Starting November 2, 2020, our new office location will be at:
130 Main Street, Bldg 2, Suite 2C
Northborough, MA 01532
All existing appointments will be maintained!
WELCOME TO LIFECARE PHYSICAL THERAPY
Physical Therapy . Manual Therapy . Individualized Treatment
At LifeCare Physical Therapy, our mission is to provide you with high-quality, individualized physical therapy using effective manual techniques and exercise. Our staff will utilize a teamwork approach, integrating specialized skills to provide a whole-body plan for your biomechanics health and wellness. We aim to create a lasting and trusting relationship between you and your therapist so that we may meet all your rehabilitation and wellness needs.
Low back pain • Neck pain • Mid-back pain • Sciatica • Frozen shoulder • TMJ/TMD • Headaches
Migraines • Tennis elbow • Rotator cuff injury • Shoulder impingement • Knee pain/injury • Chronic pain
Sports-related pain/injury • Whiplash • Tendonitis • Post-op rehabilitation
Craniosacral therapy • Visceral manipulation • Myofascial release • Massage • Meditation • Personal training
Yoga • Stress management • Nutrition counseling
Mary An Moyer (Founder)
MaryAn Moyer received her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1997 from North Georgia College and State University. In 2009, she completed her doctorate from Northeastern University. With a passion for manual therapy, she began LifeCare Physical Therapy which was built upon her core desire to provide high-quality, personalized physical therapy. The goal of her practice is to utilize biomechanic principles in the correction of structural imbalance and movement dysfunction in patients. In this patient-centered model, LifeCare PT works to improve function, alleviate pain, and educate each patient for long lasting results.
The body likes to move. If there is an area in your body that is restricted, it will not be able to function correctly. This eventually causes pain, which is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. By gently introducing new movement strategies to the body, the body can begin to develop new, beneficial patterns that are more balanced. The effects of this type of treatment are reduced pain, more flexibility, greater strength, and improved energy. In addition, when the body no longer has to fight against structural restrictions in daily life, the mind is more focused, the body lighter, and the spirit nourished.
Benda J. Little received her PTA degree from Becker College in 1988. She worked at UMass Memorial in both inpatient and outpatient facilities for 21 years before joining LCPT in 2011. She received her Reiki Master Certification in 1996 and her Massage Therapist License in 2000. She has extensive training in craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and myofascial manipulation. Brenda also has a total of 700 hours of Yoga Teacher training. Brenda’s Philosophy: For almost 30 years, I have been privileged to participate in a journey of learning, exploring, and practice.
"I truly love what I do. For me, work is not work. It’s a passion and a sharing. I am honored to be part of a process where the individual is provided the opportunity for optimal health, thus the subsequent opportunity to connect with and explore their own body, mind, and spirit. The resilience of the body and the courageousness of the spirit never cease to amaze me".
Laura McLarnon joined LCPT in 2015. She graduated from Holy Cross College in 1996. She is very active in the surrounding communities, having worked as a substitute teacher in the Northborough Schools and as the Family Program Coordinator at Saint Luke the Evangelist Church in Westborough. She volunteers her time regularly to the public schools, the church, Northborough Junior Women’s Club, and the yearly Harvest Craft Fair. She is passionate about yoga and mindfulness and enjoys studying nutrition and wellness. Laura lives in Northborough with her husband and three sons.
FAQS | LIFECARE PT
WHAT IS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST TRAINED TO DO?
A Physical Therapist specializes in the movement of the human body. With a comprehensive knowledge of biomechanics and all of the systems that affect it, the physical therapist is the practitioner of choice to evaluate and treat all movement dysfunction.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE FIRST VISIT?
The Physical Therapist will perform a full-body examination to determine any areas of biomechanic dysfunction. This will include flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance testing. Any findings will be discussed and treatment will be initiated.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A TREATMENT SESSION?
The Physical Therapist will perform a quick evaluation to determine your body’s primary structural restrictions. Then, gentle,hands-on mobilization techniques will be used to address these restrictions. The goals are to restore movement, improve function, and alleviate pain. Treatment sessions last 50-60 minutes.
WHY DO YOU TREAT AREAS OTHER THAN THOSE THAT ARE PAINFUL?
The whole body is connected in an intricate pattern of fascia, muscle, bone, nerve, vessels, and collagen. Through compensation and adaptation, an injury or restriction in one area can have an effect at points very distal to the original lesion. We must treat all levels of restriction to have lasting results.
WILL WE DO EXERCISE?
Exercise is an important part of any rehabilitation program. You will be given individualized exercises based on your specific needs. Those exercises will need to be performed daily to attain the highest benefit. A consistent home program is essential to lasting results.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Currently, we accept Blue Cross, Harvard Pilgrim, Aetna, Medicare, Unicare, Cigna Out of Network, and some United Healthcare Plans. Please call for more information.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
In the state of Massachusetts, you do not need a medical doctor’s referral to see a physical therapist. However, some insurance plans require a referral or pre-authorization. Please check with your insurance company.
DO I HAVE TO BE INJURED TO SEE YOU?
No. This type of treatment is beneficial whether you have been injured or not. Living in this fast-paced society, we can all benefit from restoring our mind, body, and spirit regularly.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:
Dr. Mary An G. Moyer
LifeCare Physical Therapy
38 Southwest Cutoff
Northborough, MA 01532
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm