West Chester

Excel Physical Therapy
1558 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380

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West Chester

Excel Physical Therapy

(484) 420-7600

1558 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380

Fax: 610-427-2477

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5.0
Based on 82 reviews
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  • Located in Goshen Village Shopping Center next to UPS
  • Accepts most insurance plans
  • Convenient appointments at our clinic & virtual telehealth
  • Appointments within 24 hours
  • Excel Physical Therapy is now part of the Ivy Rehab Network!

1558 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380

1558 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (484) 420-7600

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Where We’re Located

We are located in West Chester, PA in Chester County. Our location is on Paoli Pike in the Goshen Village Shopping Center. We are next to the UPS store. 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 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!

Check Out Some of Our 5-Star Reviews

5.0
Based on 82 reviews
Went to Exel in West Chester. I had back problems that need physical therapy. Marissa was my PT. On a one to ten I give the firm a 10!!! Highly recommend that facility. Lou G
18:52 15 Sep 22
Katie and the Excel/IvyRehab team have been an amazing resource to guide my physical rehabilitation from conditions I had accepted as status quo for far too long.A special shout-out to Shamus, who has a very promising future ahead of him. He is already exceptional.And Justin makes sure the office doesn’t miss a beat.This is the place to go when your body says things aren’t quite right. Listen to your body. And me.
21:23 02 Sep 22
After experiencing a brain stem stroke 5 years ago that left me with constant dizziness and lightheadedness I have been confined to a wheelchair because I am too much of a fall risk to use a walker. My previous experiences with physical therapy produced minimal results because none of my previous physical therapists felt I was capable of enough improvement to get me on my feet again. They gave me very limited PT and said that was all my brain injury would allow.I decided to give PT one last attempt at getting some independence back and after a lot of consideration I decided it would be at Excel in West Chester. When I met Sarah Pachini I was immediately welcomed by her friendliness and impressed with her knowledge of my condition, Wallenberg Syndrome. None of my previous therapists were familiar with Wallenberg Syndrome and as a result their therapy was identical as it would be for someone with a concussion and not a brain stem stroke. Sarah explained some of the balance training that would help me and gave me confidence that someone was finally going to give me the proper balance training I had not received before and her positivity that our work would produce results gave me the confidence I spent 5 years looking for.Sarah’s balance training was amazingly effective because she knew exactly the type of balance exercises that would address the parts of my brain that needed to relearn how to balance my body again. I was able to progress from standing and holding onto a bar to freestanding for steadily increasing amounts of time. Then it was standing on a cushion at the bar first with my hands and then without. Sarah’s belief that she could improve my balance was becoming a reality, it was the beginning of doing things no one else thought I was capable of doing but Sarah believed in me.We then introduced a rollator I brought with me into therapy, it was my goal to be able to walk independently with the rollator and be less dependent on the wheelchair. Due to the balance, strengthening and endurance training I was able to begin walking with the rollator and I was soon doing laps around the facility. The next big step was walking outside with the rollator, first short walks that increased to all the way around the shopping center. It was an unbelievable feeling to be walking again! I truly believe that the progress I have made would not have happened if I had not worked with Sarah. I have begun walking around my block at home and as we continue to working together I have no doubt it won’t be long until I am taking the rollator to restaurants, doctor’s appointments, visiting friends and all of my activities with the rollator and leaving the wheelchair at home.
00:03 25 Aug 22
Great care and responsible attitude about their patients recovery. Also, a friendly, pleasant atmosphere.
19:10 20 Aug 22
I highly recommend Excel for PT, Therapist at East Goshen are amazing. Friendly caring and patient.
15:34 17 Aug 22
Staff is excellent! Facility is welcoming and very clean…best PT experience I have ever had…and I’ve had quite a few!! Marissa Garguilo was my therapist and she was fabulous!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
14:47 16 Aug 22
Sarah Pichini at Excel was wonderful, kind, and professional in helping me rehab from a concussion and whiplash. She explained the reasoning behind every exercise or procedure during treatment, kept me up to date with where I was in terms of progress, and created an environment for sessions that was welcoming. Can't thank her and excel enough for helping me recover from a nightmare(ish) situation. Highly recommend.
21:06 12 Aug 22
