PAUL C LASTAYO, PhD, PT portrait
  • Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Adjunct Professor, Health-Kinesiology
  • Adjunct Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Current Courses

Fall 2021

  • PH TH 7920-009
    Doctoral Seminar II
  • PH TH 7980-009
    Faculty Consultation
  • RHSCI 7500-005
    Rehab Science Seminar
  • RHSCI 7970-004
    Dissertation Credits

Summer 2021

Spring 2021

Practice History

  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Salt Lake City, UT Professor- DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY . 07/2012 - present .
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Salt Lake City, UT. Hand/upper quarter and orthopaedic physical therapy consultant. 7/03-present . 07/2003 - present .
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, Sydney Australia. Honorary Associate. 6/03-Present . 06/2003 - present .
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, Tucson, AZ. Training Faculty: NIH (NINDS) Arizona State-Wide Training Program in Neuroscience (UA, ASU, NAU, Barrows Neurological Institute), Stuart PI. 11/01-5/03 . 05/2003 - present .
  • NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY. Flagstaff, AZ. Hand/upper quarter physical therapy. 8/00-5/03. 05/2003 - present .
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Salt Lake City, UT Associate Professor- DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY 5/03-6/12. 05/2003 - present .
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Salt Lake City, UT Adjunct Professor- DEPT of ORTHOPEDICS 5/03, DEPT of EXERCISE and SPORT SCIENCE 5/03, DEPT of BIOENGINEERING 6/11, . 05/2003 - present .
  • NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY Flagstaff, AZ Assistant Professor -DEPT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY 8/00-5/03. 08/2000 - present .
  • DeROSA PHYSICAL THERAPY, P.C. Flagstaff, AZ. Hand/upper quadrant physical therapy. 6/95-6/00 . 06/2000 - present .
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, DEPT CARDIOLOGY SARVER HEART CENTER. Tucson, AZ. Member-Basic Science. 6/00-Present . 06/2000 - present .
  • MCP HAHNEMANN (NOW DREXEL) UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA. Graduate Committee (Post-Professional)- Program in Orthopedic PT. 1/97-5/00 . 05/2000 - present .
  • NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY Flagstaff, AZ Clinical Instructor -DEPT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY 9/95-6/99. 09/1995 - present .
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDICS, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, Gainesville, FL. Hand/upper quadrant rehab, teaching and research. 2/91-6/95. 06/1995 - present .
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Gainesville, FL Instructor - DEPT PHYSICAL THERAPY 5/91-6/95. 05/1991 - present .
  • THE INSTITUTE FOR HAND REHABILITATION. Colorado Springs, CO. Upper quadrant orthopaedic rehabilitation. 3/89-1/91 . 01/1991 - present .
  • PUEBLO COMMUNITY COLLEGE PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PROGRAM Pueblo, CO Clinical Instructor 12/89-1/91 . 12/1989 - present .
  • ROSE REHABILITATION, P.C. Colorado Springs, CO. 7/88-3/89 . 03/1989 - present .
  • CURRENT CLINICAL CONCEPTS, Radnor, PA. Faculty, continuing education courses in anatomy, biomechanics orthopaedics, manual therapy and modalities. 1/88-present . 01/1988 - present .

Patient/Client Satisfaction

  • Student Evaluation AY 10/11: Average composite score across courses = 5.34 on a 1-6 scale. 05/2011.
  • Student Evaluation AY 09/10: Average composite score across courses = 5.48 on a 1-6 scale. 05/2010.
  • Student Evaluation AY 08/09: Average composite score across courses = 5.49 on a 1-6 scale. 05/2009.
  • Student Evaluation AY 07/08: Average composite score across courses = 5.28 on a 1-6 scale. 05/2008.
  • Student Evaluation AY 06/07: Average composite score across courses = 5.44 on a 1-6 scale. 05/2007.
  • Student Evaluation AY 05/06: Average composite score across courses = 5.19 on a 1-6 scale. 05/2006.
  • Student Evaluation: AY 04/05: Average composite score across courses = 5.43 on a 1-6 scale . 05/2005.

Teaching Philosophy

Dr LaStayo embraces foundational principles in his teaching followed by a modified problem-based approach.  His classes are a mix of didactic and hands-on experiences and often includes: workshops, online exercises and supplementary state of the art readings.