Michael Van Manen, D.O.
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Michael Van Manen, DO (LCDR, Inactive Reservist, US Navy) graduated from A.T. Still University with a degree Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Orthopedic Internship and Residency at Memorial Hospital in York, PA. His residency training included yearly rotations at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Children, York Hospital Wellspan Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and The Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics Baltimore, MD. During residency he was involved in numerous research projects and published papers on knee arthritis and knee trauma.
He recently finished up a 9-year career with the United States Navy. He served 5 years as an inactive reservist during his deferment for residency training. He just completed a 4-year hardship tour at Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms (NHTP) located in the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. He began his tour as a staff orthopedic surgeon and quickly became Chief of Surgery and Department Head of the Orthopedic/General surgery department.
Due to his leadership ability, he was also selected to serve as a member of the Medical Executive Committee the last two years of his tour. He was actively involved in taking care of the Marines, Wounded Warrior Battalions, Sailors and Special Operations Community on base (Marine Force Recon, EOD technicians, and Navy Seals). His commanding officer presented him with numerous awards (6) for high patient satisfaction during his 4 year tour.
He emphasized an integrated sports medicine approach to taking care of the Warfighter/Tactical Athlete. This included the implementation of a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMAC) injection clinics. He worked very closely with colleagues in developing individualized treatment plans combining both surgery and non-operative modalities. These modalities included the use of Active Release Therapy, Chiropractic/Osteopathic Manipulation and Myofascial Decompression (cupping) integrated into specific physical therapy programs.
He continues to be actively involved with a research study looking at the effects of High Intensity Interval Training and injury prevention for Active Duty Military. He received The Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his efforts while stationed at NHTP. He was born and raised in Pueblo Colorado. He received a D1 Scholarship to play football at Washington State University.
After two years at WSU, he transferred to the University of Northern Colorado and finished out his college football career playing for the Bears. He graduated Cum Laude with a B.S in kinesiology and Exercise Science. Despite heavy encouragement from his superiors to stay on Active Duty, he felt an obligation to return to his roots and family located in Pueblo, Colorado. He will serve in the capacity of a General Orthopedic Surgeon. His emphasis will be taking care of the Tactical Athlete in the realm of Tactical Sports Medicine.