Patrick Lyons values the social connection that is an intricate part of his work as a Physical Therapist. He believes that the development of an open and trusting patient-therapist relationship is an important component of effective physical therapy. Patrick enjoys listening to each patient’s story, building a rapport, and working hard to plan and implement an effective program to best meet the individual needs of each and every patient. He prides himself on offering high-quality physical therapy services in a caring and respectful manner, while encouraging patients to learn and participate in their therapy and to share responsibility for their well-being.
Patrick has a strong preference for manual and manipulative treatment approaches. His assessment and treatment philosophy is heavily grounded in an integrated biomechanical model of joint function that dictates that excellent physical therapy arises from the combination of exceptional manual skills and the prescription of complementary rehabilitative exercises. In keeping with this model, Patrick has taken the time to learn and obtain a high level of competency in a range of manual therapy techniques including Karltenborn, Mackenzie, Maitland and Mulligan, while developing a repertoire of complementary exercise regimes that are adapted to suit the rehabilitative needs of each client.
Patrick obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology, followed by a Master of Physiotherapy, from the University of Canberra in Australia. Prior to joining NY SportsMed, he worked in a private practice setting, specializing in:
- Neck pain and headache
- Acute and chronic lower back and sacroiliac pain and dysfunction
- Acute and chronic occupational injury and pain syndromes
- Post-surgery rehabilitation for the shoulder and upper limb, spine, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle and foot
- Acute and chronic sports injuries, including muscle tears and strains, tendon injuries, ligament tears and sprains, and joint dislocation
Patrick enjoys treating athletes from all sporting backgrounds and has a particular interest in golf. From the weekend hacker to the scratch handicapper, Patrick’s clinical neck and spinal skills provide an excellent platform for the treatment and rehabilitation of specific golfing injuries, as well as other injuries that can limit a person’s ability to get out on the course.