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 - 08/31/2019 (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 (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




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 10
2016 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 3K23AR063235-03S1 10
2016 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 4K23AR063235-04 10
2015 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 5K23AR063235-03 10
2014 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 5K23AR063235-02 10
2013 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 1K23AR063235-01A1 10
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
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  1. 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 Mar 13; 37:62-63. PMID: 30877845.
     
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30794718.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30611976.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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;.
     
  10. 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;.
     
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