Back Pain

Do you suffer from Back Pain?

Are you limited from doing what you love by your back pain?

Does lifting your children or grandchildren cause your back pain?

Can you garden, play golf or exercise as much as you’d like because of back pain?

Have you had to miss work because of back pain?

Have you skipped social events or spending time with your friends because of back pain?

Have you been told to “just rest” or to take pain medicine for your back pain?

Did you know that 8 out of every 10 people in the US suffer from Back Pain at some time in their lives?

This is an astounding number! Almost no one escapes. Next to the common cold, it is the leading cause of missed work days in the US.

Is it that we are poorly designed? Or, do our posture and our habits have a huge role in this epidemic.

Did you know that Physical Therapy is the #1 treatment for Acute Back Pain?

It is true! Recent studies have shown that Physical Therapy restores normal function and reduces cost to the person and to the system. It has been shown to be more effective than other forms of care for acute back pain!

So, what are you waiting for?

The question then becomes…What should I expect Physical Therapy Care?

Let me first say that, at Groschan and Associates, we are not like other Physical Therapy offices. We take the time to understand your needs and your goals. We want to help you restore what is important to you! Our long experience guides us and keeps us focused on you.

At Groschan and Associates Physical Therapy we take a Principal Based approach to creating Optimal Movement.

Your time will be spent one on one with your Physical Therapist. You will be given hands on care. You will be given strategies to optimize your movement from basic lifting to complex situations such as golf or gardening. You will be given tools to be independent, including specific exercise and fitness advice.

You will not be treated by care extenders. You will not be given a sheet of exercises to do on your own or in a gym while you are in our clinic.

Have you had surgery for your back pain? Physical Therapy can be of great benefit in restoring your activity.

Sometimes, the deficit is too large and will not respond to conservative care. There are times when surgery is the right answer. However, proper movement will not just magically come back after surgery. You have compensated for your problem for a long time before your operation. The surgical procedure creates trauma to your soft tissues. You will greatly benefit from Principal Based Physical Therapy. It will create the guidance and strategies to return to your Optimal Movement.

It is not too late to change. It is never too late to improve if you use the proper Principals.

You want an approach to Physical Therapy that first listens to your needs and your goals. This is what you will receive at G&A

You want your Physical Therapy to provide you Strategies to control your posture, your movement and, ultimately, your back pain. This is what you will receive at G&A.

Success Stories

"Thanks so much for your help in getting my leg back in running shape. Yesterday, I successfully completed the Frederick Half Marathon, made my time goal and had a great morning!"

– Sue

"GREAT ! Performed miracles...when I didn't think anyone could!

Thanks to all!!!"

- Judy

"I highly recommend Jim Groschan to anyone in need of Physical Therapy. He is a knowledgeable professional with a down to earth personality and approach. I am very grateful for what he has helped me accomplish.

- Mary

" If you can trust somebody with your spine, you can trust him pretty much with your life. "

- Patti

"Jim is not only an outstanding physical therapist but he recognizes that pain can be mentally challenging and addresses that as well. He is kind, thoughtful and always willing to listen. I am very grateful and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking physical therapy."

- Susan

"Jim and each therapist are highly motivated to see you reach a place in healing and strength of motion. "

- Diana

"Jim's more than my PT guy, he is my advocate and coach."

- Roger L