For Physicians

Life’s Work is different than most other traditional physical therapy clinics. As experts in musculoskeletal disorders and orthopedic manual therapy, we solve problems other physical therapists haven’t been able to resolve, and treat the whole person using our unique biopsychosocial approach. We believe patients get the best outcomes when their doctor and physical therapist work together as a care team.

Why Life’s Work Physical Therapy?

At Life’s Work, we share each patient’s commitment to getting better, and provide them with the knowledge and confidence to stay that way. Our certified orthopedic manual therapists work one-on-one with each client, developing an individualized treatment plan that improves function and decreases pain for the long run. Learn more about the types of conditions and injuries we treat and what your patients can expect when they come to Life’s Work.

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will contact your patient, schedule the appointments, and do the insurance authorization. Our PTs will also communicate how your patient is doing throughout their treatment. Simply refer your patient to us and we’ll manage the rest!

Our “Do What Works” Approach

At Life’s Work, we treat each person as an individual. Our emphasis on orthopedic manual physical therapy and our “do what works” approach allow us to successfully treat any pain, injury, and condition—no matter how complicated or unusual.

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Physician Testimonials

“Most of my patients come back from physical therapy there raving both about their experience there and about the fact that their condition is much improved.”

David Hays, MD

“The therapists at Life’s Work PT are curious, very skilled, creative, and have a hands on approach, which I believe enhances the traditional therapies. I have been extremely satisfied with their care of my patients.”

Bonnie Reagan, MD

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I refer my patient to Life’s Work Physical Therapy instead of another PT clinic?

Life’s Work isn’t your average physical therapy clinic. We’re experts at successfully treating all types of pain and injury, including the kinds of complex and chronic pain that many physical therapists prefer to steer clear of.

At Life’s Work, we never stop learning and improving as physical therapists. Clinical research and results tracking are essential to our comprehensive approach to care. One of the reasons we consistently outperform other physical therapy clinics is that we have the expertise and the patience to find and address all the factors causing our clients’ pain and dysfunction. Too many medical professionals simply treat surface-level symptoms without solving the real problem.

Life’s Work is also an established training center for orthopedic manual physical therapists, under the guidance of a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. This results in hundreds of hours of clinician mentoring along with the mandatory 60 hours of continuing education expected annually from our therapists.

What’s the best way to refer my patients to you?

You may fax, email or call the clinic with your referral, and our team will contact your patient within 24 hours to get them scheduled. We are able to offer same week evaluation appointments for most patients.

Can my patients use their insurance at your clinic?

Physical therapy is almost always included under most patients’ medical coverage. You can either check with their plan administrator, or call us directly at 503-295-2585. We would be happy to verify your patient’s eligibility and go over their physical therapy benefits in detail with you and them.

If your patient does not have insurance, or their plan doesn’t cover PT, we offer a significant discount for cash-pay at the time of service. Please contact our clinic for details.

How will you partner with me and communicate about my patient?

Our physical therapists will send you a detailed report after the first visit, and periodic reports updating you on your patient’s functional status and treatment goals throughout the course of care. If we have any concerns or would like to consult with you on any issues, we prefer to call. Email communication works well too if your office is set up with a secure email system.

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Three Convenient Locations

Phone: 503-295-2585
Fax: 503-295-2587

SW Portland

9450 SW Barnes Road
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97225

NE Portland

700 NE Multnomah Street
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97232

Tigard

9900 SW Greenburg Road
Suite 150
Portland, OR  97223