Philadelphia - Center City

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy
1608 Walnut St, Ste 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Philadelphia - Center City

Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy

1608 Walnut St, Ste 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103


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Based on 196 reviews

Office Hours:

  • Convenient appointments at our clinic & virtual telehealth
  • Appointments within 24 hours
  • Accepts most insurance plans including Medicare
  • Previously Excel Physical Therapy

1608 Walnut St, Ste 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Where We’re Located

We are located in Philadelphia, PA. Our location is in the Center City area, near Rittenhouse Square. 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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Based on 196 reviews
Great experience and staff!
Ivy Rehab was excellent. The staff were diligent, attentive, and friendly. Mide was extremely knowledgeable and provided outstanding care. I would highly recommend Ivy as they exceeded my expectations.
A wonderful rehab facility. It’s clean, bright, has up-to-date equipment that’s well maintained, and terrific staff. My physical therapist, Anvi Patel, was incredibly supportive, knowledgeable, and gently pushed me to gain full mobility in my left arm after a fracture of my humerus.
Anvi and Ian have you have extremely helpful in my goal to a successful wellness. I am a work in progress and will continue on my journey to being 💯. Thank you both for the tips, support, kindness, and being a skilled professional. I also appreciate your team assistants. They Rock for sure!Thank you again! Halimah 🌻 🧡
Anvi saved my life, when I went to Ivy for first time I couldn't walk and now I'm training for broadstreet run!
I work with Anvi. She has helped me tremendously to improve my balance.
I have degeneration in my neck that limited my ability to turn my head without serious discomfort. I have been treating with Ian for a number of months. Through his exercise program and hands on work on my neck, he help me to increase my range of motion significantly and the pain level has decreased to a very low level. He is thoughtful in his approach and is an excellent practitioner. I highly recommend him.
I am so happy to have found Meryl and Ivy Rehab. She is amazing with so much energy and such a positive attitude. For the first time in a long time, I feel optimistic that I will be able to effectively manage lower back pain. I can't recommend highly enough.
I have dealt successfully with Anvi Patel who developed a custom plan for my condition. Anvi was professional in all her appointments with me..very kind and caring. By the time my discharge came around, my recovery was significantly improved. I will complete my final day and continue to do the exercises as I have been taught to continue improvement. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anvi or Ivy Rehab to friends and family
Ian Maxwell was my physical therapist and he was amazing! Ian and the team were not only patient while I struggled through my ankle injury but they also pushed me to get back to my old activities. Ian was also incredibly knowledgeable when I had questions and provided positive feed back when I struggled to get my strength back. Everyone here was ultra friendly and they clearly work well as a team. This place is great!
Ivy Rehab (and Meryl Goldstein specifically) saved me. She is focused, empathetic, pragmatic and deeply knowledgable. She quickly zeroed in my on problems, worked up a strategy and helped me execute a sensible, doable plan to get me back in shape. So far, Meryl has rehabilitated my shoulder, my wife's foot and my sister's knees. Hope I never need PT again, but if I do I know who to see.
My PT, Anvi Patel, at Ivy Rehab is wonderful. She is professional and knowledgeable. I had a bad muscle injury on my leg from playing a sport. She helped reducing my pain significantly at the first visit. Then, we have been doing exercises and massages twice a week plus home exercises almost daily. My condition has been improved over time and is pretty much normal now. The place is nice, clean, relaxing and well equipped. Staff are friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend this place.
Anvi Patel is an excellent therapist! Every session was tailored to my comfort and progress, ensuring that I regained strength and flexibility for my sprained ankle. When I began my therapy, I had a significant pain, but now my ankle have got much better in terms of flexibility, mobility, and strength. Thank you, Anvi!
Rhythm Sampath has provided excellent physical deconditioning as I needed many adjustments to various areas.
My therapist Rhythim led me through a progressive therapy that successfully addressed my individual balance and left leg immobility problems and prescribed exercises to continue to address these problems. I’m grateful!
My experience with Ivy Rehab has been great! Rhythm Sampat is an excellent PT and I have really enjoyed working with her. She is incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable. She always knows how to help me and adjust my workouts accordingly. Thanks to her I have seen so much progress; I look forward to continue working with her!!
Rhythm Sampat was the PT who attended to me during my time here and she was excellent! Everyone here was great
The care I have received at IVY is exemplary! My care plan was individually designed and planned for my specific needs. I am making great progress with my rehab! It is a large space where you don’t feel crowded or cramped. It’s location on Walnut St in Center City is very convenient and is in a beautiful building. I highly recommend IVY physical therapy!
Skilled PT’s, all the equipment and accommodating schedules
Brett is superb!!Know his stuff and it works
Great people!Great therapy!
