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Paul Mintken, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Core Faculty


Associate Professor

(303) 724-9545

paul.mintken@ucdenver.edu

Professional Qualifications

Education

Regis University, Denver, CO, Fellowship in Manual Therapy, 2008

University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2004

University of Colorado, MS in Physical Therapy, 1994

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, BA in Kinesiology, 1991

Licensure Information/Registration Number

Colorado #4788, 1994-Present

Curriculum Vitae

 Teaching Responsibilities

Summer Semester

DPTR 5001: Clinical Anatomy I, Instructor, 2007-present
DPTR 6402: Musculoskeletal Conditions II, Coordinator/Instructor, 2004-present
DPTR 7212: Advanced Joint Manipulation, Faculty Liaison/Instructor, 2006-present

Fall Semester

DPTR 6403: Musculoskeletal Conditions III, Coordinator/Instructor, 2004-present
DPTR 7613: Patient Care Seminar III, Instructor, 2007-present

Spring Semester

DPTR 5401: Musculoskeletal Conditions I, Coordinator/Instructor, 2004-present

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 Research and Scholarship Interests

Funded Activity

Mintken P (PI), Cleland J, Whitman J, Keirns M. Development of a clinical predication rule to identify patients with shoulder pain, likely to benefit from cervicothoracic manipulation. Cardon Rehabilitation Grant from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Awarded: 2006. ($5,000)

Whitman J (PI), Cleland J, Keirns M, Mintken P (Co-investigator). Development of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients status post inversion ankle sprain likely to benefit from manual physical therapy interventions and exercise. Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Awarded: 2006. ($7,500)

Cleland J (PI), Mintken P (Co-investigator), Carpenter KC, Fritz JM, Glynn P, Whitman J, Childs JD.  Validation of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Neck Pain Likely to Benefit from Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Foundation for Physical Therapy, Awarded 2007 ($40,000).

Struessel T (PI), Mintken P (Co-investigator), May J, Carpenter K, Sonnenberg E. An evidence-based paradigm: student perceived barriers to learning and practicing spinal manipulation. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Products (OPTP) Grant from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Awarded: 2007. ($4,000)

Puentedura L (PI), Cleland J (Co-investigator), Mintken P (Co-investigator). Development of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with neck pain likely to benefit from cervical spine manipulation. Cardon Rehabilitation Grant from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Awarded: 2008. ($6,000).

Cleland J (PI), Mintken P (Co-investigator), Bieniek M, Whitman J, Keirns M. Manual therapy and exercise versus home exercises in the management of patients status post ankle sprain: a multi-center randomized clinical trial. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Products (OPTP) Grant from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Awarded: 2008. ($4000)

Cleland J (PI), Hammerich A, Mintken P (Co-investigator), Struessel T, Akuthota V, Whitman J. Epidural steroid injection versus epidural steroid injection and physical therapy in the management of lumbar spinal stenosis: a randomized clinical trial. Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Awarded: 2009. ($25,000).

Hammerich A (PI), Cleland J, Mintken P (Co-investigator), Struessel T, Akuthota V, Whitman J. Epidural steroid injection versus epidural steroid injection and physical therapy in the management of lumbar spinal stenosis: a randomized clinical trial. Bob Doctor Research Grant, Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Awarded: 2009. ($6,100). 

Mintken P (Primary Investigator), Cleland J, Michener L, McDevitt A, Carpenter K, Boyles R, Burns, S, Strunce J. Validation of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Shoulder Pain Likely to Benefit from Cervicothoracic Manipulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial.  Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Awarded: 2012. ($25,000).

Lindley E, Patel V, Sawyer E, Mintken P (Co-Investigator). Validation of a New Sacroiliac-Joint Specific Disability Questionnaire.  Sponsor:  SI Bone Inc.  Awarded 2013. ($48,834).

