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About Us


Our History

The founders of Excel Physical Therapy, Jeff Ostrowski, PT and Joe Ruhl, PT, had a simple goal; to help people return to the activities they love. Their passion for improving the quality of life of their community worked! Patients and physicians appreciate the unique approach to patient care they established over 30 years ago. Jeff and Joe’s vision of a customer service-oriented, hands-on approach attracted like-minded physical therapists to join the team. You will find dedicated physical therapists providing progressive, hands-on therapy in a friendly environment – just like Jeff and Joe did back in 1990.

In 2011, Excel Physical Therapy merged with like-minded Apex Physical Therapy, forming the largest Physical Therapist owned practice in the Delaware Valley. Apex’s model contributed the physical therapist only care approach that patients experience when they come to our clinics today. The strengths of both practices were adopted and the team took on a new level of care as Excel Physical Therapy. The practice is still owned and operated by physical therapists.

Core Values


Passion is when you put more energy into something than is required to do it. It is more than just enthusiasm or excitement; passion is ambition that is materialized into action to put as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as possible.


The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, which leads to trust and inspires confidence.


The obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, to accept responsibility for them, doing what you are supposed to do.


The relentless pursuit of quality and leadership in all that we do.

Experience the Excel Physical Therapy Difference

Our goal is to get you back to the activities you enjoy without limitations – a complete 100% recovery. Our physical therapists help to improve quality of life through patient education, hands-on care and personalized treatment plans.

We schedule new patients for a 60-minute evaluation within 24 – 48 hours of your first call.

Patients will receive one-on-one care with a licensed physical therapist at every treatment session. We do not have PT Aides on staff to ensure that our patients are only working with licensed therapists. Learn more about our staff by visiting Our Team pages. 

Hands-on, Manual Therapy sets Excel apart from other PT clinics. The specialized techniques our team uses have been shown to progress recovery and improve overall outcomes.

We offer flexible hours including early morning, evening and Saturday appointments.

We now have 35 clinic locations in the Greater Philadelphia area, from Lancaster to Cherry Hill.

Direct Access Certified Physical Therapists to get you the treatment you need, when you need. DA allows you to seek physical therapy without a physician referral.

We accept all major insurance carriers:

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth Administrators
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield / Horizon
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Health America / Health Assurance
  • Humana
  • Independence Administrators
  • Keystone Health Plan East / Keystone 65
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Replacement Plans
  • Personal Choice
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare / UMR / Golden Rule
  • Workman’s Compensation Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Claims

If you do not see your insurance listed above or you have questions about your benefits, call our Billing Office at 610-270-0370 and speak with a member of our team. We are here to help you!

We want to be your physical therapist for life! Our team is here to improve mobility, manage pain, and help prevent injury. Patients are encouraged to contact their physical therapist at any time, even after reaching their goals.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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