Karen L. Lewis PT, MPT, Co-owner

Karen combines over 25 years of fitness and healthcare experience to offer her patients a complete, well-balanced therapy program. She started practicing physical therapy in New Orleans in 2003, and then continued in her home town of Denver in 2005. Karen emphasizes a holistic approach to her physical therapy and wellness programs, and ensures patient understanding through her educational and supportive style.

Professional Experience and Education
Karen earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center with academic honors. She earned the Physical Therapy Award for Academic Excellence and the Physical Therapy Department Dean’s Award Nomination. Her clinical experience includes Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital (Denver), Cherry Creek Physical Therapy (Denver), University Hospital (New Orleans), and Veteran’s Administration Hospital (New Orleans). Karen’s work experience includes Children’s Hospital (New Orleans), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (New Orleans), Ochsner Foundation Hospital (New Orleans), and Cherry Creek Physical Therapy (Denver). Karen has also taught a variety of fitness classes at a state-of-the-art facility in New Orleans and worked as a personal trainer since 2004 for clients on all types of Pilates equipment.

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Certifications

Karen has dedicated a great deal of time and effort to completing the following certifications:

  • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Health Fitness Specialist
  • Powerhouse Pilates Certified Pilates Instructor (Mat & Equipment)
  • AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor Certification
  • AFAA Professional Group Exercise Instructor Certification
  • Certified Johnny G Spinning Instructor

 

Continuing Education
Karen recognizes the importance of continuing education in order to ensure her patients receive the best available treatment. Her dedication to her patients and delivery of the best available therapy drives Karen to not only meet continuing education standards, but exceed them. Karen has completed the following courses:

• Advanced Evaluation & Treatment of Lumbar-Pelvis-Sacrum Dysfunction Level II
• ACSM Behavior Change Strategies for Optimal Client Outcomes
• ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Workshop
• MVE Instructor Preparation workshop
• MET of the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Sacrum
• MET of the Cervical Spine and TOS
• MET of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs
• Muscle Balance: Cervical Spine
• Contemporary Approaches to Common Sports and Orthopaedic Conditions
• Powerhouse Pilates Group Foundations I & II – Reformer
• Powerhouse Pilates Mat Certification & Pilates Personal Training
• Geriatric Orthopedics
• Clinical and Scientific Rationale for Modern Manual Therapy
• The Shoulder/Upper Quarter
• Diagnosis, Classification and Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Management of Shoulder Impingement and Instabilities
• Classical Pilates Mat, Chair, Tower and Reformer Review
• Attended Pilates Method Alliance 10th International Educational Conference 2010

o The Role of the Body in Working with the Tower
o Hip Connection Advanced Concepts: Stability, Support, Power
o Joe’s “Extra Muscles”: Accessing the Internal Shower Through the Equipment
o Scoliosis

• Maitland-Australian MT-1 Essential Peripheral
• Maitland-Australian MT-2 Essential Spinal
• Maitland-Australian MT-3 Intermediate Spinal
• Maitland-Australian MT-ST Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation
• Maitland-Australian MT-O Evidence-Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation
• Diagnosis and Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Management of Hip Pain and
Dysfunction
• Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 1) – PF1
• Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 2B: Urogynecologic Examination and Treatment) – PF2B