Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD

Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD

Title
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Programs in Human Physiology
Assistant Professor, BU School of Medicine
Peter Paul Career Development Professor
Director, Human Adaptation Laboratory
Email
lewisc@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-7509
Education
BS, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN;
MS, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Website or Lab
Human Adaptation Laboratory
CV
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Health Matters Virtual Conference

Dr. Lewis provides an overview of the Human Adaption Laboratory. Hosted by Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, this presentation was a part of an online, virtual conference, “Health Matters,” which took place on September 17, 2015.

Courses Taught

  • HP 151 Introduction to the Health and Rehabilitation Professions
  • PT 520 Functional Anatomy
  • HP 737 Human Movement Analysis
  • PT 490 Independent Study
  • RS 910 Directed Readings

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

Musculoskeletal causes of hip pain and biomechanical analysis of human movement.

Scholarship – Recent Presentations (out of 39 total)

  • “Hip evo devo: adaptation of the hip in phylogeny and ontogeny.” Orthopaedic Research Society 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March, 2015.
  • “Hip research update: new publications.” Movement System Impairment (MSI) Retreat, Columbia, IL, March, 2015.
  • “Neuromuscular control of the hip: implications throughout the lower extremity.” Biomechanical Approaches to Treating the Lower Extremity & Their Clinical Implications, Boston, MA, February, 2015
  • “Acetabular labral tears revisited: understanding the current evidence and how it shapes our interventions,” Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, February, 2015.
  • “Biomechanical considerations of the hip. Pediatric and Young Adult Hip Conference,” Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, May, 2014.
  • “Hip structure and implications for rehabilitation.” The New England Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Summit 2014, Advances in Rehabilitation of the Lower Extremity, Providence, RI, Apr, 2014.
  • “Diary of a joint: adaptation of hip structure over time.” Physios in Sport (UK) Biennial Conference. Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Oct, 2013.
  • “Hip Structure and Sport: what we can and cannot change.” The International Festival of Athletics Coaching, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Oct, 2013.
  • “Interaction of the athlete with the environment: Lower limb mechanics and injury.” Profile of a Modern Day Athlete, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Oct, 2013.
  • “Biomechanical and anatomical considerations in evaluation and treatment of the adult hip.”  APTA of MA’s 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition. Boston, MA, Oct 2013.
  • “Biomechanical analysis of young adults with hip pain.” Movement System Impairment (MSI) Retreat, Columbia, IL, Mar, 2013.
  • “Rehab of young adults with intra-articular hip disorders.” Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, Jan, 2013.
  • “The controversial role of structure in hip pain.” MGH Sports Medicine Seminar, Boston, MA, Apr, 2012.
  • “Hip pain in young adults.” Movement System Impairment (MSI) Retreat, Innsbrook, MO, Mar, 2012.
  • “Changing your gait to save your hip.” Spaulding Hospital Research Seminar, Boston, MA, May, 2011.
  • “Reducing joint forces at the hip.” Kinesiology Department Seminar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Feb, 2011.

Scholarship – Recent Publications (out of 28 total)

