Why Life’s Work

Our physical therapists excel at treating pain and injuries in every part of the body, whether you injured your knee playing sports yesterday, or you’ve been suffering from a chronic injury for years. We’re also great at preventative care. We love helping our clients stay active and healthy at every age.

How We Are Different

Our unique approach to accurate orthopedic diagnosis and personalized treatment allow us to succeed where other medical professionals often fail. If previous attempts at treatment haven’t worked for you, we can help. We will:

  • Consider how your whole body is functioning as a system
  • Identify all the factors contributing to your pain, not just the obvious ones.
  • Design a customized treatment program just for you
“I have had to see a number of physical therapists over the years. Life’s Work is different — and better.”
Ed S.

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.


Evidence-Based Practice

One of the reasons why Life’s Work is able to consistently outperform other practices is that we never stop learning. Our therapists take part in continuing education and clinician mentoring. As an established training center for orthopedic manual physical therapists, we also conduct extensive clinical research.

People frequently leave our office saying that they have “never been evaluated that thoroughly before,” or that “no one has looked at my condition in that way before.” We feel our clients deserve the best, and we work hard every day to live up to that standard.


Personalized Treatment

We build your treatment around your individual situation and your goals for the future. Each personalized treatment plan includes the very latest, research-based treatments. Your therapist may recommend:

  • Manual therapy for joint stiffness, scar tissue remodeling, muscle retraining, muscle relaxation, and soft tissue mobilization so your body can heal
  • Therapeutic exercise for home and other changes to your posture and workstation to eliminate pain-triggering habits, improve muscle control, and empower you with the tools and resources you need to take an active role in your recovery
  • Stress management, including mindfulness and other stress reduction techniques to lessen muscle tension, improve body performance, and support healing
  • Education: you’ll become an expert on your body and your injury, so you can get better and stay healthy in the long run

Compassionate Care

From the first phone call through treatment and recovery, we believe in treating every person with kindness and respect. Our clients leave our office feeling confident, hopeful, and excited to take the next steps toward recovery.

  • We never rush your appointment.
  • You always have your physical therapist’s undivided attention.
  • We take time to walk you through the complications of modern-day insurance and the extended scheduling of multiple visits that fit your lifestyle.
  • We clearly explain all our recommendations and encourage you to actively participate in developing your treatment plan.

Let's get better together.

Contact us today to get started on your individualized treatment plan.

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Your success is our success

Our clients leave treatment with a plan, empowered with the information they need to get better, stay better, and age greatly, not just gracefully. Let’s work together to get you back to all the things you love most.
1 out of 10

Decreased Pain

On average, Life’s Work PT patients report a 1 out of 10 on the pain scale at the end of their treatment – we’re two times more effective in relieving pain than opioids!


Increased Function

Life’s Work PT patients are able to return to sports/life activities after their treatment. On average, their function scores are 85-100%.




9 of 10

NPI Score

9 out of 10 Life’s Work PT patients would recommend us to their friends and family!

Phone: 503-295-2585
Fax:  503-295-2587

SW Portland/ Tigard

9370 SW Greenburg Road
Suite B
Tigard, OR 97223