McDevitt A, Cleland JA, Glynn PE, Mintken P (Co-Investigator). Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation for Cervicogenic Headaches: A Multi-Centered Randomized Clinical Trial.  Cardon Rehabilitation Grant from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Awarded: 2015. ($3,000).  

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 Publications (within the last five years)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Mintken PE, Carpenter KJ, Kohrt WM, Eckhoff D, Stevens JE.  Early neuromuscular electrical stimulation to optimize quadriceps muscle function following total knee arthroplasty: a case report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007;37(7):364-371.

Mintken P, DeRosa C, Little T, Smith B. AAOMPT clinical guidelines:  A model for standardizing manipulation terminology in physical therapy practice. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008;38(3):A1-6. 

Mintken P, Metrick L, Flynn T. Upper cervical ligament testing in a patient with Os Odontoideum presenting with headaches. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008;38(8):465-475.

Mintken P, DeRosa C, Little T, Smith B. A model for standardizing manipulation terminology in physical therapy practice. J Man Manip Ther. 2008;16(1):50-56.

Mintken P, Boyles R. Tarsometatarsal joint injury in a patient seen in a direct access physical therapy setting. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009;39(1):28.

Whitman JM, Cleland JA, Mintken P, et al. Predicting short-term response to thrust and non-thrust manipulation and exercise in patients post inversion ankle sprain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009;39(3):188-200.

Whitman JM, Cleland JA, Mintken P. Clinical prediction rules in physical therapy: coming of age? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009;39(3):231-233.

Carpenter KJ, Mintken P, Cleland JA.  Evaluation of outcomes in patients with neck pain treated with thoracic spine manipulation and exercise: a case series.  New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 2009;37(2):71-80.

Mintken P, Glynn P, Cleland JA. Psychometric properties of the shortened disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire (QuickDASH) and Numeric Pain Rating Scale in patients with shoulder pain. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2009; Nov-Dec 18(6):920-926.

Mintken P, Cleland JA, Carpenter KJ, Bieniek ML, Keirns M, Whitman JM. Some factors predict successful short-term outcomes in individuals with shoulder pain receiving cervicothoracic manipulation:  a single-arm trial. Phys Ther. 2010;90(1): 26-42.

Mintken P, DeRosa C, Little T, Smith B. Guest Editorial:  Moving past sleight of hand. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010;40(5). 253-255. 

Burns SA, Mintken P.  Sign of the Buttock in a Patient Status Post Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010;40(6). 377.

Mintken P, DeRosa C, Little T, Smith B.  Manual Magic: The Method Is Not the Trick.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010;40(8). 536-538. 

Mintken P, Cleland JA, Whitman JM, George SZ.  Psychometric Properties of the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire and Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia in Patients with Shoulder Pain.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010; 91(7). 1128-1136.

Cleland JA, Mintken P, Carpenter K, Fritz JM, Glynn P, Whitman JM, Childs JD.  Examination of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Neck Pain Likely to Benefit from Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation and a General Cervical Range of Motion Exercise: A Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial.  Phys Ther. 2010 Sep;90(9):1239-50.

·         Chattanooga Research Award for the best research article in the Journal of Physical Therapy (2010)

Burns SA, Mintken P, Austin GP.  Clinical decision making in a patient with secondary hip-spine syndrome. Physiother Theory Pract. 2011; 27(5): 384-397.

MacDonald C, Mintken P.  Femoral acetabular impingement and osteoarthrosis in a patient with hip pain.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011:41(3): 201.

Puentedura EJ, Landers M, Cleland JA, Mintken P, Huijbregts P, Fernandez-de-las-Peñas C. Thoracic spine manipulation versus cervical spine manipulation in patients with acute neck pain: A randomized clinical trial.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2011 Apr;41(4):208-20.

Burns SA, Mintken P, Austin GP, Cleland JA.  Short-term response of hip mobilizations and exercise in individuals with chronic low back pain: a case series. J Man Manip Ther. 2011;19(2): 100-108.