I love Excel Physical Therapy at the West Chester location. All of the therapists are super knowledgable and friendly. I want to highly recommend my therapist Marissa to anyone coming off a recent injury, the plan that she put together for me helped me get back to my normal life much faster than my doctor expected through the right amount of challenge and rest. Thank you Marissa!!
19:51 07 Aug 22
I had to get therapy for TMD Jonathan is very knowledgeable he knows what he is doing I started to feel better on the first day itself patient care is outstanding.
21:41 04 Aug 22
I would highly recommend excel . I went for 3 months after having a broke my shoulder. Lauren was very professional and very knowledgeable. She pushed you in a challenging way which I liked. Never giving up however very compassionate for your pain level! The entire staff was always welcoming !
01:26 30 Jun 22
I began therapy in February 2022.. I had balance difficulties and lack of strength in my arms and legs I was successfully discharged today thanks to my excellent therapist, Marissa Gargulio! She was so incredibly helpful and thoughtful in creating a PT to fit my needs. The atmosphere in the room was upbeat and everyone was pleasant and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend Excel of West Chester, and especially Marissa,r to anyone,
16:04 09 Jun 22
Thank you Marissa Garguilo, PT, DPT of Excel Physical Therapy, West Chester for always going the extra mile! Everyone at Excel has been professional, helpful and encouraging along what could have otherwise been an incredibly daunting road towards recovery. Excel's opportunity for continuous, "one-on-one" therapy for the duration of my treatment plan has been a breath of fresh air! This location is convenient, and its staff has always been flexible with finding appointment times to fit my schedule. You love what you do and it shows! Love my therapist, Marissa! Thank you!
02:51 01 Jun 22
The best physical therapy I have received. The staff is amazing, friendly and knowledgeable. I look forward to each and every session that I have.
01:47 31 May 22
My therapist- Sarah Pichini was the consummate professional helping me work through the consequences of an injury that I had skiing this past winter.She took the time to listen and was thorough in her treatment approach.I highly recommend her for those in need of physical therapy.
15:03 14 May 22
Excellent care with attention to detail to retrain my leg and hip muscles to work properly.
23:01 06 May 22
I had a great experience with Excel Physical Therapy! Everyone is very nice, welcoming and supportive. Lauren (my physical therapist) is exceptional and so knowledgeable; always willing to take the time to explain things to me and adjust exercises to target exactly what I needed. They were very flexible in scheduling and willing to work around my ever-changing work schedule.
21:34 04 May 22
Had the pleasure of working with Sarah Pichini who knew exactly what I needed to get me back in the gym performing even better than before my injury. Highly recommend trusting Sarah with your PT journey!
22:03 03 May 22
This is a great place for physical therapy. The therapists are knowledgeable and caring. They pay attention to your needs and work toward measurable results. It is never overly busy. An all around good experience.
23:01 27 Apr 22
I just got done my 15 minute consultation with Johnathan Kritz in West Chester. I cant say enough great things about him and the experience I had here. He took the time to explain the pain and the recovery strategies for me. I would HIGHLY recommend this place and for PT overall. It exceeded all expectations. Thank you team!
13:49 21 Apr 22
Awesome treatment. I am a repeat “offender”. Sarah P. has an outstanding ability to hone in on the issue and fix the problem. I highly recommend. Whatever physical issue they can help!
01:48 09 Apr 22
20:18 23 Feb 22
Professional and accommodating staff. I highly recommend!
14:42 07 Feb 22
Everyone who works there is great. They took good care of both me and my daughter.
14:16 03 Feb 22
13:42 05 Jan 22
I worked with Jonathan for about 6 months recouping from an achilles repair. He was awesome. Not only did he get me back to a level where I was before the surgery, but he actually got to know me along the way. There are few injuries as difficult as coming back from an achilles tear. I am a highly competitive athlete who needed to get back to my sports regime both for leisure and for work and he made it happen. He pushed me when I needed pushing, and laid off when I needed more time. To this day if I have a question or want to run something by him (related or not to the achilles) he is happy to talk with me. I also have a Kinesiology degree and PT background so I am more than familiar with that general landscape and working with people in this field. Jonathan was excellent. I would recommend him over and over again.
17:58 20 Dec 21
I i’m very happy to share that I had a wonderful experience with Lauren at Excel physical therapy. The process was seamless, the staff were very professional, and Lauren was exceptional. I very much appreciated the time she spent teaching me about my injury and my role in getting better and maintaining the healthy condition. Thank you all!
17:26 19 Nov 21
Great environment, not over crowded. The PT’s are very good. Lauren Smith did a great job and was always prepared with something new, more challenging to try. I have used other PT facilities but I found Excel to truly fit my needs.
14:35 18 Nov 21
