James Carollo, PhD
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Photo
Download CV
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Texas A&M University (TX) (1979)
  • MS, Texas A&M University (TX) (1982)
  • PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (TX) (1998)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Titles

  • Director, Center for Gait and Movement Analysis
  • Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center at Children's Hospital Colorado

Recognition & Awards

  • Certification of Honor, Zhangjiang International Forum on Traditional Chinese Medicine Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2014)
  • IEEE Senior Member, Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (2007)
  • Research Scholar Award, Children's Hospital Colorado Research Institute (2001)

Research Interests

Dr. Carollo is interested in improved gait analysis methods, mathematical modeling of locomotion, measurement of dynamic center of gravity displacement, and characterization of neuromuscular stiffness. He furthers this research through the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis (CGMA), the first and only clinical movement analysis laboratory in Colorado and the only program at Children's Hospital to evaluate both children and adults. The CGMA's mission is to comprehensively analyze movement disorders associated with neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions using advanced measurement tools and a unique multidisciplinary approach. The goal is to identify critical gait abnormalities and recommend comprehensive treatment to restore functional ambulation in any individual with less than optimal walking performance.

Publications

  • Ng TKS, Tagawa A, Ho RC, Larbi A, Kua EH, Mahendran R, Carollo JJ, Heyn PC. Commonalities in biomarkers and phenotypes between mild cognitive impairment and cerebral palsy: a pilot exploratory study. Aging (Albany NY). 2021 Jan 26;13(2):1773-1816. PubMed PMID: 33497355
  • Carollo J, De S, Akuthota V. Evidence-Based Physiatry: Clinical Decision-Making With Instrumented Gait Analysis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Mar;99(3):265-266. PubMed PMID: 31860588
  • Pimentel R, Potter MN, Carollo JJ, Howell DR, Sweeney EA. Peak sagittal plane spine kinematics in female gymnasts with and without a history of low back pain. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2020 Jun;76:105019. PubMed PMID: 32402899
  • Alderink GJ, Carollo JJ. Enhancing the Quality of Clinical Movement Analysis through Instrumented Gait and Motion Analysis - Best Practices and Laboratory Accreditation. Gait Posture. 2020 Oct;82:52-53. PubMed PMID: 32892100
  • Schwabe, AL and Carollo, JJ: Chapter 5, Quantitative Assessment of Gait: A Systematic Approach. In Pediatric Rehabilitation: Principles & Practice, Sixth Edition, K. Murphy (Ed.) Demos Medical Publishers, New York, 2020.
  • Heyn PC, Tagawa A, Pan Z, Thomas S, Carollo JJ. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2019 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30663044
  • Carollo J, De S, Akuthota V. Evidence-Based Physiatry: Clinical Decision Making with Instrumented Gait Analysis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31860588
  • Baer HR, Thomas SP, Pan Z, Tagawa A, Carollo JJ, Heyn PC. Self-reported physical function is associated with walking speed in adults with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2019;12(2):181-188. PubMed PMID: 31227669
  • Heyn PC, Tagawa A, Pan Z, Thomas S, Carollo JJ. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2019 Apr;61(4):477-483. PubMed PMID: 30663044
  • Carollo JJ, Worster K, Pan Z, Ma J, Chang F, Valvano J. Relative phase measures of intersegmental coordination describe motor control impairments in children with cerebral palsy who exhibit stiff-knee gait. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2018 Nov;59:40-46. PubMed PMID: 30145412
  • Carry PM, Gala R, Worster K, Kanai S, Miller NH, James D, Provance AJ, Carollo JJ. POSTURAL STABILITY AND KINETIC CHANGE IN SUBJECTS WITH PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN AFTER A NINE-WEEK HIP AND CORE STRENGTHENING INTERVENTION. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Jun;12(3):314-323. PubMed PMID: 28593085
  • Valvano J, Hogy S, Worster K, Ma J, Denniston N, Winders P, Rapport MJ, Pan Z, Carollo JJ. Analysis of Reach-to-Grasp by School-Aged Children with Down Syndrome Elucidates Limitations in Upper Extremity Motor Control. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2017 Nov;37(4):374-388. PubMed PMID: 28157417
  • Thomas SP, Pan Z, Robertson DM, Frickman A, Carollo JJ, Heyn PC. Poster 232 Cerebral Palsy Adult Transition (CPAT) Cross-Sectional Study Preliminary Findings: Chronic Pain Correlates with Memory Difficulties in Adults with Cerebral Palsy. PM R. 2016 Sep;8(9S):S236. PubMed PMID: 27672993
  • Seidl A, Baldini T, Krughoff K, Shapiro JA, Lindeque B, Rhodes J, Carollo J. Biomechanical Assessment of Patellar Advancement Procedures for Patella Alta. Orthopedics. 2016 May 1;39(3):e492-7. PubMed PMID: 27135457
  • Thomas SP, Pan Z, Robertson DM, Frickman A, Carollo JJ, Heyn PC. Poster 232 Cerebral Palsy Adult Transition (CPAT) Cross-Sectional Study Preliminary Findings: Chronic Pain Correlates with Memory Difficulties in Adults with Cerebral Palsy. PM R. 2016 Sep;8(9S):S236. PubMed PMID: 27672993
  • Worster K, Valvano J, Carollo JJ. Sagittal plane coordination dynamics of typically developing gait. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2015 May;30(4):366-72. PubMed PMID: 25753695
  • Braito M, Dammerer D, Kaufmann G, Fischler S, Carollo J, Reinthaler A, Huber D, Biedermann R. Are our expectations bigger than the results we achieve? A comparative study analysing potential advantages of ankle arthroplasty over arthrodesis. Int Orthop. 2014 Aug;38(8):1647-53. PubMed PMID: 24984596
  • Braito M, Dammerer D, Kaufmann G, Fischler S, Carollo J, Reinthaler A, Huber D, Biedermann R. Are our expectations bigger than the results we achieve? a comparative study analysing potential advantages of ankle arthroplasty over arthrodesis. Int Orthop. 2014 Aug;38(8):1647-53. PubMed PMID: 24984596
View All (18 Total) View Less

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Member
  • Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Member
  • American Society of Biomechanics, Member
  • Orthopedic Research Society, Member
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Research, Other (0001)
Clinical Interests
Through the research he leads at the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis and the Musculoskeletal Research Center at Children's Hospital Colorado, Dr. Carollo works to develop and disseminate innovative research that improves quality of life for individuals with neurological and skeletal disorders.

Volunteer Activities
Dr. Carollo is involved in the National Sports Center for the Disabled Program at Winter Park, serving as a volunteer ski instructor and double black diamond volunteer.

General Information

Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Texas A&M University (TX) (1979)
  • MS, Texas A&M University (TX) (1982)
  • PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (TX) (1998)
Download CV
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
;