Guy Shelton, PT, MA, ATC Retires After 18 Years with Excel

We’d like to congratulate our therapist of 18 years, Guy Shelton, PT, MA, ATC who retired from Excel in January 2018. Guy has been with our 78th & Dodge clinic since the beginning and was known as one of the most reputable therapists in Omaha. We feel fortunate to have had Guy be part of the Excel family for so many years and wish him the best in his well-deserved years of retirement.

Guy Shelton, PT at his retirement party 

Excel Provides PT Services to “Something Rotten” Musical

The Excel team enjoyed their time providing physical therapy services to the cast of the Tony-nominated “Something Rotten” Musical during their tour stop in Omaha May 16th – 21st. Excel’s physical therapy staff was on hand at the Orpheum Theater to provide the services and were able to meet various actors and support team back stage before and after performances. 


Excel Awards (5) $1,000 Scholarships

We are excited to announce the recipients of our 2017 Excel Physical Therapy College Scholarship. Each of the five high school seniors, who are pursing physical therapy as a career, were chosen based on their excellence in academics, extra-curricular involvement and community service activities.

Excel has awarded $51,000 over the last nine years helping a total of 51 high school seniors reach their academic and career goals.

The 2017 winners are:

-Sam Messbarger, Omaha Central High School 

-Kaylie Donahoe, Gross Catholic High School 

-Matthew Novinski, Grand Island Central Catholic High School

-Kylie Reiners, Ralston High School 

-Garrett Craig, Millard North High School 


2017 Omaha Choice Awards – We’d Love Your Vote!

Voting has begun in the Omaha World Herald’s 2nd Annual Omaha Choice Awards! We would be humbled to have your vote in the physical therapy category. Simply go to between March 12th – April 9th and click on the “Health & Medical” category. There you will find the physical therapy category in the alphabetized list. Thank you in advance for your support!

2017 Excel Scholarship In Schools Now!

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We are very excited to announce the ninth annual Excel Physical Therapy College Scholarship. Excel will award a minimum of five (5) $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the graduating class of 2017. 

The recipients will be selected from eligible applicants from the private and public high schools in the following school districts: Omaha, District 66, Boys Town, Elkhorn, Papillion/LaVista, Bellevue, Ralston, Millard, Council Bluffs, Fremont, Columbus and Grand Island. 

Applicants should refer to their high school guidance counselor for an application. If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Grove at (402) 330-8433 or

Our Fremont Clinic Has Moved!

After 17 years in the Heartland Orthopedic building, we are excited to welcome you to our new Fremont clinic! On January 16, 2017 we moved into our new office located in the former Lazlos building at 3301 E. Elkhorn Drive, Suite 200 in Fremont. We are thrilled to continue providing the highest level of service in our new space!

Our Fremont office phone number and fax has remained the same:

Phone: (402) 721-0235

Fax: (402) 721-6167


Excel Collects 53,000+ Diapers in 2016 Diaper Drive

Another record year is in the books!

With the help of our patients and team members, the Excel team collected an all- time high of 26,609 diapers for this year’s Channel 94.1 Omaha Diaper Drive benefiting the Lydia House. After our owners matched the collected amount, as promised, the Excel team donated a total of 53,218 diapers!

We are so thankful to our patients and team members whose generosity is more than we could imagine. Our hearts are full! 

Excel Donates $2,300 to Non-Profit Lolo’s Angels

14374604_10154610814584885_502842749_o1After pledging $50 for each gold medal earned by Team USA in the Summer Olympics, Excel Physical Therapy is donating a total of $2,300 to Go, Lolo, Go, a local non-profit benefiting 14-year-old Lauren Hacker. Lauren was diagnosed with Acute Myelocytic Leukemia four years ago and fights each day to win her battle with cancer. The Excel team couldn’t be more excited to donate to the forever Olympian of our hearts, Lauren Hacker. See more about Lauren’s story on her website here:

Nicole Sova, PT, DPT, OCS Earns Orthopedic Specialist Certification

Excel is excited to announce Nicole Sova, PT, DPT, OCS recently became certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Orthopedic Clinical Specialists are recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as individuals whose clinical specialization in orthopedic physical therapy demonstrates knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of an entry level physical therapist. Nicole is a therapist at our Papillion location.

At a minimum, therapists who receive this clinical distinction have completed 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the area of orthopedics and have successfully completed a rigorous written examination. Only 10% of physical therapists in the US are Board Certified in a specialty.Nicole Sova OCS