Joel Carmichael, DC, PhD
Clinical Instructor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Graduate Schools :
  • DC, Logan College of Chiropractic (1985)
  • PhD, University of Colorado Denver (2021)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSc, Logan University (MO) (1983)
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Titles

  • Clinic Director and Chief Science Officer


  • Clinical Instructor (2021)
    School of Medicine, Other
    Orthopedics including knee arthroplasty, sports medicine, and spine; Musculoskeletal rehabilitation; Referee for scientific journals


  • Carmichael J, Dennis D, Jennings J, Stevens-Lapsley J, Bade M. Feasibility and initial efficacy of a multimodal swelling intervention after total knee arthroplasty: A prospective pilot study with historical controls. Knee. 2022 Mar;35:25-33. PubMed PMID: 35183923
  • Kittelson A, Carmichael J, Stevens-Lapsley J, Bade M. Psychometric properties of the 4-meter walk test after total knee arthroplasty. Disabil Rehabil. 2022 Jun;44(13):3204-3210. PubMed PMID: 33280460
  • Bekker S, Bolling C, H Ahmed O, Badenhorst M, Carmichael J, Fagher K, Hägglund M, Jacobsson J, John JM, Litzy K, H Mann R, D McKay C, Mumford S, Tabben M, Thiel A, Timpka T, Thurston J, Truong LK, Spörri J, van Nassau F, Verhagen EA. Athlete health protection: Why qualitative research matters. J Sci Med Sport. 2020 Oct;23(10):898-901. PubMed PMID: 32665215
  • Carmichael JP, Staton EW, Blatchford PJ, Stevens-Lapsley J. EPIDEMIOLOGY of NECK INJURIES ACCOMPANYING SPORT CONCUSSIONS in YOUTH OVER a 13-YEAR PERIOD IN a COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2019 Jun;14(3):334-344. PubMed PMID: 31681492
  • Nguyen HT, Carmichael JP, Bainbridge JS, Kozak C. First rib fracture of unknown etiology: a case report. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2006 Sep;29(7):590-4. PubMed PMID: 16949951

Specialty Information

  • Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Board Certification (1996)
Clinical Interests
My broad range of clinical interests including the non-operative treatment of back and neck pain, sports injuries, and joint and muscle pain. In addition to expert manual therapy techniques I utilize the gentlest form of dry needling, soft tissue mobilization, traction, acupuncture, massage, and exercise rehabilitation to achieve the fastest improvements possible.

Care Philosophy
Using the highest standards of personalized, evidence-informed care, my goal is to help my patients achieve the fastest possible improvement in their health in a positive, professional clinical environment.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • DC, Logan College of Chiropractic (1985)
  • PhD, University of Colorado Denver (2021)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSc, Logan University (MO) (1983)
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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