Lisa Yirce is the Regional Director of Spear’s Empire Region. She graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stony Brook University. Lisa has extensive clinical experience in sports medicine orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, manual therapy, and functional training techniques. She enjoys treating a diverse patient population and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care through an individualized approach.

Lisa leads an active lifestyle and has participated in many sports throughout her life, such as track and field, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. Lisa first found her passion for physical therapy after suffering from an injury herself while running and then undergoing the rehabilitation process first hand. These experiences strengthened her ability to empathize with her patients and to truly relate to their needs when guiding them back to the activities that they love.

Lisa was born and raised in New York. She loves exploring the city’s diverse cuisine, spending time with family and friends, and going to concerts and sporting events. Lisa stays active by running and strength training.


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Sheila G. New York, NY
So far, I have had 3 PT appointments with SPEAR PT and I can't complain. Each visit has been great, and all of the therapists have been knowledgeable, professional...
Stephen R. New York, NY
I can't thank SPEAR enough for helping me get healthy and back to the gym! Lisa Yirce was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive throughout my...
Findley D. Manhattan, NY
I worked with Lisa for about 8 weeks after suffering a sprained ankle while running on 7th Ave and tripping on the lip of a sidewalk grate. Being a new mom, I…
Mary M. Manhattan, NY
I couldn't have been happier with my experience at SPEAR in Chelsea. I was treated by Lisa Yirce, who was just the best. I wasn't even sure of the part of my…
Cristina F. New York, NY
I couldn't imagine having a better experience for physical therapy. The entire staff is friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. For my visits, I worked primarily…
Find Lisa at: Chelsea -16th St, Tribeca - Park Place, Financial District - 30 Broad, Tribeca-Chambers St, Union Square - 14th St, Financial District - 70 Pine, Spear Live, NoHo - Broadway, SoHo - 6th Ave, Flatiron - 22nd St
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