Todd Cruz - Northwest Portland Physical Therapy

Todd J Cruz, PT, MS

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

Todd graduated from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) in 1992 and went on to earn his Master of Physical Therapy in 1995 at the Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences in Rochester, MN. He started practicing outpatient orthopedic physical therapy with Therapeutic Associates in 1995, with an emphasis on spine care using exercise and manual therapy techniques.

In 1999, Todd became Director of NW Portland Physical Therapy, and while continuing with spine and general orthopedic care, his practice increased emphasis on working with local high school and recreational athletes. He is certified in Sportsmetrics Performance Training, ASTYM™ technique, and is a Level II TPI Golf Fitness Medical Professional. Todd has worked with cyclists and triathletes since 1996, performing bike fitting to improve their comfort, efficiency, and power on the bike.

Outside of work, Todd enjoys cycling, snowboarding, golfing, and spending time with his wife, Molly. Additionally, he is constantly trying to keep up with their two children, Logan and Kaitlyn.

Articles written by Todd J Cruz

Featured - cycling tips
Body Meets Bike: The Ergonomics of Cycling

The importance of choosing the right equipment is an essential part of performance and injury prevention for any sport. Whether it’s the latest moisture-wicking apparel, custom shoes, or the right bike, it is important to match the equipment to your specific needs. This is especially true when it comes to the fit of your bike. While we always try to obtain the optimal ergonomic positioning on the bike, the reality is that sometimes we must compromise this position to enhance performance or accommodate for asymmetry in our body.