Excel Physical Therapy expands into Essex County

Hackensack-based Excel Orthopedic Physical Therapy, a provider of orthopedic physical therapy, announced Monday it has opened a new office at the former site of the historic Livingston retailer Sams Fine Men’s Clothing.

The 6,500-square-foot office, located at 555 S. Livingston Ave., is Excel’s first in Essex County and its largest of the company’s 15 offices, it said. It will feature functional training and a cardiovascular equipment area as well as an enclosed turf for sports-specific training.

“We’re looking forward to joining the tightknit Livingston community and bringing EXCEL’s years of experience and attention to high quality care and patient satisfaction to Essex County,” Excel CEO Gary Flink said. “What makes this particular clinic even more special is that we’re occupying a building with decades worth of rich New Jersey history.”

Maurice Cohen, co-owner of Sams Fine Men’s Clothing, said: “(My cousin and Sams co-owner) Jeffrey and I would like to welcome the Excel Physical Therapy team to their new home at 555 S Livingston Ave — the former location of Sams Fine Men’s Clothing. We feel that Excel’s entrance into Essex County will mesh with the fabric of the community. Sams always made you look good and now Excel PT will make you feel good.”

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.