Choosing Mindfulness Over Pain & Addiction With Guest Dr. Paul Mintken

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Choosing Mindfulness Over Pain & Addiction 

On this episode of the St. Louis Pain Expert Podcast, Dr. Dave Candy and special guest Dr. Paul Mintken discuss what choosing mindfulness means,  how to choose mindfulness over substance abuse, and how to fight the addiction.

Background on Dr. Paul Mintken

Dr. Mintken is a Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He maintains an active research agenda investigating conservative care care for musculoskeletal disorders. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored 3 eBooks and 7 book chapters. His awards include:

  • Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Baethke-Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching from the APTA
  • Rose Excellence Research Award
  • The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy Excellence in Research Award
  • Chattanooga Research Award from the Physical Therapy Journal
  • Outstanding Physical Therapist Award for the State of Colorado from the Colorado chapter of the APTA


In this episode we discuss:

  • How Dr. Mintken got into the world of mindfulness
  • How mindfulness helped Dr. Mintken with his alcohol addiction
  • What mindfulness is
  • How mindfulness can help people with Chronic Pain
  • Dr. Mintken's advice for people who are suffering with addiction or substance abuse

Resources for people suffering from either chronic pain and/ or substance abuse.

To Connect with Dr. Paul Mintken:


Twitter: @pmintkendpt

To Connect with Dr. Dave Candy:

Email or contact him at More 4 Life using the contact information below:

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