About Us Excel Physical Therapy

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At Excel Physical Therapy our goal is simple: Eliminate pain, restore movement and get you back to loving life.

Your pain may occur after an injury or illness or for no apparent reason at all.

Bring your pain to us; you’ll receive one-on-one care as you meet with a therapist to discuss the problems you are experiencing. He or she will perform a careful evaluation to determine the source of the problem and set you on a program.

Excel Physical Therapy delivers the best physical therapy to patients in Oshkosh. We customize treatment to each patient and look for the root cause of the problem, getting you back to your life as fast as possible.

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Stephanie Shoemaker, DPT

Physical Therapist

“I think the most rewarding thing about being a physical therapist is having the ability to make a difference in someone else’s life and help them achieve their goals with a hands on approach and personalized exercise program.”

Zachary Vandenberg, DPT

Physical Therapist

“Nothing makes me happier than offering my skills and knowledge while teaming up with patients to help them achieve their goals.”

Robert Runge, PT

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, PT

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.”

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Best of Winnebago 2020 Winner

The community voted and the results are in! Excel Physical Therapy has been awarded the Best of Winnebago 2020 by the Oshkosh Northwestern for being the best Physical Therapist or Sport Medicine Facility. Your votes over the years has caused us to achieve this title time and time again, in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 and now 2020. We thank you for the community’s continued support and belief in our high quality, patient-centered care practices.

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Celebrating 20 years of renewing health

We are proud to have been providing top-rated physical therapy to the Oshkosh area for 20 years. We would not be here without our patients’ and the community’s support. Thank you and we look forward to the future with you!

Specialized physical therapists

We have assembled a team of physical therapists, each with extensive training and more than 20 years of clinical experience. Our therapists have advanced certification including:

  • Orthopedics (Board certified)
  • Manual therapy for mobilization and manipulation of the spine and joints (Certified)
  • Evaluation and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders (Specialized certification)

Pain relief through top-rated physical therapy

As a locally-owned family business in Oshkosh, the Excel Physical Therapy team knows first-hand that getting your movement, strength and balance back means getting your life back. That’s why we offer specialized physical therapy programs customized to treat:

We also provide pre-operative and post-surgical treatment for ACL injuries, meniscus repair, carpal tunnel release, rotator cuff repair, shoulder dislocation, laminectomy, spinal fusion, and shoulder and knee replacements.

Cost-effective, accessible pain relief

Rapid changes in insurance plans and provider networks make it difficult to understand what your insurance covers. As a service to all of our patients we offer free insurance checkups to determine the type and amount of coverage under your health plan before starting treatment. If you have questions regarding your specific coverage, please contact us. We will help explain what type of insurance plan you have and what your coverage includes.

“Great overall service! Great conversation each visit. Excellent guidance on how quickly to expect progress with strength and range of motion. Thanks for everything! I am happy I chose you!”

Ryan H., Excel Physical Therapy Patient