• 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

  • 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!"


  • MENTION THIS COUPON AND SCHEDULE YOUR FREE SCREEN TODAY Phone: (503) 244-6232 In just 15 minutes, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy can determine if your pain may be mechanical. If so, we can then evaluate to help get you out of pain and enjoying your life once again.


  • Excellent care from the heart. Thorough, thoughtful and truly results- driven. You will feel heard and more than likely feel much better once Nick and his team get to the heart of what ails you.


  • Nick Rinard and all at his physical therapy practice do amazing work! My entire family (kids and adults) goes to him. Nick and the other clinicians are great at diagnosing the source of the pain or problem and selecting specific exercises and treatment that provide improvement very quickly. Our whole family gives Nick Rinard PT our highest recommendation.

    K. ,

  • " I came in with severe discomfort and pain. Right arm and shoulder were numb and hurting keeping me awake at night also limiting what I could do during the day. Now I have no numbness or pain. I can sleep on my right side with no problems or affects afterwards. I have been able to rain strength lost due to not being able to move my arm. Success!! 10-15-18


  • "I mistakenly self-diagnosed piriformis syndrome with bouts of sciatic nerve pains shooting down my leg. First, I thought I had tendonitis but it kept getting more painful more frequently. I had trouble sleeping, couldn’t drive some days. I had a herniated disc from an April DH ski fall… and spent May, June, July, August.. trying to walk without pain and relapsing. I saw a traditional PT at my excellent clinic..who had me building up my lower abdominal core muscles (which were not my problem). Finally I asked my girlfriend who she raved about years ago….. Margo Burrett, DPT and Nick Rinard, MPT immediately diagnosed my ruptured disc and set a program of exercise adapted to what I could then tolerate. Initially I came to them in nagging pain with a 30 degree tilt…from trying not to put weight on my L leg. My posture was like an arched bow ….to keep from feeling searing pain down my L leg. In only 4 visits over 2 weeks my excruciating pain went away, my posture became vertical, and.. my outlook and self confidence returned! I’m still improving and have occasional tweaks of minor pain. I can walk correctly, all day. I can DRIVE my car!, climb, stoop and carry weight. I feel appreciative and relieved to have my active life back. Thank you Margo Burrett, and Nick Rinard. Both of you were so informative, directing me… . to repeat the positions and exercises for my rehabilitation. Thank you both, for helping me get my active life back! "

    Kris 09-24-18,

  • My back feels strong all of the time and I can do much including lifting, bending and standing with no pain. This was the final step in making my back surgery a complete success.


  • Excellent Results!

    Brant R,

  • Very happy with my results. Very happy in regards to the support needed to keep going. Very happy with how I was handled, supported and dealt with on all levels.


  • My interactions with Nick and his staff, intermittently over a period of years, have resulted in a very helpful learning process about the structure of my body and how I can maintain optimal mobility. Currently, I am working with disks shifting in several areas of my spine. Nick Takes the time to explore and identify the most precisely targeted exercises and makes sure I understand how to manage and improve my physical situation. He inspires, encourages, sympathizes and pushed me to go as far as I can. Once again, I am extremely appreciative of the support I receive and the progress I achieve.

    Stephanie A,

  • I had a terrible shoulder pain that Nick cured in one session. He is knowledgeable, kind and caring. A true master at his profession. Thank you so much for all your wisdom. Fast service, great staff, A+++ all around. Very satisfied customer!

    Boris A, Nick Rinard Physical Therapy

  • I came to Nick Rinard Physical Therapy in pain from a classic lower back episode. Nick and his team were slow, methodical and patient as they educated me about my back, my spine, and my physiology of pain. I am fully recovered, performing well and changed for the better on how I move and carry my body.

    Dean T,

  • Thank you Nick! My time and money were very well spent with you. Your diagnosis was spot on and the results came much more quickly that I expected. Thank you! Really appreciate the individual rehab plan and your ability to think outside the standard PT box. Wow, You have a very special practice going on. I feel lucky to have found you. Thank you so much for all your time and effort. My best to you, keep getting out!! My plan now is to "raise the bar" and go for the gusto. What a blessing to be able to do!

    Kim C,

  • When I started I wanted to be able to skate again and now I can. You guys helped me get back on my board!

    Vincent B,