My name is Jim Krupar, and I graduated from Ohio University in 1992 with a bachelors degree in physical therapy. Upon graduation, I received a job offer from Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. It was the site of my last clinical rotation. There, I worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
In 1994, I joined my brother (Thom Krupar) in a private practice setting. There I worked mostly in outpatient orthopedics.
In 1996 I moved to Columbus, where I worked at Doctors Hospital. At the hospital I worked with outpatient orthopedic, wound care, and acute care patients. It was then that he began working toward certifications in specialized care for neck and back pain.
I continued to work in the orthopedic setting and continued to study approaches for chronic pain. I set up protocols for total knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs, neck issues, back issues. I worked with orthotics (even fabricating them) for the Columbus Crew.
In 2003, I became certified in the Mckenzie Approach for the Spine. This approach continues to be popular in the traditional physical therapy setting.
In 2005, I was introduced to the approach developed by John Iams called PRRT. When I took the first level of training I was intially was very skeptical. However, the techniques proved to be effective. The following year, I traveled to San Diego to take the second level training from John Iams himself. After witnessing results, I asked John Iams to start teaching seminars.
In 2007, I was invited to assist teaching with John and I was then invited to become an instructor. I taught my first seminar later that year. I also took the third and final level of training from John and the results continued to surprise me. I have since taught eight seminars and was the first instructor, other than John Iams himself, to teach the second level training for PRRT.
In 2006, Jim joined OhioHealth and became the Leader of the Spine Advisory Board. He led the team in making Ohiohealth the premier spine care resource.
In 2008, I decided to begin my own practice, focusing on chronic pain and those who have been unable to find lasting relief with any other treatment.
I currently continue to look for better answers, but for now I have found that PRRT provides the fastest, longest lasting relief of any approach he has seen.