4001 N Broadway Eric@ExcelPTChicago.com

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Experience Excel PT

Tired of not getting the attention you deserve? At Excel Physical Therapy, every patient receives 100% individual attention for the duration of your appointment. You will not be shared by therapists, you will not be guided by aids/techs. Your treatment is skillfully and individually designed by a Sports Specialist Doctor of Physical Therapy.

4001 N Broadway


Located at the NorthEast corner of Irving Park Rd and Broadway, on the border of Lakeview and Buena Park, Excel Physical Therapy is easily accessed by Chicago CTA (bus routes: 151, 36, 58; Red line: Sheridan), Car (ample street parking), Bike (convenient bike lane on Broadway and Halsted), and walkable from numerous residential high rises.

Meet your therapist:

Eric Hughes, PT, DPT, SCS, CMTPT Doctor of Physical Therapy Board Certified Specialist in Sports PT Dry Needling Certified

Dr Hughes has 17 years experience and completed his professional education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science in 2006. He has been a lifelong athlete and was captain of his Track & Field team at Illinois Wesleyan University. His resume includes being a PT for an NCAA Division 1 athletic program, Outpatient Clinic Manager, Clinic Director, and now Owner. Dr Hughes is passionate about his profession and strives to be the best practitioner for each patient. He truly cares about your health, your wellness, and your overall well-being.

As a former collegiate athlete, a current recreational athlete, and part of the aging population, Eric understands the importance of taking care of your body. Having experienced numerous injuries, surgeries, and physical therapy sessions of his own, he knows first-hand the struggles and successes of finding good practitioners. He believes in treating the entire person, rather than a single diagnosis. He prides himself on excellence.

Who does Dr Hughes treat?

Virtually Anyone!

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain
  • Post-surgery
  • Pre-surgery
  • Athletes
  • Non-athletes
  • Injury prevention

Dry Needling

Trigger point dry needling is an incredible adjunct to treatment that targets painful/tight spots in your muscles that can refer pain to other areas in your body. An acupuncture needle is used to directly target the trigger point and release the tension, reduce/eliminate referred pain, and re-establish homeostasis at the point of the trigger point.

Dr Hughes has been certified by Myopain Seminars in dry needling for over 5 years and has completed thousands of sessions. He has seen unprecedented positive results for such issues as musculogenic headaches, shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, hip pain, and pain that mimics issues such as sciatica and IT-band syndrome.

Not everyone is suitable for trigger point dry needling, and Dr Hughes will perform a detailed examination and gather all necessary patient history to determine efficacy of this procedure. Click the link below for more detailed explanation of trigger point dry needling.

Private Personal Training

When you complete physical therapy, consider continuing your time with one of the private personal trainers utilizing our gym!

Brian Schab - RTSm, MAT Jumpstart Trainer, PN Nutrition Coach www.schabfitness.com Schab-bsfitness@schabfitnesss.com

Victor Tarin, BS, MS. www.linktr.ee/victortarin

What insurance is accepted?

In-Network coverage: Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO & Medicare Out of Network coverage: Most other plans (ask about out of network coverage)

Do I need to bill insurance?

No. A cash-based rate of $150 per session is available, and you may utilize HSA funds for payment. Concierge-style packages are also available for cash-based services.

How do I make an appointment?

  • 4001 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60613
  • Phone/Text: 309.258.1116
  • Email: Eric@ExcelPTChicago.com