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Get evaluated as soon as possible after a car accident.

The best thing you can do for yourself after being involved in a car accident is to get evaluated at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy RIGHT AWAY- do not delay to give yourself the best chance at healing properly.


“I came in to get evaluated for a possible injury from a car wreck. I was then treated for whiplash.


I have improved range of motion in my neck now.


I now have an easier time sleeping on my side that I had before the injury.


My back feels strong now when lifting heavy weights as well.”
Ryan

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Surgery is NOT always the answer for a slipped disk.

 

Physical Therapy should be your first step.

Get back to feeling better at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy.

“I had a slipped disc and a pinched nerve.

The original instance gave me severe pain in my leg and numbness in my facet.

Through physical therapy progress, my pain was greatly reduced and the numbness decreased.

I came here barely able to walk or stand and now I can do both.

While not 100% cured, I have the tools to keep moving forward and continuing to improve my injury.”
Andrew

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Nick Rinard Physical Therapy gets results!

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy has used McKenzie’s scientifically proven assessment process that will identify the best treatment solution for back, neck and extremity problems for the last 20+ years.

“I first experienced pain from my left shoulder back in end of July 2021.

After visited my primary care doctor and did and x-ray reviewing no structural damage.

I start visiting my chiropractor monthly trying to resolve the issue.

At the beginning, I can see improvement. But the problem gradually got worse.

So I decided to pay a visit to Nick Rinard Physical Therapy as I had a good experience with my previous back problems a long time ago.

So after 6 visits, I can resume to my daily activities without experience any pains.”

Andy

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Nick Rinard Physical continues to make safety our #1 concern!

Winter is just around the corner and the coronavirus still lingers in our community. It is hard to remember that just last winter many of us were still waiting to get vaccinated, and now all of our employees are vaccinated and for those eligible, they have received their booster shot.

Our clinic has remained open and available because our team has always but still continue to follow all guidance recommended by the state.

All employees at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy continue to put the safety of our patients first!

 

As a reminder…

 

New patients and established patients will find every visit very valuable and should not delay care due to increases in Coronavirus cases.

We are here to diagnose, educate, offer tools, listen to concerns, and meet all safety needs to get patients through this difficult time.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Get informed!

Do you know the difference between in-network versus out-of-network terms that insurance companies use (to scare you)?

When a doctor signs a contract to be “in-network” with an insurance company, they are actually pledging to become an “agent” of the insurance company, and do what is best for the insurance.  They are restricted from advocating for their patients, which awkwardly creates a conflict of interest.  They are also agreeing to take lower and lower payments that may not cover the basic expense of what it costs to actually treat a patient – they are choosing to cut costs at the expense of quality.

Instead of seeing your doctor, you are seeing a “care extender”.

Instead of spending a full session with a provider you are spending more time with assistants.

Instead of having a provider that listens, you have a provider that is doing paper work.

Get your benefits checked with Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, even if you’re “out-of-network” you may be surprised what you find.

Even if we are “out of network”, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy gets results in fewer visits than other PT clinics, so your total out of pocket costs may not actually be more than lower quality “in-network” clinics.  Cost per visit is not relevant if there are fewer visits, and you actually get better!

Everyone deserves quality care!

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Nick Rinard Physical continues to make safety our #1 concern!

Since the easing of orders on July 4th Nick Rinard Physical continues to make safety our #1 concern!

We have continued SAFETY MEASURES and are ALWAYS here for you!

Our staff is fully vaccinated and continues to follow social distancing, sanitation protocols and wear masks.

New patients and established patients will find every visit very valuable and should not delay care due to increases in Coronavirus cases.

We are here to diagnose, educate, offer tools, listen to concerns, and meet all safety needs to get patients through this difficult time.

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

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Do you know what your health insurance actually covers?

Do you have the feeling, or expect, that Physical Therapy should be covered by your insurance?

Physical therapy providers are starting to identify some very good reasons why involving your insurance may NOT be in your best interest!

Just like filing an auto insurance claim for damage that doesn’t meet your deductible – it is often best to forego involving your insurance and just pay out of pocket. There is no need to inform your car insurance that there was any damage and risk them increasing your premiums the next time your policy renews. It is the same with filing a health insurance claim. Filing a small claim for physical therapy can have negative complications and unintended consequences. Especially when you can get diagnosed in 2-4 visit at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, and get good results soon after that, it is better to not have your insurance medaling in your physical therapy affairs by questioning whether you “deserve” physical therapy or not.

Health insurance companies are demanding more and more that patients meet certain criteria, through one-size-fits-none measurements to either deny you care, or begrudgingly agree to authorize just a limited number of visits. This is insulting to your legitimate pain, and disrespectful of your medical providers who should be the only ones deciding if you need care or not.  Also, your insurance reserves the right to determine – even after the fact – that your care is/was not “medically necessary” and deny your claims leaving you with an unforeseeable bill. This really is unethical and undermines your relationship with your provider.  Also, insurance companies are increasing your cost of care to save themselves money with patient portions closer and closer to the total bill. You, the patient, are better off just paying at time of service at our clinic and not bothering with the extra headache, expense, and disrespectful treatment associated with filing insurance claims – even though you are totally legitimate!

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy’ wants to save you money. Our pay at time of service rate eliminates billing uncertainties from insurance companies. We are making visits more affordable and getting better health outcomes for patients. Advantages to paying at time of service include that patients get uninterrupted service, higher quality care they can trust, hassle-free billing, and no surprise bills at the end. It really is a win – win for both providers and patients for those with high deductibles, who want care out-of-network, who are self-employed, self-insured, expired PIPs and for people who have health savings accounts.

Now is the time to stop insurance companies from unethically pretending to be medical providers and payment specialists that do not have the patients’ best interest at heart. We are your providers working for you! It is our oath get you results, free of pain and back to living life… We know health insurance companies cannot promise the same.

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Tough Decisions

Our unstable economy has brought many challenges.

 One challenge that our community must face is the ever increasing barriers to quality health care. 

Whether those barriers are as small as knowing where patients can find a primary care physician they can trust, to locating that wonderful doctor only to discover that they are not covered through their chosen insurance plan.

It is up to patients.  Only they can make that tough decision. 

Our patients have found, regardless of all costs, that the quality of care Nick Rinard Physical Therapy gives exceeds all else.

We strive to help lessen your tough decisions by providing fast efficient care that guarantees results.

You know that when you become a patient to Nick Rinard Physical Therapy you are getting patient centered high quality care.

Getting RESULTS, even with the toughest cases for the last 20 years!

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