At Excel, we operate on a simple principle: our patients come first. With over 25 years of specialized experience in surgical and non-surgical orthopedic injuries, our team of highly skilled physical therapists go above and beyond to get you back to doing what you love the most. Our success is predicated on your success; we recognize that every patient is different and we strive to deliver a unique and individualized approach. From initial phone call to final visit, our staff is committed to providing the most comprehensive physical therapy to keep you moving forward. It is what we do for the people we care for.
Our Hoboken facility is centrally located uptown and is conveniently accessible by bus and ferry. Patients can admire water and city views while receiving the highest quality of care.
**We work with all Insurance plans so please anticipate hearing from our insurance department PRIOR to your appointment IF you have any financial responsibility**
Christine graduated from Mercy College with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. She also earned her Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting from New York University. She has worked in a variety of physical therapy settings and has clinical experience working with the orthopedic, neurological, pediatric, geriatric, pulmonary and amputee populations. Prior to working at Excel Physical Therapy, most of her work experience has been in the NYC area. Christine’s interest in pursuing physical therapy came from a desire to help patients feel better and improve their mobility. She believes in partnering with her patients to help them achieve their goals. The most important tool she can offer her patients is teaching them how to manage their pain outside of the clinical setting and after PT is completed. She has a special interest in manual therapy and has taken several continuing education courses to develop her skills in the treatment of the spine, and upper/lower extremities. Christine also completed her Pilates instructor training at Jumping Frog Pilates in Tenafly, NJ, where she also taught Anatomy for Pilates and Pilates for injuries. She tries to incorporate the Pilates method in her PT treatments whenever possible. In her spare time, Christine enjoys entertaining and spending time with her family and friends. She listens to all genres of music and tries to see it live whenever possible. She loves being outdoors and experiencing different cultures and food through travel. Christine tries to stay active by running and taking pilates and yoga classes. She has completed several half marathons and one full marathon. Christine is working towards completing the NYC marathon one more time, as well as more half marathons outside the tri-state area.
Bryan Del Rio was raised in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He attended Springfield College, where he earned a Master Degree in Physical Therapy in just five years as part of an accelerated program. His interest and participation in sports of all types, along with his love and predilection for science and medicine, led him to pursue his chosen career path. Growing up, Bryan played a lot of soccer and baseball, as well as being a member of the football and swim teams in high school. In college, he discovered rugby, and balanced his studies with being a part of Springfield College’s team. Since then, Bryan has played in adult baseball and softball leagues, plenty of pick-up basketball, taken a variety of high-intensity interval training classes, and regularly attends spin classes. With a wife that is a Pilates instructor, he has also developed a first-hand appreciation of how challenging those classes can be. In 2008 he was introduced to the sport of triathlon and has never looked back. Bryan has completed 2 Ironman events in Sonoma, CA and Lake Placid, NY and he is registered for his next Ironman in Mont Tremblant, Canada in 2018. Bryan fills in his race calendar with other shorter endurance events and can be seen around Bergen County, Harriman State Park, or Lifetime Fitness swimming, cycling, and running throughout the training season. When not training, he and his wife enjoy spending time in the kitchen cooking and learning about wine. They keep busy finding new, and revisiting familiar, favorite culinary experiences locally and in New York City. An annual trip earmarked to visit family on Bonaire gives them an opportunity to take a break from their busy lifestyles and recharge their batteries each year. Bryan has particular interests in treating injuries and post-operative care of shoulder and knee conditions. His familiarity and personal experiences with many sports and activities allows him to design more than just rudimentary generic routines, and instead considers the specific requirements for each individual patient’s goals and lifestyle. His ability and willingness to carefully explain each step of the rehab process makes it easy for patients to understand and actively participate in their recovery. For these reasons and more, Bryan continues to earn requests from returning patients and personal referrals from past patients ever since he joined Excel in 2002.