Cara L. Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Dept of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
MS, Washington University in St. Louis



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.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Clinical Epi Research & Training



Movement screening and modification in individuals with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome
02/06/2018 - 02/29/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
1R03AR072808-01

Effect of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) on Hip Motion in Young Adults
12/23/2015 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5K23AR063235-05

Effect of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) on Hip Motion in Young Adults
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5K23AR063235-03

Sex-specific movement differences in young adults with and without hip pain
08/01/2012 - 07/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5R21AR061690-02

SBIR Phase II: Compliant Nonlinear Quasi-Passive Orthotic Joint
03/01/2012 - 08/29/2014 (PI)
Adicep Technologies National Science Fdn


Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program KL2
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2014 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: David M. Center, MD
NIH/National Center for Health Research Resources
3KL2TR000158-05S1




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Movement screening and modification in individuals with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome 1R03AR072808-01
2017 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 5K23AR063235-05 6
2016 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 3K23AR063235-03S1 6
2016 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 4K23AR063235-04 6
2015 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 5K23AR063235-03 6
2014 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 5K23AR063235-02 6
2013 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 1K23AR063235-01A1 6
2013 Sex-specific movement differences in young adults with and without hip pain 5R21AR061690-02
2012 Sex-specific movement differences in young adults with and without hip pain 1R21AR061690-01A1
2008 Upper limb control of robotic lower limb assistance during walking 5F32HD055010-02 8
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  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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; DOI: 10.1002/ar.23552;.
     
  4. Li JS, Tsai TY, Felson DT, Li G, Lewis CL. Six degree-of-freedom knee joint kinematics in obese individuals with knee pain during gait. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0174663.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28339477; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174663;.
     
  5. Felson DT, Niu J, Quinn EK, Neogi T, Lewis C, Lewis CE, Frey Law L, McCulloch C, Nevitt M, LaValley M. Multiple Nonspecific Sites of Joint Pain Outside the Knees Develop in Persons With Knee Pain. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Feb; 69(2):335-342.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27589036; DOI: 10.1002/art.39848;.
     
  6. Whittaker JL, Booysen N, de la Motte S, Dennett L, Lewis CL, Wilson D, McKay C, Warner M, Padua D, Emery CA, Stokes M. Predicting sport and occupational lower extremity injury risk through movement quality screening: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Apr; 51(7):580-585. PMID: 27935483; DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096760;.
     
  7. Stracciolini A, Yen YM, d'Hemecourt PA, Lewis CL, Sugimoto D. Sex and growth effect on pediatric hip injuries presenting to sports medicine clinic. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):315-21. PMID: 27058819; PMCID: PMC4889549; DOI: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000315;.
     
  8. Stefanik JJ, Gross KD, Guermazi A, Felson DT, Roemer FW, Niu J, Lynch JA, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Lewis CL. Relation of Step Length to Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Detected Structural Damage in the Patellofemoral Joint: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Jun; 68(6):776-83.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26413842; PMCID: PMC4809780; DOI: 10.1002/acr.22738;.
     
  9. Gill SV, Ogamba M, Lewis CL. Effects of additional anterior body mass on gait. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 May 16; 16:109.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27185179; PMCID: PMC4869205; DOI: 10.1186/s12884-016-0893-0;.
     
  10. Dwyer MK, Lewis CL, Hanmer AW, McCarthy JC. Do Neuromuscular Alterations Exist for Patients With Acetabular Labral Tears During Function? Arthroscopy. 2016 Jun; 32(6):1045-52. PMID: 27129378.
     
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