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Nick Rinard Physical Therapy not just a learning environment for patients

From Wisconsin to Oregon: A DPT Students Perspective

My journey to the Oregon began in early August as I traveled from the Midwest town of La Crosse, WI. As a graduate student in any physical therapy program you are expected to perform at a high academic level every day. This didn’t change when I began my 4-week clinical at the Nick Rinard Physical Therapy clinic.

I began my time with Nick in a whirlwind. We started with a full head of steam and never looked back. Each patient was treated with special attention and an individual plan of care. Patients came in to see Nick for every ailment under the sun and there was always something that Nick was able to give the patient, even if it was just information that no medical professional had ever told the patient. I was amazed at the results Nick was able to achieve with his approach to physical therapy, using the mechanical diagnosis therapy. His approach puts the tools of treatment in the hands of the patient, and the results speak for themselves.

Each day has been a new learning opportunity, leaving me with tools to use in my future practice. I am very grateful for this opportunity and the time Nick has taken to answer my questions and challenge me to be the best future PT possible. As a future physical therapist, I would highly recommend the Nick Rinard Physical Therapy Clinic. These clinicians have the experience, skill, knowledge and care that go above and beyond what is expected. If you find yourself stuck with pain, lack of mobility, or just need a medical professional to explain what’s going on Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is the first place you should go.

Patrick Griffith, SPT