BS, Physical Therapy, University of Massachusetts Lowell MS, Neurologic Physical Therapy, Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions DPT, Physical Therapy, Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
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Foundations of Physical Therapy
Neurologic Clinical Management
Management of Patients with Multisystem Involvement
Motor Control and Motor Learning
Evidence Based Practice
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
Respiratory compromise in individuals with multiple sclerosis.
The role of physical therapy managing neurologic complications related to chemotherapy.
Intrathecal baclofen pump for spasticity management in individuals with multiple sclerosis.
Neurologic physical therapy.
Publications and Presentations
Doyle, L., Parent-Nichols, J. “Spinal Cord Injury: Hands on Learning Laboratory Modules.”
Compendium for Entry Level Neurologic Physical Therapy Curriculum. American Physical
Therapy Association Neurologic Section, 2016.
Lisa Doyle, Rebecca Duarte, Alejandro Cruz, Brett Hermans, Bryan Nadrowski Poster- “Intrathecal Baclofen in Multiple Sclerosis: a systematic review on the relationship between spasticity and quality of life.”American Physical Therapy NEXT
Conference and Exposition, June 21-23, 2017
Poster-“Spasticity Management in Acquired Brain Injury: Role of Physical Therapy and
Current Evidence.” Massachusetts Brain Injury Association Annual Conference, March 26, 2017
Case Presentation-“Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Improve Spasticity Management
Advanced Multiple Sclerosis.”Massachusetts Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting
November 5, 2016
Lisa Doyle, Faith Saftler-Savage
Platform Presentation-"Caring for the Patient with Advanced MS: Wheelchair Positioning.”
National Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Boston Home: Training Program for Neurologists
August 24-25, 2015
Lisa Doyle, Andrew D’Orio, Lauren Spitsberg, Wesley Wang, Krista Whitten
Poster- “The Efficacy of Physical Therapy Interventions on Improving Respiratory
Muscle Strength in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review”
American Physical Therapy Association: Combined Sections Meeting, 2015.
Doyle, L., Pulaski, K. "The Combined Intervention of Bromocryptine Mesylate and Interdisciplinary
Therapy for Improvements in Functional Performance Following Brain Injury." American
Journal of Occupational Therapy. March 1994, Vol. 48
American Physical Therapy Association Neurologic Section
Massachusetts Physical Therapy Association
Faculty Liaison to physical therapy student association.
Member of curriculum committee.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society $40,000 grant to study respiratory compromise
in individuals with advanced multiple sclerosis.