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Rehabilitation Clinical Trials
Progressive interventions for older adult populations
Optimizing joint arthoplasty rehabilitation
Pragmatic trials for medically complex patients
Shifting paradigms for lower limb amputation rehab
Dissemination and implementations science

Health Services Research
Rehabilitations impact on healthcare utilization
Leveraging 'Big Data' to inform practice guidelines
Comprehensive-care for Joint Replacement (CJR)
Improving care transitions across healthcare continuum

Personalized Rehabilitation
Predictions analytics to inform shared-decision making
Leveraging individual-level data in clinical practice
Collaborative-care models to promote patient self-efficacy

Targeting Mechanisms of Movement Dysfunction
Movement behaviours underlying functional outcomes
Phenotyping osteoarthritis pain to improve interventions
Genetic influences on muscle atrophy and hypertrophy
Biomechanical predictors of movement patterns

Translational Rehabilitation Technology
Movement pattern measurement in clinical settings
Quantifying movement in free-living environments
Real-time identification of early functional changes
Providing biofeedback through wearable technologies​

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley PT, PhD
Dr. Stevens-Lapsley’s research focuses on developing and integrating evidence-based medicine and technology-enabled solutions for older adults. Her research aims to enhance the effectiveness of rehabilitation via observational studies, high-impact efficacy trials and pragmatic approaches. Specifically, her work focuses on understanding quadriceps dysfunction, improving rehabilitation in medically complex populations, and reducing the burden of hospitalization in older adults.

Michael Bade, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
Assistant Professor
Dr. Bade's primary research focuses on optimizing joint arthroplasty rehabilitation through comparitive effectiveness clinical trials. His secondary research interests are developing strategies to personalize rehabilitation pathways using prediction analytics and developing methods to disseminate and implement research findings into clinical practice.


​​​Dedicated faculty research assistants, post-doctoral fellows, PhD and master's students, Doctor of Physical Therapy students and interns, supported by a network of multidisciplinary collaborators



To provide support for the RESTORE research group at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Support includes training, travel and equipment for providers and students.​

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