Melville Location

900 Walt Whitman Road

Suite 310

Melville, NY 11747

Phone: 631-923-2288

FAX: 631-714-6142

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Brightwaters Location

234 Orinoco Drive
Brightwaters, NY 11718

Phone: 631-328-2624

FAX: 631-714-6142

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Hours of Operation

Mon........ 7am to 7pm

Tues....... 7am to 7pm

Wed........ 7am to 7pm

Thurs...... 7am to 7pm

Fri........... 7am to 7pm

Sat.......... 8am to 2pm

Sun......... Closed

About Us

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. 

See Directions tab for detailed location information.

About Bill

Bill Coughlin PT, DPT

Bill Coughlin

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).

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About Kevin

Kevin Lysaght PT, OCS

Kevin Lysaght is Kevin Lysaghtco-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.

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About John

John Lottes PT, DPT

First Step PT John Lottes

 

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.

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About Susan

 Susan Gregory PT, DPT

Susan

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.

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About Michele

 

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.

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About Nicolas

 

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.

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