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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Lyons Home Care “We Come to You!”

Not only do we have two great locations to provide your treatment needs, we also offer Home Care services if you are unable to drive. In order to qualify, you must be homebound after a motor vehicle accident. If you can drive to work, you can drive to an outpatient physical therapy clinic. As this service is exclusive to personal injury patients, Lyons Home Care works directly with your attorney and doctor to provide individualized one on one care in your home following a car accident or slip and fall. The majority of home health treatments arise after surgery. These surgeries include lumbar and cervical spine fusions, lumbar and cervical spine discectomy, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, and ankle surgeries.

Lyons Home Care includes physical therapy, nursing and occupational therapy for your post-operative needs and treatment following a car accident. We typically treat will treat for 2-4 weeks in your home until you can once again drive and get to one of our outpatient physical therapy clinics. We provide you with durable medical equipment (DME) including walkers, TENS units, lumbar orthosis (braces), raised toilet seats and shower chairs. We can treat for issues following a brain injury, arm and leg fractures and surgery not allowing weight bearing on your legs. This service is limited to those suffering a severe injury following a motor vehicle accident and requires specialized skill and knowledge. Our staff combines for over 50 years clinical physical therapy experience, so we can provide the most up to date and specialized treatments in your home!

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 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 Downtown/Central in 2015, Lyons Home Care in 2018 and Lyons Physical Therapy Summerlin/Southwest in 2019.
Shaun Yokoyama, DPT
Shaun Yokoyama, DPTPhysical Therapist, Clinical Manager LPT Summerlin/Southwest
Shaun graduated in 2004 from Creighton University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He moved to Las Vegas in 2004 where he practiced physical therapy in the orthopedic, workers comp, home health, and pediatric settings. He has over 10 years of managerial experience in the physical therapy field. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an avid hiker and tennis player.
David Tatlock, PT
David Tatlock, PTPhysical Therapist
David Tatlock hails from Indiana and has been a physical therapist for 26 years. David attended both Purdue University and Indiana University, where he graduated from physical therapy school with research and academic honors. After graduation, David completed a sports medicine fellowship under the training of Dr. James Andrews and Kevin Wilk, PT while helping provide rehab and care for the Auburn University football, basketball and baseball teams. David’s main area of expertise is orthopedics, but he has worked with many neurologic conditions. David was the founder of a program that trained athletes as a strength and conditioning specialist in Dayton, Ohio called ESP, and eventually moved to Las Vegas where he provided care for the acrobats and performers of Cirque Du Soleil at the show “KA”. David also enjoys performing with his band “The Soul Juice Band” on the Las Vegas Strip at the House of Blues and spending time with his wife and two daughters. David sees patients in our Downtown/Central Office.
Lawrence Contreras, PT, DPT, OCS
Lawrence Contreras, PT, DPT, OCSPhysical Therapist
Lawrence Contreras is a license Physical Therapist in the state of Nevada. He graduated in 2005 from Old Dominion University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He moved to Las Vegas in 2005 where he practiced a 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, exercising, and attending sporting events. He is currently working at Lyons Physical Therapy in the Downtown/Central Office providing Dry Needling treatments and is an orthopedic certified specialist.
Apichai “Ole” Haisupa, MSPT, COMT
Apichai “Ole” Haisupa, MSPT, COMTPhysical Therapist
Apichai graduated from Chapman University in 1998 with a Master of Physical Therapy degree after completing my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine in 1995. He has been a practicing physical therapist in the Las Vegas Valley for more than 20 years. This includes over 10 years of home health experience treating a variety of conditions from cardio-thoracic surgeries, orthopedic surgeries, functional debilities due to a recent hospitalization, traumatic brain injuries and strokes.
His outpatient therapy background includes a certification in manual therapy from M.A.P. S. holding roles as a clinician progressing to management of multiple outpatient physical therapy clinics.
This experience and friendship lead to partnering with John Lyons to develop Lyons Home Care. Ole shares our goal to provide optimal home care for personal injury patients.
Most patients, friends and family know Apichai simply as “Ole.” Outside of Physical Therapy, he enjoys golf, keeping up with the Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders, the Golden Knights and trying out new handyman projects. Ole and his wife spend their free time with their daughters and playing with their golden doodle “Cooper”.
Melissa Ruiz, PTA
Melissa Ruiz, PTAPhysical Therapy Assistant
Born and raised in Santa Maria, CA and a native of Las Vegas for seven years. Melissa graduated from PIMA Medical Institute’s Physical Therapy Assistant program in March 2019. She is one of the few candidates to have a perfect score on her national licensure exam. She has over ten years physical therapy experience as a technician and has been with Lyons Physical Therapy since 2017. Melissa is also fluent in Spanish while treating patients at our Downtown/Central Office.
Damon L. Elliot, PTA
Damon L. Elliot, PTAPhysical Therapy Assistant
Damon has been a practicing physical therapy assistant since 2004 specializing in Neuro Rehab. He joined Lyons Home Care in 2018 as he enjoys working with patients who are not yet ready to make it to a therapy center. Damon is also a certified personal trainer, and USA Boxing Level 1 Coach. Outside of his work with Lyons Home Care, Damon owns DC Fit Personal Fitness.
Andrea Haag, LMT
Andrea Haag, LMTMassage Therapist
Andrea specializes in all types of professional and therapeutic massage including sports injury and prenatal, in addition to rock blading just to name a few. She loves to help her clients feel reduced tension 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 and treats patients in our Downtown/Central Office.
Linzi Buchanan, LMT
Linzi Buchanan, LMTMassage Therapist
Linzi is a licensed massage therapist from Northern Ireland, who now lives in Las Vegas, (LMT#6667). She specializes in John F Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy. Her sessions follow a whole body approach to wellness and is reflective of each clients specific needs and desires. Her work addresses the root cause of symptoms and gently releases restrictions allowing her clients to go through the process of a deeper, more effective healing. She is the owner of Las Vegas Myofascial Release.
Josy Garcia
Josy GarciaPhysical Therapy Technician
Josy was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Josy plans of pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy next year. She has been with Lyons Physical Therapy since April 2018 and works in our Downtown/Central Office.
Kathryn Martin
Kathryn MartinPhysical Therapy Technician
Kathryn graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2018. She has been with Lyons Physical Therapy since January 2019 assisting patients in our Downtown/Central Office.
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. She is the lead Customer Service Representative at our Summerlin/Southwest location.
Blanca Gonzalez
Blanca GonzalezCustomer Service Representative
Blanca is originally from California and has over 9 years customer service experience in the medical field. She is also fluent in Spanish and has been with Lyons Physical Therapy since Sept 2018 in our Downtown/Central Office. In her free time, Blanca enjoys spending time with her family and children.


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