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  • The Nick Rinard Method of Physical Therapy
  • At Nick Rinard Physical Therapy you Get Results Fast
  • Nick Rinard Physical Therapy SW Portland, Airport and Mt Hood
  • Referral Not Needed

  • The Nick Rinard Method of Physical Therapy

    Choose your Physical Therapist Carefully

  • At Nick Rinard Physical Therapy you Get Results Fast

    Nick Rinard Physical Therapy gets you results in half as many visits as other clinics

  • Nick Rinard Physical Therapy SW Portland, Airport and Mt Hood

    Nick Rinard Physical Therapy SW Portland, Airport and Mt Hood

Physical Therapy that Gets Results

Don’t DEAL with pain, HEAL it.

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy (formerly Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of Portland) in Portland, Oregon, is a small network of Physical Therapy clinics devoted to healing people and giving them the power to heal themselves.

Founded in 1999, MDT of Portland (now Nick Rinard Physical Therapy) was the first Physical Therapy clinic in the Northwest devoted to practicing the MDT Method. We have two Physical Therapy clinics serving the Portland Metro Area and remain the only Physical Therapy practice that specializes in this method. For that dedication we have been rewarded with the reputation as the Physical Therapy Clinic That Gets Results. And we honor that reputation every day by seeing our patients recover, more than 9000 and counting, in as few as 4-6 visits.

But don’t just take our word for it; schedule a Physical Therapy appointment today and see for yourself how you can finally live pain free!

If you are in pain, take the first step to feeling better. >>

Meet Our Physical Therapists

  • Margo Burette, DPT

    Margo Burette, DPT

    Margo Burette is enjoying her 5th year of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice. She earned her Doctorate of…

  • Nick Rinard MPT, Cert MDT

    Nick Rinard MPT, Cert MDT

    Nick Rinard, MPT, Cert MDT When Nick Rinard founded MDT of Portland, PC (now Nick Rinard Physical Therapy)…

  • Natasha Rinard OTR/L

    Natasha Rinard OTR/L

    Natasha Rinard Natasha was born in Ukraine, one of the former Republics of the USSR. Her home city,…

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What our patients say

  • After my second visit my neck pain and symptoms were 90% improved. Lena took the time to methodically determine what movements were triggering the symptoms and which movements made them go away! I can't recommend Nick and his team highly enough! Thanks!

    Bill D.,

  • I came in to see Nick with pain and weakness from my neck to sacrum. I was in my mid sixties and discouraged about arthritis, degenerative disks and muscle weakness. NRPT's diagnosis was clear and informative. I wanted to avoid spinal surgery. I learned my solution was muscles strengthening. I also learned so much about myself through Nick's guidance and amazing communication skills. Today I understand that I can do my strengthening exercise while knowing my personal limits and have found the right balance in this gradual and mindful strengthening process. Now at the age of 70, I look back at my visits with Nick and his attentive staff with much gratitude. I am stronger than I was 5 years ago! I am skiing again, body surfing in Hawaiian waters, walking 3-4 miles, enjoying my grandchildren and traveling again! Nick taught me how to care for my body for the rest of my life. It's magical!

    Allison R.,

  • I started in January, finished in April. I do feel that I now have methods to use to help myself in time of pain. My situation is such that due to age and previous conditions I will never be pain free but now my pain level is lower and I can participate in some activities that make my life enjoyable. I am glad this method of therapy was available to me. At age 71 I am able to have a reasonably active life style.

    Sharon C.,

  • My shoulder went from hurting semi-regularly to no pain at all (5 visits).

    James ,

  • Nick gave me the optimistic hope that I could restore health and strength to my ankle with the exercises he gave me. In the first session Nick and I made progress getting my ankle to feel better and by the third visit I was making progress on my own and released from physical therapy. I plan to continue the exercises and monitor my progress over time. Before my experience w/Nick I was told that nothing could be done for my ankle until the pain became too unbearable; surgery would need to be done. I expect to make more progress on my own so the surgery will never be required. Thank you Nick and Staff.

    Carl ,