Welcome to Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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“Most of my patients are able to find lasting relief with conservative, nonsurgical treatments. If you are suffering, I will do my best to identify and eliminate the source of your pain.”

— Bernard Portner, M.D.

Celebrating 29 years

Celebrating 29 years and specializing in Non-Surgical Orthopedic Medicine, Sports Medicine, Pain management procedures, Physical Therapy, Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Workers Compensation Cases, Auto Accident Injury Cases, Prolo-Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, RF Ablation, and Injection therapy.

Orthopedic Medicine

Dr. Portner received his postgraduate, post-residency, training with Dr. James Cyriax, the “Father of Orthopedic Medicine,” based in London, England. Dr. Cyriax was a pioneer in developing the field of “Medical Orthopedics,” originating a system of hands-on diagnosis that literally changed the way this type of medicine was performed. Building on this training and experience, Dr. Portner has since dedicated his professional career to the sub-specialty of orthopedic medicine, or non-surgical orthopedics.

Full Service Treatment

We employ Hawaii’s leading Orthopedic medicine specialists who apply time-tested principles of physical medicine and rehabilitation to help our patients recover fast. In addition to our Orthopedic Physicians and their arsenal of cutting edge treatments, we also provide a full range of options for an effective treatment plan including: Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, and a full service support staff to help with insurance so you can focus on your recovery.

Workplace Injuries & Motor Vehicle Accidents

Our staff is specially trained to manage all of the complicated details for these patients in need. We are a preferred treatment partner, and our goal is to get you better as quickly as possible. Unlike those other guys we do not over-treat, under-perform, and rack up endless bills. We pride ourselves on being efficient and financially responsible.

Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation focuses on helping patients who have suffered any number of injuries, ailments or illnesses that have impacted their ability to function as they once could. Whether you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, hurt on the job, sore from sports, living with arthritis, or dealing with chronic pain for a long time, we can offer a wide range of non-surgical and time tested services that will get you back to your normal self as soon as possible. Our offices in Honolulu, Hawaii and Kaneohe strive to help patients overcome their pain or ailments to live a more productive life.

Injuries and Conditions

There are many reasons why you may need the professionals at Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation. Whether you are involved in a worker’s comp or no-fault accident or you suffer from another common ailment, such as back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain or arthritis, our specially trained doctors and therapists will work with you to create just the right treatment plan for the best results. We will help you get back on track so you can get back to your normal life with less pain and suffering. Our goal is to make you better.


Our specially trained providers use a wide variety of treatment options to tailor the proper treatment plan for each patient. We offer a non-surgical solution to pain or injury, resulting in less recovery time. For some people, therapeutic massage can be just what they need to work muscles back into shape to function more normally. For others, an acupuncture treatment can resolve the ailments the patient suffers from, resulting in feeling better with no more pain. Physical Therapy, provided in a one on one environment with providers who emphasize hands-on therapies is usually extremely effective. We also provide the latest in cutting edge pain relief techniques such as stem cell therapy, nerve stimulation, prolo-therapy, pain management injection therapy, and more. Each treatment is tailored perfectly to each patient’s needs for the best results.


Every single case deserves equal respect, compassion and dedicated effort, and making pain disappear is the best reward. Nothing pleases us more than discharging our patients from the clinic pain-free and getting them back to enjoying their normal activities.




Trained by the “Father of Orthopedic Medicine” Dr. James Cyriax, Dr. Portner believes in healing with a hands-on approach and has been practicing this unique sub-specialty for more than 30 years.

The human body is a mystery, and trying to apply a menu of popular textbook treatments to individual patients often just masks the true problem. At Portner Orthopedic, we believe that healing is an art form as much as a science, and that our patients’ bodies can tell us everything we need to know if we pay close attention.

Our approach is results-based, but also highly individualized. After careful physical evaluation, we apply personalized treatments in order to solve the issue for the long-term.

We know that painful conditions of the spine and limbs always have an underlying cause, what we call “the lesion” or a “pain generator.” We apply the basic principles of diagnosis in order to get to the root cause. Our skilled Hawaii orthopedic team collaborates to decide on nonsurgical solutions that are safe, effective and promote optimum healing. With a personalized treatment program that truly addresses the real source of pain, your chances of needing us again for the same problem are minimized.

Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation is unique in that it combines the principles of four specialties: orthopedic medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain medicine. With several nonsurgical orthopedic treatments all under one roof, you have convenient access to hands-on physical medicine and alternative therapies that can be strategically combined to treat your specific needs.

Our Orthopedic Specialists, or rehabilitation physicians, are nerve, muscle, and bone and joint experts who have extensive experience improving movement after injury or illness. Our emphasis is on “function,” the most important word to understand when discussing just what an Orthopedic Specialist does. We work together to treat a wide range of problems from common problems such as sore shoulders and knee pain,  to serious spinal injuries with the goal of decreasing pain and enhancing function and performance without surgery. Our patients are not only served by highly qualified Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Chiropractors, and Physical Therapists, but also benefit from complementary treatments like massage therapy and acupuncture.

Common Orthopedic Conditions

  • Back, Neck, or Pain in any other body parts
  • Car accident and Work related injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sport injuries
  • Arthritis and Geriatric Conditions
  • Reduced function
  • Foot, ankle and hand injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Degenerative joint or disk conditions
  • Slipped disks

Our Doctors


Dr. Bernard Portner

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
Meet Dr. Portner

Dr. David Brough

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Meet Dr. Brough


Brian Jones DPT

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Meet Brian Jones

Janice Magdalena DPT

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Meet Janice



The staff was wonderful and friendly. Appointments were easy, waiting room waits were short and the effectiveness of treatment was outstanding. Thumbs up to Portner Orthopedic Clinic. Mahalo!

- J.

There ability to provide multiple in house services was both helpful and convenient. My appointments are always on time and the staff is always professional and caring.

- D.

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We accept most private insurances.

Our staff is also specially trained in Motor Vehicle Injuries and Worker’s Compensation Cases.

Tune in to the radio showDr. Portner is the host of a live, call-in radio show called “The Moving Body” every Saturday morning from 7 — 8 a.m. on KHVH–AM 830.

Listen in as Dr. Portner talks to real people with real orthopedic problems. Feel free to call in or check out our archive of past shows!

Could your pain or discomfort be relieved with comprehensive, nonsurgical treatment from Hawaii’s Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation?

Find out when you contact us at (808) 596-7300 for a skilled assessment.

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