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Jeffrey M. Ziegler, PT, DPT // Clinic Director

EXCEL Oakland, 100 Bauer Drive, Oakland, NJ 07436
P: 201-651-0121 // F: 201-651-0124

Jeff graduated from College Misericordia, now Misericordia University, in 2006 with a B.S. in Health Science and an M.S. in Physical Therapy. During his final year of school, Jeff became a graduate assistant at EXCEL. He accepted a physical therapist position prior to graduation at the newly opened Oakland office (at the time just the third overall location), where he is now the Clinic Director. 

Growing up, Jeff competed in numerous sports, swimming being the top choice for him. He went on to swim in college for four years and was team captain for two years. He was also a one-time MVP.  In addition to swimming, he also played lacrosse for two years. Since graduating, he hasn’t left the pool. Jeff enjoys coaching various levels of swimming, ranging from youth to adults, training primarily triathletes. He is currently the head coach of the Pascack Valley/Hills High School swim team and was named the Bergen Record’s 2016 Girls Swim Coach of the Year. 

Jeff remains extremely active and typically starts his day at 4:30 a.m. either swimming, training, or coaching. He competes in various endurance sports and weight trains on a regular basis. Jeff has competed in over 50 races of various lengths, often winning his age group and/or placing well in the overall standings. He loves adventure and anything related to being active. 

Jeff’s love for athletics and anything exercise-related made physical therapy a perfect fit as a career. Jeff strongly believes in exercise, the importance of being active on an everyday basis, and how valuable it is to maintain a positive attitude.