Paul C. LaStayo, PT, PhD, CHT


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Nutrition and Integrative Physiology - Adjunct Professor, Orthopaedics - Adjunct Professor, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training - Professor
  • Cancer Center Programs: Cancer Control & Population Sciences

Board Certification

  • Hand Therapy Certification Commission

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-7419
  • Health Profession Education Building
    Department of Physical Therapy
    520 Wakara Way, Room: 302-09
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Paul LaStayo, PT, PhD, CHT, is a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Orthopedics, Exercise, and Sports Science at the University of Utah. He is also a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.LaStayo researches the impact of resistance exercise to improve physical limitations in elderly cancer survivors. He focuses on the effects of a particular exercise regime in elderly breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer survivors. LaStayo uses the Utah Population Database and the Utah Cancer Registry to identify participants for his research.LaStayo received a bachelor's degree from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, and a PhD from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Arizona
Applied Physiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training Northern Arizona University
Graduate Training Hahnemann University, Graduate School
Physical Therapy
Undergraduate The Colorado College
Physical Anthropology

Global Impact


Institution Description Country
The University of Sydney Honorary Associate Australia

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Marcus RL, Addison, O, LaStayo PC, Hungerford R, Wende A, Hoffman J, Abel D, McClain DA (2011). Insulin Sensitivity is Not Increased Despite Improved Regional Glucose Uptake, 1 Week Following 16-week Resistance Training in Older Adults with Diabetes. Diabetes Care.
  2. Marcus RL, Yoshida Y, Meier W, Peters C, LaStayo PC (2011). An Eccentrically-Biased Rehabilitation Program Early after TKA Surgery. Arthritis.
  3. Marcus RL, Dibble L, LaStayo PC (2011). What muscle structure and function variables impact mobility and physical activity in older cancer survivors? Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.
  4. Marcus RL, Addison O, Kidde JP, Dibble LE, LaStayo PC (2010). Skeletal muscle fat infiltration: Impact of age, inactivity and exercise,. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.
  5. Elmer SJ, Madigan ML, LaStayo PC, Martin JC (2010). Joint-Specific Power Absorption during Eccentric cycling. Clinical Biomechanics.
  6. Reversing muscle and mobility deficits 1 to 4 years after TKA: a pilot study.LaStayo PC, Meier W, Marcus RL, Mizner R, Dibble L, Peters C (2009). Reversing muscle and mobility deficits 1 to 4 years after TKA: a pilot study. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 467(6), 1493-500.

Book Chapter

  1. Marcus RL, Westlen-Boyer K, LaStayo PC (2011). Impaired Muscle Performance. In Guccione A, Wong R (Eds.), Geriatric Physical Therapy (In Press). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
  2. LaStayo PC, Lee M (2011). Ulnar Wrist Pain and Impairment: A Therapist's Algorithmic Approach to the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex. In Mackin EJ, Callahan AD, Skirven TM, Schneider LH, Osterman AL, (Eds.), Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity 6th Edition: (In Press). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby.


  1. LaStayo PC, Lindstedt SL, Johns R (2002). Chronic eccentric exercise as a countermeasure for high-fall risk elderly individuals. Poster session presented at American Physical Therapy Assoc-Combined Section Meeting (Research Section), Boston.