Professors

Paul Mintken

Paul Mintken PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

PROFESSOR
  • Physical Therapy (SOM)

Email Address:paul.mintken@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-724-9545

Mailing Address:
  • CU Boulder

Wardenburg Student Health Center

1900 Wardenburg Drive

Boulder, CO 80309

Teaching Responsibilities

Fall 
DPTR 6403: Musculoskeletal Conditions III, Coordinator/Instructor  
DPTR 6205: Prosthetics and Orthotics, Instructor

Spring 
DPTR 5401: Musculoskeletal Conditions I, Coordinator/Instructor

Summer 
DPTR 5001: Clinical Anatomy I, Instructor
DPTR 6402: Musculoskeletal Conditions II, Coordinator/Instructor  
DPTR 7212: Joint Manipulation, Faculty Liaison  
DPTR 7651: Clinical Reasoning Capstone, Instructor 
 
Clinical Teaching Activities
Clinical Instructor (CI), physical therapy interns   
Mentor to 15 Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Clinic

School of Medicine
(~150 students)
Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum (SOM):  Teaching musculoskeletal examination
to 1st year medical students. Preceptor. 

Integrated Clinicians Course (ICC) IDPT 8004:  Educating 4th year medical students on the role of physical therapy in health care. Instructor. 

Areas of Expertise

 Orthopedic physical therapy

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Regis University, Fellowship in Manual Therapy, 2008
University of Colorado, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2004
University of Colorado, MS in Physical Therapy, 1994
University of Northern Colorado, BA in Kinesiology, 1991

Licensure Information/Registration Number
Colorado #PTL.0004788

Certification 
Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists

Resumes/CV:

Awards

James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Award from the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association 2019.

Dick Erhard Outstanding Research Platform Presentation Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, 2018

Regis University School of Physical Therapy’s Professional Achievement Award 2018

D.L. Hart Memorial International Research Award from Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) Inc.  2018

Outstanding Physical Therapist Award for the state of Colorado from the Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association 2017

Keynote Speaker.  Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). 2017.

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

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

Outstanding Research Platform Presentation: “Educational Topics.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, 2016    

Outstanding Research Platform Presentation: “Upper Extremity.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Annual Conference, 2016

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

Rose Excellence in Research Award for the Best Research Article in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (out of 7 peer reviewed journals), 2014

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 (out of 7 peer reviewed journals), 2013

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

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

Feitelberg Journal Founders' Award from the Journal of Physical Therapy Education (co-author), 2012

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

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

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

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

Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2000

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

Herbert Levy Humanitarian Award, Physical Therapy Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1994

Peer Academic Achievement Award, University of Northern Colorado, 1991

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Northern Colorado, 1991

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

Departmental Scholar in Kinesiology, University of Northern Colorado, 1990