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Lyons Physical Therapy specializes in a wide range of therapy services. We evaluate each patient and their specific needs. Treatments include supervised stretching and strengthening. We incorporate modalities such as electric stimulation, traction, moist heat, cryotherapy, ultrasound and iontophoresis.  Manual Therapy options include massage, joint mobilization, manipulations, myofascial release and trigger point release. We offer same day walk-in appointments and weekend appointments upon request. Lyons Physical Therapy strives to provide the best personalized care by providing hands-on manual treatment with each patient.

Our practice works with a wide variety of patients, from young adolescents to seniors.  We provide pre-operative and post-operative treatment, personal injury care in coordination with attorneys and provide education to each and every patient. We have a bilingual staff to assist all Spanish speaking patients.

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What is physical therapy?

Physical therapists are highly educated experts in the movement and function of the human body. The goal of a physical therapist is to promote the patient’s ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Physical therapy is an essential element of patient care. Therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and patient education are the cornerstones of physical therapy treatment. Depending on the particular needs of a patient, physical therapists may “mobilize” a joint or massage a muscle to promote proper movement and function. Physical therapists may use other techniques such as electrotherapy, ultrasound (high-frequency waves that produce heat), traction, heat and ice, in addition to other treatments, for enhancement of patient outcomes.

How can physical therapy help?

Improving mobility and motion

Motion is essential to everyone’s quality of life. Whether it is an everyday task such doing laundry, sports such as golf and basketball, or an essential activity such as performing their job, a physical therapist can help to improve mobility and function. Physical therapists also help prevent injuries and promote a healthy lifestyle by improving strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

Providing a conservative option to surgery

While surgery may be the ultimate course of treatment for certain conditions, there is evidence to indicate that physical therapists can offer an alternative treatment option.  Considering conservative treatment options, such as physical therapy, is a hallmark of good care.

When there is a need for surgery, physical therapists can enhance the outcome both before and after surgery. Additionally, for those individuals whose health conditions prevent surgery from being an option, physical therapists can be invaluable in helping them improve or maintain the quality of their lives.

Managing pain effectively without long-term use of medication

A physical therapist can help patients control pain, often reducing the need for long-term use of medications. Studies reveal that individuals who participate in physical therapy experience greater improvement in function with less pain. While recognizing that medication is an essential component in the management of many acute and chronic conditions, physical therapists can provide an alternative to the long-term use of medications for the management of pain.

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Our Staff

John Lyons
John LyonsMSPT, MCMT, OCS
John Lyons was born and raised in Scranton, PA. He completed undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. John Lyons started practicing in 2002 at John Heinz Institute of Rehab Medicine in Wikes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2004 to continue his professional development. John has achieved a Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy from Hands-On Seminars in New York focused on trigger point release, myofascial release and joint mobilizations. He is also Board Certified in Orthopaedics by the American Physical Therapy Association. These certifications allow John to provide advanced manual therapy techniques helping all patients. His career in Las Vegas has focused on orthopedic treatment and rehabilitation. John believes every patient is unique and requires personalized attention and care. John founded and opened Lyons Physical Therapy in 2016.
Misty DeGraw
Misty DeGrawPhysical Therapist Assistant
Misty DeGraw was born and raised in Puyallup, Washington and moved to Las Vegas in 2009. Misty has always been interested in the medical field and worked as a Medical Assistant for 5 years prior to making the change into the physical therapy field. Misty earned her Occupational Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting from Pima Medical Institute in 2016. Misty has a background in acute and outpatient settings including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, modalities and massage. During Misty’s free time she enjoys hiking, fitness, movies and spending time with her family.
Julius Nazareno
Julius NazarenoPhysical Therapy Technician
Julius Nazareno is a 2015 graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. With goals to further advance his education and career, Julius is gaining experience and knowledge in orthopedic rehabilitation at Lyons Physical Therapy. Julius enjoys weightlifting and is also an active member of the Church of God which receives hundreds of awards every year internationally for global community service including the highly notable President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2011, 2014, and 2015.
Esperansa “Hope” Rodriguez
Esperansa “Hope” RodriguezCustomer Service Representative
Hope was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. As our bilingual lead customer service representative, Hope handles all phone calls and interacts with each patient on a daily basis. Hope handles many duties including medical records for attorney offices, insurance verification and new patient referrals. In her free time, Hope enjoys spending time with her children and family.

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New patient? Complete these forms to be extra prepared on your first visit.

New patient paperwork
Paquete para pacientes nuevos

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