Burns SA, Foresman E, Means SJ, Egan W, Glynn P, Mintken P, Cleland JA.  A Treatment Based Classification Approach to Examination and Intervention of Lumbar Disorders.  Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2011; 3:362-372.

Louw A, Puentedura EJ, Mintken P.  Use of an abbreviated Neuroscience Education approach in the treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A case report.  Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2012 Jan;28(1):50-62.

Mintken P, Cleland JA. LEAP: Linking Evidence And Practice:  In a 32 Year Old Woman with Chronic Neck Pain and Headaches, Will an Exercise Regimen Be Beneficial for Reducing Her Reports of Neck Pain and Headaches? Phys Ther.  2012; 92(5):645-651.

Struessel T, Carpenter KJ, May J, Sampey E, Mintken P.  Student Perception of Applying Joint Manipulation Skills During Clinical Education:  Identification of Barriers.  J of Phys Ther Educ.  2012: 26(2): 19-30.

·         Winner of the Feitelberg Journal Founders' Award from the Journal of Physical Therapy Education 2012

Mintken P.  Thoracic Impairments and Shoulder Pain:  Which came first?  Invited commentary.  Phys Ther Reviews. 2012; 17(4): 254-256.

Puentedura EJ, Cleland JA, Landers MR, Mintken PE, Louw A, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients With Neck Pain Likely to Benefit From Thrust Joint Manipulation to the Cervical Spine.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012; 42(7): 577-592.

·         Winner of the Rose Excellence in Research Award for the best research article in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy 2013. 

Bishop M, Mintken PE, Bialosky JE, Cleland JA.  Patient expectations of benefit from interventions for neck pain and resulting influence on outcomes.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2013; 43(7):457-465.

·         Winner of the 2013 Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) Excellence in Research Award for the best research article in JOSPT in 2013. 

Cleland JA, Mintken PE, McDevitt A, Bieniek M, Carpenter K, Kulp K, Whitman JW. Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise versus Supervised Home Exercise in the Management of Patients Status Post Inversion Ankle Sprain: A Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2013;43(7):443-455.

·         Winner of the Rose Excellence in Research Award for the best research article in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy 2014. 

Mintken P (2014) Shoulder Pain and Regional Interdependence: Contributions of the Cervicothoracic Spine. J Yoga Phys Ther 2014; 4(5):179-180.

Cook CE, Rodeghero JR, Cleland JA, Mintken PE. A Preliminary Risk Stratification Model for Individuals with Neck Pain.  Musculoskeletal Care. 2015 Mar 2. doi: 10.1002/msc.1098. [Epub ahead of print]

Rodeghero JR, Cook CE, Cleland JA, Mintken PE.  Risk Stratification of Patients with Low Back Pain Seen in Physiotherapy Practice.  Man Ther. 2015; 20(6):855-60.

Mintken PE, Pascoe SC, Barsch AK, Cleland JA. Direct Access to Physical Therapy Services is Safe in a University Student Health Center Setting.  J Allied Health. 2015; 44(3): 155-159.

McDevitt AM, Young J, Mintken PE, Cleland JA.  Regional Interdependence and Manual Therapy Directed at the Thoracic Spine.  Invited commentary.  J Man Manip Ther. 2015 Jul;23(3):139-46.

Milligan M, Strickland C, Mintken PE.  Rupture of the Common Extensor Origin and Radial Collateral Ligament.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016;46(1):34.

Burns SA, Cleland JA, Mintken PE.  Inter-Rater Reliability of the Cervicothoracic and Shoulder Physical Examination in Patients with a Primary Complaint of Shoulder Pain.  Phys Ther in Sport. 2016 Mar;18:46-55.

Mintken PE, McDevitt AW, Cleland JA, Boyles RE, Beardslee, AR, Burns SA, Haberl MD, Binder LA, Michener LA.  Cervicothoracic Manual Therapy Plus Exercise Therapy versus Exercise Therapy Alone in the Management of Individuals with Shoulder Pain: A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2016;46(8):617-628.

