Melville Location

900 Walt Whitman Road

Suite 310

Melville, NY 11747

Phone: 631-923-2288

FAX: 631-714-6142


Brightwaters Location

236 Orinoco Drive
Brightwaters, NY 11718

Phone: 631-328-2624

FAX: 631-714-6142


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 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.

John has a passion for helping people reach their goals, utilizing up to date scientific evidence and a variety of treatments (exercise therapy, manual therapy, coaching and education). After joining First Step Physical Therapy in 2013, John has continued to learn from and work with a wide variety of people, taking special interests in orthopedics and working with people with amputations. He has now taken charge of our new Brightwaters location.

John has been a licensed therapist in New York state since 2013, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2011, and is also a member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

In his down time, John enjoys New York sports, running and kettlebell training, reading, and being an amateur chef/baker.