EXCEL THERAPY & CONDITIONING
From outstanding one-on-one physical therapy, to therapeutic massage, to strength and conditioning programs for the individual looking to better their game, all the way to the team that doesn’t want to settle for less than the best - EXCEL Therapy & Conditioning has it all. We are here to help you EXCEL on whatever field you want to play on.
EXCEL THERAPY & CONDITIONING BELIEVES:
- in caring for every body. Whether you are pre/post operative, in need of rehabilitation, desire preventative strength and conditioning, want to improve your body dynamics, want to improve your overall athletic performance or simply want to work towards a healthier and stronger you, everyone is welcomed at EXCEL Therapy & Conditioning.
- in ensuring that everyone is treated as skillfully and thoroughly as we would expect to be treated ourselves, regardless of background, injury, diagnosis, or method of payment.
- that each person deserves to be treated as a whole, and not just the sum of their injured parts. Taking a person’s whole body and story into account allows us to be able to treat them in a much more effective and efficient manner, ensuring lasting results.
- in being a resource for the community. While we work to heal clients, we also work to educate them; making each person as independent as possible to help them to discover and reach their highest level of potential.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Sara Hulseberg, DPT, MSPT, CSCS, CSYI
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Certified Sports Yoga Coach, Owner
EXCEL Therapy & Conditioning is owned and operated by Dr. Sara Hulseberg, DPT, MSPT, CSCS, CSYI. Dr. Hulseberg is a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School. She completed her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Physical Therapy locally at Springfield College and went on to obtain her Doctorate from Northeastern University. She is also a mentor with the Level Up Initiative, and an administrator of the #P4520 Foundation.
She is practiced in various fields of Physical Therapy; with a focus in orthopedic, sports injury, and manual therapy. Dr. Hulseberg is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, making her uniquely qualified in the treatment and strength training of athletes; from novices, to weekend warriors, to D-1, and Olympic level athletes.
Franco Tilli DPT, LMT
Doctor of Physical Therapy & Licensed Massage Therapist
Franco is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Lowell Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Additionally, he is also a licensed massage therapist, using the manual skills learned in both fields when applying techniques to help facilitate patient recovery. As a physical therapist Franco strives to educate and motivate patients to be an active part in their recovery process to ensure the best possible outcome. He is also certified in Active Release Technique and utilizes that method when appropriate for both clients and patients. In his free time Franco enjoys hiking, running, strength training, and golfing.
Sinead Gill OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, Power Lifting Coach, Certified Dry Needling Practitioner
A graduate of Bridgewater and Bay Path; Sinead has her Master's in Occupational Therapy with certifications in Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation, Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction, and USA Powerlifting. Sinead grew up in Eastern Mass, moving out the the western part of the state in college, attending Baypath University and obtaining her Master’s Degree in OT. She has a passion for powerlifting and strength sports; as a CrossFit Athlete and competitive Powerlifting Athlete she has an in-depth comprehension of what goes into an athlete’s background, workload, and lifestyle. With a background as a multi-sport athlete, Sinead understands the importance of recovery, improving performance and understanding of movements patterns, and overall function in order for clients to return to doing the things they love.
Front Office Manager
As a fellow MRHS graduate Patty also has a deep sense of pride in working for a company committed to educating and bettering her hometown and surrounding communities. She brings with her several years of management and customer service experience throughout various fields of the service industry. In blending her skillsets gained from previous positions and experiences, she successfully manages our front office operations here at Excel to ensure our patients and clients have the most accessible and smoothest experience possible.
Sports Yoga Coach, Front Office Assistant, & Weight Room Supervisor
Maddie is a graduate from Chicopee Comprehensive High school, and a former high school athlete. She discovered a love for therapy and conditioning while in college, and is now a Certified Sports Yoga Instructor. She combines her love for the fields with her work experience in customer service in her duties at Excel, thus providing the best possible experience to our patients and clients. In her free time she enjoys soccer, hiking, and music.
Yoga Coach & Weight Room Supervisor
After graduating from MRHS, Emily went on to receive her Associate’s Degree from STCC and certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Springfield College in Psychology and Rehabilitation. Emily firmly believes in healing both mind and body, and pursues this throughout her certifications in; OT, Reiki, Thai massage, and yoga. She holds her RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) and teaches with the philosophy that yoga can be for every body and everybody.
STRIDE Running Club Coach & Weight Room Supervisor
JD has over 30 years of running experience, specializing in half and full marathons. His passion for the sport is evident in his record of achievements, including qualifying for the Boston Marathon an impressive 5 times. As a coach JD particularly enjoys honing runners ability to find and control their pace and fuel economy. He coaches through mentorship in order to help his runners to achieve their unique goals.