Salamh PA, Reiman M, Cleland JA, Mintken PE, Rodeghero J, Cook CE.  Risk Stratification for 4,837 Individuals with Knee Pain who receive Physical Therapy Treatment. Musculoskeletal Care.  2016 Jul 4. doi: 10.1002/msc.1150. [Epub ahead of print].

Rodeghero JR, Cleland JA, Mintken PE, Cook CE.  Risk Stratification of Patients with Shoulder Pain seen in Physical Therapy Practice. J Eval Clin Pract.  2016 Jun 29. doi: 10.1111/jep.12591. [Epub ahead of print].

Mintken PE, McDevitt AW, Michener LA, Boyles RE, Beardslee, AR, Burns SA, Haberl MD, Binder LA, Cleland JA.  Examination of The Validity of Prognostic Variables To Identify Patients With Shoulder Pain Likely To Benefit From Cervicothoracic Manual Therapy. In Press.  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2016.

Book Chapters

Louw A, Mintken P, Puentedura L. Neuro-physiological effects of neural mobilization maneuvers. In: Fernández de las Peñas C, Arendt-Nielsen L, Gerwin R, Eds. Tension-Type And Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, And Management. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2009.

Mintken P, Cleland JA. Thoracic spine clinical decision making. In: Sueki D, Brechter J, Eds. Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor. Elsevier; 2009.

Puentedura E, Louw A, Mintken P. Neurodynamic interventions for the management of patients with headache. In: Fernández de las Peñas C, Arendt-Nielsen L, Gerwin R, Eds. Tension-Type And Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, And Management. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2009.

Mintken P, Puentedura E, Louw, A. Neurodynamic interventions and physiological effects: clinical neurodynamics in neck and upper extremity pain. In: Fernández de las Peñas C, Cleland JA, Huijbregts P, eds. Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes: Evidence-Informed Screening, Diagnosis, and Management in Manual Therapy. London: Elsevier; 2011.

Puentedura E, Mintken P, Diener I, Louw A. Neurodynamic Approach for Migraines.  In: Fernández de las Peñas C, Chaitow L, Schoenen J, eds.  Multidisciplinary Management Of Migraine: Pharmacological, Manual, and Other Therapies.  London: Elsevier; 2011.

Mintken P, Bishop M.  A treatment based classification approach to low back pain.  In: Chevan J, Clapis P.  Physical Therapy Management Of Low Back Pain: A Case-Based Approach.  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2012.

Puentedura E, Mintken P, Louw A. Clinical neurodynamics of the Upper and Lower Quadrants In: Fernández de las Peñas C, Cleland JA, Dommerholt J, eds. Manual Therapy For Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes Of The Upper And Lower Quadrants – An Evidence And Clinical-Informed Approach.  1st edition.  London: Elsevier; 2015.

Letters to the Editor

Whitman JM, Cleland JA, Mintken P. Clinical prediction rules in physical therapy: coming of age? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009;39(3):231-233.

Mintken PE, Cleland JA, Carpenter KJ, et al. On "Some factors predict successful short-term outcomes..." Phys Ther. 2010;90:26-42.  Cibulka MT, Harrell FE Jr.  [Letter to the editor in chief]. Phys Ther. 2010 Apr;90(4):643-4; author reply 644.

Dorko BL, Silvernail JL, Maher CG, Hancock MJ, Wilk BR, Stenback JT, Gonzalez C, Jagessar C, Nau S, Muniz A, Mintken PE, Derosa C, Little T, Smith B, Escamilla RF, Lewis C, Bell D, Bramblet G, Daffron J, Lambert S, Pecson A, Paulos L, Andrews JR. [Letter to the editor in chief].  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Aug;40(8):535-41.

