Michael Bade

Michael Bade PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Associate Professor
  • Physical Therapy (SOM)

  • Co-Director, Restore Research Group

Areas of Expertise

Orthopaedic manual physical therapy; rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty

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
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2009-Present
Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, 2014-Present



American Physical Therapy Association Jack Walker Award 2022

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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