Our Story

Mark Ware was just a teenager when he started racing and rebuilding cars with his dad. When he was 15 years old, they were rebuilding the starter of a 1955 Chevy, when a nearby bucket of gasoline caught on fire and spread to the entire shop. Mark was caught in the fire and burned so badly, doctors had to remove most of his skin. They told him there was a 70% chance he would never be able to use his right arm ever again.

He prayed for a miracle, and it came in the form of a physical therapist he nicknamed "Dr. Pain". The therapist refused to give up on Mark, pushing him as far as he could stand it every time. Eventually, Mark did regain use of his arm and he would go on to make good on his prayer - if God gave him back both of his hands, he'd use them to help people for the rest of his life.

 

 

After working over 15 years as a staff physical therapist and a director of physical therapy services, Mark Ware started The Strength Center in 2003 out of a strong desire to provide hands on, effective and lasting pain relief for those suffering from musculoskeletal problems. At The Strength Center, we will provide you with the highest quality of care available and do it in a non-invasive and cost effective manner.

Why Choose a Private Practice Clinic?

The Strength Center Physical Therapy is 100% physical therapist owned. What is the benefit of a private practice versus a clinic associated with a physicians office? We will leave it up to you to draw your own conclusions, but here are some facts:

  • The studies indicate that there were more treatments provided to those patients that attended physician owned clinics (visits per patient were 39% to 45% higher).
  • The cost was greater for those patients that attended a physician owned physical therapy practice (both gross and net revenue per patient were 30% to 40% higher).
  • Studies indicated that licensed and non-licensed therapy providers spent less time with each patient in physician owned clinics.
  • Patients seen by physicians who owned a physical therapy clinic had a 66% referral rate to physical therapy. However, physicians that do not have a financial benefit from a referral to a physical therapy clinic had a 32% referral rate. The result: A $233 million dollar difference per year in costs.