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

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

Pronouns: she/her/hers



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.

Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Medicine
Rheumatology

Member
Boston University
Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research




Etiology of cam morphology in adolescent athletes
08/10/2020 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
Rheumatology Research Foundation


Movement screening and modification in individuals with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome
02/06/2018 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5R03AR072808-02

Effect of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) on Hip Motion in Young Adults
12/23/2015 - 08/31/2019 (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 (Subcontract PI)
Adicep Technologies National Science Fdn
IIP-1152605

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



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 Movement screening and modification in individuals with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome 5R03AR072808-02
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 20
2016 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 3K23AR063235-03S1 20
2016 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 4K23AR063235-04 20
2015 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 5K23AR063235-03 20
2014 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 5K23AR063235-02 20
2013 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 1K23AR063235-01A1 20
2013 Sex-specific movement differences in young adults with and without hip pain 5R21AR061690-02 5
2012 Sex-specific movement differences in young adults with and without hip pain 1R21AR061690-01A1 5
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  1. Sara LK, Lewis CL. Rehabilitation Phases, Precautions, and Mobility Goals Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. HSS J. 2023 Nov; 19(4):494-500. PMID: 37937096; PMCID: PMC10626929; DOI: 10.1177/15563316231192980;
     
  2. Grosklos M, Lewis CL, Ceballos E, Perry J, Di Stasi S. Females with hip-related pain demonstrate reduced kinetics at the hip and ankle during terminal stance of gait. Gait Posture. 2023 Sep; 105:99-103. PMID: 37515892; PMCID: PMC10527984; DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2023.07.284;
     
  3. Sadeghian SM, Lewis CL, Shefelbine SJ. Can pelvic tilt cause cam morphology? A computational model of proximal femur development mechanobiology. J Biomech. 2023 Aug; 157:111707. PMID: 37441913
     
  4. Lewis CL, Segal NA, Rabasa GV, LaValley MP, Williams GN, Nevitt MC, Lewis CE, Felson DT, Stefanik JJ. Hip Abductor Weakness and Its Association With New or Worsened Knee Pain: Data From the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 Nov; 75(11):2328-2335.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37221156
     
  5. Graber KA, Halverstadt AL, Gill SV, Kulkarni VS, Lewis CL. The effect of trunk and shank position on the hip-to-knee moment ratio in a bilateral squat. Phys Ther Sport. 2023 May; 61:102-107. PMID: 37001335; PMCID: PMC10518215; DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2023.03.005;
     
  6. Costello KE, Felson DT, Jafarzadeh SR, Guermazi A, Roemer FW, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Lewis CL, Kolachalama VB, Kumar D. Gait, physical activity and tibiofemoral cartilage damage: a longitudinal machine learning analysis in the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Br J Sports Med. 2023 Aug; 57(16):1018-1024.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36868795; PMCID: PMC10423491; DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2022-106142;
     
  7. Corrigan P, Felson DT, Lewis CL, Neogi T, LaValley MP, Gross KD, Nevitt MC, Lewis CE, Torner JC, Stefanik JJ. Relation of Temporal Asymmetry During Walking to Two-Year Knee Pain Outcomes in Those With Mild-to-Moderate Unilateral Knee Pain: An Exploratory Analysis From the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 Aug; 75(8):1735-1743.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36305013; PMCID: PMC10133409; DOI: 10.1002/acr.25050;
     
  8. Grosklos M, Lewis CL, Jochimsen K, Perry J, Ellis TJ, Vasileff WK, Elwood M, Di Stasi S. Females with hip-related pain display altered lower limb mechanics compared to their healthy counterparts in a drop jump task. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2022 Dec; 100:105812. PMID: 36332307
     
  9. Kim D, Lewis CL, Silverman AK, Gill SV. Changes in dynamic balance control in adults with obesity across walking speeds. J Biomech. 2022 Nov; 144:111308. PMID: 36150320
     
  10. Lewis CL, Uemura K, Atkins PR, Lenz AL, Fiorentino NM, Aoki SK, Anderson AE. Patients with cam-type femoroacetabular impingement demonstrate increased change in bone-to-bone distance during walking: A dual fluoroscopy study. J Orthop Res. 2023 Jan; 41(1):161-169. PMID: 35325481; PMCID: PMC9508282; DOI: 10.1002/jor.25332;
     
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