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Our very talented staff have a deep commitment to the highest standard of caring and treatment for the clients of Excel Physical Therapy. This team of outstanding practitioners is serving their community by utilizing impressive experience, the most advanced techniques and rehabilitation strategies, and a passion for people.

Alan Palmer, MSPT, CSCS

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Alan joined his business partner Tom in the development and creation of the Excel Physical Therapy vision.  They decided to create a business that truly cared for their patients and to offer the most progressive care available in the industry.  He is a graduate of Ithaca College and enjoys a broad spectrum of experience throughout the capital region.  His specialty areas include osteopathic manual therapy, pediatrics, sport and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and geriatrics.  Training and education on the newest techniques is the cornerstone of Alan’s commitment to providing the absolute best services to the patients of Excel Physical Therapy.

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Tom Carroll, MPT, CSCS

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Tom with his business partner Alan has been the inspiration to create the overall vision, progressive standards and caring atmosphere at Excel Physical Therapy.  He is a graduate of Ithaca College and Nova Southern University and has extensive experience practicing in various out-patient settings throughout Greene, Albany and Saratoga counties.  Tom’s impressive credentials benefit his patients daily with a special focus on advanced clinical training for orthopedic problems, manual, sport and geriatric rehabilitation and he takes great pride in maintaining his edge on the newest and best osteopathic techniques and philosophy.  Tom and Alan’s leadership has brought Excel Physical Therapy to the forefront of advanced physical therapy services in the region.

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Brian Baird, PT, DPT

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Brian graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sage Graduate School after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from SUNY Oneonta. Drawing upon his passion for orthopedics and sports medicine, he brings his knowledge of scientific research and broad clinical experience to Excel’s great team. As a devoted fitness enthusiast and former collegiate athlete, Brian has a special interest in treating sports related injuries and spinal conditions. He knows first hand how it feels to be put on the sideline from an injury, and wants to be the one to help you get back in the game. His comprehensive, hands-on approach helps him provide the excellent care you deserve to help you achieve your individual goals. In addition to further improving his osteopathic skills, Brian is actively pursing a certification as a specialist in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Injuries (MDT) by the McKenzie Institute International.

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Alivia Richter, PT, DPT

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Alivia graduated from Misericordia University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management. She has been around sports her whole life and played 2 years of basketball for Misericordia. She has completed clinical rotations in both inpatient settings such as the burn unit and a variety of outpatient clinics in New Jersey and Florida. Alivia has an interest in manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education. She is a certified LSVT BIG member. Alivia is excited to be back in the area and work with the Excel team.

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Lisa Salvino, PTA

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Lisa has deep family roots in the Greene County community and adds a sincere hometown feel to Excel Physical Therapy. She is a graduate of Maria College in Albany, leaving one of the region’s finest educational institutions with an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy. Lisa has extensive experience in her field working in a diverse mixture of settings including acute care, geriatrics, wound care and head injury facilities. Having worked in both private practice and public sector, she enjoys and chooses to provide her well respected care to the family of clients served by Excel Physical Therapy.

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Danielle Poli, PT, DPT

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Danielle earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sage Graduate School and earned her Bachelors degree in the Health Sciences from Russell Sage College.  Following graduation in 2010 Danielle began her career as a traveling physical therapist.  She has worked in a variety of settings ranging from hospital to skilled nursing to outpatients orthopedics.  Danielle worked in and explored Connecticut, Washington, California and Arizona before she became a member of the Excel team in November of 2013.  Danielle is excited about being a part of a forward thinking practice like Excel.

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Sarah DeVincenzo, PT, DPT

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Sarah graduated from Sage Graduate School with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  She studied at SUNY Oswego where she obtained her Bachelors degree in Biology.  Sarah has completed internships in a variety of orthopedic outpatient settings as well as inpatient and wound care settings.  She has been trained in hands on, manual approach of evaluating and rehabilitating the patients under her care.  Sarah enjoys working with a variety of patients, from the young, to the young at heart and looks forward to working with you.

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Kyle Evans, PT, DPT

Kyle Evans, PT, DPT

Kyle graduated from Russel Sage College with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and earned his Bachelors Degree in Applied Biology from Sage College of Albany.  Kyle has completed a variety of clinical rotations in both outpatient and inpatient hospital settings.  He has a passion for research and evidence based practice, which he applies in the clinical setting to provide optimal care for all his patients.  He has a special interest in pediatric and sports related injuries and has been involved in coaching youth sports in the Capital District for several years.

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Colleen McNally, PT, DPT

Colleen McNally, PT, DPT

Colleen grew up in the Greene County community attending Coxsackie-Athens middle and high school. She participated in a wide variety of high school sports with basketball being her favorite. She went on to attend Sage College for her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Health Studies and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has done clinical rotations in such settings as subacute care, outpatient, wound care and working with adults with disabilities. She has a passion for orthopedic and manual physical therapy. Colleen is excited to be a part of Excel’s great team and further progress her clinical knowledge and skills.

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Hayley Madsen, PT, DPT

Hayley Madsen, PT, DPT

Hayley graduated from Sage Graduate School with a Doctorate of PT. She also received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island. For her four years at URI, Hayley was a collegiate D1 athlete in Track and Field. For this reason, Hayley has a strong passion for orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. In addition, Hayley has completed clinical internships in variety of sports orthopedic and pediatric settings that focused on treating children with developmental disabilities. She has been trained to treat all her patients with a hands on approach and looks forward to helping individuals reach their goals, no matter how big or small they may be. Hayley is very excited to be a part of the Excel team.

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