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

(215) 545-8717

1608 Walnut St, Ste 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fax: 215-545-9355

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4.9
Based on 172 reviews
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  • 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

1608 Walnut St, Ste 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 545-8717

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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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Check Out Some of Our 5-Star Reviews

4.9
Based on 172 reviews
01:48 01 Dec 22
03:03 24 Nov 22
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.
14:03 19 Oct 22
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!
21:45 18 Oct 22
Very professional and friendly staff. Appointments are on time.
12:47 12 Oct 22
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!
20:08 11 Sep 22
12:17 07 Sep 22
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.
13:47 01 Sep 22
Meryl is awesome. Extremely knowledgeable
12:33 13 Aug 22
Excellent and Knowledgeable Staff
15:44 11 Aug 22
Effective and experienced therapists, pleasant and supportive.Would definitely recommend.
11:12 05 Aug 22
12:28 01 Aug 22
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.
12:40 20 Jul 22
Really helpful with my neck and back. When I said it still hurts they helped get back on track. Highly recommended.
14:35 01 Jul 22
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.
12:15 22 Jun 22
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13:31 19 Jan 22
Very friendly, accommodating helpful, knowledgeable and professional and personable
12:36 22 Oct 21
20:14 09 Oct 21
Loved my therapist Jenny! She explained everything she was doing, was professional and very warm.
23:14 23 Sep 21
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 !
15:18 20 Sep 21
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:
14:24 15 Sep 21
Very knowledgeable. I have had a high quality experience at excel
01:30 01 Sep 21
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!
01:10 29 Aug 21
Dawson and Tim were fantastic - both on diagnosing and providing the exercises to get me back in action quickly. Great communication and care!
22:50 15 Jun 21
Excel is so wonderful! I was in tons of pain, but they got me in quickly, identified the problem, and had me working on ways to gain back some mobility almost immediately. Highly, highly recommend!
13:12 19 May 21
I have been in and out of Excel for years and their staff is so friendly and helpful in putting you back together. And some of their PTs, like Dawson, are running specialists!
15:56 15 May 21
Dawson is by far the best physical therapist I have ever seen. Dawson is an amazing diagnostician and is knows all of the up-to-date research. He treats the whole person, not just the injury. Not only is he insanely knowledgeable, but Dawson is incredibly kind, empathetic, and caring. I almost didn’t post this review because Dawson is already very booked, but I feel like it would be a disservice not to share his talents with other people. I would recommend Dawson to anyone who wants to get better, who wants to be treated with comprehensive care, and who wants to have fun!
16:05 14 May 21
I have used Excel over the past two years for three very different issues. Most recently a hip issue. Excel is extremely accommodating. They did the work to get the appropriate referrals from my orthopedist and work with my insurance. Dani provides excellent customer service. My therapist Meryl Goldstein does a great job in her assessments and creating the perfect treatment plan specifically for me. I like how she explains things, why they are happening etc. MOST importantly, she has been able to fix me in a very effective and quickly!
14:44 12 Mar 21
Meryl is the greatest Physical Therapist I have ever had. I came to Excel experiencing a lot of pain in my right side mid back area. I was not able to work out or even take my dog for our usual hikes without experiencing pain during and afterward. I was desperate for pain relief and yearning to return to my normal activities. Meryl made that happen. She worked with me over the course of the 2020 late summer/fall to develop a Physical Therapy plan that helped me build strength and stretch my area of pain. Along the way, Meryl would explain what we were doing and why we were doing it. If something was not working or feeling right, Meryl was quick to readjust the plan. Meryl is a true problem solver and genuinely cares about her patients and their progress. She is an asset to Excel Physical Therapy and truly gave me my life back. I will continue to recommend Meryl to anyone that needs an outstanding Physical Therapist.
