About Dr. Carmichael

London 2012 JPCJoel P. (“Chip”) Carmichael DC, DACBSP is a expert in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries at The Center for Spine, Sport & Physical Medicine in Denver, Colorado, where he serves athletes of all ages and abilities. Having personally experienced the physical performance-enhancing benefits of chiropractic care as a high school athlete in football, basketball, and track & field, Chip’s practice aims at two goals:  1) fast, safe, and complete recovery from injuries as quickly as possible; and 2) helping athletes “without injury” perform to their absolute peak potential.

London 2012 Team Pic

Chip treated his first Olympic athlete in 1984 (marathon) and his first world cup soccer player in 1985. He served at his first World Championship (USA Weightlifting) in Athens, Greece in 1999.   In addition to his current, extensive work with high school, college, professional and Olympic athletes, he has published original research on the sacroiliac joint and presented numerous professional papers, scientific abstracts and lecture symposia in sports and exercise medicine.  He has authored a book chapter in a textbook on sports injuries.

Career Highlight

Chip currently provides sports medicine coverage internationally to USA Archery and USA Beach Volleyball.  He was privileged to be an official member of the USA Sports Medicine Team at the 2012 London Olympic Games serving eight incredible USA Beach Volleyball athletes including 3-time Olympic gold medalists Kerry Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, London silver medalists April Ross and Jennifer Kessy, and Beijing gold medalists Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser.


Closer to Home

Chip works with athletes of all age and skill levels from many area high schools, and from colleges and universities near and far. He is a member of the sports medicine / sports performance team at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.


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