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    Physical & Occupational Therapy

    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

    (907) 376-4325

     

     

    Knik

    Knik

    (907) 376-1150

     

     

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

    NOW OFFERING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

    Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

    Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. 

    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.

    Orthopedic Care

    Strains/Sprains
    Neck & Head Aches
    Low Back/Spine Conditions
    Arthritis/DJD
    Tendonitis
    Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
    Pediatric Therapy

    Sports Medicine

    Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
    Athletic Training Outreach
    Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
    Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)

    Worker's Compensation / Rehabilitation

    Work Rehabilitation
    Functional Capacity Evaluations
    Post-Offer Employment Testing
    Work Conditioning
    Industrial Consultation
    Ergonomic Analysis

    Specialty Programs

    Balance/Fall Prevention
    Cancer Related Fatigue Program
    Lymphedema Management Program
    Vestibular Rehabilitation
    Women’s Health
    TMJ Dysfunction
    Aquatic Therapy

    Occupational Therapy

    Arthritic Conditions
    Post-operative Care
    Custom Orthotic / Splint Fabrication
    Sprains, Fractures, Lacerations, Burns
    Overuse Syndromes (Carpal Tunnel, Tendinitis, Impingement)
    Frozen Shoulder
    Congenital Disorders
    Dupuytren’s Contractures
    Work Related Injuries and Conditions
    Ergonomic Consultations for Computer Work Stations

    Forms

    Functional Outcome Questionnaires

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

    Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain
    Low Back Pain
    Lower Extremity Pain
    Neck Disability

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    FAQ

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

    Can I choose where I want to have therapy?

    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.

    Do I need a physician referral to receive therapy?

    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.

    Does your facility accept my insurance?

    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.

    Does your facility submit claims to my insurance company?

    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 First Visit:

    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.

    What do I bring on my first visit?

    – 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.

    What do I wear?

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

    How long is each visit?

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

    How often do I go to treatment?

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

    Testimonials

    PALMER CLINIC:
    Scenic View Professional Bldg.

    809 South Chugach St. Suite 1
    Palmer, AK 99645
    Tel (907) 746-4373
    Fax (907) 746-4376

    Hours:
    Please call the clinic for hours of operations – Morning, lunch & late hours available

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    WASILLA CLINIC:
    North Fork Professional Bldg. B

    1700 E Bogard Rd, Suite B203
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    Tel (907) 376-4325
    Fax (907) 376-2365

    Hours:
    Please call the clinic for hours of operations – Morning, lunch & late hours available

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    CLINIC ON KNIK:
    Located 1 mile up Knik

    705 S. Knik Goose Bay Rd., Suite A
    Wasilla, Alaska 99654
    Tel (907) 376-1150
    Fax (907) 376-1160

    Hours:
    Please call the clinic for hours of operations – Morning, lunch & late hours available

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