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Michael Bade, PT, PhD


Title: Principal Investigator; Associate Professor, Physical Therapy


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Research Interest


Research Interest
My research interest is improving rehabilitation in individuals with degenerative joint disease or following joint arthroplasty (joint replacement).

See Dr. Bade's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials.

The following images visualize Dr. Bade's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Bade's publication titles indicate his primary work is care of Veterans
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Dr. Bade's collaborations are primarily from the University of Colorado
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The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Bade's publications and grants. The categories are based on 30 publications.
Clinical Research
Pain Research
Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities
Chronic Pain
Physical Rehabilitation

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Recent Publications


Mañago MM, Cohen ET, Cameron MH, Christiansen CL, Bade M. Reliability, Validity, and Responsiveness of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale for Measuring Mobility-Related Goals in People With Multiple Sclerosis. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2023 Mar 8. doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000439. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 36897202.
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Garbin AJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Gritz RM, Tucker CA, Bade MJ. Long-Term Career Earnings in Academia Might Offset the Opportunity Cost of Full-Time PhD and Postdoctoral Education for Physical Therapists Who Hold a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. Phys Ther. 2023 Apr 4;103(4):pzad015. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzad015. PMCID: PMC10152085.
PMID: 37128811.
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Graber J, Kittelson A, Juarez-Colunga E, Jin X, Bade M, Stevens-Lapsley J. Comparing "people-like-me" and linear mixed model predictions of functional recovery following knee arthroplasty. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 Jul 28:ocac123. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocac123. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35903035.
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Mañago MM, Kimbrell K, Hager ER, Dwight H, Owens J, Bade M. Clinical use of blood flow restriction in people with neurologic conditions: a cross-sectional survey. J Phys Ther Sci. 2022 Apr;34(4):275-283. doi: 10.1589/jpts.34.275. Epub 2022 Apr 8. PMCID: PMC8989480.
PMID: 35400831.
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Capin JJ, Bade MJ, Jennings JM, Snyder-Mackler L, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Total Knee Arthroplasty Assessments Should Include Strength and Performance-Based Functional Tests to Complement Range-of-Motion and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures. Phys Ther. 2022 Mar 30:pzac033. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzac033. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35358318.
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Rauzi MR, Foran JRH, Bade MJ. Multimodal conservative management of arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty compared to manipulation under anesthesia: a feasibility study with retrospective cohort comparison. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2022 Mar 25;8(1):71. doi: 10.1186/s40814-022-01026-y. PMCID: PMC8953056.
PMID: 35337388.
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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 Feb 17;35:25-33. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2022.01.008. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35183923.
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Graber J, Juarez-Colunga E, Thigpen C, Waugh D, Bade M, Stevens-Lapsley J, Kittelson A. Development of reference charts for monitoring quadriceps strength with handheld dynamometry after total knee arthroplasty. Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Nov 9:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1995054. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34751608.

Falvey J, Bade MJ, Forster JE, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Poor Recovery of Activities-of-Daily-Living Function Is Associated with Higher Rates of Postsurgical Hospitalization after Total Joint Arthroplasty. Phys Ther. 2021 Aug 2:pzab189. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab189. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34339513.

Kittelson A, Carmichael J, Stevens-Lapsley J, Bade M. Psychometric properties of the 4-meter walk test after total knee arthroplasty. Disabil Rehabil. 2020 Dec 5:1-7. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1852446. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33280460.

Owens JG, Rauzi MR, Kittelson A, Graber J, Bade MJ, Johnson J, Nabhan D. How New Technology Is Improving Physical Therapy. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2020 Apr; 13(2):200-211.
PMID: 32162144.

Bade MJ, Christensen JC, Zeni JA, Christiansen CL, Dayton MR, Forster JE, Cheuy VA, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Movement pattern biofeedback training after total knee arthroplasty: Randomized clinical trial protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Apr; 91:105973.
PMID: 32171937.

Falvey JR, Bade MJ, Hogan C, Forster JE, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Preoperative Activities of Daily Living Dependency is Associated With Higher 30-Day Readmission Risk for Older Adults After Total Joint Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 02; 478(2):231-237.
PMID: 31688209.