Proudly Serving Palmer and Wasilla, AK

physical therapy and sports medicine

Excel Physical Therapy specializes and treats most impairments and conditions that can be addressed with physical therapy. We are a team that is dedicated to providing the highest quality care in a friendly and supportive environment.  Each patient receives personalized treatment that is based on the most current medical technology.  Our state-of-the-art equipment combined with clinical staff expertise in a variety of manual therapy treatment approaches yields optimal results for patients.

Since 1996, physicians have referred their patients to Excel Physical Therapy facilities for the unique quality of care provided by our staff.  Our therapists are licensed by the State of Alaska.  In addition, members of our staff have specialized certifications and have compiled years of specialized treatment techniques and experience.

Excel Physical Therapy has 3 convenient locations in the valley.

 

PalmerPALMER

(907) 746-4373

 

WasillaWASILLA (Bogard)

(907) 376-4325

 

Knik

Wasilla (KGB)

(907) 376-1150

 

 

We accept most insurance including Medicare & Worker’s Comp.

We Offer:

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Evaluations within 24-48 hours
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Personalized care with treatment tailored for each patient
  • Licensed therapists
  • Specialized treatment programs
  • Friendly and open environment
  • Convenient locations with easy access and parking

Services

Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

  • Strains/Sprains
  • Neck & Head Aches
  • Low Back/Spine Conditions
  • Arthritis/DJD
  • Tendonitis
  • Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
  • Pediatric Therapy
  • Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
  • Athletic Training Outreach
  • Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
  • Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
  • Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Industrial Consultation
  • Ergonomic Analysis
  • Balance/Fall Prevention
  • Cancer Related Fatigue Program
  • Lymphedema Management Program
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women’s Health
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Aquatic Therapy

Forms

PAIN QUESTIONNAIRES

Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain | Download

Low Back Pain | Download

Lower Extremity Pain | Download

Neck Disability | Download

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

The Therapy Connection | Download

FAQ

For Additional Questions Please Contact Us At (907) 746-4373

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.

Testimonials

“I recommend Excel Physical Therapy. The girls are great… and the place is nice and clean.”

Leleah

“I would like to thank the staff of Excel Therapy for their caring and understanding of my condition and all their help during my therapy.

Specifically, I would like to thank Rosella for her in-depth assessment of my condition and her customized treatment program to help me achieve my individual goals. She was caring, disciplined, and without her, I would not have been able to achieve these goals which promoted healing and reduced my pain. Thanks to her I am now independent and living without pain.

Thank you Excel Therapy”

Patricia

“Excel Physical Therapy has consistently provided excellent service and compassionate care. Both the receptionists and physical therapists are dedicated to the ongoing health and recovery of the patients that have put their trust in them.”

Shannon

“After my bilateral total knee replacement in February 2009, I was fortunate enough to become a patient with Excel Physical Therapy.

With help, compassion and diligence they were able to bring me back from an almost hopeless condition to a near normal daily lifestyle.

It is my honest belief that due to their commitment and dedication I am now able to enjoy the quality of life I have today. I am grateful for all their help with each step I take.

Thank you.”

Jacqueline

“I would highly recommend Excel Physical Therapy. All the staff here are professional and have spent one-on-one time with me for each of my appointments. The staff are easy to work the and also easy to talk to.”

S.R.

“This past 10 weeks of physical therapy has been the best PT experience I’ve had since my injury 10 years ago. Amy, my physical therapist at Excel helped me strengthen my core and legs, showing me exercises I’ve never been taught before. The pool has helped tremendously. It was great, especially with Amy.”

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