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Don’t waste MVA PIP on treatment that does not get results!

Here is what patients said about how Nick Rinard helped them after a car accident:

“Within 6 weeks, my neck went from pain and spasms and weakness to where I couldn’t lift my head off the bed, back to full range of motion and endurance for skiing three times this past week!”  ~Jessica

“This was the third PT program I had been referred to since my MVA. This was the only one of three that is providing relief on a continuing, improving basis for my mid to high back pain.”   ~Paul         

“I am now able to wash my hair and lots of other activities without my left arm getting spasms-and if it starts to act up, I can stop it myself.  I can also sleep on my left arm again-I was not able to before my treatment.” ~ Beverly

Strengthen your MVA case by getting treatment with Nick Rinard Physical Therapy!

Call 503-244-6232 to schedule and/or have your doctor fax 503-296-2305 your referral in today today.

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Have a very Happy 4th of July weekend: Be smart in the sun.

Don’t allow the heat to keep you from enjoying the summer activities you love, but be smart about your time in the sun.
Here are some tips to help you celebrate and be at your best this weekend:

• Be patient with your body. If you regularly exercise outdoors, it can take up to 2 weeks for you to acclimate to the hotter conditions.


• Pay attention to the humidity level. High humidity means that the body can’t cool off as efficiently (sweat won’t evaporate as readily). This can also lead to increased fluid loss as your body continues to try and regulate its temperature, so drink more fluids and reduce the intensity of your activity.


• Sweat is made up of more than just water. Be sure that you are replenishing electrolytes if you are active for a prolonged period.


• Come to terms with the fact that you will be slower. Hot days are not the time to try and beat your best time-just enjoy yourself!


• Stay hydrated! Make sure that whatever you are doing, you bring water with you. It is more difficult for your body to regulate its temperature under dehydration, increasing risk of heat stroke.

• If you can, plan your activities for earlier in the day or late at night when the temperatures are cooler.


Always be safe, be smart, take care of yourself and one another.

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Location up-date

At Nick Rinard PT, you can rest assured that we are putting your health and well-being first.


You may now find us at one central location off I-5, south of downtown.


Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

9700 SW Capitol Hwy Suite 140Portland OR 97219

Phone: 503-244-6232

Fax:503-244-7410

 

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Safety and quality care: What to expect in a time of a pandemic.

I need this physical therapy appointment.                                                                          

I attest that the benefit of physical therapy outweighs the risk of corona virus, at this time, in my case.                                                                                                   

I do not or have not had flu-like symptoms within the last 2 weeks.                             

I have not been exposed to others who were sick in the last 2 weeks.                                

I do NOT have a fever.                          

I am in compliance with local and state Covid-19 restrictions.               

I am complying with social distancing.

I will wear a face cover when at physical therapy.

I will wash/sanitize my hands before AND after physical therapy.

I agree that the clinic is doing its best to protect me and its staff.

You can expect that every employee and patient you pass in our clinic is able to check YES to get treatment at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy. We have all our patients and the community health at heart!

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Covid resources and update: Our clinic is ready for patients.

Please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/Clinic.pdf

Nick Rinard is following all of the before patients arrive, when patients arrive and after patients are assessed safety protocols. Our staff is trained and prepared for our patients.

All patient must be able to check correct to all the questions in the below questionnaire to be seen and must consent to having temperatures taken at time of check in.

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy COVID-19 Safety Checklist:

Name:   __________________________________

I understand that Oregon and Washington have been doing their part in flattening the curve and that the COVID-19 emergency in local hospitals is beginning to improve.  With that in mind, I accept the risks of attending physical therapy by answering “✔” or ‘Correct” to all of the following:

I need this physical therapy appointment.                                                                  ✔      x

I attest that the benefit of physical therapy outweighs the risk of corona virus, at this time, in my case.                                    ✔         x

I do not or have not had flu-like symptoms within the last 2 weeks.                         ✔         x

I have not been exposed to others who were sick in the last 2 weeks.                        ✔         x

I do NOT have a fever.                              ✔  x                                                                 

I am in compliance with state “Stay Home, Save Lives” orders.                               ✔         x

I am complying with social distancing.   ✔        x                                                                   

I will wear a face cover when at physical therapy.                                                      ✔         x

I will wash/sanitize my hands before AND after physical therapy.                           ✔         x         

I agree that the clinic is doing its best to protect me and its staff.                             ✔         x

Clinic Temperature Reading (F°): ____________________

(Telehealth physical therapy online video appointments are still available to patients who feel it may be a better option – please contact our office for more information.)

