Oshkosh, Neenah and the Fox Valley IExcel Physical Therapy |

Message to our patients regarding COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus

We are open during COVID-19. 

As we face the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to let you know that we are monitoring the changing conditions in our community and nation. The health and happiness of our patients, staff and neighbors is our highest priority. We are currently treating patients in our office while monitoring current conditions and evaluating the needs and safety of our patients and staff as we plan for days and weeks ahead.

We recommend that you visit our Facebook page and watch your email for additional updates. We will contact people directly if their appointments need to be changed for any reason.

In order to protect our patients and staff, we request that you reschedule your appointments if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or influenza such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat. Please notify us if you have been exposed to any individual who has, or is suspected to have, COVID-19, influenza or had close contact with anyone who has symptoms of those illnesses.

We have taken numerous steps to increase the safety of our treatment environment including: • Removal of reading materials, food and beverages from our office to reduce potential for spreading the virus. • Reduced time spent in the waiting room for vulnerable individuals.

  • Frequent disinfection of our waiting room. All treatment surfaces and equipment are disinfected after each use.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided in our waiting room.
  • Increased distance and separation between patients.
  • Increased accessibility of protective equipment for staff, including masks and gloves when needed.

We are thankful to have wonderful patients who trust us to provide quality care at Excel Physical Therapy. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you as we adjust to the challenges we face over the next weeks and months.

Why physical therapy?

You want your pain eliminated.

Movement and strength are often taken for granted until pain and immobility strikes. Physical therapy helps you recover faster as you heal, working to build your body’s pain free motion. A physical therapist can help decrease tight scar tissue or muscle tightness and build strength.

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shoulder physical therapy

Shoulder Physical Therapy

Excel physical therapists specialize in shoulder injury, assist with shoulder and arm pain treatment and restore motion after rotator cuff surgery.

patient treated for knee physical therapy

Knee Physical Therapy

Knee injuries can result in substantial knee pain. Excel’s highly trained physical therapists can help develop a customized knee therapy program.

patient getting neck physical therapy

Neck Physical Therapy

Excel Physical Therapy is board certified and can customize treatment to help bring neck pain relief so you can resume daily activities without pain.

Back Physical Therapy

You don’t have to suffer with back pain—our trained physical therapists design back pain treatments for each patient to help with back pain relief.

person walking without foot and ankle pain

Foot Physical Therapy

Our team at Excel Physical Therapy will identify the root cause of ankle and foot pain in order to develop customized joint pain treatments.

athletic recovery at Excel Physical Therapy

Sports Physical Therapy

We know you’re anxious to get back in the game. Excel Physical Therapy will work with you to get you back on the field as quickly as possible.


Hip Physical Therapy

The team at Excel Physical Therapy treats a number of different conditions related to hip and pelvis pain.

dizziness and balance exercises

Dizziness & Balance

Excel Physical Therapy provides physical therapy services that can reduce dizziness and improve balance so you can get back to life.

Bring us your pain. Find relief.

Whether you are a patient of Excel Physical Therapy or not, we welcome your questions about any pain you are experiencing.

From neck pain to a sprained ankle and everything in between, let physical therapy work for you.
No referral needed!

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Our Physical Therapy Team

Even if it’s difficult to describe, you know your pain best. It’s our job to help you find the words, locate the source of the problem and help your body heal.

Excel’s Physical Therapy provides top-rated physical therapy serving the Oshkosh community. Everyone on our advanced physical therapy team holds board certifications in orthopedics and provides you with one-on-one care. Only 11% of physical therapists nationally can say the same. That’s why we have been voted Best Physical Therapy of Winnebago County, five times.

Bob Runge Excel Physical Therapy Oshkosh

Robert Runge, DPT

Owner and Clinic Director

“I think one of the most rewarding things about being a physical therapist is providing hands-on care that not only helps reduce the pain and restore normal movement, but gives people hope that they will get better.”

Teresa Van Aacken-Physical Therapist-Excel Physical Therapy

Teresa Van Aacken, DPT

Senior Clinician

“Really listening to my patients, followed by a thorough hands-on evaluation is the key to determining the source of the pain, not just chasing the symptoms.”

Stephanie Shoemaker PT

Stephanie Shoemaker, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Shoemaker received a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science with a Minor in Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

What patients are saying

I felt like I was the only patient there, the therapist was always focused on me and my needs. I made exceptional progress in my therapy here. Barb W.

When to see a physical therapist

For muscle or joint pain, physical therapy could be your first and only stop. See if Physical Therapy is right for your type of pain.

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Monday - Thursday 8 am - 6 pm
Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Early morning available by advanced appointment only 6 am - 8 am