National Network of DOT Medical Examiner

Edwards, Colorado

Vail Integrative Medical Group


Recognized by OOIDA for Driver Helpful® DOT Physical Exams. OOIDA Logo

About Us

Vail Integrative Medical Group

Joel Dekanich NRCME

TeamCME Contact Number

Contact Number

(970) 926-4600
Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

8-6 M-TH , 8-5 Fri


  • Medical
  • physical therapy
  • chiropractic
  • massage therapy
  • shockwave therapy

Our Priority is to the Driver!

We Perform Driver Helpful® DOT Physical Exams to Assist in Obtaining a CDL Medical Card.

Pass Your DOT Medical Exam!

We know how important it is that you maintain a current CDL medical card. With extensive knowledge of the exam requirements, we will guide you through so you can Keep on Truckin'.

What is a Driver Helpful® DOT Physical Exam?

Helping drivers is what we do. We know the medical requirements and we are interested in helping the driver maintain their livelihood. When needed, we steer drivers with medical conditions thru the requirements so they maintain a current CDL medical card.

Need your DOT Physical Exam Today?

Give us a call! We are committed to getting you back on the road in no time.

Learn More

In a Hurry?

Save time by filling out your forms prior to your appointment!


Joel T. Dekanich, FNP-C, MSN, DC, MS, DACBSP, CSCS
105 Edwards Village Center Suite A-203
Edwards, CO 81632-2637

Bachelor of Science: Palmer College, Davenport, IA, 1994
Doctorate: Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1994
Diplomate: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2005
Masters in Exercise Science & Rehabilitation: Logan College, St. Louis, MO, 2013 (with distinction)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: International College of Health Sciences, Boynton Beach, FL, 2017
Family Nurse Practitioner/Master’s Nursing Science: United States University, San Diego, CA, 2019

Appointments: PGA TOUR sports medicine and chiropractic Staff -2009-present
US OPEN Medical Staff 2015-2019
Sports medicine staff for Team USA Para Track & Field Paralympic Games, Tokyo,
Japan, 2021, World Championships, London, 2017, Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, 2016, Para Pan-American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2011.
Medical director, Vail International Dance Festival 2010-present
Adjunct clinic faculty, Palmer College and Northwestern Health Sciences University,
Continuing education faculty, University of Western States, 2010-present
Certifications: Level I and II Dry Needling Technique (2013), Active Release Technique (ART) (Full
body certified) (Upper), 2012, (Lower), 2010, (Spine), (2009), Titleist Performance Institute, Certified Golf
Fitness Instructor (2010), Kinesio Taping K1-K3 Certified (2010), PGA / PSC certified analysis &
treatment for the professional golfer (2009), Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
(2005), National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (2004), Certified Strength & Conditioning
Specialist, National Strength & Conditioning Association (2001), Level I Accredited Workman’s
Compensation Physician, Certified Federal Motor Carrier Medical Examiner #9131515310 (2017)
Founder/President: Vail Integrative Medical Group (multidiscipline group in Vail, Edwards and Eagle,
CO (consisting of MD’s, FNP’s, PA’s, DPT’s and DC’s), 1995-Present

Official sports medicine clinic, Vail International Dance Festival, 2010-Present
Previous official on-site triage and care for The Honda Session, Pro Snowboarding event, Vail
Valley Foundation (2002-2010), Pro-am Mogul mania Tour, Vail Ultra 100 Endurance race and
World Cup Mountain Bike Championships, Town of Vail

Cover and feature: The American Chiropractor Magazine, Vol. 29, Number 10, October 2007
Co author: The effects of Kinesiotaping on back muscle endurance among patients with low back pain: A
randomized controlled crossover trial. Lindsey E. Hagen, DPT, Jeffrey J. Hebert, DC, PhD, Joel Dekanich, DC,
MS, DACBSP Journal of Orthopeadic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT), March 2015, Volume 45, Number 3.
Board Member: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
Athletic events completed: Leadville 100 trail run (2012), UROC 100K trail race (2013), Silver Rush 50 miler, Dirty
Thirty and Bear Chase 50K ultra marathons, Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon, Harvest Moon half-Ironman, 5430 halfIronman, Chicago Marathon, Toronto Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon (Washington, .C.), Cape Cod Marathon,
Steamboat Marathon, Denver Rock N Roll marathon, Moab and Boulder Back roads half marathon

NRCME Number: 9131515310