First Step Physical Therapy is the premier outpatient rehabilitation center on Long Island. Our caring, educated, and talented staff will treat you with respect and compassion as they develop an individualized plan and work hand-in-hand with you on the path back to wellness. We have been practicing over 15 years in the area and are active members of the community.
Our state of the art facility is centrally located on the Nassau, Suffolk border in Melville, New York just north of the Northern State Parkway for our patients’ convenience.
We also have a facility in Brightwaters, New York.
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Bill Coughlin PT, DPT
Bill Coughlin is co-founder and practicing Physical Therapist at First Step Physical Therapy.
Following a career on Wall Street, he chose to pursue a career path in which he could help others live a more healthful and fulfilling life.
Bill received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).
Kevin Lysaght PT, OCS
Kevin Lysaght is co-founder and practicing Physical Therapist at First Step Physical Therapy.
Raised in Huntington, NY, Kevin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Science in human biology.
He received his Master of Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, graduating with academic honors.
John Lottes PT, DPT
John Lottes is a practicing Physical Therapist at First Step Physical Therapy.
John received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University Brooklyn Campus in 2013, being recognized with the Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence. He previously received his B.S. in Exercise Science from Elon University.
Susan Gregory PT, DPT
Susan Gregory is a Physical Therapist at First Step Physical Therapy.
She graduated from Binghamton University in 2011 with a bachelor of arts degree in Biological Sciences. Thereafter, she graduated from LIU Brooklyn in 2014 as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, where she received the Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence.
Michele Grieco PT, DPT
Michele Grieco is a Physical Therapist at First Step Physical Therapy.
She graduated from Hofstra University in 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry. Michele also was a scholarship athlete who ran for the Hofstra’s Division I Cross Country team in 2007 and 2008.
At Hofstra, Michele received Cum Laude Honors for her academic performance as well as the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Award.
Nicolas Ferrara PT, DPT
Nicolas Ferrara is the addition to the staff at First Step Physical Therapy. Nick graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hofstra University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Of Science in exercise science. Following Hofstra, Nick graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stony Brook’s DPT program and became a member of Alpha Eta Society, an honor society for allied health professions.