• 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

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


  • 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!"


  • "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."


  • "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!"


  • "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."


  • "I personally know this clinician and I know well the philosophy he uses. It is by far the best way, not the only way but the best way to quickly assess and treat musculo-skeletal pain. He is doing it right!!!!"

    Rick ,

  • "I went to Nick Rinard PT after a pretty rough care accident. I had bad back and neck pain. Nick Rinard instantly got to work and provided treatment that worked with my distance running routine. I had no problem with insurance, which is very convenient as other PT often shower you with emails and paper work. My bi-weekly visits consisted of coming in and instantly receiving treatment. Throughout treatment Nick Rinard also helped treat new problems, even outside the car accident from my running. The office staff called ahead each appointment with reminders and were more than happy to reschedule on a short basis. There was never a problem with scheduling and Nick Rinard PT was always able to fit around my schedule. As a young athlete who has gone to many PT places, I highly recommend Nick Rinard Therapy."


  • IN ONLY 2 Weeks AND 6 Visits Total of Nick Rinard Physical Therapy. Getting patients RESULTS! "I can now walk without pain and get out of bed and turn over in bed without pain. I can put my socks on."

    Bron 04-02-19, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • "I've been to see N.R. MDT several time now & I've never been disappointed. This time was no exception. I was experiencing excruciating pain down my arm all the way to my fingers. I was extremely limited with what I could do. Within a few short weeks all symptoms are gone! Thank you again, N.R. MDT!!

    Shelley, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • I was speed walking for morning exercises, stopping occasionally to stretch my back. It was feeling tight and slightly painful. I was stretching too hard (and the wrong way at Nick (PT) later informed me.) I felt enough pain to make an appointment-- they made time that day! I learned I was stretching the wrong-way, making more pain! Nick taught me 3 exercises, told me the effective mechanics for relief of pain. 24 hrs later: No pain and I learned two additional exercises. Nick Rinard Physical Therapy IS THE BEST! So I keep his business card in my wallet to offer friends and acquaintances who could us excellent diagnostic physical therapy.

    Kris 03-08-19,

  • "I was in so much pain. Wasn't really sure what was wrong with my arm. Thinking I had carpal tunnel I quit my job. I was feeling hopeless. Like I was never going to get well. I couldn't even hold a cup in my hand. Sine coming here my life has been turned around! I feel like a whole new person! Margo and Krissy have been a joy to work with! Thank You So Much!" 02-21-19


  • "Prior to coming I wasn't able to take my daily walks. I am back to 3+ miles a day after only a month or so. I've learned routines to mitigate issues going forward as well."

    Jon O,,

  • "I've been struggling with hip/back/neck pain for almost 5 years. It has shifted frequently and my primary care doctor has struggled with providing me with any diagnosis or relief. She didn't have recommendations for PT. I bounce between a massage therapist, chiropractor and 5 other PT's over the years. In a matter of minutes Nick diagnosed me and had me feeling better by the time I left the office. Six weeks later I was significantly improved and by 8 weeks I was released from therapy and working out regularly. I still hope to see improvements as I get stronger. It's amazing to be able to do things I haven't been able to do- like walk around a museum or reorganize my garage. I can't recommend Nick highly enough." 01-29-19

    Marti ,

  • "I cannot thank Nick....aka....the master.........enough for giving me my life back. 2 years and 7 workers comp therapists and they got me nowhere. It took a while (more than 6-10 visits) but Nick got my shoulder back in business. When I came to him I could only raise my right arm barely above my shoulder level. Now, I have full range of motion. And yes, I still do my exercises!!"

    D. Noles,

  • "I came to Nick Rinard following a skiing fall that resulted in significant pain in my left shoulder. In addition to pain, the injury limited my mobility making it difficult to get dressed, drive and engage in physical activity. Nick and Margo provided excellent treatment. The specific exercises they prescribed resulted in very quick improvements in just 3 sessions. After just three weeks I am back to normal functioning and no longer experiencing any discomfort. Thank you!" 01-10-19

    K. ,

  • "Before Therapy: Couldn't put on socks. Generally incapacitated. Couldn't play with 5 year old son." "After Therapy: Full active life with 5 year old. Moving through day with no pains. Improved posture. Greatly improved core strength.This recover has re-sparked a habit of regular exercises of strength and flexibility." 12-24-18 We love what we do and we couldn't do it without you!! Thank you for your wonderful hand written RESULTS! COMPLETED in ONLY 7 VISITS. Keeping our average of visit for the last 19++ years! Only 6-8 visits, you do not need to live in pain for 2019!! Make your appointment today to get the jump on your New Year's resolutions!


  • "I came in for lower back pain travelling down my leg. I had difficulty walking and severe pain sitting. Nick gave me a set of exercises that has helped minimize the pain and advice on how to manage it in the future." Sean 12-27-18 7 visits only!!


  • Dear Nick Rinard Physical Therapy, Thanks to you I have had NO TINGLING or BURNING PAIN in my left shoulder, arm or hand SINCE LAST WINTER!! I just keep doing my flexion stretches and roll on my foam roller and all is WELL!! I Truly cannot thank you enough. Bill 12-25-18


  • "Came in with major back (lower) tweak. Nick Showed me maneuvers to repair and then exercises to strengthen and prevent future issues. Excellent!"