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Associate Professor

Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Health Sciences
3043 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7135
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
Office: (919)966-9732 Fax: (919)966-3678

Associate Director
Human Movement Science Curriculum Ph.D. Program

Closed Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation (CLEAR) core
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
UNC-Chapel Hill and NCSU

Email Dr. Lewek


  • Post-doc, Neuromechanics, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware
  • MPT, Physical Therapy, University of Delaware
  • BS, Exercise Science, Ithaca College

Research Interests

  • Walking recovery following stroke with a focus on the biomechanical, neurophysiologic, energetic and motor learning aspects of gait training; Prevention of gait-related trips following stroke; Enhancing gait for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Learn more about Dr. Lewek’s research in the ReGaiN Lab.


  • PHYT 730, Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  • PHYT 726, Exercise Foundations and Prescription
  • HMSC 710, Measurement of Muscle Function
  • AHSC 909, Grant Writing

Professional Societies

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Section Memberships: Neurology and Research
  • North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
  • American Heart Association

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy


  • Margaret L Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member, APTA, 2010
  • Junior Faculty Development Award, UNC-Chapel Hill,  2010
  • Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society: Best Poster Award, 2011


  • Please see this PubMed Link for list of peer review publications
Michael Lewek, PT, PhD