About Ted


Theodore R. Ellis, PT, MTC (Ted)

Main Line Physical Therapy, LLC in Wayne, PA was founded in May 2001 by Theodore R. Ellis, PT, MTC (Ted).

Main Line Physical Therapy is located at 150 Strafford Avenue, Wayne, PA off Lancaster Ave between Wayne and Devon. Main Line Physical Therapy provides expert orthopedic physical therapy treatment of pain and pain due to injury.

Mr. Ellis received his bachelor’s degree in physical /physiotherapy program, California State University Fresno, Fresno, California in 1988 and has a Certificate of Competency in Manual Therapy, from the Institute, of Physical Therapy, St. Augustine, Florida in 1995. He is licensed as a “Direct Access” physical therapist in the state of Pennsylvania.

Ted’s postgraduate training includes extensive manual therapy course work from prominent authorities in the physical therapy community to include Stanley Paris, Cliff Fowler, Erl Pettman, Jim Meadows, Jack Stagge and Richard Jackson.

Ted specializes in the treatment of neck and back pain, cervical headache, TMJ disorders, geriatric and sports related injuries. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).

Ted opened his own physical therapy clinic because he believes the best approach to patient treatment one on one in a casual environment. Every patient receives the personal attention they require.

Depending on your needs and evaluation, specific manual therapy techniques, postural modifications, stabilization, balance and exercise programs will be implemented to help you achieve your goals. All treatment options are based on the most current research available.

At Main Line Physical Therapy you will receive the personal attention and care you deserve to lessen your pain, to improve your mobility and to improve your quality of life.

In his free time, Ted is an avid nature and sports photographer.  His photography can be viewed at http://www.tedellisphotography.com






Testimonials from our Patients:

I was a professional baseball pitcher when I ruptured/tore the ligament (UCL) on the inside of my pitching elbow. I had surgery in 2012 and spent the next 8-months at Main Line Physical Therapy, in Wayne, PA, rehabbing my elbow under the constant supervision of Theodore R. Ellis, PT, MTC. Because of a successful surgery and Mr. Ellis’ expert knowledge and supervision, I was able to return to pain free pitching the following season. Thank you!
Jordan E.

I have been a patient of Theodore Ellis (Ted), PT, at Main Line Physical Therapy, since 2008. I am 89-years old. Over the years, I have had episodes of neck, back and low back pain. If not for Ted’s treatment, I am sure I would not be able to walk because of the pain. He has relieved my pain every time. I highly recommend Ted for his skills, methods and encouragement.
Joyce L.

I have been working on a computer for years and suffered from chronic back and neck pain as a result. After receiving physical therapy and doing some strength exercises at Main Line Physical Therapy, the constant tension in my back and neck was finally relieved.
Michelle M.

Thanks to Ted, I played golf for the first time in 2-months and no low back pain.
V. Carr