Clinical Conversations

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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Let Nick Rinard Physical Therapy help make headaches a thing of the past.

“I was dealing with continuous neck pain which was bring on headaches.

The discomfort came to a point where I needed help with correcting the problem.

The right side of my neck was very sore, limiting full movement to the left.

Nick Rinard’s team helped me find easy and incredibly helpful stretches to correct my posture and alleviate the pain.

After 4 appointments I am able to rotate my head left and right without any tension of discomfort.

The neck pain and headaches are currently gone.Wahoo! Thank NRPT team!”

Allison

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New team members wanted.

Do you have an interest in starting a career in the healthcare field?

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is a private physical therapy clinic looking for new team members.

Call:  503-244-6232….. for more information.

email: help@rinardpt.com…. you resume today!

 

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Do you want to compete?

Are injuries preventing you from doing the things you love?

Physical Therapy from Nick Rinard Physical Therapy can not only help you get back to pre-injury status, but leave you feeling better than ever!

“Just a thank you for my therapy!

You allowed me to train and compete in the U.S. National Triathlon with no injuries!

45 of 55 women 65-69years.

Thank you.” ~ Cindy

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A resident’s perspective.

Hello! Melissa and Madeline here, and for those who we have not yet had the opportunity to meet, we are the two physical therapy residents working with Nick and Katie this summer.

We are from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where we are in our third and final year of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.

This has been the first of our three clinical internships, and we could not have been luckier in our first placement!

Working at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy this summer has been a great opportunity for the two of us to improve our clinical skills and grow as clinicians.

We are lucky to have two incredible mentors (Nick and Katie) to follow and learn from every day.

Nick and Katie have so much knowledge to share and go above and beyond in treating their patients.

Likewise, we are lucky to have such wonderful patients who allow us to work with and learn from them as well.

We look forward to the last couple of weeks we will be working at the clinic before heading back home to the Midwest to finish up the last of our schooling.

Both of us are very grateful for this experience! 

~Madeline & Melissa

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Our clinic is here to help!

Nick and I have enjoyed their enthusiasm in learning the methods of MDT.

They have brought fresh questions and perspective to our established practice along with the latest in exercise techniques!

Plus, with extra hands in the clinic, we are able to devote even more individualized attention to you, our patients, helping you achieve the best results in the shortest time.


Are you having pain that is holding you back from enjoying summer time to its fullest?
Call us today for a free-screen!


We would love to help you feel better and be able to enjoy the last days of sunshine!

Katie Noles-Bowers DPT

 

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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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Osteoporosis Facts

Osteoporosis is the leading cause of fractures resulting in billions of dollars being spent in the healthcare system. As a physical therapist, it is important to educate the public on information for reducing the risk of fracture, which is a frequent and possibly serious co-morbidity of osteoporosis. The public is subjected to multiple commercials advertising medications that can help fight osteoporosis.  What they may not know, is that simple exercise alone can improve your bone density, decrease your risk of fractures and doesn’t come attached to a list of adverse side effects.

Facts:

  • Osteoporosis is a bone disease that leads to decreased mineral content and bone density, resulting in a weakening of the bone
  • The incidence of this disease has been shown to increase with older age
  • Worldwide, 50% of women over the age of 60 will have an osteoporotic fracture, an incidence rate that is larger than the combined incident rates of heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer.
  • One study from 1992 had a worldwide projection that osteoporotic fractures would affect one-third of all men during their lifetime by the year 2050.
  • Primary risk factors for osteoporotic fractures include low bone mineral density, deterioration of bone, older age, Caucasian race, female sex, lower body weight and AN INACTIVE LIFESTYLE.

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What can you do?

  • Exercise can decrease the risk of an osteoporosis related fracture by 50%
  • One study found that weight bearing exercise for 20 minutes a day can positively affect risk factors associated with osteoporotic fractures among elderly women.  The exercises for the intervention group included: jumping, dancing, walking, strengthening, and balance exercises.  The exercise group had increased leg strength as well as improvement in walking speed and endurance, as compared to the control group. In a long-term follow-up study, the same authors found that the above intervention decreased mortality in women with osteopenia (a precursor to Osteoporosis).
  • A bi-weekly exercise routine developed by your PT can increase your bone density.
  • Muscle contraction and mechanical loading deform bone and stimulate activity of osteoblasts, the cells which build bone. It is, therefore, not surprising that these interventions improve bone mineral density.

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The story heard all too often…

Dear Patients,

The road you take to get to Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is just as unique as the pain you feel, care you receive, and results you achieve! It should not take time or be costly.

The story we have heard all too often is…

“Nick Rinard Physical Therapy was the last resort.”

Don’t let this be the start to your testimonial, “I had dealt with pain for over 5 years and had almost given up on treatments and spent a fortune searching for cures…” 

 Let Nick Rinard Physical Therapy get you off on the right path with this  same

testimonial… “and after 8 visits at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy I am 100% pain free!”

It is our job is to help you!

This includes helping you and future patients find the fastest route to Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, ensuring that you receive quality care, and once you get here, aiding in getting you the best advice of what to do next if we can’t help!

Please do not hesitate to call Nick Rinard if there is anything we can do to help you get answers you can trust,

The entire team at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

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Thank you Marjorie for sharing your results with the world!

“Once again, Nick and his team (this time, excellent PT Katie) has got me moving again with very little pain.

Over the 10+ years I’ve seen them, I think they have treated every body part!

This time, it was the feet – a passion of Katie’s.

As is their style, she slowly led me through a progression of stretching, strength-building, and massaging exercises. The homework required just a few minutes a few times a day.

Huge change for the better in my feet! Far less pain, greater mobility, improved balance.”

 

Marjorie

5 Star Google Review

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Who do you know?

Do you have any family members or friends that complain of low back pain or neck tension? 

Recommend Nick Rinard Physical Therapy! 

Do you know anyone that has been in physical therapy before and did not receive the results they expected?

 Send them our way! 

As you have come to know and trust- Nick Rinard Physical Therapy continues to get results, even with the toughest cases, for over 20years!

Have your friends and family call 503-244-6232 today!

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