About Us

We specialize in the provision of comprehensive physical therapy to individuals following joint replacement, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as spine surgeries. In addition to post-surgical therapy, we pride ourselves in the treatment of patients with non-surgical orthopedic, sports, and spinal-related injuries.

We strive to offer an exemplary model of patient care in a professional and caring environment. Our skilled staff of highly trained physical therapists have extensive experience in treating advanced orthopedic injuries, and are referred by many of the area's and nation's top physicians.

We have treated many members of the New Jersey Devils and New York Giants and are the Official Physical Therapy Provider for the NCAA Division 1 sports program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. At EXCEL we bring the same level of expertise, experience and care to all of our patients, ranging from school-aged children to seniors to high-level athletes.

Our foundation for success has been built upon providing exceptional quality care, while at the same time maintaining an unsurpassed level of professional standards.


Our History

While working closely together at a sports medicine facility in New York City in the late 1980s, EXCEL founders and co-owners Matt Gibble, PT and Gary Flink, PT, MSPT envisioned opening a New Jersey based practice that would set the standards in orthopedic physical therapy for school age children to geriatrics.

In March 1990, EXCEL opened the doors to their Fort Lee office. Since then, they have opened eight additional offices in Oakland, Hackensack, Waldwick, Rutherford, Cresskill, Montvale, Mahwah, and Old Tappan, all of which were designed and built on a foundation of excellence in physical therapy. From sprains and strains to the most complex surgical cases, EXCEL takes pride in being the most tenured and experienced provider in the treatment of these types of injuries. Today, after 27 years, EXCEL remains as the most trusted and premier source for rehabilitation in Northern New Jersey by patients and physicians alike.

Co-Founders Matt Gibble, PT  and  Gary Flink, PT, MSPT

Co-Founders Matt Gibble, PT and Gary Flink, PT, MSPT