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Are you still in pain from a car accident?

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy can help if you are in pain from a car accident. Regardless of how it happened, you do not have to live in pain… in fact you can feel good again. Take Ethan’s experience from the clinic known for getting results as an example.

“-Car accident .I could not:

-Bend over

-Neck pain was horrible

-Barely could move

I’m now better than before the car accident.”




Prevent injuries before they occur!

We at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy have noticed over the last few years that our patients are generally being monitored less and less by a regular family physician.  More of you are opting to go to urgent care for medical needs, or, when you attend your family doctor, maybe a care extender sees you instead of the person who has known you for years.  This has resulted in medical issues getting missed and appearing in physical therapy where they don’t belong. 

We developed a PHI (physical health inventory) to screen the health of our patients and see if we can detect anything in time to prevent poor health outcomes.

 It has been met with success for those who have tried it.  Think about the following items.  Are you interested?

When was the last time your overall health was screened? 

Did you know that heart rate and grip strength can predict underlying conditions?

It’s important to assess your physical health every 6 months…

You can schedule your PHI (physical health inventory) today!

We have created this just for you!

It’s FREE! Please take advantage of it.

Now is the time to call 503-244-6232 to schedule today.


Are you experiencing thumb pain?

Let Natasha Rinard OT get you results today!

“My thumb joint was very painful to use is why I currently see Natasha.

She is an expert at making a custom fitting splint and teaching why the joint is painful.

She takes incremental steps to pace progress in a a direction resulting in less pain and finally to dismissal.

The skills Natasha taught me will apply to other joints and gives me a lasting remedy to use in order to stay pain free.

The office atmosphere is light hearted and friendly so I look forward to my visits. I can’t always comply with the program set out for me while at work but Natasha is ready with alternatives and encouragement.

I always feel confident I will recover from my injury or pain after the care I receive from the staff at Nick Rinard’s physical therapy.”



Stay up to date with the MDT method practiced at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy. You can find exceptional reads at the McKenzie Institute.

Puts Athletes on the Fast Track

Sports injuries are the worst. Especially for those who live for the weekend to get out on the field, on the court, or to their recreational sport of choice, and then BAM! An injury hits. The last thing you want to do is stop. You want fast answers, and most people will be frustrated if they can’t address the real issue. Josh Kidd understands that.

Thankfully, he uses a unique assessment process that can efficiently identify the root cause and prescribes the right movement to get athletes back to what they love faster, something he attributes to the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®.

“In most cases, there’s really not a clear cause to the injury,” says Kidd, PT, DPT, OCS, Dip. MDT, CSCS, FAAOMPT. “Many times, patients just say I had this gradual ache that started to develop, and it’s just gotten worse over time or it just happened for no apparent reason.”

This is especially true of recreational athletes and weekend warriors.

“A lot of people just don’t have time to be active or train during the week for various reasons so they go from being sedentary to pushing themselves hard, over a few hours during the week, or for two days over the weekend without thinking about training load or the demands on their body in a short time frame,” Kidd says.

When patients develop these issues, many start their care with their doctors, who often suggest rest as they presume these problems are due to overuse.

“In many cases, rest can be the worst advice you can give a patient,” Kidd says. “More often than not, the problem is not due to an overuse issue – it’s actually due to a mechanical issue in the joint. When this is the case, they respond rapidly and improve much quicker than with what was traditional prescription. It’s really the MDT system that allows them to do that.”

The MDT system begins with a thorough mechanical evaluation to establish a “cause-and-effect” relationship between historical pain behavior as well as the response to repeated test movements, positions, and activities.

A systematic progression of applied mechanical forces utilizes pain responses and mechanical responses to classify the disorder. Clinicians then develop a specific plan of care based on those examination results that empowers patients to treat themselves when possible.