14:23 08 Mar 21
03:12 29 Dec 20
Excel Pt is amazing. I was referred to excel by my doctor. I was in so much pain due to a back injury. And thank heavens for Bradley Richie I was able to get the help I needed. One of the best PT’s at excel thank you so much Bradley Richie .
17:00 11 Dec 20
02:55 24 Nov 20
15:28 18 Nov 20
If you ever feel pain in a body part, and it seems like it’s chronic and never going away, Excel is the place to go for physical therapy. They will completely heal you, and somehow get you back to normal. 👍😊
22:59 30 Oct 20
Heather is an excellent physical therapist. And the staff are very friendly and professional. Five stars!
09:37 17 Oct 20
Excel offers the best physical therapy available in southeastern PA. I have required numerous sessions of PT stemming from a myriad of serious injuries and have never experienced PT like Excel. They do not use PT techs or overbook patients. Excel therapists get you fully functional in the least amount of time. They are the best.
00:10 10 Sep 20
I had the best experience at Excel. I have never done Physical Therapy before and was a little nervous, but immediately at reception I was put at ease by their kindness. The entire staff is friendly and knowledgeable and I never once felt uncomfortable. They track your progress closely, give you an easy to follow plan to use at home between sessions, and helped relieve years of pain in a few weeks. I have already been recommending them to my friends!
01:19 05 Aug 20
01:43 01 Jul 20
Most of my experiences here have been absolutely fantastic. My therapist has been amazing and I appreciate the care that all the staff have given me. However, I do worry sometimes that I see some of the staff not wearing masks when they are not directly working with a patient, especially with what we know about how viruses can migrate due to indoor air flow.
23:05 22 Jun 20
I would highly recommend Excel Physical Therapy. Their therapists are not just knowledgable, but also good patient educators (I have learned so much!) and they only work one-on-one, so you get excellent feedback on form and proper practices. I have been working with Phil, who has been absolutely brilliant in helping me recover from my back injury.In terms of COVID-safe practices, they are extremely diligent in making their practice a safe place. Very few patients are seen at a time (in a very large space), and they are screened as soon as they walk in. Everyone is wearing masks, and surfaces are constantly being disinfected.I highly recommend Excel Physical Therapy!
01:34 19 May 20
WELL TRAINED STAFF-FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE-THEY PROVE "MOTION IS LOTION".
16:19 27 Feb 20
16:54 09 Jan 20
16:09 15 Dec 19
Great facility and Meryl Goldstein, my physical therapist is awesome. Meryl Goldstein is extremely knowledgeable and caring. She always gives me the impression she cared about my progress.
20:45 25 Nov 19
I spent several weeks getting treatment by Brett (and occasionally Tracey) and it was life changing. I waited a long time in pain before attending PT, as I was unsure if I was a candidate or how the treatment could help. Brett is excellent at what he does, takes time to answer questions, was encouraging of my recovery and overall made what could be an unpleasant experience as enjoyable as possible. Most importantly, the entire office was friendly and professional AND I am feeling and functioning so much better. While I hope I never have to go back to PT, if I do, I would 100% choose this office.
17:35 20 Nov 19
Pleasant staff.Clean, well equipped facility.Knowledgeable staff and therapists who are always attentive to their patients.My therapist is also detail oriented by keeping in mind not just my issue but my health complications.
01:24 16 Nov 19
Highly recommend Excel PT! I worked with Gaby and she is fabulous! She is personable, professional, really knows her stuff and I was feeling better in less than a month. Thank you Gaby and Excel PT!
02:27 22 Oct 19
Terrific staff - been there on two occasions and in both left pain free.
16:34 20 Oct 19
17:57 21 Sep 19
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00:39 14 Jul 19