I went in with an ankle badly weakened from decades of sprains. Over a number of weeks Lauren helped build my strength back and give me confidence to use my ankle the way I used to. Thank you!
10:29 20 Oct 21
This is my third go-round with Excel Physical Therapy. This time I worked with Sarah. And, once again, I received excellent care.As you can see, I like this practice so much that I always return! I highly recommend Excel PT for all your therapy needs.
20:26 19 Oct 21
Amazing staff and front desk people and most importantly physical therapist who are knowledgeable, who really listens and cares.
19:25 08 Oct 21
This was my third time at Excel. I worked with Lauren and she did a great job for me. Recommend them highly.
11:11 19 Sep 21
I went to Excel two years ago because I read the reviews online; It’s true...they are on time, flexible w/scheduling, caring and really care about your PT needs. It became necessary for me to return in June of 2021 for a knee injury due to playing pickle ball. Sarah Pichini was my most recent therapist in West Chester Excel. She did an excellent job of diagnosing my knee issue and was very attentive to point out what I was doing incorrectly to cause the problem. She also recommended quad strengthening exercises in order to support the necessary corrections.She was very flexible with her schedule and 100% satisfied my health concerns! I highly recommend any one of the therapists in the West Chester Excel location.Laura Sansalone
19:33 03 Aug 21
14:31 12 Jun 21
The team is very efficient and professional. They are always concerned how each exercise effects and concerns you.
14:10 23 Nov 20
The people are warm, caring, funny and STRONG lol. I am blessed for having found them! I was going for one thing specifically and the mentality of "there's more to fix than just that so that what brought you here doesn't happen again" and the care they are giving is phenomenal! Also the facility is very clean and appointments are very well spaced! They are also following all Covid rules explicitly.Couldn't say better things about the place and the staff!
23:40 09 Sep 20
Lauren’s a rock star! She’ll figure out what you need to fix pain and get back to living.
03:11 13 Jul 20
My therapist was Jonathan Kritz and he truly helped me after my car accident. He was very patient with me and always focused on the issues I had, but also finding new ways to help my problems. You always leave feeling better and accomplished. You wont be disappointed with Excel physical therapy, their staff, or their qualified PT.
14:41 09 Jan 20
Super friendly & knowledgeable staff. Everyone in the office treats you very nicely, regardless of whether or not they are your provider.
19:18 02 Jan 20
An excellent experience. As an active dancer in the arts, I am an avid PT recipient. I normally travel 50 minutes to another PT venue for years.... Then I tried Excel PT in WC. I landed Eric and WOW! He truly cares so much about healing his clients, helping them in every possible way. Excellent overall experience here thus far as I enter my 8th week. Highly recommend Eric without reservation.
18:16 29 Oct 19
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00:04 03 Aug 19
The entire staff- therapists and administrative personnel - are wonderful people - friendly and caring. My therapist, Kathryn (Katie) Rapp is wonderful, excellent in knowledge, great communicator, pleasant personality. Katie has a penchant to craft an individual treatment plan for her patients to develop great results, with a goal of 100% functionality. A great therapist and person. I am fortunate to have Katie as my therapist. I have made excellent gains.
17:09 10 May 19
I highly recommend Excel Physical Therapy in West Chester. The staff is amazing and I’m seeing results much faster then I anticipated.
00:54 07 Apr 19
Great staff and support!
21:51 01 Apr 19
17:03 01 Apr 19
Amy Gabriel was a tremendous help to me through two separate hip replacements. She was knowledgeable, compassionate, efficient, dependable, sensitive to my needs and has a gentle sense of humor. She was also flexible whenever a reschedule was necessary.I highly recommend her range of knowledge, experienced hands and ability to a first time or returning patient/client in need of physical therapy.Eleanor Bianchi
13:51 28 Mar 19
I was referred to Excel from my chiropractor last year. I was lucky enough to get Amy Gabriel. She is compassionate and professional. She was the first person to actually make a difference in my life since my car accident. I already had an existing back issue and the accident set me back further than before.This care was personalized for me. I had the same person every time I went. I actually felt stronger for the first time in years. The atmosphere is warm and comforting. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Amy and Excel.
11:55 26 Mar 19
The staff at Excel Physical Therapy in Glen Mills is outstanding! I have worked with Amy a number of times and she has been terrific! Her knowledge, competence and ability to help with my various issues over the past couple of years have been excellent. I would highly recommend Amy to anyone who is looking for a physical therapist. Thank you Amy for all you’ve done to help me!
00:14 21 Mar 19
20:38 19 Mar 19
I worked with Amy. She is an excellent therapist. She was always encouraging me on my progress as well as challenging me in very positive ways to continue to improve. I would recommend her heartily! If I lived closer to West Chester, I would work with her again, but we have moved 2 hours away. She is fantastic!
19:39 19 Mar 19
