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Athletico Physical Therapy enters Nebraska market combining with Excel Physical Therapy

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OAK BROOK, Ill. – October 3, 2017 – Athletico Physical Therapy is partnering with Excel Physical Therapy, a leading physical therapy and industrial rehabilitation provider with thirteen clinics in Omaha and central Nebraska.  Excel Physical Therapy provides Physical Therapy, Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs), Work Conditioning, Pre-Placement Screening and Educational Training programs.

This new relationship marks Athletico’s first entry into Nebraska as a top physical therapy provider. Following the closing of the transaction, Athletico will now serve patients at over 400 locations across eleven states. The Excel clinics will remain open and fully staffed to serve current and new patients. Mike Berlin and his partners will continue to operate and oversee the thirteen clinics.

“We’re very excited to combine forces with Excel, a well-respected and established outpatient provider in Physical Therapy and Industrial Rehabilitation,” said Mark Kaufman, Athletico President/Founder. “In addition to expanding our geographic footprint, this positions both companies for continued success and provides a path for stable growth as an employer and service provider.”

“Both of our companies were founded by clinicians and share a strong commitment to patient care and satisfaction,” said Mike Berlin, Founder and President of Excel Physical Therapy.  “By combining, we will complement each other’s strengths allowing us to expand on what we collectively offer patients.” 

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About Athletico

Athletico Physical Therapy provides the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation services to communities, employers and athletes in over 400 locations throughout eleven states with more than 4500 employees. Athletico is committed to our patients and referring physicians through our patient-centric focus, positive work environment, attention to quality and high standard of care. Athletico measures patient outcomes and satisfaction and is dedicated to continuous improvement. Athletico was named #1 Workplace in Chicago, “Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation” by ADVANCE magazine, Top Workplace in the Nation, and has been recognized as a leader in employee volunteering and charitable giving. Our services include physical and occupational/hand therapy, workers’ compensation, women’s health therapy, concussion management and athletic training. For more information, or to schedule a free injury screening, please visit  and follow us on Twitter @Athletico.

About Excel Physical Therapy

Excel Physical Therapy is a leading provider of outpatient physical therapy and industrial rehabilitation services in the state of Nebraska.  Founded in 1988, the company has thirteen facilities throughout Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Excel is a trusted outpatient partner to a wide network of referring physicians, payers and patients.  Excel strives to exceed each patient’s experience utilizing a state of the art environment and individualized patient care focused on maximizing functional independence, preventing further movement or function problems and maintaining health.  Excel improves the lives of the communities they serve through high quality clinical treatment, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Work pre-placement screenings, Work Hardening and Conditioning as well as Educational Training Programs (ETPs).  For more information, please visit

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