After what seems like an eternity, it is finally time to prepare the garden and start seeds!
Here are a few tips to keep you in the dirt all spring and summer long.
· Avoid prolonged bending. Kneeling on a pad or bringing a stool outside will save your back and your knees.
· Clear your path, and get additional help before moving or lifting heavy pots or bags of soil.
· When lifting, be sure that you keep your back straight and lift from your legs.
· Be aware of your posture while gardening. Many of us are prone to slouching, so take note and sit up straight.
· Call Nick Rinard Physical Therapy right away if you notice any back pain.
· Getting in sooner than later equals fewer visits and you are back to doing what you love.
Who else is thankful that the ice is gone?!
Unfortunately, the damage it left behind is still littering countless yards and parks.
Have you been working to clean up your yard? How is your back/neck/shoulder feeling?
If your answers are anything less than “great!” call and schedule an appointment at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy today.
With the holiday season starting, it is important to remember that to take care of others you must take care of yourself.
The more you know, the better you can arrest the pain you experience.
Educating oneself is a great form of exercise.
Give yourself the knowledge to control, manage, prevent and understand your…..
1. Neck pain
2. Shoulder pain
3. Elbow pain
4. Wrist pain
5. Back pain
6. Hip pain
7. Knee pain
8. Ankle pain
9. Foot pain
Even if your symptoms are:
-Chronic in nature
-Resulted after surgery
– Postural related
-Work station associated
– Response to a car accident
– Triggered with repetitive use
– Pre/post pregnancy related
– Occurs during/after exercise
– Coupled with prolonged stress
– Undiagnosed by your physician
– Initiated from previous therapies
Prevent your pain before it occurs.
Get educated relief from your aches at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy.
Dealing with pain on a daily basis is fatiguing and frustrating.
At Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, we empower our patients with individual, customized home exercise programs to help you gain control of your symptoms.
We believe in education, and prioritize teaching our patients how to become effective in their daily routines. If you are tired of being a victim to your out of control symptoms, contact us! 503-244-6232 or have or doctor fax a referral to 503-244-7410
Our team is dedicated to helping you chart a course to better health.
Sit as little as possible. Standing or lying down are preferable to sitting when in acute low back pain. If you must sit, sit only in a straight backed chair with good posture. Avoid couches or soft chairs. Use a towel roll to support the natural curve of your spine.
Do not bend forwards as in touching your toes when in acute low back pain—even if it feels like you are doing good by “stretching” the muscles of the low back. Rather than reaching down to get things, squat down using the legs and keep the back absolutely straight.
Try to lie more on your stomach rather than on your back. Avoid the temptation to lie on your back with the head and knees propped up—this just rounds the back more and places inappropriate stress on injured structures.
You should stay normally active–in other words try not to stay in bed for long periods. Move around, take walk if you can. Do not do the knees to chest exercise you may have learned before. This is an advanced exercise and usually not appropriate for acute conditions. It is better in most cases to lie on your stomach and work towards supporting yourself on the elbows.
When you start feeling pain it’s REALLY best to schedule a visit right away.
Marge successfully completed physical therapy and is free of back pain in just 6 visits!
“Was having back issues. Wanted to stay active so came in as quickly as possible.”
As we always say, “Don’t deal with the pain, heal it… today!”
“Nick and his team were very friendly and supportive. They worked miracles to give me the tools and information to keep me healthy. They explained everything they were doing and why they were doing it. I was unable to walk going to my first visit and after my session I was able to walk again. Highly recommend Nick and team.”
In an effort to better serve you, we are asking for your help.
Please; give us a call 503-244-6232,
fax 503-244-7410 or
email help@eRindardPT.com with your feedback.
What constitutes a good physical therapy facility in your opinion?
a. Fast, friendly staff
b. Experienced therapists
c. Physical Therapist who high success ratio with patients
d. Insurance coverage
e. Convenient location for you
f. Other (describe below)
Do you stay informed on who are the best Physical Therapists in your area?
Do you only go to P.T. facilities your doctor refers you to?
Do you get good results from the Physical Therapists you work with now?
Any other comments?
Here at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, our primary focus is on identifying the mechanical cause of pain and the exercises needed to correct it.
What is ultrasound? How does it work? Let’s take a look!
Ultrasound waves are sent into the tissues using a handheld probe causing the tissues to vibrate. This vibration can have multiple benefits by breaking down scar tissue to aide in improving function and increasing local blood flow to reduce inflammation and pain. When tissues are inflamed, the cells have to work overtime. This extra work causes increased need for nutrition and increased production of cellular waste, but without an increase in the cells ability to process this waste. The ultrasound vibrations literally shake the waste material out of the cells, which helps them to work more efficiently.
Pretty cool, huh?! Any other science enthusiasts find this fascinating??
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.