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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

  • Katie Noles-Bowers, DPT

    Katie Noles-Bowers, DPT

    Katie is a familiar face at NRPT having originally worked at the clinic in the front office before…

  • 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)…

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What our patients say

  • "Recurrent back pain and limited mobility due to a previous diagnosis of a spondylolisthesis. I have stronger understanding of exercises I can utilize to strengthen my core and prevent back pain. I also understand my strengths and limitations which will help as I move forward in life and my career as a nurse."

    Allyssa,

  • "I have come to Nick Rinard P.T. over a # of years for a # of uncomfortable/painful conditions and each time he and his staff have done an extraordinary job in diagnosis, and treatment and alleviated my discomfort/pain with minimal visits. They are an extremely knowledgeable, good listeners, empathetic and very pleasant people to work with. I cannot recommend them enough."

    Jonah, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "I came in after dislocating my left shoulder several times. I had pain and tingling in both my shoulders and arm prior to treatment. Now I have a full range of motion that makes every days tasks much easier."

    Bryce, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • What prompted you to schedule a visit? "Pain." What can you do now that you could not do then? "Do the right exercises to help maintain the correct position of my back. I learned from Nick and Katie what is right and what is wrong. Thank you!"

    Estee, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "Severe pain in my left side - down leg and in back. Went from focus on hip to knee (right) and will be back to work on back/spine issues after my injection. It was a process to figure out where the focus of my treatment should be. The happy outcome was the strength and alignment improvements in my right knee and improved flexibility. Plus I really appreciated Nick's honesty and expertise regarding my situation and being there for me as a sounding board."

    Mary, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "Wrist/forearm pain from extensive computer use at work. I can get through the work day mostly pain-free now."

    Daniel, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "1) Limitation in walking, now I can walk on concrete w/no pain in knee. 2) Pain w/doing daily tasks such as: pulling weeds, food prep in kitchen (chopping), sewing, holding a coffee cup, doing hair. Now I can do all of the above w/no pain."

    Julie, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • Wonderful service and care. I can't recommend the team here enough. They saved me from back surgery (bulged disc) and instead taught me how to work with my body and heal. I've sent family and friends to them, even from outside the Portland area. Google 5 Star Review

    Kristin, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "My primary care physician recommended me and within a day NRPT reached out and scheduled me to come in right away to begin treatment and not prolong the process. After treatments and exercise I am more mobile than I was after the accident and my posture has improved greatly since my first visit." Caseem

    Caseem, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "I came to see Nick with pretty bad right side back pain. He gave me some exercises to do and, as always, took time to explain what I needed to do + why. I was worried because we were getting ready to go on a car trip and I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do it. Within day of doing the exercises I was 75% better. By the time of our trip, I was functioning at 90% and was able to do my exercises and enjoy the trip PAIN-FREE."

    Lori, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "Thank you very much. Katy was very thorough in the evaluation and genuinely concerned. She is very attentive and assigned me appropriate exercises. I will recommend this clinic to others. I also was treated with ultrasound therapy, something new for me that helped greatly in treating the inflammation. "

    Susan, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "Wonderfully managed office staff with good communication skills. Nick Rinard is very warm & knowledgeable. He puts you at ease. Explains things clearly & sincerely works to improve on'es condition." Back pain solved in 4 visits -NRPT

    Shirley, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "I am very Happy with Results and STAFF. Katie was very helpful!"

    John,

  • "Nick got me running again Nick explained everything clearly and gave me real answers to my questions - not a "dumbed down" version. Office staff was great too."

    Amy,

  • "I've been dealing with shoulder issues for years but had flared up bad last couple of months, had some quick looks at it from other therapists. Right shoulder for the most part was unusable. Nick and his trouble shooting skills figured out issue on the first visit and home therapy started recovering shoulder within first few days. In 3.5 weeks shoulder strength up + pain down to almost nothing."

    Matt,

  • "I've been dealing with shoulder issues for years but had flared up bad last couple of months, had some quick looks at it from other therapists. Right shoulder for the most part was unusable. Nick and his trouble shooting skills figured out issue on the first visit and home therapy started recovering shoulder within first few days. In 3.5 weeks shoulder strength up + pain down to almost nothing."

