Performance Physical Therapy is now HIGHBAR PHYSICAL THERAPY.

Dr. Lisa DeCoste PT, DPT

Dr. Lisa DeCoste PT, DPT, Board‑Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, serves as the Vice President, Operations, at Highbar. She specializes in women’s health, dry needling, orthopedics, spinal rehabilitation, manual therapy, and TMJ.

Lisa traveled to Croatia with the USA Women’s Sailing team as the team's physical therapist in 2004. She has published in the New England Senior Tennis Foundation magazine. She has received the Humanics Award for leadership from Springfield College and was named one of Providence Business News’ 40 Under Forty Award winners in 2016.

As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Lisa has served the Rhode Island chapter as the secretary and currently serves on the Nominating Committee. Her knowledge and experience bring a wealth of information as a clinical instructor for students.

When she’s not working, she loves to spend her free time on her boat with her daughter, traveling all over the Narragansett Bay.


Women’s Health

Dry Needling


Spinal rehabilitation

Manual Therapy


Undergraduate Degree and Physical Therapy Degree:

Springfield College – M.S. Physical Therapy, 2001

The Sage Colleges – Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2007


Board‑Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 2007

Professional Affiliations:

American Physical Therapy Association

Rhode Island American Physical Therapy Association

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