Ste 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 634-9713

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Where We’re Located

We are located 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!

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

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!

Reviews for Philadelphia – Business District

Excel Physical Therapy - Business District
4.9
Based on 61 reviews
William G.
00:13 12 Jan 22
Vianny R.
20:47 14 Oct 21
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!
ornela M.
14:47 13 Oct 21
Knowledgeable staff and friendly.I highly recommend Excel physical Therapy
Amy
02:27 09 Jun 21
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!
Elizabeth Y.
20:42 08 Jun 21
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!
Charlotte T.
12:53 25 Mar 21
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!
Joan A.
15:05 20 Feb 21
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!
pat P.
13:58 19 Dec 20
Fabulous highly dedicated staff who truly listen and are committed to helping you recover in the best possible way.
Terry V.
17:41 25 Nov 20
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!
Adrienne G.
21:08 24 Nov 20
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
Ross R.
16:57 27 Aug 20
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.
Michael H.
00:02 20 Aug 20
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.
Connor S.
13:51 22 Jun 20
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
anthony P.
18:41 11 Jun 20
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.
Jb1314
13:55 17 May 20
Gabby is the best!! Caring, empathetic, diagnosing and providing different exercises each time to put you on your way to recovery!
Walter
02:49 13 Mar 20
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 :)
Lisa V.
02:05 06 Mar 20
Andrew S.
14:16 27 Feb 20
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.
Etta N.
01:34 01 Jan 20
Jade F.
04:05 01 Dec 19
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.
Claire F.
21:59 27 Nov 19
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!
Nicole O.
12:50 27 Nov 19
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.
Rebecca H.
17:36 21 Nov 19
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!
Katy O.
18:26 19 Nov 19
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.
Jeffrey J.
21:59 18 Nov 19
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.
Dave P.
19:13 16 Nov 19
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!
Anant G.
23:40 13 Nov 19
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
Paul S.
15:44 30 Oct 19
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.
John Paul B.
00:01 29 Oct 19
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.
Lucia C.
13:41 27 Oct 19
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.
WJ L.
01:04 27 Oct 19
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.
Sara T.
14:24 25 Oct 19
I have been going to Excel PT ever since I developed bursitis in my hip. As a nurse, it was very important to me that I be able to walk and do other related tasks without pain because of my physically demanding job. From day one, I was treated with respect and all my concerns were addressed. When exercises were implemented into my plan, my physical therapist always evaluated with me to see if it was helping with my progression. I have worked with Joe, Gabby, and Dawson. Dawson has been my main physical therapist. They are all seasoned professionals who know what they're doing. I would recommend Excel PT to anyone who wants and needs assistance when it comes to their physical health.
Jamie W.
12:11 25 Oct 19
Dawson is an amazing physical therapist. everyone there is super friendly, helpful, and willing to work with you on a personal treatment plan. 10/10
Nicole P.
19:43 24 Oct 19
I went to Excel Physical Therapy for pain in my knee that was preventing me from running. I had an overall great experience. My PT, Gabby Rathz, was very helpful and understanding. She did a great job explaining to me what the problem was and what her plan was to help me recover. About a month later I was running again and shortly after that I was back to my normal running routine. She was also a joy to talk to and made my PT time fun! I would definitely recommend Gabby and Excel to anyone in need of physical therapy.
Rosemary F.
15:11 23 Oct 19
I’ve been going to Excel for about 2 months now and have nothing but great things to say. I have been working with Gabby who is so kind, knowledgeable and excited to help me. She has gotten me pain free, helped with my range of motion and got me running again.
Ethan P.
23:16 21 Oct 19
Excel is a great place to receive physically therapy. They have great staff, from the front desk to all their PTs, and are always friendly and catering towards your needs as a patient. Particularly, the business district of Excel is extremely organized, making it easy to keep track of your progress through recovery. I highly recommend Excel if you need a place to go for physical therapy!
Ellen M.
22:51 21 Oct 19
I cannot write enough incredible things about Gabby at the 18th & JFK location of Excel PT. I’ve been working with her for only a few weeks, and already my muscles and joints have shown improvement, and my quality of life has improved. Gabby is attentive, knowledgeable, kind, and a great conversationalist. I highly recommend her!
Dori C.
19:57 21 Oct 19
I've seen Gabby for three different issues over the past year and a half. The bad news is that I've had three different issues in such a short period...the good news is that I met Gabby. She's the best. She has not only helped me tremendously with my orthopedic issues, she is also a pleasure to work with....so knowledgeable and caring!!!
Alexis W.
15:03 21 Oct 19
