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Conor Lyons, PT, DPT, Cert-VRS, Cert-DN

Managing Partner

Conor is the managing partner of Nashua Physical Therapy. Conor graduated from Northeastern University, where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with a double minor in Psychology and Exercise Science. Because of this, Conor has a passion for helping athletes with rehabilitation from sports-related injuries, such as ACL tears, etc.

Conor’s clinical experience is primarily in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. Yet, he also has a special interest in total joint replacement and spinal surgeries from his acute care experience at New England Baptist Hospital, where he has worked since 2013. He has also worked in a rehabilitation hospital that specialized in post-stroke rehabilitation, treating a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. Conor currently holds a designation as a Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist through the American Musculoskeletal Institute for treating conditions such as Vertigo / BPPV, post-concussion syndrome and whiplash disorders.

Conor values a hands-on approach to treating his clients. He has been trained by multiple schools with the use of Dry Needling, most recently through American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He has also taken advanced manual therapy courses, focusing on the Maitland Technique. He frequently uses these skills, in conjunction with exercise, to help people return to the activities that they love to do.

Conor’s experience as a collegiate varsity and recreational runner led to a passion for distance running. Conor has completed two marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2016. He utilizes evidence-based practice and enjoys staying current with the latest techniques by attending continuing education courses. In his free time, Conor enjoys skiing in the winter, golfing, and playing football.

Katie Mcdonough, PT, DPT, Cert-VRS

Katie is a physical therapist at Nashua Physical Therapy, originally raised in Hull, MA. Katie attended University of Massachusetts Lowell where she received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Psychology in 2019. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University. Katie has a diverse clinical background including inpatient rehabilitation, pediatric care, sports rehab and outpatient orthopedics.

Katie found her passion for working with athletes and pediatric populations through her time competing in high school and college athletics, as well as coaching youth soccer. Katie has a unique perspective of being a therapist and a patient as she originally found her interest in physical therapy after suffering an ACL tear in high school while playing soccer and going through extensive rehabilitation. Katie believes in using a blend of hands-on manual therapy and exercise-based treatment for rehabilitation and promoting long term results for preventing future injuries. Katie also holds a certification as a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist giving her a more extensive knowledge of managing conditions such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV, concussions and other balance disorders.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is physical therapy?
Physical Therapists are specially trained in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect a person’s ability to move and function efficiently in his/her daily life. A Physical Therapist can help reduce pain and restore function for patients with injuries, as well as provide preventative programs and promote general health and fitness.
Why is physical therapy effective?

Injuries, disease, and aging can wreak havoc on your body, leaving you with a level of difficulty in performing normal, basic movements. Physical therapy can be effective in helping you regain your movement and heal faster. It can make simple things like walking, bouncing a basketball, or typing at a computer easier. Physical therapy teaches you special exercises that can help strengthen weakened muscles and increase range of motion to help you move and function with increased ease.

How long are the appointments?

The first appointment is approximately one hour. After that, they can range anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how you feel.

What health insurance do you accept?

We accept most major insurances. Please call us and we’ll gladly check with your insurance company.

What can I expect on my first visit?

The therapist will ask you about the history of your injury. Depending on your injury, we may take measurements, and depending on your pain level, we may even start treatment on your first visit.

What should I wear?

Something comfortable, loose, easily movable for us to be able to get to the area in pain. For Example: if you are coming in for knee pain, please bring or wear shorts, or baggy pants that can be pulled up over the knee.

How long should I expect to undergo physical therapy?

We believe that each person has unique needs. All patients are carefully evaluated and then are recommended an appropriate treatment plan. At the time of your evaluation, we will be better able to determine an effective timeframe for your treatment.

What if I don’t have insurance or do not want to use my insurance?
Our Self-Pay Rates:
First appointment – Evaluation and treatment as needed $120
Follow up treatments per visit – $100

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