Abstracts

Mintken PE, McDevitt AW, Michener LA, Boyles R, Cleland JA. Examination Of Prognostic Variables To Identify Patients With Shoulder Pain Likely To Benefit From Cervicothoracic Manipulation: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial [oral presentation]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016;46(1):A17-18.

Mintken PE, McDevitt AW, Puentedura EJ, Louw A.  Use Of Graded Motor Imagery During The Freezing Stage Of Frozen Shoulder: A Case Report [poster presentation]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016;46(1):A117-118. 

McDevitt A, McDevitt M, Mintken P.   Spontaneous vertebral artery dissection resulting from a benign mechanism of injury; A medical case description.   Manual Therapy, Volume 25, September 2016, Page e117.

McDevitt A, Krause L, Leibold B, Mintken P.    A novel treatment of dry needling and eccentric exercise for patients with chronic bicipital tendinopathy: A case series.  Manual Therapy, Volume 25, September 2016, Page e61.

Mintken P , McDevitt A, Puentedura E. Louw A.  Use of Neuroscience education, tactile discrimination, limb laterality and graded motor imagery in a patient with frozen shoulder.  Manual Therapy, Volume 25, September 2016, Page e74.

Mintken P , McDevitt A, Michener L, Burns S, Boyles R, Cleland J . Examination of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with shoulder pain likely to benefit from cervicothoracic manipulation: A multi-center randomized clinical trial.  Manual Therapy, Volume 25, September 2016, Page e50-51.

McPoil T, Mintken PE. A Practical Method to Instruct Entry-Level And Experienced Physical Therapists To Perform The Foot Posture Index. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2014;44(1):A91.

Mintken PE, McDevitt A: Treatment Of Patients With Chronic Bicipital Tendinopathy With Dry Needling And Eccentric Exercise: A Case Series. J Man Manip Ther. 2014;21(4):269

Mintken PE, Pascoe S, Barsch A, Cleland JA. Direct access to physical therapy services is safe in a university student health center setting. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013;43(1):A63.

Burns S, Mintken P, Austin G, Cleland J. Short-Term Response to Hip Mobilizations in Individuals with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Case Series. J Man Manip Ther. 2010;17(4):272.

Fearon TO, Mintken PE. Treatment Of Patients With Low Back Pain Presenting With A Directional Preference For Lateral Glides With An Unloaded Active Exercise Approach. J Man Manip Ther. 2010;17(4):279.

May J, Struessel T, Sampey E, Carpenter K, Mintken PE. Students Perceptions of Practicing Joint Manipulation during Clinical Education: Identification of Barriers. J Man Manip Ther. 2010;17(4):282.

Mintken PE, Cleland JA, Carpenter K, Bieniek ML, Glynn P, Keirns MA, Whitman JM. Development of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with shoulder pain likely to benefit from cervicothoracic manipulation. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010;40(1):A93-94.

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 Honors and Awards

Selected as a member of the Academy of Medical Educators 2016 cohort

Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 2015

Outstanding Research Platform Presentation American Academy of 2013, Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference

Robert L. Stearns Award for Extraordinary Service University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Association 2014  

Rose Excellence in Research Award for the Best Research Article in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 2014

Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) Excellence in Research Award for the best research article in JOSPT in 2013

Rose Excellence in Research Award for the Best Research Article in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 2013

Feitelberg Journal Founders' Award from the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2012

Chattanooga Research Award for best clinical research article published in Physical Therapy in 2010, 2011

Dick Erhard Outstanding Research Platform Presentation American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, 2010

Bob Doctor Service Award from the Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association , 2010

Fellow in American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2008-Present

Outstanding Poster Presentation American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, 2007

Outstanding Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado Denver, 2000

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1994

Herbert Levy Humanitarian Award in Physical Therapy, University of Colorado Denver, 1994

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Northern Colorado, 1991

Peer Academic Achievement Award, University of Northern Colorado, 1991

Departmental Scholar in Kinesiology, University of Northern Colorado, 1990

Dean’s List University of Northern Colorado, 1987-1991

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