Cara L. Lewis, PhD

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Cara Lewis
617.353.7509
635 Commonwealth Ave

Biography

Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD is an Assistant Professor and director of the Human Adaptation Laboratory. The goal of Dr. Lewis’s research is to further the understanding of motor adaptation and to develop interventions to reduce hip pain. Dr. Lewis is pursuing two lines of research. First, she is using a robotic hip exoskeleton to study the way people adapt to walking with assistance or resistance provided at the hip joint. Second, she is studying the way people walk to determine if people with hip pain walk differently from people without hip pain. People with hip pain may benefit from changing the way they walk to reduce the stress on the hip joint. Combining these two lines of research may lead to the effective use of robotics in gait rehabilitation for people with hip pain.

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, Clinical Epi Research & Training, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

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

Publications

  • 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 May 23. PMID: 31147099.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/22/2018

    Lewis CL, Khuu A, Loverro KL. Gait Alterations in Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Differ by Sex. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Aug; 48(8):649-658. PMID: 29787694.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/6/2018

    Lewis CL, Loverro KL, Khuu A. Kinematic Differences During Single-Leg Step-Down Between Individuals With Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome and Individuals Without Hip Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Apr; 48(4):270-279. PMID: 29510652.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Lewis CL, Laudicina NM, Khuu A, Loverro KL. The Human Pelvis: Variation in Structure and Function During Gait. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2017 Apr; 300(4):633-642. PMID: 28297184.

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