Excel Physical Therapy's Cresskill office is centered between the towns of Tenafly, Alpine, Demarest and Dumont. Conveniently located on Piermont Road near its shopping district, this office is approximately 3,700 square feet in size with ample parking both in front and back of the building.
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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO
Matt grew up in Northern New Jersey playing baseball. During high school, he made a transition from baseball player to lacrosse player. Being that baseball was his first love, and he is an undying New York Yankee fan, he has proclaimed himself a baseball nerd even though he no longer plays. After graduating from Pascack Valley High School, he studied Biology at the University of Maryland. He continued his studies honing in on physical therapy at Columbia University Medical Center’s doctoral program, where he specialized in orthopedics. Matt has always been intrigued by the human body’s ability to heal, especially the ankles, knees and lower back. As a PT, he relishes in his ability to help the body heal through therapy, while establishing a personal connection with patients. His interest in pain science has him working towards receiving a certification as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist. This piqued interest gives Matt the means and confidence to treat patients with chronic pain. Matt has not only been a PT, but he was a patient in high school. While playing a pick-up football game, he fell on outstretched hands and fractured both of his arms. This lead to a few tough months of recovery, but he credits the physical therapy treatment and the team behind it that got him through it all. Matt considers himself a budding connoisseur of whiskies —single-malt scotches and bourbons— as well as craft beer. When he has time, he enjoys slow cook barbecuing ribs, brisket and pulled pork in his smoker. His favorite pizza is from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. As a baseball nerd, one of Matt’s goals is to make a visit to each of the MLB stadiums.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO
Nicholas Daniels has a sincere passion for the craft of physical therapy, especially as it relates to orthopedics and sports. Nick is also particularly interested in patients with unique or challenging cases -- those who have tried other treatments with little success and walk into the clinic as skeptics. He thoroughly enjoys creating outside-the-box therapy plans for such patients, cheering them on as they reach their goals and graduate from his care, all while turning them into believers in the healing power of physical therapy. Nick received a BS in Athletic Training from Montclair State University and certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association in 2008. He treated high school and college athletes across North Jersey, focusing on injury prevention, assessment and rehabilitation. He then went on to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. In 2017, Nick was recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Although Nick's preparing for the board exam while working full-time and renovating a new home almost caused a coffee shortage in Bergen County, he plans to jump back into a pile of textbooks and tests in 2018. This time he will be earning the title of board certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS). Nick loves to learn about the human body, how to handle its weaknesses, and the amazing feats it can accomplish when at its best. Nick is an avid weightlifter, skier and golfer, and spent many years playing baseball on school teams and adult leagues. As a result of his baseball "career," the doctor was once a patient himself. Nick has undergone shoulder surgery and rehabilitation from a sports-induced injury. He is subsequently very sensitive to both the physical and emotional roads his patients must travel, and especially empathizes with the sidelined athletes who are eager to back onto the field, horse, dance floor, and everything in between. When he isn’t in the clinic or pursuing athletics, Nick enjoys playing with the power tools in his home workshop and spending time with his wife, family and friends. He loves cheeseburgers and pecan pie, and appreciates patients' suggestions for a good place to get either one.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO
A longtime familiar face at EXCEL, Nick started as an aide working side-by-side therapists and patients during his studies at Ithaca College. After graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and obtaining his license, Nick joined EXCEL’s team as a physical therapist. As a clinician, Nick has extensive experience working with a diverse patient population, from pediatric to geriatric. His clinical interests include post-operative rehabilitation and sports medicine orthopedics. Nick is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Expert. He has taken course work in hip preservation and rehabilitation. In addition, he is pursuing continued course work regarding post-concussion rehabilitation. Nick utilizes an evidence-based approach emphasizing patient education, which results in maximized outcomes. By developing a personalized plan of care and utilizing his manual therapy skills along with therapeutic exercise, he hopes to help his patients maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Nick grew up in Northern New Jersey. His down time is spent playing tennis, racquetball, basketball, and exploring hiking trails around the county with his dog, Parker. His favorite summer-time spot is at the shore with family and friends. Nick continues to work on minimizing his level of frustration in his slowly improving golf game.
CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION
32 Piermont Road,
Cresskill, NJ 07626
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