• Referral Not Needed
  • 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

  • “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

  • "The treatment I have received in working with Nick and his team has eliminated my pain, and I have tools to use for the future."

    Greg, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • Nick is great when it comes to figuring out what is physiologically wrong. His staff members are also incredibly nice and welcoming.

    Paige, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • 100% recovery from total shoulder replacement in 6 months! Hooray!

    Paul, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "I had a total hip replacement. I had unrealistic expectations of what post-surgery /recovery would be like. I cam in and saw Nick unable to walk, limited range of motion, and no strength. I was also very discouraged. Nick thoroughly explained the process, expectations where I should and will be at in time. He also provided words of encouragement, a sense of humor and positive energy to help get through the PT sessions and overall recovery process. I know I will need to continue my own exercise, strength training, and stretching at home and throughout the year to make a full recovery. Nick has given me the knowledge and tools to be able to do so and I am leaving PT in a great place."

    Laura, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "Dr. Nick is amazing. He helped me after I fractured my spine to heal back to pre-injury condition. When I hurt myself I was no able to walk without a walker and spent my days laying down. After my treatment I can now walk up to a mile, drive my car, sit at my desk at work, bend over, pick things up off the ground, climb stairs, cook dinner for my family and so much more. My favorite thing and Dr. Nick is that he cares about your continuing health and gives you things to work on at home so if you get hurt again you can heal yourself. Thank you Dr. Nick!"

    Katie, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • I’ve been coming to Nick for years because the PT I get always provides relief. Nick teaches as well as treats, so I come away with positive benefits. When I’ve tried other PT programs, I kick myself b/c I end up with Nick in the end anyway. It’s worth it!

    Beth, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • Regarding posterior / anterior tibialis, not simply remediation, but eradication of symptoms. Same for thoracic region spasms. Additionally the same for cervical.

    Skip,

  • I can’t say enough about Nick and the help that I received. My issue was a third repeat of knee pain and this was my first experience with physical therapy. I have found freedom from pain and a great increase in range of motion. Nick is extremely intuitive and is both kind and confident. He really gets to know the whole person. If you have a PT situation, Nick is your man!

    Patrick, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "I had never had a knee replaced or PT before. I found the whole experience to be positive. The objectives were clear and I knew I would need to spend lots of time with exercises at home... 4-5 hours/day. The sessions in the office were helpful - we could measure results. When I started there was plenty of post-op pain, as expected. The last several days I would feel no difference between the knees. The progress has been pretty steady - more mobility and less pain. Someone told me early to take the PT seriously. I did. The office visits helped me stay on track. I would definitely recommend The Rinard office. Everyone, .....Nick, Margo, Erick and Nick were great."

    Fred, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • " I came in not being able to bend my knee past 90 degrees comfortably, there was always pain. Even after the first visit and doing the corrections a couple of times, it reduced drastically. After 3 visits I have not had the same pain with my knee. I can keep it bent all day if I want to!"

    Carrie, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • Nick Rinard and his staff are just amazing!!! He makes you feel comfortable in what is usually an uncomfortable situation. He has helped my back pain immensely. I recommend him to everyone I know.

    K. Jackson,

  • "Nick Rinard and his staff were professional and kind. I came in with whiplash and was quite uncomfortable with constant pain in my neck. I previously had been to a different PT and was not noticing any results, so I decided to go see NR PT on the recommendation of a friend, I am so happy that I did! Every time I left the office I felt better and I was given the tools to help heal my injury at home. It was intensive the first week, which I think was an important part in the healing process. I would refer Nick Rinard PT to anyone and everyone…not only did he help me recover quickly he is also a great guy with a great team!"

    Patient Results,

  • "When I was first referred to Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, I was scheduled for a surgery consult for a bulging disc, had already been through two spinal injections and had suffered from acute and severe, life limiting pain for more than 10 months and had experienced moderate levels of back pain for almost 8 years following a prior back surgery. Nick in my first visit diagnosed the issue and implemented a treatment plan whereby now, just 30 days into my treatment and 7 visits total I no longer have back pain and am on my way towards eliminating the residual leg pain. He has taught me how to help myself alleviate my pain and prevent future pain. Over the years I have seen a number of physical therapists and Nick stands out head and shoulders above anyone I have seen and been treated by. I recommend Nick to anyone who is in need of a physical therapist, he will get you back on track and living your best life!"

    Jennifer,

  • "I dealt with painful, daily headaches for over 4 months. After seeing your PT's I can extinguish a headache on my own. Thank you so much for your patience, knowledge and kindness and for offering your services and changing lives. I will always recommend you for PT."

    Miranda,

  • "This was an awesome experience. Nick Rinard and his staff are very professional and my back is much better after meeting with Nick. I highly recommend this physical therapist!"

    Katura,

  • "Nick Rinard is an amazing results-oriented physical therapist. I recommend anyone with pain to see him! My persistent neck pain is gone after doing some simple exercises that I would never have discovered on my own. Other PT's couldn't figure it out but now it's gone and I can live without rubbing my neck all of the time!"

    Marti ,

  • "First time I’ve ever experienced physical therapy that was focused on MY life needs- improving how I function in my daily life. With skills that I could do that weaved into my hectic life. Nick empowered me with tools to reduce, even stop pain and helped me get stronger. He created a plan that was very detail oriented to my specific needs and gave me life long skills."

    Misha,