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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…

  • 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

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  • Nick and staff helped me again. I have shoulder pain issues and each time through an excellent, well thought out approach he has helped me greatly. Plus, I know with the exercises how to keep it from getting worse.”


  • “After surgery on my left shoulder I needed a ton of help regaining movement & strength. I can do pretty much everything that I could do before my injury now – which I didn’t expect would be possible so THANK YOU SO MUCH!“


  • “Had neck pain and limited mobility and after 1 session and some exercises at home I have full mobility and no more pain.”


  • " Left shoulder - many activities were impacted * Lifting * Sleeping * Dressing * + more All activities above now possible for me with care. I'm continuing with exercises prescribed, and my shoulder is strong & more stable than ever, seems like!"


  • More is not always better... but Nick Rinard Physical Therapy can get you back to doing what you love at a pace that will heal and not cause harm. "Knee injury from overuse - could not run and struggled with walking. Can now run again (slowly) and walk long distance without any discomfort."


  • "Lumbar pain - was a deranged disc. Katie fixed me right up in a couple of weeks. And now my range of motion is better than before the injury. Resuming running / yoga...."


  • "I was already coming here for my back which was handled so well. I was hopeful my chronic ankle pain could be helped. I am now almost as capable in my ankle as pre-injury. This is the most relief I have felt in half a decade."


  • "I recently scheduled a visit at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy because I had a wonderful successful experience here in the past. This time proved to be just as wonderful and definitely successful! I truly appreciated everyone here and especially the fact the Nick & Katie will make sure everything the patient came in for is well without any unnecessary visits."


  • "My chiropractor referred me and I have be so thankful for the progress!! I can walk a lot more without the right side bone on bone pain and also way less pain throughout the day on the right and almost none on the left. Yay!!"


  • "My chiropractor referred me after I did not get better following long term therapy. With the techniques I have learned here I am able to find temporary immediate pain relief that last from a few minutes to a few hours. Also, I fell like my overall pain throughout the day is more manageable and I am no longer seeking temp. relief from chiropractor. The therapy has given me more information about the abilities my body still has and has given me confidence to push the limits of strength and flexibility to allow for continued healing. Thank you!"


  • "Now, after 16 days, 5 visits, I am unrestrained. Walking is fine, stairs, sleep, etc. Before, I could not bend my left leg more than a few degrees without pain. Could not walk. Sleeping on either side was painful, etc."


  • "A doctor suggested I come see Nick when he had done for me all that he could. How thrilled I am that I now have a very quick way to exercise pain away! This "tool" is such a help that frees me to travel by car or plane for long distances! I am so grateful to Nick and Katie for their abilities to help hurting people like I have been."


  • "I was referred by my ortho to see if PT would help my lower back pain. I was at a point where every day things hurt. I'm able to do a lot more that I could before. Along with being more aware of what I'm doing and what to watch for."


  • "A sore ankle that wasn't improving. It's much easier to walk on the beach. To work in the garden and just get through daily activities. I really appreciate the treatment and guidance in maintaining my improvement."


  • "Just a thank you for my therapy! You allowed me to train and compete in the U.S. National Triathlon with no injuries! #45 of 55 women 65-69. Thank you."


  • "Chiropractor wasn't able this time to put neck back into place. Pain free; drive car safely. More knowledgeable on how to keep better + get self better. Encouraged to continue keeping health + strength a priority to have a long + active life + lifestyle."


  • "I am very satisfied with the caring attitude of the staff. After having my total knee I was not able to walk without an assisting device. They have been supportive and friendly. I would highly recommend this office to friends and family. Katie was my rock and cheerleader right from the start and I really appreciate her."


  • "I came to Nick's office and saw Katie for foot pain. I had pain and unsteadiness walking in the morning and my feet had excruciating pain when I attempted to manage them. Katie had me do a progression of exercises and massage, starting with a few simple stretches and changing them out each week with new ones that further developed the muscles and my capabilities. My persisting symptoms are nearly gone!"


  • "I've had chronic back issues since I was 13 years. For the first time in years / decades I am without pain. I have been to many therapies and doctors and Nick has helped me battle my lower back pain. Thank you!"


  • "I had pretty severe neck pain, which limited nearly [all] activity. After a few weeks I am back to normal. Thanks guys!"


  • "Pain in my back brought me here and my body had begun to shift with one side lower than the other. So happy that I now have a variety of exercises that quickly stop the pain. These vary and enable me to exercise in most situations I am in. Katie was wonderful in teaching movements and in her ability to clearly explain what I needed to know."


  • "I first came here due to ruptured disc w/severe pain and felt immediate relief. I believe these experts are the most talented people I've ever met w/their medicine and diagnosis and therapy*. When I came in - at first - I was very limited. I could not work or function normally. Now I can do everything."