  • Berry JW, Lee TS, Foley HD, Lewis CL. Resisted side-stepping: the effect of posture on hip abductor muscle activation. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy; In Press. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5888
  • Lewis CL, Foch E, Luko MM, Loverro KL, Khuu A. Differences in lower extremity and trunk kinematics between single leg squat and step down tests. PLoS ONE, 2015; 10(5):e0126258.
  • Marinko LN, Christie R, Lewis CL. Successful rehabilitation of a young adult with total hip arthroplasty a decade after a Girdlestone procedure: a case report. PM&R, 2015; In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.04.002
  • Lewis CL, Khuu A, Marinko L. Postural correction reduces hip pain in adult with acetabular dysplasia: A case report. Manual Therapy, 2015; 20(3):508-12.
  • Caron RR, Lewis CL, Saltzman E, Wagenaar RC, Holt KG. Musculoskeletal stiffness changes linearly in response to increasing load during walking gait. Journal of Biomechanics, 2015; 48(6):1165-71.
  • Lewis CL, Garibay E. Effect of increased pushoff on anterior hip joint forces during gait. Journal of Biomechanics, 2015; 48(1):181-5.Lewis CL, Sahrmann SA. Effect of posture on hip angles and moments during gait. Manual Therapy, 2015; 20(1):176-82.
  • Gill SV, Lewis CL, DeSilva JM. Arch height mediation of obesity-related walking in adults: A cross-sectional examination of contributors to physical activity limitations. Physiology Journal. 2014; vol. 2014, Article ID 821482, 8 pages.
  • Monaghan GM, Hsu WH, Lewis CL, Saltzman E, Hamill J, Holt KG. Forefoot angle at initial contact determines the amplitude of forefoot and rearfoot eversion during running. Clinical Biomechanics. 2014; 29(8):936-42
  • Hsu WH, Lewis CL, Monaghan GM, Saltzman E, Hamill J, Holt KG. Orthoses posted in both the forefoot and rearfoot reduce moments and angular impulses on lower extremity joints during walking. Journal of Biomechanics. 2014 Aug 22;47(11):2618-25.
  • Millis MB, Lewis CL, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease and slipped capital femoral epiphysis: major developmental causes of femoroacetabular impingement. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013; 21(suppl 1):S59-S63.
  • Caron RR, Wagenaar RC, Lewis CL, Saltzman E, Holt KG. Center of mass trajectory and orientation to ankle and knee in sagittal plane is maintained with forward lean when backpack load changes during treadmill walking. Journal of Biomechanics, 2013; 46(1):70-76.
  • Monaghan GM, Lewis CL, Hsu WH, Saltzman E, Hamill J, Holt KG. Forefoot angle determines duration and amplitude of pronation during walking. Gait and Posture, 2013;38(1):8-13.
  • Lewis CL, Ferris DP. Invariant hip moment pattern while walking with a robotic hip exoskeleton. Journal of Biomechanics, 2011; 44(5):789-793.
  • Lewis CL, Sahrmann SA, Moran DW. Effect of hip angle on anterior hip joint force during gait. Gait & Posture, 2010;32(4):603-607.

Scholarship – Selected Peer-reviewed Abstracts (out of 39 total)

  • Lewis CL, Foch E, Luko MM, Loverro KL, Khuu A. Differences in lower extremity, pelvic and trunk kinematics between single leg squat and step down tasks. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August, 2015.
  • Loverro KL, Khuu A, Lewis CL. Muscle activation during single leg squat is affected by position of the non-stance limb. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August, 2015
  • Khuu A, Foch E, Lewis CL. Differences in hip and knee mechanics during three variations of the single leg squat in healthy females. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV, March 2015.
  • Li JS, Tsai TY, Brenzel K, Ahn YJ, Felson DT, Li G, Lewis CL. Three-dimensional knee joint kinematics in obese individuals with knee pain during treadmill gait. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV, March 2015.
  • Khuu A, Foch E, Lewis CL. Not all squats are created equal: a comparison of three single leg squats. Proceedings of the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, February 2015.
  • Foley H, Lee T, Berry J, Lewis CL. Effect of theraband placement and stance position on hip abductor muscle activity. Proceedings of the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, February 2015.
  • Lee T, Foley H, Berry J, Lewis CL. Resisted side-stepping: which leg works more? Proceedings of the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, February 2015.
  • Stefanik JJ, Gross KD, Felson DT Niu J, White DK, Guermazi A, Roemer FW, Lewis CE, Segal NA, Nevitt MC, Lewis CL. The relation of step length to MRI features of osteoarthritis in the patellofemoral joint: The MOST Study. ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November, 2014.
  • Khuu A, Foch E, Lewis CL. Three variations of the single leg squat: a comparison of hip kinematic. Proceedings of World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  • Foch E, Khuu A, Williamson A, Lewis CL. Differences in hip rotation range of motion between sitting and supine. Proceedings of World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  • Ogamba, Gill SV, Lewis CL. Changes in gait with anteriorly added mass: a pregnancy simulation study. Proceedings of World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 2014.
  • Gill S, Ogamba M, Lewis CL. Effects of additional anterior body mass on spatio-temporal gait parameters. Proceedings of the 2014 meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS), Newark, DE, June 2014.
  • Marinko L, Christie R, Lewis CL. Rehabilitation of a young adult following total hip arthroplasty: 10 years after gridlestone procedure. Proceedings of the 2014 meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS), Newark, DE, June 2014.
  • Marinko L, Lewis CL. Rehabilitation of a young adult following total hip arthroplasty 10 years after girdlestone procedure: a case study. Proceedings of the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 2014.
  • Monaghan G, Hsu WH, Lewis CL, Saltzman E, Hamill J, Holt K. Forefoot angle at initial contact determines amplitude of forefoot and rearfoot eversion in during. Proceedings of the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 2014.
  • Marinko L, Lewis CL. Postural correction reduces hip pain in young adult with acetabular dysplasia: a case study. Proceedings of the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, January 2013.
  • Lewis CL. Altered hip movement in females with hip pain during single leg step down. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Gainesville, FL, August, 2012.
  • Monaghan G, Lewis CL, Hsu WH, Saltzman E, Hamill J, and Holt KG. Forefoot orientation angle determines duration and amplitude of pronation during walking. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Gainesville, FL, August, 2012.
  • Caron RR, Wagenaar RC, Lewis CL, Saltzman E, and Holt KG. Vertical trajectory of center of mass maintained with increased vertical stiffness while carrying load. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Gainesville, FL, August, 2012.
  • Lewis CL. Altered hip movement in women with hip pain during single leg step down. Proceedings of the 2012 meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Grand Rapids, MI, May 2012.
  • Marinko L, Lewis CL. Lumbopelvic stability deficits in a patient with surgical treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement. Proceedings of the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Chicago, IL, February 2012.

Scholarship – Recent Activities

Grant Application Reviewer

  • Missouri Physical Therapy Association
  • U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Manuscript Reviewer:

  • American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Arthritic Care & Research
  • BioMedical Engineering OnLine
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Foot & Ankle International
  • Journal of Applied Biomechanics
  • Journal of Athletic Training
  • Journal of Biomechanics
  • Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
  • Journal of Motor Behavior
  • Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions
  • Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
  • Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
  • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
  • Physical Therapy Journal
  • PM&R
  • Sports Health
  • The Physician and Sportsmedicine
  • Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

    Professional Activities

    • Advanced Item Writer, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (2004-pres)
    • Member, Eugene Michel’s Forum Committee Member, Section on Research APTA (2011-pres)
    • Item Writing Task Force, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (2011-2014)
    • Editorial Assistant, ASB Newsletter (2013-pres)
    • Chair, Eugene Michel’s Forum Committee Member, Section on Research APTA (2014-pres)
    • Member, ASB Program Committee (2014)
    • Chair, Women in Science event, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (2014)

    Awards and Honors

    • 2016 Recipient, Eugene Michels New Investigator Award
    • 2015 Recipient, Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Fellowship
    • 2014 Recipient, UROP Outstanding Mentor Award, Boston University
    • 2014 Participant, Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Association of American Colleges
    • 2013 Invited presenter, NIH 8th Annual Symposium on Advances in Pain Research
    • 2012 Participant, AAOS/ORS Femoroacetabular Impingement Research Symposium
    • 2011 Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
    • 2010 Peter Paul Career Development Professorship
    • 2010 Inductee, Academy of Advanced Item Writers, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
    • 2009 Participant, ERRIS Intensive Workshop on Grant Writing, Preparation, and Submission in Rehabilitation Research

    Recent Grant Activity

    • NIH NIAMS K-23
    • NIH NIAMS R-21
    • NIH Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 Scholar
    • NIH Kirschstein-NRSA Individual Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
    • NIH Kirschstein-NRSA Institutional Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
    • NIH Kirschstein-NRSA Institutional Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship

    Licenses and Certifications:

    Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts: Physical Therapist 112159