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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 clinic utilizes HawkGrips technology to complete Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).  These instruments are cast from surgical grade stainless steel to improve blood flow, reduce pain, improve range of motion and reduce the need for medication and surgery.  Hawkgrips are used by many professional sports teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and U.S. Track and Field.  You can learn more about Hawkgrips at www.hawkgrips.com or by calling our office.

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, MSPT, MCMT, OCS
John Lyons, MSPT, MCMT, OCSPhysical Therapist
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.
Lawrence Contreras, DPT, OCS
Lawrence Contreras, DPT, OCSPhysical Therapist
Lawrence Contreras is a license Physical Therapist in the state of Nevada and Colorado. He graduated in 2005 from Old Dominion University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He moved to Las Vegas in 2005 where he practiced majority of his time in the outpatient orthopedic. He is currently certified in Level 1 Dry needling. He is a full time faculty member at Touro University Nevada in the School of Physical Therapy. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exercise, and all major sports. He is currently working at John Lyons Physical Therapy part time.
Raquel Dominguez, PTA
Raquel Dominguez, PTAPhysical Therapy Assistant
Raquel is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, but has called Las Vegas home for the last 18 years. She is a recent Physical Therapy Assistant graduate from Carrington College in Las Vegas, NV. She has been with Lyons Physical Therapy since June 2018. Raquel graduated from UNLV with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2014.  She has further experiences as a Physical Therapy Technician in outpatient clinics.
Andrea Haag
Andrea HaagMassage Therapist
Andrea specializes in all types of professional and therapeutic massage including sports/injury and prenatal, and rock blading just to name a few. She loves to help her clients feel relaxed with her knowledge of massage and relaxing nature. She received an Associates of Fine Arts at Truckee Meadow Community College and graduated from the European Massage Therapy School of Las Vegas in 2013. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Andrea joined the team at Lyons Physical Therapy in 2017.

Josie Garcia
Josie GarciaPhysical Therapy Technician
Josie was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Recently graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. She plans of pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy next year. She has been with Lyons Physical Therapy since April 2018.
Melissa Ruiz
Melissa RuizPhysical Therapy Technician
Born and raised in Santa Maria, CA and a native of Las Vegas for seven years. Melissa is currently enrolled at PIMA Medical Institute PTA program and scheduled to graduate as a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant in February 2019. She has worked as PT Technician for ten years and has been with Lyons Physical Therapy since 2017. Melissa is fluent in Spanish.
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.
Cristy Ortiz
Cristy OrtizCustomer Service Representative
Cristy is originally from Parowan, Utah and has lived in Las Vegas for 15 years. Cristy is fluent in Spanish. She has been with Lyons Physical Therapy since January of 2017.
Betty Rivera
Betty RiveraCustomer Service Representative
Betty Rivera: Customer Service Representative. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and has been living in Las Vegas since 2004. Betty brings a strong background and experience in management from the telecommunications industry to Lyons Physical Therapy. She is bilingual and joined Lyons Physical Therapy in 2018.


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