Ela Lewis

Display Name Ela Lewis, PT

Position Exec Director, Inpatient Access and Mkt. Dev.
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About Me

About Me

Ela Lewis has worked in the Inpatient Rehabilitation space for 20 years. She is a published researcher, international speaker and patent holder. She has collaborated with RIC engineers to invent and publish an internationally used tool to measure spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury and also collaborated with RIC engineers to co-invent a robot to assist with balance and gait training. The robot is currently on the market and being used by clinicians around the globe. Ela has held her Neurologic Specialist Certification for 14 years. She has worked on the business side of Rehabilitation for more than a decade and is passionate about providing patients with access to the best care when they need it.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Professional Associations



    1991 - 1995
    Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana
    1995 - 1997
    MS in Physical Therapy, Washington University, St.Louis

Professional Affiliations

  • Public Relations and Marketing Chair
    American Physical Therapist Associations, 2012 - 2015

Work History

  • 2007 - 2012
    Vice President
  • 2005 - 2007
    Regional Trauma Director
    Health South Hospitals of Pittsburgh
  • 2002 - 2005
    Product Manager
    HDT Robotics
  • 1998 - 2002
    Research Physical Therapist