Clean, competent therapists, total confidence in the care I am receiving
Quinn and the staff at Ivy rehab were able to provide me with an amazing PT experience! I came in because I was experiencing horrible pain on my knees and some lower back pain. My PCP recommended them and I am glad that they did. Quinn was able to work with me and made a plan that helped me get back on track. I was feeling much better in a few weeks. The rest of the staff was super friendly and always made for great conversation. I felt extremely comfortable with them and they were incredibly professional. They were also willing to work around my schedule too. I highly recommend them and I would gladly use them again if I have any other ailments that require PT!
Referred by Dr. Kristel Dow at Penn Orthopedics. I'm using Excel's 1608 Walnut St, Philadelphia venue. Jenny is a great listener as I explain 40 years of wear and tear on my knees from running and other outdoor activities and my goals for 8 weeks of sessions. She has a great feel for the pace at which to increase exercise resistance.
Meryl Goldstein is the best! So smart, dedicated, committed to finding out what's going on so she can help you feel better. She's amazing!
Very professional and friendly staff. Appointments are on time.
I recently "graduated" from PT at Excel for the second time and I will always come back to this clinic when I have PT needs. I used to see a chiropractor on a monthly basis with no end in sight to it, but stopped going for adjustments after I saw what PT and actual strength training could really do. The first time I went to Excel in 2019, I had just made a pretty big lifestyle change going from a commuter life in the suburbs to a pedestrian life in the city and my hips/knees gave me trouble with the transition. Tracy helped get me back on track with just a couple visits a week. Now, I needed to go back again because my hip issues resurfaced after a month or so of being extremely sedentary thanks to a rough first trimester of my pregnancy. Megan was very helpful getting me back into shape and also giving me a pelvic floor exercise and some tips to help me as I get through the rest of my pregnancy. The app you can download to get your assigned "homework" exercises is intuitive to use and I like that it has videos so I can make sure I'm doing something right. Every PT I've had is always super kind and personable, very patient and encouraging. Even when my dedicated PT was on vacation (they're allowed to do that!) and I had to meet with someone else for the week, I never felt like the quality of my care was different or lacking. This is a great place to go to get you back to wherever you feel you need to be with your body!
Dawson is an excellent physical therapist, a good listener with a compassionate heart. I came in with a chronic shoulder injury that worsened drastically by the time I saw him. I was in pain all the time, 24/7, all day every day. Dawson used a combination of manual and physical therapy to help manage my pain. He also guided my healing process very closely by checking in with me frequently, suggesting other modes of pain management but most of all, believing in my recovery process when I wanted to give up. Long story short, I am no longer in pain 24/7 and am back to doing what I love to do and more. He is very accommodating with scheduling. If you have an issue and you bring it to his attention, you can be rest assured, he will do right by you. I must have done something right to have had him as my physical therapist:) Thank you with all my heart.
Meryl is awesome. Extremely knowledgeable
Excellent and Knowledgeable Staff
Effective and experienced therapists, pleasant and supportive.Would definitely recommend.
A long existing and increasing back condition and a strong recommendation from my Primary MD led me to Excel. The personal, hands-on, professional PT program laid out and implemented for me has substantially lessened my chronic pain and has begun to eradicate it completely.A plan is in the making for me to continue at home so that my gains will be sustainable.I truly recommend Excel for those who are willing to actively participate in their recovery.Excel offers quality therapists and specifically designed treatment plans and procedures to accomplish what one needs to achieve maximum pain reduction, injury recovery, and return to sound physical health.
Really helpful with my neck and back. When I said it still hurts they helped get back on track. Highly recommended.
Casey my therapist was AWESOME!!! She listened to my issues and offered stretches according to my situation. She is a total sweetheart and offers the best solutions to your problem. I went for a few weeks and I am very happy to say she worked miracles and got me feeling great again. I still do the stretches she gave me for at home and I think I will be doing them for the rest of my life. Highly recommend Excel and their staff are all nice, helpful and very pleasant to deal with.
Very friendly, accommodating helpful, knowledgeable and professional and personable
Loved my therapist Jenny! She explained everything she was doing, was professional and very warm.
Fabulous front desk and Meryl is beyond skilled and patient !!!She has been so creative in figuring out why my knee is not working. She went above and beyond more than any other pt I have seen in my life time. And this is a lot! Thank you Meryl for all that you have done for me!If I can give more stars I would !
In general, the process to get set up was smooth and hassle-free. Megan is a great therapist who has recommended lots of specific stretches and workouts according to my needs. It’s been a good time c:
Very knowledgeable. I have had a high quality experience at excel
Excel was great. I saw Dr. Dawson for my knee. He was professional, kind, gave clear instructions and very knowledgeable! He made scheduling very simple and stress free. Thank you!

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