Rachel Brakke Holman, MD
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Swarthmore College (PA) (1998)
Internship:
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Austin) Program (2006)
Residencies:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2009)
  • University of Washington Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Sports Medicine (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Assistant Professor

Research Interests

I am interested in core strengthening, spine care, the aging athlete, high altitude cerebral edema, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and sports injuries.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2011)
    School of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Publications

  • Kudron C, Carlson MJ, Meron A, Sridhar B, Brakke Holman R. Using Ultrasound Measurement of the Achilles Tendon in Asymptomatic Runners to Assist in Predicting Tendinopathy. J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31490583
  • Friedrich J, Brakke R, Akuthota V, Sullivan W. Reliability and Practicality of the Core Score: Four Dynamic Core Stability Tests Performed in a Physician Office Setting. Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Jul;27(4):409-414. PubMed PMID: 28653966

Practice Locations

UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - 1st Floor
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1980

CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center
2150 Stadium Drive
Boulder, CO 80309
303-315-9900

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board Certification
  • Pain Medicine, Board Certification
  • Sports Medicine, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
Clinical Interests
I specialize in the non-operative management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries as well as back and neck pain including interventional spine procedures and electrodiagnostic testing.

Personal Interests
As a collegiate level cross-country runner and softball pitcher, I have a strong personal and academic interest in sports.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Swarthmore College (PA) (1998)
Internships:
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Austin) Program (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2009)
  • University of Washington Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Sports Medicine (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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