    Matt,

  • “I came in because my hip was hurting and no one could figure iut why. Nick was able to identify the problem and create a plan to manage it better.”

    Shelby,

  • “When quarantine began, I was in the middle of treatment for elbow, back and neck injuries caused by a December motor vehicle accident. I began lobbying my PIP carrier for tele-health sessions and ultimately received approval. They agreed to consider the treatments as if they occurred “in office.” I have been able to consult with Nick about the body part causing the most pain at the time of the appointment. He has been able to review my exercises with me and modify them to decrease pain. He has worked with me to determine whether or not I am pushing too much or not enough to strengthen muscles. He can give me new exercises and check that I am executing them properly. Nick has been able to watch me perform my lumbar and thoracic exercises. I adjust the camera so he can watch me while I am on the floor or bed. We can discuss the range of movement, how my pain levels are in comparison to my last in-person appointment and whether I am still performing the exercises correctly. He has inquired about my pain levels before and while exercising and modified the exercises I do to get better results. For my neck, I can come closer to the camera to point out the exact part of my neck that is causing a problem. He can give me instructions on manual manipulation, heat and arnica for pain relief. He checks to see whether or not the pain is reducing or increasing while the exercises are being performed. I am learning to better describe the site of pain, understand how the muscles respond to the exercises and how I can adjust what I do as I get stronger without creating a new problem. I can discuss whether or not I am overdoing an exercise and how to handle an exercise that suddenly causes a new pain. Nick continues to evaluate, re-evaluate my progress and provide additional exercises or instructions as needed. We have a plan for increasing my stamina by using an exercise bike. There are still sites which need manipulations and pressure that can only occur in person. Until widespread testing and tracking occur, I must remain in quarantine due to my age and my asthma. While I would prefer in person visits, I have found tele-health to provide me with the best option for continuing treatment under quarantine conditions."

    Bernadette,

  • "I’ve been seen by Nick a few times and I’ve had so much improvement he’s definitely the best physical therapist I’ve ever been to! I definitely recommend him!"

    Heidi, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "I appreciate Nick and his team. I have been greatly helped by the exercises and information provided. Nick is very professional, considerate, and genuine in his concern and care for patients. My condition has improved and thankful for the instruction and coaching. Also appreciate honesty in how I am doing. I am very satisfied with the physical therapy I received. The team of employees very nice and courteous as well as efficient. I have and will continue to recommend Nick Rinard to others. Thank you for giving me tools I need to continue in the path of healing. God bless you!"

    Terri, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • I was in a car accident that left me with a lot of pain in my back, along with very uncomfortable and consistent nerve responses down my legs. I saw a PT at a different clinic, but the symptoms and pain were not eliminated as I did not heal properly. I did not want to accept that I had to live with pain for the rest of my life. Fortunately, I was referred to Nick Rinard! In only 11 visits, my pain and symptoms have been alleviated as a result of receiving the proper exercises to strengthen and stretch my back. Nick was able to explain what exercises I needed to do, how to do them properly, as well as why. I know that I will need to continue to do the exercises or my symptoms will return, but Nick Rinard gave me the tools to manage these issues for the rest of my life. I have returned to my more active life, including jogging, hiking, etc. without experiencing painful consequences. Should the occasion arise that I need a PT in the future, I would schedule with Nick Rinard in a heartbeat!

    Laura, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "After years of shoulder pain it has been great to have lessening of the pain and increase in strength."

    Larry, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "I learned what exercises I can use to treat my symptoms and prevent recurrence. I also learned how to change my walking, standing, running form to have healthier feet and legs."

    Asher, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "Nick and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful in getting me back to good health in a short amount of time. I highly recommend them!"

    Robin, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "I was told by my doctor that my neck problem was due to arthritis and to try PT - but it would most likely be a long term (life long) problem. Nick diagnosed it as out of alignment and gave me exercise to correct the problem - which worked!! I've suffered with this problem - very stiff and sore neck for five years - so so grateful to Nick and his wonderful staff for finally getting relief."

    Joan, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy