Dr. Lewis’s research focuses on the Movement System. The current research uses biomechanical tools to understand the development of hip pain in young active adults and to design intervention programs for patients with hip pain. To this end, the Human Adaptation Lab studies the way people move to determine if people with hip pain move differently from people without hip pain. Individuals with hip pain may benefit from changing the way they move in order to reduce stress on the hip joint.
In an effort to better understand how movement screening tools may help assess different aspects of movement, Dr. Lewis is also part of the International Movement Screening Group (IMSG). This group, established by the Centre for Sport, Exercise & Osteoarthrtis, aims to gain international consensus on the use of movement screening assessment tools and interventions to develop a strong evidence-based approach for research and clinical practice.
Dr. Lewis’ research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).