In a recent study1 Kidd was a primary researcher on, they recruited 350 patients complaining of isolated joint pain (i.e. anterior knee pain, heel pain, isolated shoulder pain, etc.). The patient’s spine and extremity joints were screened with MDT principles and 43.5 percent had a problem originating in the spine. So that’s where Kidd tends to start his evaluation and treatment with his active patients.

“What’s the biggest problem when somebody goes to a doctor? The patient is usually told one of two things: if it hurts, don’t do it; or no pain, no gain,” he says. “These mixed messages usually leave the patient’s confused.

“Our system really allows us to give the patient which advice is most appropriate for their specific condition,” he explains.

“Patients start to see the change in the clinic,” Kidd says. “Roughly 70 percent of patients I see have a rapidly changing condition and if we find the right movement for them, they get better very quickly.

“We give them the tools to do it, so they get that empowerment,” he says. “It’s really all about active-based care. Instead of shutting them down, oftentimes they’re back to their activity within a couple days.”

Schooled in many different types of physical therapy, Kidd leans most on the McKenzie Method.

“It really is a comprehensive system where I can perform an assessment that will identify what a patient needs and then giving them those specific, individualized interventions,” Kidd says. “They not only manage their immediate problem – they are better-educated to prevent future injury and make the most out of the weekend sport!”

Rosedale R, Rastogi R, Kidd J, Lynch G, Supp G, Robbins S. A study exploring the prevalence of Extremity Pain of Spinal Source (EXPOSS). J Man Manip Ther. 2019.


Sunny days are just around the corner.

Spring is in the air!

With the change of seasons comes an exciting return to outdoor activities. As we move our bodies in familiar, but currently untrained ways, this can also bring about new (or old?) aches and pains.

Don’t let a small ache turn into a bigger pain that could de-rail summer plans.

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is here to help!


You can help others by sharing your Nick Rinard Physical Therapy story.

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) Search for ‘Nick Rinard Physical Therapy’
  2. Find and click the ‘Write a Review’ button on the Google Maps page.
    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’
    Find and click the ‘Reviews’ Tab
  2. 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 us if you have any questions.
Thank you in advance and as always, we are here for YOU!


Thank you for choosing us despite 2020

Nick Rinard PT continues to stay in business because of you!  We couldn’t have helped so many people last year without you!

To stay healthy Nick Rinard Physical Therapy adapted our 2020 lives so we could stay open for you!

As essential health care workers we took our job to keep our patients safe very seriously.

 It is a privilege to be part of a community that looks out for one another. Through the coronavirus journey, we were impressed by our patients’ ability to adapt and stay healthy to call and get the care they needed. Our telehealth visits did not disappoint. Patients were able to see and feel the difference in their body’s ability to heal, at every visit! 

At Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, you can expect the same diligence in 2021.


Rescued By Two Great Health Professionals

A patients story by Ogie.

That was how I felt after my injuries from two rear end  auto accidents within seven months.  

Dr. Paul Okamota,D.C.

Masters Touch Chiropractic Clinic. 

Chiropractic Physician

Fellow, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. a title earned by only 4 % of the Chiropractic community.

His specialty appears to be lost causes. As fit as I have been the injuries would not go away and no one else could help me. Dr. Okamoto said, “I can help you. It will take a while.” He has the best rehab gym I have seen. He has a great staff of people who are givers. Just being there was a refuge from the challenges of 2020. Towards the end of treatment he referred me to Physical therapist, Nick Rinard, MPT, Cert MDT. Nick has a great staff and  clinics in Portland. The Dr. and Nick banded together like true professionals to give me the best outcome. I found them both extremely knowledgeable, patient and compassionate. This is the way the healthcare professions should work. Some try, but Dr. Okamoto and Nick Rinard are pulling it off and I benefited.  

They taught me about deeply layered muscles that I could not pronounce, find, or measure.

Their contact information:

Dr. Paul E. Okamoto, D.C. 

Nick Rinard, Physical Therapist. 

Nick treats patients through the internet and has patients overseas.


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!”