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Our Team of Chiropractors at the Center for Spine, Sport & Physical Medicine
Joel P. ("Chip") Carmichael, DACBSP®
Dr. Joel ("Chip") Carmichael became a chiropractor because of the remarkable, immediate pain relief and long-term performance benefits he experienced from chiropractic care as a middle school and high school athlete. Those benefits shaped his desire to become a chiropractor, and to serve not only those with spinal conditions, but also sports injuries.
Graduating at the very top of his class from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis in 1985, Dr. Carmichael earned Diplomate status in 1996 from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (the ACBSP®). He later served several terms as a board member, and has served as its Vice President. He was the team physician for a local Denver High School for 15 years, and he has treated many elite collegiate, high school and professional athletes in his 33 years in clinical practice. Dr. Carmichael has served as a member of the Manual Medicine committee of the American Back Society and held memberships in both the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Pain Management. Until he began traveling to cover athletes at international events he has worked in clinic with fellowship-trained spine surgeons (both orthopedists and neurosurgeons) in the management of back pain, neck pain and complex spinal disorders. Uniquely, Dr. Carmichael is the second chiropractor in the United States to complete a one year residency in a medical hospital. Further, he is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Colorado School of Medicine | Anschutz Medical Campus, with research interests in orthopedic rehabilitation and sports injury prevention. He has lectured nationally and internationally, has published and presented numerous scientific articles including research on concussion, sacroiliac joint pain, foot biomechanics, sports injury management, a chapter on elbow, hand and wrist injuries for a sports medicine textbook, and spine pain.
Dr. Jon F. Seeman, DC, CCSP®
Dr. Jon Seeman DC, CCSP® joined Dr. Carmichael in 2006 to meet the growing demand for our unique brand of chiropractic sports medicine approach. Also a leading chiropractor in Colorado, Dr. Seeman completed extensive spine fellowship training at The Center for Spine, Sport & Physical Medicine after completing a sport chiropractic internship with Dr. Ted Forcum, III, DC, DACBSP in Beaverton, Oregon. While in Oregon Dr. Seeman gained experience treating the highest caliber Olympic athlete, PGA golfer and professional track and field athlete. Together with Dr. Carmichael, Dr. Seeman has in-depth experience with a wide variety of athletes and some of the most challenging overuse and sport-related injuries imaginable. Dr. Seeman was awarded designation as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® in 2012, joining a select group of chiropractors with advanced training and skill in managing and rehabilitating sports injuries.
Our unique blend of expertise, technology, and advanced techniques at The Center for Spine, Sport & Physical Medicine help all our patients perform at their highest level. These interventions are not widely available to the public outside professional and Olympic sports. We apply these techniques with all our patients because they are proven to deliver the fastest results possible. Our goals are to accelerate your healing process by quickly reducing your pain, improve your muscle strength (especially your core!), give you better static and dynamic balance, and provide for an earlier return to work, exercise, travel, competition and all things you enjoy most in life.
Our multidisciplinary staff combines the best of chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy. Our providers are passionate about ending your pain and restoring your health so that you can live your life to the fullest. We genuinely care about you. Our singular focus is to restore you to full function and health!
Discover why many local referring physicians trust us with their patients, why parents trust us with their children’s injuries, and why high level coaches and athletes give us the highest marks for excellence in chiropractic care. Call today for an appointment! (303) 290-8342.