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04:04 24 Dec 18
Excel Physical therapy is the place to go especially Ed Mills. He is a superb physical therapists. He constantly knows the exercises to cure the issue at hand. I've gone to him in the past and is my go to guy. Very kind, social, and knowledgeable in his field. Keep up the good work.
18:00 05 Dec 18
Great place to rehab. They have caring and professional personnel. Care is tailored to individual needs. This is my third time there for different problems and I have never been disappointed. Highly recommend them.
02:04 30 Oct 18
Excel was a blessing to me from the moment I called them. Ann set me with up with an appointment with Ed and I started treatment for my shoulder injury right away. Ed was wonderful - very knowledgeable, professional, and such a joy to work with (we laughed a lot!). I saw improvement very quickly and my PT was a success. Mary and Ann both always greeted me with kindness. Never did I think I would actually miss going to PT! I really enjoyed talking with everyone there. A great team of people and I highly recommend them.
19:09 22 Oct 18
Eric Bates gives clear explanations, helps a patient understand the problem, and does very helpful hands-on manipulation to correct any problems.Mary at the front desk is very helpful and kind.
23:17 14 Oct 18
18:41 10 Oct 18
Brady is excellentVery encouraging and yet challenges me to do exercises to help myself become strongerWould recommend to anyone
23:23 01 Oct 18
Love excel. Great therapists. Improved my gait and posture. Would definitely use them again.
22:41 26 Sep 18
19:30 19 Sep 18
I've gone to PT before, and after a 10 minute intro, was parked in a corner to do the exercises myself. NOT HERE! I take my elderly mom, and they are 100% hands on. In a few short weeks, I noticed a lot of improvement. Knowledgeable. Friendly. Highly recommend!
12:44 05 Sep 18
00:32 03 Jul 18
Best place for PT help. Therapists are very knowledgeable. I was a client there for 3 different body parts and am like new. Everything now works better than ever.
14:37 29 Jun 18
I really enjoyed working with Katie and appreciate the effort she made to make my therapy successful. Staff is very pleasant and helpful and the atmosphere is relaxing
11:37 11 Jun 18
Excel Physical Therapy (West Chester) has made the process of healing a healing combination of fun; professionals who truly know their stuff; a warm and inviting atmosphere; and truly committed physical therapists.
22:02 10 Jun 18
Well trained, caring and prompt. Trust them with my husband's rehab.
16:23 16 Mar 18
Excellent place to get help! I have been getting physical therapy help for many years. Occasionally, my lower back pain is not tolerable so I need help. Chiropractic help does soothe the pain but it is only temporary. I live in Florida now but have a second home here in West Chester, PA. I had a family friend recommend Excel and I am really glad they did. Ed Miles, the Physical Therapist there is sxcellent. I highly recommend them if you need Therapy.
12:31 26 Feb 18
19:56 29 Nov 17
Staff is very dedicated to improving one's health
02:32 04 Oct 17
Really getting a lot out of Excel Physical Therapy in West Chester, PA. My person is very thoughtful & caring & takes the time to ask how I'm coming along, how I feel with each exercise & how I'm progressing with my home exercises. I look forward to going to Excel each time, knowing that I am in good hands.
01:19 04 Oct 17
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03:01 23 Sep 17
Always professional, very friendly, extremely encouraging, makes therapy enjoyable.
01:17 13 Sep 17
The staff at Excel Physical Therapy is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I receive individual attention and coaching every step of the way. I couldn't be more pleased with my PT and my progress.
23:48 28 Aug 17
My experience with Excel Therapy has been wonderful. Undergoing Therapy sessions at Excel after my ACL reconstruction and it's been wonderful so far. Therapist and front desk people are really wonderful and nice. Highly recommend Excel Therapy and therapist Ed.
02:03 16 Aug 17
00:05 11 Jul 17
My experience with Excel Physical Therapy has been wonderful. The therapists as well as the front desk receptionist have been very helpful and accommodating. Both therapists that I have worked with were very knowledgeable and personable when it came to creating my therapy plan. HIGHLY recommend this facility as I am already seeing signs of relief from my symptoms 4 weeks into treatment!
19:29 08 Jun 17
Excellent sessiions; always felt better after the exercises. Instructor took a personal interest in my needs. I would reccomend this branch of Excel highly.
15:41 06 Jun 17
My experience at Excel Physical Therapy in West Chester has been outstanding. I have totally appreciated the individual approach and careful listening to the patient's issues. Physical Therapy always involves dealing with painful and individual issues and requires a personalized approach. I have found that here.
00:36 21 Apr 17
After extended sessions at other West Chester based PT operations with little to no results, I decide to make the switch to Excel Therapy for help with back pain. Sarah and her team were extremely helpful in the physical therapy process. Sarah was able to yield quick results and increased my functional strength/endurance. I would recommend the whole team to anyone looking for well thought out exercises and consistent results!
12:05 03 Oct 16
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