University of Colorado, School of Medicine, PM&R Faculty

Associate Professor

Michael Bade

Michael Bade PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Associate Professor
  • Physical Therapy (SOM)

  • Co-Director, Restore Research Group

Teaching Responsibilities

DPTR 5621: Evidence Based Practice, Instructor 
DPTR 6612: Clinical Reasoning II, Instructor  

DPTR 5631: Clinical Reasoning I, Instructor
DPTR 6633: Clinical Reasoning III, Course Coordinator & Instructor

DPTR 7651: Clinical Reasoning Capstone: Mentor


Rehabilitation Science PhD
Cameron MacDonald (2016-present), Primary Mentor
Allison Gustavson (2016-present), Secondary Mentor – Dissertation Committee
Jason Falvey (2016-2018), Secondary Mentor 
Joel Carmichael (2016-present), Secondary Mentor 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Jesse Christiansen (2017-present), Secondary Mentor 
Victory Cheuy (2016-present), Secondary Mentor 
William Kolb (2013-2014), Primary Mentor 
Christopher Edmundson (2014-2016), Primary Mentor 
Darren Neeley (2014-2016), Primary Mentor 
Brad Dalton (2014-2016), Primary Mentor 
Travis Gunderson (2014-2016), Primary Mentor 
Jeevan Pandya (2014-2016), Primary Mentor 

Areas of Expertise

Orthopedics, degenerative joint disease, comparative effectiveness trials, and prognostic research

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Regis University, Denver, CO
DPT in Physical Therapy, 2014

University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
PhD in Clinical Science, 2012 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
MPT in Physical Therapy, 2005

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
BA in Molecular Biology, 1998

Licensure Information/Registration Number
Colorado #PTL.0009977

APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, 2007- Present
Certified Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist, 2007- Present
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2009-Present
Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, 2014-Present



APTA Rose Excellence in Research Award from the APTA Orthopaedics Section for the article Home-Health-Care Physical Therapy Improves Early Functional Recovery of Medicare Beneficiaries After Total Knee Arthroplasty, 2020

APTA Margaret L. Moore Award Nominee, 2015

Outstanding PhD Student in Clinical Investigation Award, 2008

Duke University Health System Shining Star Award, 2006

APTA Mary McMillan Award, 2005

Medical Alumni Loyalty Award – University of North Carolina, 2004

North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Scholarship, 2004

Sharp Memorial Auxiliary Scholarship, 2003

University Merit Assistantship Award – University of North Carolina, 2003

Summa Cum Laude Honors - University of Colorado, 1998

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