Eric Skarda's Biography

Every patient presents their own unique challenge, and physical therapy allows us the chance to conquer those challenges together.

Why am I a Physical Therapist?

Like a lot of physical therapists, I had some experience with injuries while playing sports in high school and college.  After being exposed to the whole spectrum of the health care industry, the hands-on nature of physical therapy really appealed to me.  I love working in a profession that challenges me to think with every new patient, and I see each visit as a chance to make a difference in someone's life.

Continuing Education Commitment

With theories and techniques ever-changing in our profession, it is essential to stay up to date with the latest ideas and research.  I have spent over 2000 hours over the last four years on continuing education, traveling to a dozen different cities in the US and Canada as I completed specializations in both orthopedics and manual therapy.  I am certified in trigger point dry needling as well as spinal manipulation, and have also been honored as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.  In the next few years I hope to continue to improve my practice with clinical research on the energetics of the lower quadrant during gait, as well as participating as faculty on manual therapy courses and as a clinical fellowship instructor. 

Personal Interests

Most of my spare time is spent enjoying a laugh with my wife and son.  Otherwise you might find me playing ice hockey, in the garage working on some miscellaneous carpentry project, or maybe even writing if the mood strikes.  I'll always find time to talk about my precious Broncos or Avalanche, and love to relax during a good movie.

Education Background

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Regis University 2008

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Regis University 2004

Certifications

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Certified in Spinal Manipulation

Certified Manual Therapist

Certified Provider Trigger Point Dry Needling