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: (781) 864-4835

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


  • 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.

Clinical Expertise:

  • 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

Lisa Doyle
Poster-“Spasticity Management in Acquired Brain Injury: Role of Physical Therapy and Current Evidence.”  Massachusetts Brain Injury Association Annual Conference, March 26, 2017
Lisa Doyle
Case Presentation-“Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Improve Spasticity Management in
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

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association Neurologic Section
  • Massachusetts Physical Therapy Association


  • Faculty Liaison to physical therapy student association.
  • Member of curriculum committee.


Grants Received

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