Lisa Doyle, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

Assistant Professor

Lisa Doyle's Bio Photo


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

Phone: (603) 647-3562

Courses Taught
  • 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


  • Multiple Sclerosis, Oncology Rehabilitation, ALS

Clinical Expertise:

  • Neurologic physical therapy. 

Publications and Presentations

Huang MH, Burnham A, Doyle L, Fry D, Wiske L, Kolanda M, Khitrik E, Goode J, Smith     
H, Shea K, Houston N. Effects of resistive inspiratory exercise on activity participation, fatigue, and respiratory infections in persons with advanced multiple sclerosis living in a long-term care facility. Journal of Nursing Home Research Sciences. 2020;6:78-81.
Huang, MH., Fry, D. , Doyle, L. , Burnham, A. , Houston, N. , Shea, K. , Smith, H. , Wiske, L., Goode, J. , Khitrik, E. , Kolanda, M.  Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in Advanced Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders (2019), doi:

Doyle, L. Brayall, P., Donlon, E., Leiby, R., Violette, K.. "Physical Therapy based    
interventions improve balance, function, symptoms, and quality of life in patients with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy: A systematic review."     
Rehabilitation Oncology. 36(3):161-166, July 2018.

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.
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

Teaching Statement

My personal philosophy is that patients should be the focus of our work, our research, and our classroom teaching. Helping students learn to treat patients effectively while promoting compassion and understanding are my passions. 

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association Neurologic Section


  • Faculty Liaison to physical therapy student association.
  • Fundraising for The Boston Home, Dorchester, MA. 


Grants Received

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society $40,000 grant to study respiratory compromise in individuals with advanced multiple sclerosis.