Dale Colorado

Dale Colorado, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology

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Dr. Colorado's clinical interests include the evaluation and nonoperative management of all musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in sports and spine related injuries, therapeutic spine and peripheral joint injections, sport related concussions, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound, and electrodiagnostics. He is also a part of the Multidisciplinary Complex Nerve Clinic team. 

Common Procedures

  • Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/NCS)
  • Fluoroscopically-guided injections
  • Musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

Clinical Office Locations

  • Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

  • Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

    5201 Midamerica Plaza

    St. Louis, MO 63129

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

  • Colorado B, Sanders J, Foxx K. Electrodiagnostic Testing and Intraoperative Monitoring. In: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine 5. AAOS, 2017.
  • Colorado B, Decker G. Persistent Hiccups After an Epidural Steroid Injection Successfully Treated with Baclofen: A Case Report. PM&R, 2017.
  • Colorado B. Elbow, Wrist, and Hand. In: Casey E, Rho M, Press J. Sex Differences in Sports Medicine. New York: Demos Medical, 2016. 
  • Prather, H., Colorado, B., Hunt, D. (2014). Managing Hip Pain in the Athlete. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 25 (4).
  • Colorado, B., Del Toro, D., Tarima, S. (2014). Impact of Contact Isolation on FIM Score Change, FIM Efficiency Score, and Length of Stay in Patients on Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation. PM&R. (Accepted for publication).
  • Prather, H., Colorado, B., Hunt, D. (2014). Managing Hip Pain in the Athlete. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 25 (4).
  • Colorado, B., Prather, H. (2014). Elbow Injury – Softball. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46 (5 supplement): 15.
  • Colorado, B., Wertsch, J., Braza, D., Lewandowski, L. (2013). Teaching Fluoroscopically-Guided Injection Procedures Utilizing Anatomage. Clinical Anatomy, 26 (8): 1040.
  • Colorado, B, & West, M. (2013). Pain Case #16. AAPM&R CME Online Case Study Program. June 2013.
  • Colorado, B., & Wu, H. (2013). Acupuncture for the Relief of Odynophagia and Xerostomia After
    Chemoradiation Therapy in Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Case Report. Journal of Cancer Therapeutics and Research, 2 (8).
  • Colorado, B. (2012). Resident Physician Council Elections Task Force Recommendations result in Charter Revision. The PM&R Resident. August 2012.
  • Colorado, B., & Wu, H. (2012). Acupuncture for the Relief of Odynophagia and Xerostomia After Chemoradiation Therapy in Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Case Report. PM&R, 4 (10S), S208.
  • Colorado, B.S., Zach, K.N., & Hoch, A.Z. (2012). Shoulder Injury – Lacrosse. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44 (5 supplement), 182-183.
  • Colorado, B. (2012). Classification for Paralympic Sports. The PM&R Resident. April 2012.
  • Colorado, B.S., & West, M.P. (2011). Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia presenting as Neck Pain: A Case Report. PM&R, 3 (10S), S284-285.

Research Interests

Dr. Colorado has research interests in the use of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound, electrodiagnostics, sports concussion, shoulder disorders, low back pain, and young adult hip disorders.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Colorado's clinical interests include the evaluation and nonoperative management of all musculoskeletal injuries, with special interests in sports and spine related injuries, therapeutic spine and peripheral joint injections, sport related concussions, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound, and electrodiagnostics.

Background

Dr. Colorado earned his medical degree and public health degree from Des Moines University. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he served as Chief Resident, then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine at Washington University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Colorado serves as EMG Medical Director and Co-Director of Ultrasound. He is Associate Program Director for the PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Colorado is a team physician for Washington University Athletics, Francis Howell Central High School, and St. Joseph's Academy. He is also a part of the Multidisciplinary Complex Nerve Clinic team. Dr. Colorado is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the North American Spine Society.

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified, Sports Medicine
  • Board Certified, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Certified, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (RMSK)

Medical Degree

  • Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate Degree

  • Master of Public Health, Des Moines University College of Health Sciences

Internship

  • Internal Medicine, University of Iowa – Des Moines

Residency

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin

Fellowship

  • Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine, Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. Colorado’s Office Locations

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63129

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