At the heart of Excel you’ll find Jill McCormick:

Jill McCormick, founder of Excel Performance, PC, has been practicing physical therapy since 1995 and athletic training since 1999. She earned her PT degree from the University of Missouri and her athletic training certification from Columbia College. 

Her specialties include sports medicine and orthopedics, functional and postural strengthening and alignment, and manual therapy. To gain expertise in these specialized skills, she has completed course work and certification in Active Release Technique (ART), Graston, Ortho-Bionomy, Kinesio taping, Sole Supports custom foot orthotics, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) medical professional. 

She opened a clinic, Excel Physical Therapy & Fitness Center, in Missouri in 1999 and continues as owner and CEO. In 2005, Jill moved to Chicago to experience "city life", where she practiced physical therapy in out-patient clinics for 5 years. She moved to the Santa Cruz area in 2010 to be close to her family, where she developed her professional reputation practicing in an out-patient clinic before beginning Excel Performance in 2012.







Jill’s profession is her pleasure and her passion. Your goals are her goals, whether they are to recover from injury, prevent injury, or improve your athletic performance. She applies insight about recovery that she gained from working through several athletic injuries and surgeries herself. The combination of training, out-patient treatment experiences, and life experiences are the reasons she is widely known in her field and sought out as a professional.

In her free time, Jill enjoys time with family, the ocean, golf and long walks with her bodyguard Duke, rescued from Chicago’s South Side.