Physical Therapist in Lexington, MA

At Lexington Physical Therapy, we want you to feel at home with our Lexington physical therapy practice. On this page you’ll find information about our physical therapist and other professionals. They offer the real-world experience and knowledge you expect from an effective physical therapy practice along with a caring, responsive attitude that will put you at ease.

Susan LaViolette PTsusan

Lexington Physical Therapy Associates, Director/owner
Established Lexington Physical Therapy Associates in 1980.  LPTA is one of the first PT owned private practices in New England.

New England Fitness Consultants 1983
Education and health screening for individuals, organizations and corporations.
Preventative and early intervention healthcare

BS Physical Therapy, State University of NY at Stony Brook, NY- 1977

BS Physical Education, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY- 1975

Teaching Appointments-
MGH Institute of health professionals-Clinical Lab instructor
Brigham and Women Hospital- Pain treatment center-Clinical instructor

Special Interest-
Marathon Runner, 20 times Boston and NYC Marathon

Raised Money for Dana Farber leukemia society
Raised money for Liver

Disney half marathon, 1998
Sprint Triathlon
10K Bonne Bell-Tufts Medical road race

Board certified
Registration # 3625

Continuing Education- Susan has participated in a multitude of advanced specialized courses specializing in orthopedics.

Kinesio KT1 and KT2 certification
Biomechanics of Human gait-
When the foot hits the ground everything chances
Ola Grimsby: Fundamentals of Manual Therapy
The Challenge of the Lumbar spine
Medical Exercise Therapy (MET)
Sports and Runners workshop
Janet Travell/Dave Simons: Myofascial pain and dysfunction
Pelvis girdle: Rocobado
S-3 Intermediate evaluation and manipulation-
Cranio-facial, cervical and upper thoracic spines
S-2 Intermediate evaluation and manipulation-
Pelvis, lumbar and thoracic spines
S-1 Intermediate evaluation and manipulation-

Fundamentals of manual therapy
E-1 Basic mobilization and detailed evaluation of extremity dysfunction
Soft tissue

Lucas Parsons PT, DPTLucas Parsons

Lucas Parsons graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell in 2020 after receiving his B.S. in Exercise Physiology in 2016. Lucas has clinical experience working with a variety of patient populations and diagnoses in both outpatient and inpatient rehab settings. He enjoys working with patients of all ages and conditions and believes in using a collaborative approach with both his patients and colleagues to ensure patient success. Prior to his Physical Therapy studies, Lucas competed as an NCAA Division I Cross Country/Track & Field athlete and has experience coaching high school athletes. He has a wide variety of clinical interests including treating running and other sports related injuries, spine disorders, and lower extremity injuries. In his spare time, Lucas enjoys running, playing basketball and golf, and spending time with his friends and family.

Debra Ludwig PTdebra

Physical Therapy Associates, Co-owner

New England Fitness Consultants 1983

Education and health screening for individuals, organizations and corporations
Preventative and early intervention healthcare


BS Physical Therapy, Simmons College, Boston, MA- 1987

BS Business Marketing, Providence College, Providence, RI- 1983

Teaching Appointments-

Simmons College- Lab Assistant

Management of musculoskeletal System- Head, neck and trunk
Management of musculoskeletal System- Extremities
Joint mobilization

Bay State wellness program- Low Back care

Special Interest-

Boston Marathon Runner 1996-

Raised Money for Dana Farber leukemia society

Disney half marathon 1998
Sprint Triathlon
10K Bonne Bell-Tufts Medical road race
Tennis, golf, sailing, skiing, yoga and biking

Board certified
Registration # 6741

Kinesio taping certification KT1 and KT2

Allison Smith PTAAllison Smith

Allison Smith completed the Physical Therapist Assistant program at North Shore Community College in 2020. She previously studied mathematics, graduating with a BA from Carleton College and an MS from Northwestern University, and has worked as a research manager and research director in the nonprofit field. Allison has clinical experience ranging from inpatient acute care to outpatient rehab settings. Her clinical interests include balance, gait, and helping patients return to exercise. Outside the clinic, Allison enjoys dancing, practicing circus arts, and knitting.

Carolyn Gable – Front Office AdministrationCarolyn Gable

Carolyn came to Lexington Physical Therapy Associates with over 30 years of experience in administrative positions in the physical therapy field.