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Continued clinic closure due to hazardous air quality.

Dear Patients, Friends, Family,


We are thankful for the fire fighters abilities to contain the fires in our area and decrease areas that were under evacuation alerts.


However, due to the continued hazardous air quality within our local area, NRPT has decided that in the best interest of the health and safety for our patients and staff, our clinic will be closed again today Monday September 14th in-person patient services.


Your patient representative Erick will be in today answering and checking phones and looks forward to returning messages as soon as possible. So, please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions or concerns.


Please stay home if you are able. We are here for you,

Entire staff at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

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Local Evacuations Alert, Air Quality in Portland and Neighboring Communities: Clinic Response

Dear Patients, Friends, Family,


Due to the emergency evacuation alerts and hazardous air quality within our local area, in the best interest of the health and safety for our patients and staff, our clinic will be closed Friday September 11 2020 after 10 am for in-person patient services.

We will still be checking our phone and look forward to returning messages as soon as possible. So, please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions or concerns.


We hope that everyone is able to stay safe and out of harms way.

We are here for you,Entire staff at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

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Get RESULTS from PT Today!

With high deductibles and out of pocket costs, it is getting increasingly difficult for patients to get treatment they need.

We understand that YOU don’t have the time or money for ineffective therapies!

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy’s MDT-focused treatment allows you to get results within just 3-4 visits. 

We promise to discharge you and refer to the right place for further evaluation if there is not significant improvement after 4 visits.

On average, Nick Rinard PT patients are better and independent in just 6-8 visits.

There’s no need use all you annual insurance-allowed PT visits when you are not getting results, especially since every visit costs YOU time and money.

You could be feeling better in just 2 weeks!

Call 503-244-6232 and/or fax 503-244-7410

Schedule your appointment today.

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Call 503-244-6232: Stop living in pain today!

Have you been shocked by what your insurance covers?

As providers we have watched health insurance plans go from zero to affordable deductibles to HIGH deductibles that apply for ancillary services, including PT just within the last few years. 

Many of our patients are unaware of that fact and sound genuinely surprised when we verify insurance benefits. 

Since you may now face a high deductible at any PT clinic you attend, it makes sense for you to go where you will get the best results!

Our results have been measured, and one visit at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is worth two visits at the average Portland area PT clinic.

Nick Rinard patients report 92.5% over-all improvement (versus 73.43% Portland area), in only 6.5 visits (versus 11.16 visits Portland area).

 

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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!
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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.

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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!

Best,

Erick Severo

Patient Representative

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

503-244-6232

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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

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PHYSICAL THERAPY PATIENTS HAVE TRUSTED SINCE 1999

Did you know that the majority of patients at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy are actually returning patients referred from years ago, or have been referred by a past patient?

We have asked our patients how we compared to other PT they had tried.  Here’s a small sample of what they had to say:

‘The other PT office was more like mass production-routing patients through.’ –Bryan

‘(Nick Rinard PT is) way better.  You actually fix things. ’ -Georgeanne

‘Nick Rinard PT taught me how to fix the problem myself-other therapists didn’t.’ -Gail

Why is Nick Rinard Physical Therapy different?

-Specialized MDT training allows our physical therapists to target the cause of a patient’s pain, not just treat the symptoms.

-Patients see a physical therapist at each visit-never a PT Assistant. 

-Exercises are simple and can be done anywhere.  No gym, no binder full of exercises.  Most of our patients can control their symptoms with just one targeted exercise!

Patients get the tools they need to succeed at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy!

 

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Nick Rinard Physical Therapy: Getting patients the best results in the increasingly confusing world of “deductibles.”

Did you know that most health plans now have deductibles that apply for ancillary services, including PT?

Many of our patients are unaware of that fact, and sound genuinely surprised when we verify insurance benefits for them.

Since patients’ face a high deductible at any PT clinic they attend, it makes sense for them to go where they will get the best results!

Our results have been measured, and one visit at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is worth two visits at the average Portland area PT clinic.

Specifically, Nick Rinard patients reported 92.5% over-all improvement (versus 73.43% Portland area), in only 6.5 visits (versus 11.16 visits Portland area).

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is confident patients will get the best results with us, and want to make it possible for them to schedule without hesitation.

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