Had a great experience with my PT, Gabby. She gets to the root of the problem and made me feel so much better! Would recommend her to anyone.
Nancy J.
04:07 20 Oct 19
My physical therapy at Excel was greay My therapist, Gabby is amazing. She quickly diagnosed my problem and gave me exercises that has eliminated the pain. I feel great, thanks to Gabby.
Kristen P.
23:19 19 Oct 19
Wow I've absolutely loved my sessions with Gabby. She is a beaming ray of sunshine. When I first met her, we instantly connected in many ways and I felt I'd known her for a long time. She is very patient, caring, understanding, and relatable. We both shared a knee injury and so I felt supported in that she was able to resonate with what I was experiencing at the time of our visits. I really looked toward to our PT sessions! Gabby is a pleasure to work with and I am really grateful that the Universe brought our paths into alignment with one another.
Eric M.
19:30 19 Oct 19
The care I received from my therapist, Gabby, was excellent.
Ethan R.
01:16 18 Oct 19
I have been attending sessions at Excel Physical Therapy - Business District for a few weeks now and I can't say enough about the care I have received from my PT, Gabby. I would recommend Gabby and the Excel team to anyone. 5 stars.
Katie L.
20:45 16 Oct 19
I’ve gone here for about a month so far, and it’s a great clinic! I am recovering from a pretty specific and invasive knee surgery, and Brad has helped me make some major improvements in just a few weeks. They also have good hours too, able to schedule both early morning and later evening appointments.
Matt S.
19:32 15 Oct 19
Excel is great! The staff is friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. They've treated my ankles, back, and now Dawson is doing a great job on my shoulder.
Jeffrey O.
15:50 15 Oct 19
Through a friend’s referral and a RX from Penn Med I started working with Brad Richie. I am impressed with how well run this PT clinic is. Professional, courteous and user-friendly (for patients and staff).My left shoulder injury and range of motion has improved immensely in the week I have been treated.A very happy customer.
Adrienne M.
15:29 15 Oct 19
Excel is great. I’ve gone to several locations for many ailments. The staff is always friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Gabby has been my PT this round and she’s been amazing.
David M.
13:19 15 Oct 19
I had a great experience here. Not only did Gabby get my knee in shape for the marathon in November, she even went through the trouble of adapting a training plan specific to my needs, and, more importantly, to my knees' needs. I ended up really looking forward to my PT sessions each week. Definitely highly recommend.
Sue J.
01:50 24 Sep 19
This office is great because each of the Therapist's are equally qualified and motivated. I have never had a bad session and I have really improved
Susan B.
11:13 20 Jul 19
Andrew W.
21:51 14 Jul 19
My therapist Gabby is one of the most genuine and caring medical professionals I’ve ever had involved in my healthcare. She goes above and beyond to provide the best care and you can tell that she truly cares about the recovery of her patients. She is constantly researching to make sure she’s providing optimal care for each unique patient. I can’t be more grateful for the wonderful treatment I have received from her!
Emily M.
20:54 10 Jul 19
I saw Brad a few weeks before the Boston Marathon. I was having pain in my knee and difficulty with running. In the weeks leading up to the marathon, he worked with me to get to a place where running was no longer painful and I was able to complete the marathon. Immediately following the race we started working on the underlying issue that was causing my pain and getting to the root of it! Brad was great to work with and I still use his knowledge and exercises to make sure I stay fit and injury free!
Ben A.
13:32 27 Apr 19
I only have had great experience with Excel and in particular Brad. Brad put me on a plan that got me running pain free after 6 months of not being able to figure out what was going on. I really like their style of determining the root cause of the problem and developing a personalized plan against it. They even came up with a new exercise for me (and named it after me!)
Patrick B.
15:08 15 Apr 19
Super professional
Flora H.
23:02 13 Apr 19
My physical therapist is very professional and very good . Every one is very kind I might never leave .
Rafiq R.
18:21 12 Apr 19
An awesome place! I'll be the first to admit the I was skeptical about the benefits of PT, but I was dealing with some severe nerve pain and it was either try the PT or jump straight to surgery. My PT, Brad, was able to put a plan in place to get me back to my old self and it worked great. The entire staff is friendly and excellent too. Couldn't ask for more!
Carole G.
04:16 24 Feb 19
After numerous orthopedic injuries throughout my life, and hundreds and hundreds of hours of physical therapy, I was thrilled to find the superb treatment at Excel Physical Therapy. Their therapists use hands on techniques, a first for me, plus multiple strengthening techniques to restore normal balance and function more quickly than I have ever experienced. Brett Semar has managed my recovery from joint replacement as well as post surgery recovery. He is superb as are all the therapists. The receptionist staff are efficient, helpful and cheerful. Simply the best physical therapy available anywhere.
Brian W.
03:42 18 Dec 18
My PT Gabrielle is a professional that I have all the confidence in the world to attain pain free at the end of my therapy.
Terri S.
18:38 30 Oct 18
Very professional, warm, and educated staff.
Serena L.
00:46 12 Oct 18
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