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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 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 and Mt Hood

    Nick Rinard Physical Therapy SW Portland 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 Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, having originally worked at the clinic in the…

  • 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

  • " -Low back pain. Doctor referral. -ROM much better. Pain much lower or zero. -Core stronger. -Overall much better."

    Paul,

  • "I came in due to a literal pain in my neck. The pain was making it hard for me to work and sleep at night. After a few visits over the 2 months I no long experienced my neck pain. I only had to do a few exercises daily to solve my pain issue. Very pleased with the speedy results from my visit."

    Kristine,

  • Nick and Katie were very knowledgeable and skilled. You can tell they care about their patients and genuinely want to help them. I highly recommend Nick Rinard Physical Therapy!

    Sarah,

  • "Persistent right knee pain. I had trouble deep bending and squatting. Not an issue now."

    Greg,

  • "Was having back issues. wanted to stay active so I came in as quickly as possible." Patient was pain free in 6 visits! Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

    Marge,

  • " I had shoulder pain and limited range of motion. I can now dress and sleep and do other day-to-day activities with no pain."

    Rebecca,

  • "I had on going hamstring and glut pain that I'd been dealing with for more than 5 yrs. I was referred by a friend & had immediate results along with a new diagnosis. I am now able to address the pain on my own & understand the issue, as well as correct it."

    Amelia,

  • "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,

  • "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,

  • 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,

  • "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,

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

    Daniel,

  • "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,

  • 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,

  • "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,

  • "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,

  • "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,

  • "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,

  • "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,