THE OMPT METHOD
1. Find the cause of the problem.
We want to know your story, find out what is going on, and learn about your unique needs and goals. Then we will take a deep look at how you move to find out precisely what underlying issues contribute to your symptoms. Next, we will utilize treatment techniques to decrease your symptoms and provide you with some exercises to continue to improve between visits.
2. Decrease pain and improve function.
Working with your individual needs and goals in mind, we will tailor your plan to get you out of pain while continuing to participate in meaningful activities. We pride ourselves on addressing pain while keeping you active and taking performance to the next level.
3. Develop resilience with self-care strategies to prevent the problem from returning.
Once the underlying causes of symptoms have resolved, and symptoms have decreased. We will take treatment to the next level by improving the performance of your favorite activities. Lastly, we will work with you to develop strategies to prevent the same symptoms from returning; we will teach you how to maintain improvements for a lifelong healthy, and active lifestyle.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Dr. Nicole Todisco MacDonald PT, DPT
Nicole earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Rutgers University, where she received a clinical excellence award for outstanding community service. Since, she has had exposure to a variety of outpatient clinics in New Jersey, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. She has experience working with highly varied cases including but not limited to: post-operative, sports medicine, developmental, chronic, work-related, and disease-specific conditions. These experiences have allowed her to find her passion for empowering clients to stay active during treatment and facilitate methods for lifelong health and wellness through evidence-based intervention. Her varied experiences have taught her that the best care is provided in a small setting and on a one-on-one basis.
Nicole believes in movement and mindfulness as the best approach to overcome injury and create optimal physical function. Above all else, Nicole focuses on making clients feel comfortable while encouraging them to be active contributors in achieving their goals.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), Rutgers’ the State University of New Jersey, School of Health Professions
Bachelors of Science (BS) in Nutrition and Food Science, University of Vermont
PT – Physical Therapist
DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
American Physical Therapy Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Functional Mobility Assessment
Pain Science/Chronic Pain
What about outside OMPT?
Nicole grew up in the Green Mountains of Vermont and, after living in a whole lot of places, has happily made Bend home. She got her start in competitive sports, captaining teams in field hockey, ice hockey, and golf. Her adult life has included a range of endurance/fitness based challenges, including Crossfit competitions, a marathon, and GoRuck Challenges.
Outside of the clinic, she enjoys just about any outdoor activity, be it skiing, cycling, climbing, hiking, camping, or fishing (when possible, multiple items in the same trip). Most weekends you can find her and her husband trying to keep up with their border collie mutts Goose and Brew!
OMPT offers one-on-one, full-hour treatment sessions with a Doctor of Physical Therapy and fully remote performance programming. We work with people of all ages and athletic abilities and specialize in outdoor recreation sports. We utilize diverse manual therapy techniques (soft tissue massage, joint mobilization/manipulation, myofascial release, cupping, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization). In addition, we provide customized exercise prescriptions to get you out of pain and/or to take your performance to the next level.
ABOUT THE CLINIC
We're located right in the heart of Bend! Our space is focused on meeting the needs of our clients, from a doggy guest bed to state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment.
We're here to teach you and work with you to improve your movement, build strength, and develop resilience to tackle any challenges and prevent future ones. We do not believe in insurance dictating treatment strategy. Read more about our treatment philosophy and our pay model.
We are a dog-friendly clinic; please ask before bringing your furry friend! Occasionally you may find Goose sleeping in his bed during your session. If you prefer a dog-free zone (especially if you're allergic!), let us know ahead of time.