Marissa Lyon, PT, PhD, DPT, NCS
Dr. Lyon is originally from Texas, she moved to New England in Fall 2019. She lives in Gorham with her wife and daughter. She earned her Bachelor’s in Health Science Studies from Baylor University in 2009, Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2012, and Doctor of Philosophy from Texas Woman's University in 2020. Her dissertation project was focused on physical therapist’s use and integration with clinical decision-making of balance outcome measures. Dr. Lyon is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (2018). Prior to her transition to UNE, she worked as a clinical physical therapist at the Institute of Rehabilitation and Research Memorial Hermann in Houston, TX for seven years. She has been involved in entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy education for 6 years. She chose to work at UNE because of focus on interprofessional education, active learning, and the collegiality among faculty. When not teaching and researching, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, and exploring all that Maine has to offer.
Current teaching responsibilities include PTH 605, PTH 603, and PTH 522.
Board Certifications and Licenses
1. Balance Exercise Prescription Practices of United States Physical Therapists
2. Balance Exercise Clinical Reasoning of Global Health Care Providers
3. Current interventions used to treat patients after anterior cruciate ligament surgery: Changes in clinical practice over time and how interventions compare to current practice guidelines - A Scoping Review
Lyon M, Mitchell K, Medley A, Roddey T, Gleeson P. Impact of standardized balance measurement of physical therapist decision-making in acquired brain injury: a survey. Physiother Theor Pract. 2022. doi:10.1080/09593985.2022.2040067
Lyon M, Mitchell K, Medley A, Roddey T, Gleeson P. Keeping it all in balance: a qualitative analysis of the role of balance outcome measurement in physical therapist decision-making and patient outcomes. Disability and rehabilitation. 2022. doi:10.1080/09638288.2022.2118872
Other scholarly activity
Lyon, M., Mitchell, K., Roddey, T., Medley, A., Gleeson, P. (2020). Keeping it all in balance: The role of outcome measures in clinical decision-making. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
Lyon, M., Wingard, D., Brusola, G. (2018). Influence of patient cognitive function on interrater reliability of balance measurements in individuals with history of traumatic brain injury. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lyon, M., Gleeson, P. (2017). Use of balance measures among physical therapists in the traumatic brain injury population. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.
Martin, L., Lyon, M. (2017). Use of robotic gait training for recovery of ambulation after acquired brain injury with ataxia: A case study. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.
Cohen, ER., Lyon, M., Verduzco-Gutierrez, M. (2017). Innovative interdisciplinary rehabilitation approach in an outpatient clinic. Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lyon, M., Gleeson, P. (2015). Vertebrobasilar occlusion: screening and treatment by a physical therapist, case study of a non-surgical candidate. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lyon, M., Gleeson, P. (2014). Vertebrobasilar occlusion: screening and treatment by a physical therapist, case study of a non-surgical candidate. Texas Woman’s University Research Conference, Houston, Texas.
“Comparative Utility of the Mini-BESTest, Berg Balance Scale, and Functional Gait Assessment to Predict Falls in Individuals after Traumatic Brain Injury.” TIRR Rehabilitation Innovations Grant Program Staff Project Award, Peer Reviewed
“Therapist Perceptions of the Impact of Standardized Balance Measurement on Therapist Decision-making and Patient Outcomes.” Texas Physical Therapy Foundation Research Grant, Peer Reviewed
Balance exercise, outcome measures, exercise intensity, clinical decision-making, knoweldge translation