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Why do the region's top high school, college and weekend athletes, and most accomplished business executives seek out Zarett Rehab & Fitness? Because we apply a very different and more successful approach than other rehabilitation facilities, with treatment methods that achieve the most effective physical results. Whether you are 12 years old or 80, the fastest path to being pain-free is at Zarett.

Zarett Rehab & Fitness specializes in orthopedics, sports rehabilitation and fitness training. Our 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art rehabilitation and fitness center is located just off Rittenhouse Square.

Zarett has filled the training floor with new and unique training equipment, such as the Zarett slide, new Vertimax, Marpo Kinetics rope climber, and the Keiser nomadic air pressure functional trainer. Private locker rooms, private showers and private treatment rooms will accommodate VIP patients. A "Palm-like" photo wall displays portraits of Zarett devotees past and present, including a who's who of leaders of Philadelphia's business, hospitality, philanthropic, media and athletic communities.

Best of Philly 2008 - Best Body Repair

Zarett Rehab & Fitness was distinguished with a Best of Philly™ Award for Body Repair. As the region's leading practice for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, Zarett Rehab & Fitness has corrected countless injuries among the region's elite, on the referral of the region's top doctors.

Joseph M. Zarett, M.P.T.
Founder, Zarett Rehab & Fitness
Our Philosophy

The Zarett method applies a three-prong approach to rehabilitation, which includes strength training, flexibility improvement and manual muscle work. Many of the region's top athletes, business leaders and socialites choose Zarett Rehab & Fitness instead of traditional gyms or health clubs in order to live pain free.

Come for Rehab. Stay for Fitness.

Forbes magazine rated Squash (the sport, not the vegetable) as the #1 aerobic sport — for good reason. A competitor must be physically fit and maximally flexible. Thanks to Joe and his team for helping me achieve this goal that led to my 16 national titles.
Trevor McGuinness, Ranked #1 2005–2006
U.S. Junior Men’s Squash, Zarett Client
Zarett Services

Zarett offers a wide range of services and therapies.


Work with leading orthopedic doctors to guide post-surgical rehab process. Many patients turn to Zarett Rehab & Fitness to avoid surgery, with Zarett providing rehabilitation as an alternative. Zarett Rehab & Fitness specializes in manual physical therapy. Manual physical therapists are trained to examine the stability of all structures of the spine (including joints, discs, ligaments, etc.).


Zarett Rehab & Fitness works with athletes from all levels in sports such as tennis, squash, running, triathletes, golf, skiing, and more. Zarett also specializes in the treatment of performance artists in ballet and dance.


Zarett's program for fully rehabilitated patients who wish to continue their exercise programs under medical supervision includes a fitness test, medical history review, blood pressure and heart rate monitoring and periodic screenings and personalized program enhancements.


Zarett will evaluate your current diet and provide you with the dietary advice and supplements required to meet your goals.


Patient education is integral to all physical rehabilitation. Zarett focuses on the long-term health of the patient through behavior modifications, detailed body mechanics and posture.

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Zarett Rehabilitation Center, PC
520 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
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Phone: 215.731.1449
Fax: 215.731.1345

Our hours of operation:
By Appointment Only, Monday through Saturday

From I-95 South:
Take I-95 to 676. Exit Broad Street, follow S. 15th Street to Lombard Street. Make a right on Lombard to 19th Street, make a left on 19th Street.

From I-95 North:
Follow signs to 76 West. Take the South Street exit. Turn right onto South Street. Turn left onto S. 18th Street. Turn left onto Lombard Street. Turn left onto 19th Street.

From 76 West:
Take South Street exit (exit 40). Turn right onto South Street. Turn left onto S. 18th Street. Turn left onto Lombard Street. Turn left onto 19th Street.

Discounted indoor garage parking at 1740 South Street.


Please complete our new patient intake forms and bring them with you to your first appointment. Click below to download:
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We accept all commercial insurances, including Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle insurances.


Please come ready for your first appointment dressed in comfortable exercise clothing and sneakers. Please plan to be with us for 90 minutes. We recommend two to three sessions per week for optimal results, or as prescribed by your physician. For your convenience, Zarett Rehab & Fitness offers private showers and locker rooms. We offer discounted indoor garage parking one block away at 1740 South Street.

We recommend that you do not perform exercise on an empty stomach, however please refrain from eating immediately prior to exercise. Please do not use perfume or fragrant body lotion out of consideraion for other patients who may have allergies.

We pride ourselves on accommodating patients with only 24-hour notice for appointments. We will return your doctor’s phone calls and are always available for consultations

Please call us with further questions at 215.731.1449 or email

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