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Nick Rinard Physical Therapy get results.

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy really listened each time.

Nick Rinard Gets Patient Results

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy gets results… but don’t take our word for it…

“Nick Rinard really listened each time I came in. We discussed all my exercise & their impact on my condition. I was treat as a serious athlete, not an old lady. The exercises prescribed were reviewed each time to reinforce proper technique. This contributed significantly to the speed of my recovery. Thank you!”


Get the correct diagnosis at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy gets results because our therapists are trained to get patients the correct diagnosis, every time.

Many times patients do not get better because they have been misinformed about where the pain is actually coming from.


This is what a patient had to say about how she got results from physical therapy from a Nick Rinard physical therapist.

“I had on going hamstring and glut pain that I’d been dealing with for more than 5 yrs. I was referred by a friend & had immediate results along with a new diagnosis. I am now able to address the pain on my own & understand the issue, as well as correct it.”



Have a very happy Labor Day weekend.

May Nick Rinard Physical Therapy wish you a very happy Labor Day weekend. Please continue to be safe, smart, take care of yourself and one another.
Our office will be closed Monday September 8th.
Our therapists and entire staff will continue to practice social distancing through the holiday weekend to ensure we can guarantee that our clinic is safe upon both your and our return.
Please also keep in mind we are here for you or someone you know whose life changes drastically because of pain. We want you to be in the care of someone you know you can trust!
Nick Rinard Physical Therapy has been providing care that gets patients better for the past 21 years! Today our clinic stands behind the same method it started with— With our average number of patient visits being 6, patient results come quickly!
Nick Rinard Physical Therapy continues to provide long lasting results to get you through and out of pain so you can get back to living life!

Have you heard of the condition “tennis elbow”?

Did you know that it can be caused by activities other than tennis?!

Any activity that requires repetitive wrist movement can bring on pain at the elbow – like using a computer mouse!

With so many people – adults and children – relying more than ever on technology these days, this type of overuse injury is more likely to develop.

We are here to help! If you or someone you know is having pain, don’t wait! Call us today and get started on recovery.

Please help us help the world!

We want to share with the world your great experience at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy and your online reviews make a big difference. We take great pride in the results we get for our patients and are always looking to improve our care and services. Your feedback helps us with our online exposure in reaching NEW patients so that they too can get back to pain-free living! Here are some options as to how you can leave your feedback to share with the world!


Google Review:

  1. On your computer or phone, open Google OR Google Maps. (Make sure you’re signed in with your Google account)
  2. Search for ‘Nick Rinard Physical Therapy’ or click here.
  3. Find and click the ‘Write a Review’ button on the Google Maps page. (Make sure it is for our SW PORTLAND LOCATION.)
  4. Once the window appears, click the number of stars to score our clinic and include your brief review underneath.

Facebook Review:

  1. On your computer or phone, open Facebook and search for our clinic ‘Nick Rinard Physical Therapy’ or click here.
  2. Find and click the ‘Reviews’ Tab
  3. Click on the ‘YES’ button and provide your score and a brief review.

These reviews should only take a few minutes to complete and go a long way in helping us reach patients we would not have previously!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance and as always, we are here for YOU!


Erick Severo

Patient Representative

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy



A quarantine story: Patient perspective

“When quarantine began, I was in the middle of treatment for elbow, back and neck injuries caused by a December motor vehicle accident. I began lobbying my PIP carrier for tele-health sessions and ultimately received approval. They agreed to consider the treatments as if they occurred “in office.”

I have been able to consult with Nick about the body part causing the most pain at the time of the appointment. He has been able to review my exercises with me and modify them to decrease pain. He has worked with me to determine whether or not I am pushing too much or not enough to strengthen muscles. He can give me new exercises and check that I am executing them properly.

Nick has been able to watch me perform my lumbar and thoracic exercises. I adjust the camera so he can watch me while I am on the floor or bed. We can discuss the range of movement, how my pain levels are in comparison to my last in-person appointment and whether I am still performing the exercises correctly. He has inquired about my pain levels before and while exercising and modified the exercises I do to get better results.

For my neck, I can come closer to the camera to point out the exact part of my neck that is causing a problem. He can give me instructions on manual manipulation, heat and arnica for pain relief. He checks to see whether or not the pain is reducing or increasing while the exercises are being performed.

I am learning to better describe the site of pain, understand how the muscles respond to the exercises and how I can adjust what I do as I get stronger without creating a new problem. I can discuss whether or not I am overdoing an exercise and how to handle an exercise that suddenly causes a new pain.

Nick continues to evaluate, re-evaluate my progress and provide additional exercises or instructions as needed. We have a plan for increasing my stamina by using an exercise bike. There are still sites which need manipulations and pressure that can only occur in person. Until widespread testing and tracking occur, I must remain in quarantine due to my age and my asthma. While I would prefer in person visits, I have found tele-health to provide me with the best option for continuing treatment under quarantine conditions.” Bernadette


Stop putting off tomorrow what you can heal today.

Too many times we hear you say “this has been bothering me for years!”

Why, may we ask, have you been holding on to the pain?

It is stealing your energy and increasing mid day fatigue!

Instead of that 2pm coffee (although we have some waiting for you),

let Nick Rinard Physical therapists give you the tools to manage your pain and get back to enjoying the things you love in life!

I’ve been dealing with shoulder issues for years but had flared up bad last couple of months, had some quick looks at it from other therapists.

Right shoulder for the most part was unusable.

Nick and his trouble shooting skills figured out issue on the first visit and home therapy started recovering shoulder within first few days.

In 3.5 weeks shoulder strength up + pain down to almost nothing.”

Matt June 2020


Hello, Nick Rinard PT community!

Katie here…I’m so excited to share good news!

I discharged a patient today after just 5 visits who had been suffering with chronic shoulder pain for several years.

It is such a pleasure to help my patients get results! Are you living with chronic pain? Maybe you don’t have to!

Give us a call! 503-244-6232

-Katie Noles-Bowers, DPT


Gardeners, are you ready?


It may not seem like it on some days, but spring is coming! 

Every year, we see many gardeners who are unable to get out in their flower and veggie beds because of back, neck, arm, and, thumb, or knee pain. 

Here are some helpful hints to help keep you in your garden on the rare nice days that we have:

-Avoid bending for extended periods. 

-Get a kneeling pad out and use it! 

-Some people do very well with a stool also.

-Keep the things you need close at hand.  This reduces the amount of reaching and twisting that you need to do!

-Keep your back straight while mowing the yard and using equipment.

Still having pain that’s keeping you and your green thumb inside?

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is here to help.

Call 503-244-6232 today!