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The Woodlands

Phone: 936-267-6686


17580 I-45 South
Suite WM161
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Cara Masterson, MS

Motion Analysis Lab Biomechanist


School Education Degree Year
Boise State University Masters Master of Science in Exercise & Sports Science, Biomechanics 2012
Ball State University Bachelors Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science, Physics 2009


Cara earned her undergraduate degree at Ball State University where she worked in the biomechanics laboratory on clinical gait analysis related projects. Cara then completed her masters degree at Boise State University where she later served as the laboratory manager at the Center for Orthopaedic and Biomechanics Research. During this time, she assisted in the development of a clinical gait analysis service in collaboration with St. Luke’s Medical Center. Cara joined Texas Children’s in December 2016 and helped develop Texas Children’s first Motion Analysis Lab, which opened in April 2017. She brings almost 10 years of experience to Texas Children’s motion analysis team and has a passion for working with a multi-disciplinary team to help advance clinical decision making and patient care.

Clinical Interests:

The utilization of motion analysis and current evidence based research to develop and implement new clinical services related to motion capture.

Research Interests:

Quantifying motor function, through measures of entropy, variability, and coordination.  


Organization Name Role
American Society of Biomechanics Member
Gait and Clinical Motion Analysis Society Member

Selected Publications

Lawrence, Michael & Leib, Daniel & Masterson, Cara & Hartigan, Erin. (2012) The Effect of Load on Movement Coordination During Sled Towing.

Wang, Henry & Frame, Jeff & Ozimek, Elicia & Reedstrom, Cara & Leib, Daniel & Dugan, Eric. (2011). Influences of Load Carriage and Fatigue on Lower Extremeity Kinetics During Walking.

Wang, Henry & Frame, Jeff & Ozimek, Elicia & Reedstrom, Cara & Leib, Daniel & Dugan, Eric. (2010). Load Carriage Increases Mechanical Loading Rates During Walking.  

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