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What should you do after a car accident?

It can be difficult to know the right steps to take after a car accident.  Here are some general suggestions from Nick Rinard Physical Therapy:

1) Call your insurance company to report the accident as soon as possible, and definitely within 48 hours.  If you are experiencing ANY pain, tell them.  Even if you don’t end up needing much medical care, it’s important to tell them everything and anything that feels different after the accident.

2) See a doctor and get help early.  If you’re like most people you may want to wait to see a doctor because you think you’ll get better on your own.  You may get better on your own, but if you don’t, waiting to see a doctor may affect your ability to get medical care under your car accident claim.  A trip to your primary care doctor or an urgent care facility is all it takes to legitimize your injuries.  Getting care early also will minimize your overall healing time.

3) REST!  This is by far the most difficult and most important part of healing after an accident.  Give your body time to recover properly.

4) Pain is not normal.  Just because a large amount of people experience neck or back pain after a car accident does NOT make it normal.  These ailments can be helped tremendously with basic treatment such as physical therapy.  You have the right to have your injuries treated, and you have the right to go to any doctor or provider that you choose for help.

If your injuries require physical therapy, call Nick Rinard Physical Therapy today!



Get cured at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

I have been to Nick several times.

Once for my shoulder, once for my elbow, and most recently for my back and hip.

Each time that I’ve gone he has put very concentrated time and effort into determining my problem.

And then has solved each problem within a week.

I would highly recommend him for any injury that you have. He’s amazing!!!!!

He also cured my sons neck strain in literally one session.

He is very talented and super well worth your visit.



Nick Rinard Physical Therapy Patient Representative: Erick Severo

Erick Severo Nick Rinard Physical Therapy Patient Representative

Erick Severo Nick Rinard Physical Therapy Patient Representative

Erick was born in Mexico City, Mexico but grew up in the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah. He later moved to Portland in 2014 after graduating from Juan Diego Catholic High School to attend Portland State University where he graduated in late 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Studies with a Pre-Physical Therapy professional track. After spending a year as an intern and assistant coach for Portland State’s Strength & Conditioning team, coaching mainly Women’s Basketball and Football, Erick decided to join the fantastic team at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy.

His hobbies outside of the clinic include Olympic weightlifting, running, hiking, playing sports, listening to and playing music, seeing live music and spending time with friends and family. Son to Maria and Juan Severo and brother to younger sister, Paola. Erick plans on attending Physical Therapy school and earning his DPT as well as becoming another MDT trained Therapist.


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.