Dr. Paul Glodzik
Dr. Glodzik has been in practice for 15 years and has had his own practice for 13years. Dr. Glodzik has many years of experience working with patients with a variety of backgrounds, but particularly enjoys working with athletes and sports related injuries. As a result of this, he has achieved certification in many soft tissue treatments including: Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Dry Needling, DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) rehab and Kinesio taping, as well as, diagnostic protocols SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) and TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) golf specific assessment. He has been selected to work with the US Olympic Committee Medical clinics at all three US training centers. Dr. Glodzik also became one of the chiropractors for USA Weightlifting. Not only is Dr. Glodzik a chiropractor, but he is also certified as both a strength and conditioning specialist and a Level II USA weightlifting coach. He has learned how to utilize more advanced training techniques to help benefit the average patient by focusing on postural and stabilizing muscle strengthening to enhance the effects of spinal manipulation.
Dr. Glodzik is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, IL where he was awarded fellowships in both pathology and biochemistry. While completing his clinical hours, he worked with underserved populations, such as the homeless and recovering addicts, at the Salvation Army clinic in Chicago. Dr. Glodzik then completed a preceptorship with Dr. Steven Horowitz, who was the USA Olympic Chiropractor at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Dr. Glodzik was a university level ice hockey and rugby player when he was an undergraduate at SUNY of Buffalo. Afterwards, he was an active rugby union and league player, for which he was selected to USA National Camps on three separate occasions. He has since retired from playing competitive athletics, but still enjoys playing ice hockey, golf, cycling, and weight training.
For the past year and a half Dr. Glodzik has been working in London, England for Chiro.london. While he was there he became a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors as a Licentiate, specifically as part of their Sports Faculty. This is a position that requires both course work and hours of on field experience.
Dr. Paul GlodzikFounder, Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Glodzik is the Founder and Chief Chiropractor at Washington Injury & Sports Performance Clinic. He has been practicing Chiropractic and Sports Therapy for over 10 years, and is licensed to provide several types of treatment: Active Release Technique (ART), Graston (FAKTR), Dry Needling, Cold Laser Therapy, and KT.
Paul's lifelong love of sports inspired him treat pain and injury as a Chiropractor. He grew up playing Amherst Knights youth hockey in Buffalo, NY, and continued on to become a SUNY Buffalo hockey player while earning his undergraduate degree. He also began playing rugby at Buffalo, and after moving to DC, played rugby union semi-professionally for the Potomac Athletic Club and league rugby for the DC Slayers. He now plays pick-up hockey in two area leagues and competes in the occasional triathlon.
Dr. Glodzik works with patients who suffer from all varieties of body pain. In 2012, Paul became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician for USA Weightlifting competitions. He has worked with three DC semi-professional rugby teams, DC Triathlon Club, and DC Roadrunners to provide injury treatment, preventative conditioning, and stride technique. Paul has also worked with teen athletes, including as Sports Performance coach with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Football team, Ashburn Extreme Junior Hockey teams, and Virginia Wild Junior Hockey teams.
Paul completed his B.S. at New York State University of Buffalo, and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) from the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago in 2008. While completing his chiropractic degree, he won a pathology fellowship and completed research on the biomechanics of human joints.