Dr. Lyle McKissick, PT, DPT, CFC

Dr. Lyle McKissick,


Doctor of Physical Therapy

Clinical Director - Highlands Ranch


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Regis University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Minor in Human Systems Physiology
  • University of Wyoming, 2009

Professional Memberships/Certifications:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Colorado Physical Therapy Association
  • Certified Dry Needling FDN Level 1
  • Working towards Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) through University of St. Augustine
  • Obtained Cranio Facial Certification (CFC) through University of St. Augustine in 2019
  • Working towards Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

Continuing Education:

  • APTA Clin Ed Instructor Level 1
  • APTA Clin Ed Instructor Level 2 (Nov 2019)
  • E1 upper. Upper Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation
  • E1 Lower. Lower Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation 
  • E2 combined. Extremity Integration
  • S1. Spinal Evaluation & Manipulation: Impairment Based, Evidence Informed Approach 
  • S2. Advanced Evaluation & Manipulation of Pelvis, Lumbar & Thoracic Spine Including Thrust
  • S3. Advanced Eval & Manipulation of Cranio Facial, Cervical & Upper Thoracic Spine
  • S4. Functional Analysis & Management of Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex 
  • MF1 - Myofascial Manipulation
  • CF1- Basic Cranio Facial. 
  • CF2 - Intermediate Cranio Facial 
  • CF3 - Advanced Cranio Facial 
  • CF4 - State of the Art Cranio Facial 
  • FDN1. KinetaCore"s Functional Dry Needling (FDN) Level 1
  • FDN2. Functional Dry Needling Level 2


Professional Interests:

Lyle specializes in a manual therapy for orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Lyle listens to his patient"s goals and uses their ambitions, whether it is skiing, playing with their kids, or simply walking, to drive their treatment. Lyle enjoys working with patients of all ages and regardless if it is pain or function that needs to be fixed, Lyle is here to help. Lyle employs injury prevention techniques and implements manual, evidence-based interventions for those experiencing pain. He employs the SFMA (a movement-based diagnostic system) in a biomechanical movement analysis to address compensation patterns to decrease pain and increase function. His specialties include working Trigger Point Dry Needling into his treatments to speed up care and decrease pain and working on Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD) or Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) troubles. He applies extensive continuing education including the application and manufacturing of custom hand splints for various hand injuries and surgeries.

Personal Interests:

Lyle enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and the outdoors with his wife and daughters.