Cara L. Lewis, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Cara Lewis
617.353.7509
635 Commonwealth Ave

Biography

Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor and director of the Human Adaptation Laboratory. She is also the Director of the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences. The long-term goal of her research is to improve the lives of individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain and prevent or slow the progression of musculoskeletal damage through improved knowledge of joint function, leading to advanced, targeted intervention strategies. Dr. Lewis’ current focus is on treatment for hip pain, especially in adults with variant hip morphology, such as femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) and acetabular dysplasia. In the Human Adaptation Laboratory, they are working to better understand the role of movement in the development of hip bone shape and hip pain. The knowledge gained from Dr. Lewis’ work has the potential to redirect treatment for people with FAIS and dysplasia by identifying pathology-specific movement patterns that could be targeted by non-invasive therapeutic interventions.

Dr. Lewis has been supported by the National Institutes of Health. She has published and presented her research nationally and internationally in biomechanics, physical therapy, and motor control forums.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
  • Member, Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis, PhD
  • Washington University in St. Louis, MS
  • University of Notre Dame, BS

Publications

  • Published on 3/10/2020

    Ara├║jo VL, Santos TRT, Khuu A, Lewis CL, Souza TR, Holt KG, Fonseca ST. The effects of small and large varus alignment of the foot-ankle complex on lower limb kinematics and kinetics during walking: A cross-sectional study. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2020 Jun; 47:102149. PMID: 32174545.

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  • Published on 8/21/2019

    Khuu A, Lewis CL. Position of the non-stance leg during the single leg squat affects females and males differently. Hum Mov Sci. 2019 Oct; 67:102506. PMID: 31445486.

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  • Published on 7/31/2019

    Loverro KL, Hasselquist L, Lewis CL. Females and males use different hip and knee mechanics in response to symmetric military-relevant loads. J Biomech. 2019 Oct 11; 95:109280. PMID: 31405526.

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  • Published on 5/23/2019

    Horenstein RE, Lewis CL, Yan S, Halverstadt A, Shefelbine SJ. Validation of magneto-inertial measuring units for measuring hip joint angles. J Biomech. 2019 Jun 25; 91:170-174. PMID: 31147099.

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  • Published on 3/14/2019

    Warner MB, Wilson DA, Herrington L, Dixon S, Power C, Jones R, Heller MO, Carden P, Lewis CL. Corrigendum to 'A Systematic review of the discriminating biomechanical parameters during the single leg Squat' [Physical Therapy in Sport 36 (2019) 78-91]. Phys Ther Sport. 2019 05; 37:62-63. PMID: 30877845.

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  • Published on 2/22/2019

    Li JS, Tsai TY, Felson DT, Li G, Lewis CL. Correction: Six degree-of-freedom knee joint kinematics in obese individuals with knee pain during gait. PLoS One. 2019; 14(2):e0213084. PMID: 30794718.

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  • Published on 1/22/2019

    Warner MB, Wilson DA, Herrington L, Dixon S, Power C, Jones R, Heller MO, Carden P, Lewis CL. A systematic review of the discriminating biomechanical parameters during the single leg squat. Phys Ther Sport. 2019 Mar; 36:78-91. PMID: 30703642.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/7/2019

    Lewis CL, Foley HD, Lee TS, Berry JW. Hip-Muscle Activity in Men and Women During Resisted Side Stepping With Different Band Positions. J Athl Train. 2018 Nov; 53(11):1071-1081. PMID: 30615490.

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  • Published on 1/7/2019

    Loverro KL, Khuu A, Kao PC, Lewis CL. Kinematic variability and local dynamic stability of gait in individuals with hip pain and a history of developmental dysplasia. Gait Posture. 2019 02; 68:545-554. PMID: 30639795.

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  • Published on 12/24/2018

    Li JS, Tsai TY, Clancy MM, Li G, Lewis CL, Felson DT. Weight loss changed gait kinematics in individuals with obesity and knee pain. Gait Posture. 2019 02; 68:461-465. PMID: 30611976.

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