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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 6402: Musculoskeletal Conditions II, Coordinator/Instructor, 2004-present
DPTR 5001: Clinical Anatomy I, Instructor, 2007-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

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).

Mintken P (Primary Investigator), Lindley E, Patel V, Sawyer E. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a formal postoperative rehabilitation program, consisting of both physical and cognitive behavioral therapy, on functional outcomes at 3, 6 and 12 months following lumbar spine fusion. Submitted 8/5/14; Foundation for Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Section Research Grant. In Review Grant Activity: ($39,510) 

Lindley E, Patel V, Sawyer E, Mintken P (Co-Investigator). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a formal postoperative rehabilitation program, consisting of both physical and cognitive behavioral therapy, on functional outcomes at 3, 6 and 12 months following lumbar spine fusion. Submitted 9/15/14; Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Prospective Clinical Research Grant. In Review Grant Activity: ($149,099)

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).

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).

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 Rehabilition 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)

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)

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 Publications (within the last five years)

Peer Reviewed Publications

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, Cleland JA, Mintken PE, Cook CE. Predicting Physical Therapy Outcomes in Patients with Shoulder Pain using Prognostic Risk Stratification. In Review. Phys Med & Rehab.

Burns SA, Cleland JA, Mintken PE. Inter-Rater Reliability of the Cervico-thoracic and Shoulder Physical Examination in Patients with a Primary Complaint of Shoulder Pain. In Review. Arch Phys Med Rehab.

McDevitt AM, Young J, Mintken PE, Cleland JA. Regional Interdependence and Manual Therapy Directed at the Thoracic Spine. Invited commentary. In Press. J Man Manip Ther.

Rodeghero JR, Cook CE, Cleland JA, Mintken PE. Risk Stratification of Patients with Low Back Pain Seen in Physical Therapy Practice. In Press. Man Ther.

Milligan M, Strickland C, Mintken PE. Rupture of the Common Extensor Origin and Radial Collateral Ligament. Accepted. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.

Mintken PE, Pascoe SC, Barsch AK, Cleland JA. Direct Access To Physical Therapy Services Is Safe In A University Student Health Center Setting. Accepted. J Allied Health.

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

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.

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.

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).

Mintken P. Thoracic Impairments and Shoulder Pain: Which came first? Invited commentary. Phys Ther Reviews. 2012; 17(2).

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.

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? Accepted. Phys Ther. 2012; 92(5):645-651.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Guest Editorial: Moving past sleight of hand. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010;40(5). 253-255.

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.

Book Chapters

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; 2014.

Boyles R, Flynn TW, Whitman JM, Wainner RS, Mintken PE. Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain. E-Book. Louisville, KY: Evidence in Motion; 2013.

Boyles R, Flynn TW, Whitman JM, Wainner RS, Mintken PE. Spinal & Extremity Manipulation: The Basic Skill Set (2nd Edition). E-Book. Louisville, KY: Evidence in Motion; 2012.

Boyles R, Flynn TW, Whitman JM, Wainner RS, Mintken PE. Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Management of Mechanical Neck Pain. E-Book. Louisville, KY: Evidence in Motion; 2012.

Mintken P, Bishop M. A treatment based classification approach to low back pain. In: Chevan J, Clapis P. Contemporary Issues in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2012.

Puentedura E, Mintken P, Diener I, Louw A. Neurodynamic Approach for Migraines. In: Fernández de las Peñas C, Chaitow L, Schoenen J, eds. Manual Therapy Interventions for Migraine. London: Elsevier; 2011.

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.

Letters to the Editor

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.

On "Some factors predict successful short-term outcomes..." Mintken PE, Cleland JA, Carpenter KJ, et al. 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.

Abstracts

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

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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