Our Team

Karen L Lewis, PT, MPT

Karen combines over 30 years of fitness and healthcare experience to offer her patients a complete, well-balanced therapy program. She began teaching exercise in 1987 and always followed the latest fitness trends. Her current passion is teaching Pilates. 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. In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, hiking, paddle boarding, biking and gardening.

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.


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

  • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • 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:

Hermann & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute:

  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 1
  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 2B
  • Differential Diagnostics of Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Osteoporosis Management: A Comprehensive Approach for Healthcare Professionals

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars:

  • 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-4 Differential Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
  • Maitland-Australian MT-O Evidence-Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-G: Geriatric Manual Therapy Seminar
  • Maitland-Australian MT-SIJ: Sacroiliac Joint and Pelvis an Evident Based Approach

Exercise Etc, Inc:

  • Strength & conditioning for Seniors
  • Functional Mobility Drills
  • Core Training for Seniors
  • A Dozen Practical Exercises for Seniors

PowerHouse Pilates:

  • Group Foundations I – Pilates Reformer
  • Group Foundations II – Cadillac
  • Mat Certification
  • Pilates Personal Training

Web PT – Ascend Conference 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

Pilates Method Alliance 10th International Educational Conference:

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

Peak Pilates:

  • MVe Instructor Preparation Workshop

American College of Sports Medicine:

  • ACSM Behavior Change Strategies for Optimal Client Outcomes
  • ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Workshop
  • Minimizing Legal Liability in Health/Fitness Programs

Cross Country Education:

  • Running Kinematics and Gait Analysis: An Evidence-Based Approach

Kinetic Control:

  • Diagnosis, Classification, and Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Management of Shoulder Impingements and Instabilities
  • Diagnosis and Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Management of Hip Pain and Dysfunction
  • Recent Advances in the Treatment of the Shoulder
  • Diagnosis of Mechanical Neck Pain & Functional Stability Retraining
  • Diagnosis of Mechanical Dysfunction & Stability Retraining of the Shoulder Girdle
  • The Integrated “Inner Core” Cylinder for Lumbo-Pelvic Stability

Health One:

  • Current Concepts in Orthopaedics

Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado:

  • MET of the Lumbar Pelvis Sacrum
  • MET of the Thoracic spine Ribs
  • MET of the Cervical Spine TOS (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)
  • Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar Pelvis Sacrum

Sports and Orthopaedic Seminars:

  • Contemporary Approaches to Common Sports and Orthopaedic Conditions

Body Works WELL:

  • Classical Pilates Mat, Chair, Tower and Reformer Review

Louisiana Physical Therapy Association:

  • Clinical and Scientific Rationale for Modern Manual Therapy – TheShoulder/Upper Quarter

Johnny G Spinning:

  • Spinning Certification
  • Spinning and the application of Interval Training
  • Phase Three: Strength Energy Zone

Deep South Fitness Convention:

  • Yoga 2K
  • Total Ballet Workout
  • Balance and Stability

Deep South Alliance for Fitness Professionals:

  • Mind-Body Yoga Certification

Reebok International Ltd:

  • Power Step Reebok
  • Flexible Strength

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America:

  • Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor Certification
  • Mat Science
  • Fitness Triage Seminar
  • Master M.O.V.E.S.
  • Nutrition Fundamentals
  • Primary Certification Review
  • Boot Camp Maneuvers

Barre Elevate – Level I Teacher Training Workshop