Research is constantly evolving. Keeping up with the latest findings isn’t just a good idea—it’s a necessity. Dr. Eric Krell ’11 takes this to heart. “If you’re practicing the same way you were two years ago, you’re doing something wrong,” he says. The founder and co-owner of Rocky Mountain Spine and Sport, which operates six clinics in Denver, regularly hosts continuing professional education (CPE) seminars on behalf of the university.
He knows the value of lifelong learning firsthand. More than a decade after earning his bachelor’s, he enrolled in the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) to hone his skills. His education taught him to value current research. “The coursework was challenging, forcing me to dive into research,” he explains. “Now, I know to seek it out.”
Armed with a tDPT and a certification in manual therapy, he strives to share his passion for professional development with his colleagues. Krell’s continued connection with the university made the partnership to offer CPE seminars an easy decision. He has gone from hosting a single seminar in 2004 to up to seven annually.
It’s a win-win for both parties: Krell provides a clinical setting that’s more conducive to hands-on learning than a hotel conference room and he brings educational resources directly to his PTs, allowing them to improve their skills while earning credit to maintain their certifications.
Hosting seminars is also a great networking tool. “I meet many other therapists who may be interested in working at of one of our clinics,” he explains. “And I’m more likely to refer non-local patients to manual therapists affiliated with the university.”
The process of offering these seminars has been seamless—and one he recommends to others. “The university has been incredibly flexible so I can keep the clinic open during the majority of a seminar,” he says. “If you want your employees to stay at the top of their field, hosting a USA seminar is a great way to facilitate that.”
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