Lisa Doyle

Lisa Doyle

Assistant Professor


  • B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • M.S., Neurologic Physical Therapy, Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
  • DPT, Physical Therapy, Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions


  • Foundations of Physical Therapy
  • Neurologic Clinical Management
  • Management of Patients with Multisystem Involvement
  • Motor Control and Motor Learning
  • Evidence Based Practice



  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Oncology Rehabilitation
  • ALS

Clinical Expertise

  • Neurologic physical therapy


Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association Neurologic Section


  • Faculty Liaison to physical therapy student association
  • Fundraising for The Boston Home, Dorchester, MA

Grants Received

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

Teaching Statement

My personal philosophy is that patients should be the focus of our work, our research and our classroom teaching. Helping students learn to treat patients effectively while promoting compassion and understanding are my passions.


  • Huang MH, Burnham A, Doyle L, Fry D, Wiske L, Kolanda M, Khitrik E, Goode J, Smith H, Shea K, Houston N. Effects of resistive inspiratory exercise on activity participation, fatigue, and respiratory infections in persons with advanced multiple sclerosis living in a long-term care facility. Journal of Nursing Home Research Sciences. 2020;6:78-81
  • Huang, MH., Fry, D. , Doyle, L. , Burnham, A. , Houston, N. , Shea, K. , Smith, H. , Wiske, L., Goode, J. , Khitrik, E. , Kolanda, M. Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training in Advanced Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders (2019), doi:
  • Doyle, L., Brayall, P., Donlon, E., Leiby, R., Violette, K.. "Physical Therapy based interventions improve balance, function, symptoms, and quality of life in patients with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy: A systematic review."
    Rehabilitation Oncology. 36(3):161-166, July 2018
  • 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
  • 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