Signed: ___________________________________      Date: ____________________

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Covid-19 Update: Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is open to BOTH Tele-health AND in-person visits.

 

Nick Rinard has increased health and wellness procedures to protect patients at their normal in-person visits and continue to offer effective telehealth visits.  We are following all essential service guidelines and are able to provide a physically safe environment for all patients at this time. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact our office at 503-244-6232.

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Oregon rain usually keeps us inside, but now corona-virus is keeping us out of indoor gyms.

These two things can make us PORTLANDERS forget how to be smart about exercising in the heat!

Here are a few reminders:

· Stay hydrated!  Drink plenty of water!  It is more difficult for your body to regulate temperature under dehydration. We have noticed that wearing masks, we also tend to drink less water even in doors. Stay alert, aware and conscious about how much water you are drinking every day.

· Pay attention to the humidity level.  High humidity means that the body can’t cool off as efficiently.

· Replenish electrolytes if you are active for prolonged periods.

· If you regularly exercise outdoors, it can take up to 2 weeks for you to acclimate to the hotter conditions.

· Plan your  most stressful activities for earlier in the day/late at night when the temperatures are cooler.

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We have SAFELY reopened and are here for you!

 “Thank you” to all of our patients who were able and continued to continue care and stay in contact with Nick Rinard PT since Oregon’s “stay at home” order on March 23.  Nick Rinard took the proactive decision to stop in-person visits on March 13 to protect the health and safety of everyone in the community. 

New patients and established patients found our telehealth visits very valuable as we were able to continue to diagnose, educate and offer the tools they needed to get through this difficult time.  It was a challenging, but really fun experience to connect with patients on telehealth, and also to get you feeling better and in less pain! 

Since the easing of stay at home orders on May 1st Nick Rinard Physical Therapy was able to re-open our SW Capitol clinic doors as of May 4th  (Monday through Friday 8am-6pm).

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy loves treating you and we are so happy open not only our doors but our hands and hearts to get you the results you have come to know and trust for the last 20 years.

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Telehealth evaluations for new patients and follow-up service are currently available.

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy would like to encourage you to please continue to call our office for help.

New patients and current patients should call to set up visits on our HIPAA compliant Google Meets telehealth company platform.

Telehealth evaluations for new patients and follow-up service are currently available.

This is a new service offered by Nick Rinard Physical Therapy in this time of need when we know you are hurting yet cannot treat you in person. As Nick Rinard Physical Therapy has had adapt to the new temporary environment, we are having great success using this service.

New patients and current patients are finding our telehealth visits very valuable. We are continuing to diagnose, educate and offer the tools you need to get through this difficult time.

I continue to be here for you.

Respectfully yours,

Nick Rinard, owner/physical therapist at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

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An updated message from Nick Rinard, owner/physical therapist, regarding corona virus pandemic and clinic status

An updated message from Nick Rinard, owner/physical therapist, regarding Corona Virus Pandemic and clinic status:

As a physical therapist I continue to take your health and well-being seriously – it really is my number one concern.

I have made another difficult decision to postpone in-person visits until April 28th, 2020.

Please call to schedule a telehealth appointment. This is a new service by Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, and you will be participating in a pilot program for which there is a low fee and no insurance involvement.

New patients and current patients should continue to call for advice on a telehealth evaluation and follow-up video appointments from the “clinic that get results, even with the toughest cases”.

We are finding it is of value and your physical problem can be helped initially. I would like to try this as a pilot program and offer you a lower fee because of that. I would be honored if you gave me the chance to try to help you in this way.

I wish to donate hours of my time serving you, but also defray our fixed costs of staying in business and continuing to be in business long into the future to serve you and for me to continue to fulfill my personal passion as a physical therapist.

I am here for you.

Respectfully yours,

Nick Rinard, owner/physical therapist at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

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