23:35 19 Jun 19
15:38 17 Jun 19
03:09 04 Jun 19
I have a wonderful physical therapist, Allison, at Excel. I couldn't be happier.
23:39 01 Jun 19
04:27 01 Jun 19
02:02 17 May 19
I like this place. My therapist Hannah is the best. Highly recommend Hannah.
17:59 09 May 19
00:04 09 May 19
00:17 03 May 19
Great place! Everyone is really friendly and helpful. I can feel a real improvement after every session.
04:38 30 Apr 19
The people I deal with are great they care about my concerns and answer all of my questions. They also make it they're personal journey to see me through my rehabilitation process.
23:04 29 Apr 19
22:45 26 Apr 19
Wonderful place with great PTs! Helping me run again after an Achilles injury- I'm VERY grateful and glad I found them! Highly recommended.
16:17 26 Apr 19
I love Excel Physical Therapy. This was my second time being at Excel. Hannah, my physical therapist, was wonderful. She was able to get me pain free in a few weeks. I feel great and I am thrilled. I give Hannah five stars. She is a gifted, kind, caring and thoroughly professional. Would definitely use Excel again and again. Excel is my go to Physical Therapy provider.
00:37 13 Apr 19
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00:32 07 Mar 19
17:38 02 Mar 19
Friendly, efficient staff, nice atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone!
08:13 24 Feb 19
I went for PT to improve my balance. I worked with Matt, one of their therapists. My balance improved dramatically.
02:37 18 Feb 19
Very happy with the services I received at Excel and with my therapist, Nick.
11:37 05 Feb 19
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16:00 21 Jan 19
I'm relatively new to Philadelphia and was not sure where to go for PT and was recommended Excel through multiple doctors. Everyone is very friendly and professional, and the environment is always clean and welcoming. Meryl Goldstein is an absolute guru and was able to fix my spine/rib problem after a few weeks. I highly recommend Excel PT to anyone needing physical rehabilitation. You will not regret it.
19:57 03 Jan 19
23:21 04 Dec 18
03:17 03 Dec 18
I was working with Maureen. I started at 33% mobility and completed today at 98%! I worked with Phil and Jarrett as well on a Saturday. All of the physical therapists and front desk staff are great. They listen and they care. I’ve been recommending them to others.
13:24 29 Nov 18
01:14 12 Nov 18
I love it here! Meryl has been such a blessing and positive force in my recovery after my concussion. There is so much positive energy from the moment I walk in and am greated and taken care of by the front desk staff to the personal care from my therapist. It has been really helpful in staying positive in my recovery. I’m really thankful and happy I chose Excel.
12:00 26 Oct 18
13:21 17 Oct 18
23:36 02 Oct 18
11:49 18 Sep 18
22:57 17 Sep 18
I am so happy that I found Excel Physical Therapy. This is my 2nd week and I have already seen improvements in my balance and strength. My muscles are not as stiff.My Physical Therapist Maureen is awesome! She really helps manage my pain with massage therapy.
00:48 05 Sep 18
23:43 03 Sep 18
Highly recommend Excel. Staff is courteous & efficient. What I liked best is my PT Jarret really listens to me in what I can do and modifies my program. I’m making great progress.
12:29 19 Aug 18
Stephanie has been amazing in my recovery process. Her bright, positive attitude makes coming in an absolute pleasure. She also makes it very easy for me to follow on at home without her. I am actually sad that my time with her is coming to an end. As for Excel itself, it has also been great. I am always greeted with a smile, never have to wait to be seen and got my first appointment the day after I called. Couldn't say enough good things about Excel and Stephanie!
12:56 26 Jul 18
23:11 20 Jul 18
I went back to Excel a second time after another round of medical procedures. This is my second review, and this location deserves it. I mainly worked with Lisa-PT and Terik-Admin, who moved to other locations-both amazing, but have reviewed before!Steph filled in a few times and was absolutely awesome. She taught me a bunch of stuff, nice, fun, and most importantly I had noticeable improvement while working with her too. Kristen+Maureen great too. Thanks Excel Center City/Walnut!!!
11:07 16 Jul 18
Great team and very personalized care! Would definitely recommend.
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