Clare Lewis, PT, PsyD, PsyD, MPH, MTC



Clare Lewis, PT, PsyD, MPH, MTC

Clare Lewis, PT, PsyD, MPH, MTC

(916) 278-5049
Folsom Hall 1054

Clare Lewis graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1981 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy.  She received her M.P.H. in Health Behavior in 1988 and her M.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994.  She received both a PsyD in Clinical and Organizational psychology at the Professional School of Psychology in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Clare’s clinical expertise is in manual therapy of the spine and she is a Full Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (FFAAOMPT) as well as a Manual Therapist Certified (MTC). Her current clinical work is primarily in outpatient orthopedics but she is also currently doing clinical work in home health.

Research Interest 

Treatment efficacy of interventions use in the treatment of spinal conditions, including scoliosis and other causes of musculoskeletal pain

Innovative Interventions to help the efficacy of application of physical therapy interventions

Professional Activities 

  • American Physical Therapy Association 
  • Orthopedic and Sports Section of the APTA 
  • California Research Special Interest Group

Publications, Grants, and Awards

Lewis, C. Fitness grips can provide an unusual treatment for low back pain. Advance for
Physical Therapists & PT Assistants. Vol 19, No. 25, Dec 1, 2008.

Lewis, C., Erhard, R., Drysdale, G. Kyphoscoliosis Improvement While Treating a Patient for Adhesive Capsulitis Using the Active Therapeutic Movement Version 2. JMPT Vol 31  No. 9, November/ December 2008.

Lewis, C. Low Back Treatment Activates Resistance Movement. Biomechanics, October 2006,Vol 13, #10.

Lewis, C. Iverson, E., Crawford,W., Linder, A., Using Constraint- Induced Movement Therapy as a Home Activity. Palestra, Summer 2006, Vol 22, #3.

Lewis, C. Physiotherapy 20 year later.  Advance for Physical Therapists. Vol. 16, #10 May 2005.

Lewis, C., Freeman, J., Fox, M., Bower, L., Pena, F., Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy as a Home Activity Program- A Case Report. Palaestra, Spring 2005, Vol 21, #2.

Lewis, C., Modalities Quick Reference Guide, KWIK KLIP Enterprises 2001.

Ninh, N., Hung, H., Smith, W., Phillips, C., Lewis, C., DeVera, R., Berguer, R. An Ergonomic Evaluation of Surgeon’s Axial Skeletal and Upper Extremity Movements During Laparoscopic and Open Surgery.  American Journal of Surgery, Winter, 2001.

Lewis, C., The Scaphoid Fracture: A Case Study illustrating Differential Diagnosis.  The
Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. 4(3):126-130,1996.

Lewis, C., Grand Rounds:  "Woman with Diffuse Chronic Pain Syndrome"; discussion #1, JNMS Summer 1994.

Lewis-Yakubovic, C., "Whiplash, The Frustrating Syndrome", PT Forum, October 1991.

Lewis-Yakubovic, C., "The American Physio” PT Forum, January 1989.

NIH Research Fellows Grant 2009, 2010

Research and Creative Activity Award 2009