The Most Effective Treatment

The Physical Therapists at Lifestrength keep abreast of the latest research findings and treatment techniques to provide you with the best possible care.

Your Lifestrength Physical Therapist conducts a systematic physical evaluation, in which he examines your spine and extremities, and reviews your medical history. Once your Physical Therapist makes a diagnosis, he tailors a personal treatment plan to fit your diagnosis and meet your goals. A report will be sent to your referring physician, outlining the findings of the examination and proposed course of treatment.

Because Lifestrength is committed to direct patient contact, your Physical Therapist emphasizes manual treatment of movement dysfunction, which has been proven to result in higher outcomes and quicker return to sports or the activities of daily living. This may include joint and soft tissue mobilization, range of motion, stretching or releasing techniques.

Your treatment may also include therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, balance training, functional activities, and use of heat, cold, ultrasound or electrical stimulation as needed.

Insurance Reimbursement 

Lifestrength can bill your insurance company for reimbursement or you may pay for services in cash. Fees are commensurate with accepted practice standards.

Insurance Company Update

The following is a list of insurance plans currently accepted by Lifestrength Physical Therapy. This list will be updated as new plans are added.

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Open Access HMO
  • Aetna Quality Point of Service
  • Aetna US Access
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Alliance
  • Alliance PPO
  • BlueCross BlueShield Preferred
  • BlueCross BlueShield MPOS
  • BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • BlueCross BlueShield PPN
  • BlueCross BlueShield FEP
  • BlueCross BlueShield NASCO
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • JHHC EHP (Hopkins)
  • JHHC US Family Health Plan (Hopkins)
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optimum Choice
  • PHCS
  • Tri-Care Standard PPO
  • United Healthcare

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect on my first visit?

On the first visit the physical therapist will perform an examination/evaluation to determine what problems or concerns you have that can be addressed in physical therapy.  This involves a thorough history, systems review, and tests and measures that will allow your therapist to get a clearer understanding of your condition.  Your therapist will make a clinical judgment as to your diagnosis and prognosis, and a treatment program with set goals will be developed aimed at resolving the identified problems. 


How long will my visit last?

Visit times vary according to what the therapist finds in the evaluation and therapies required, but most visits last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.  

Although we strive to keep our appointment schedules “on-time,” because of the nature of physical therapy, it is not always possible to maintain appointments as scheduled.  All our patients are seen for the amount of time required to treat their issues on a given day. 


What should I bring with me?

For your initial visit bring your insurance card, photo ID, and any paperwork you received for your registration.  Also, please bring any documentation you may have received from your physician (referral, x-ray/MRI results, etc.)  Additionally, if you are currently using a brace, crutches, walker, or other assistive device please bring those with you. 


What should I wear?

In general, wear comfortable clothing to your appointment, or bring clothing to change into upon arrival.  The clothing you wear should allow the therapist to easily examine the areas of concern (a T-shirt or similar clothing for shoulder, upper back, and neck; shorts for lower extremities.)


What types of interventions may I receive?

The interventions you receive will depend on what the physical therapist finds in the examination/evaluation and might include manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, functional training in self-care and home management, and electrotherapeutic modalities. 


Will my insurance cover physical therapy?

While most insurance companies cover physical therapy, what they specifically cover varies greatly from plan to plan.  Although we do verify insurance coverage for eligibility and benefit levels, we recommend patients contact their insurance company directly so they are aware of the specifics of their policy. 


How do I arrange for an appointment?

Whether your physician gives you a referral for physical therapy or you are seeking treatment without a doctor’s referral, call our office at 410-321-4901 for an appointment.