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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Paul Glodzik is a graduate of both the State University of New York at Buffalo and the National University of Health Sciences. He is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Coach and has worked as a Sports Performance coach with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Football team, Ashburn Extreme Junior Hockey teams, Virginia Wild Junior Hockey teams and athletes involved in volleyball, golf and track and field. He has been working as one of the team chiropractors for the Potomac Athletic Club Rugby team, Washington DC Slayers Rugby League team and Washington DC Furies Womens Rugby team for the past four years. Dr. Glodzik has also been certified as an Active Release Technique provider, Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner and Graston Technique provider. As of April 2012 Dr. Glodzik will become a CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician). Dr. Glodzik has worked in the past three years with the DC Tri Club and DC Roadrunners Club as one of their healthcare providers. He has also worked with many local running clubs teaching them proper warm-up and stride technique. While in chiropractic school he was the Pathology Fellow responsible for teaching the Pathology lab required to graduate. Dr. Glodzik was one of only four students that were awarded a fellowship while completing his studies. He was also a research associate in the Biomechanics lab where he participated in the study of forces needed to effect joint mechanics during an adjustment. As an undergraduate he also worked as a research associate studying the effects of increased fats or carbohydrates in the diet of female athletes on exhaustive exercise. Dr. Glodzik was a former semi-professional rugby player for the Potomac Athletic Club of the US Rugby Super League. While playing he was selected to the 2002 and 2003 Mid-Atlantic Select Side that participates in the Inter-Territorial Tournament. This tournament is used as an assessment tool by the US National team to select players for International matches. Since completing his studies, Dr. Glodzik has returned to PAC and has been named one of the team chiropractors. He has also been named as the team chiropractor for the Washington DC Slayers and has worked with many of the Washington DC Furies. Dr. Glodzik recently completed his first triathlon at the Washington DC Triathlon. In only his third year playing rugby league for the Washington DC Slayers he was selected to attend a USA Tomahawks camp. This camp was used as an assessment for selecting players to participate for the US National Rugby League team in the Atlantic Cup, played by the US, Canada and Jamaica. As an undergraduate he was a two-sport athlete playing both rugby and ice hockey. Dr. Glodzik played hockey throughout his childhood as a member of the Amherst (NY) Knights.
Verified Patient Reviews
Amazing! Very happy to have him
I think he should win a prize in all areas of medical expertise! He's personable, explains everything gently, listens to you and puts you at ease. Then he works magic! I have chronic shoulder pain that recently traveled to my head. He knew exactly the cause and within minutes, my head pain and shoulder pain was 75% better. I cackle like crazy because I'm in pain (a weird response I know) and he laughs with me and works on me but then I cry tears of relief afterward. The best!
Look forward to more visits with Dr. Glodzik.
Dr. Glodzik is very skilled and has a straight forward approach to treatment. I highly recommend his services!
Paul is an amazing doctor - he's solved some of my pain problems that puzzled even orthopedic surgeons. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Staff is friendly. Doc was able to explain what was causing my back pain and I will be returning for more visits in the future.
I was very impressed with the way he explained everything and that he has a great personality that made me instantly at ease. He is the first doctor to validate the chronic pain I have as a result of multiple surgeries. I would definitely suggest him.
I had an initial Chriopractic consultation with Dr. Moore, who works with Dr. Glodzik. He was excellent. Very attentive, patient and thorough. Explained everything in a straightforward, easy to understand manner and had very nice people skills.
Got a different doctor than expected and they had to reschedule since they said that time was not available. Overall, it was fine, but it was definitely not an ideal situation. The appointment itself was okay as well, it turned more into a guessing game which was expected I suppose.
Dr. Toth was extremely professional and explained things quite well.
He was professional, Clean office and nice front desk staff
He was vereally knowledgeable and made sure that I understood the process. I will definitely come back.
Great doc! Very informed and good bedside manner.
Very clear and thorough. Focused on you. Took almost an hour with me first visit.
He was professional and able to treat me immediately since the initial consultation did not take long.
Saw Dr. Glodzik for excruciating pain in my lower back. He kneaded my muscles for 5 minutes, applied tape to my back and told me to return in another couple of days. Two days later, I was still in agony, but I also realized this wasn't going to cut it. I am now seeing a physical therapist twice weekly for a significant SI joint issue, and I am also seeing a massage therapist weekly for deep tissue massage. It is slow-going but, at least, I feel like I am in good hands.
It's a pleasure dealing with Dr. Glodzik, he knows his stuff and makes you feel comfortable.
Great, and he takes my insurance even though Zoc Doc told me he wouldn't.
Dr. Glodzik is incredible. I've walked in twice with debilitating lower back pain and he works miracles. I saw other orthopedists, osteopaths, masseuses, acupuncturists, and none made a dent in the pain. He combines honest advice, effective exercises, and hands-on therapy all for a great price. I highly recommend him.
I was very stubborn - for half a decade. I did my own research, read, saw youtube videos on stretches - did everything I can. Nothing worked. Herniated disks... tissue damage... nerve damage... Then I gave up. Tooth ache is one thing; however, back is the worst. I am also very critical of doctors because of prior history of mistreatment. Mr. Glodzik spent every minute carefully diagnosing, watching, monitoring, and paying close attention to all my moves, motions, body posture, and so on. He diagnosed me on the spot. I was thinking this would take 3 - 5 minutes. Well... 45 minutes later, he found the exact spot - and I mean the exact spot! For 5 years I thought my pain was in a very specific area in/around the lower spine. I was totally wrong. Back to being stubborn, I looked all over DC and read reviews. I picked Paul Glodzik. You can't go wrong. He's a professional, very approachable, highly academic and extremely trustworthy (so much for my stubbornness). Book with him immediately and don't wait 5 years like I did.
Excellent first visit with a Chiropractor who is obviously in tune with athletes as he is one himself.
On my first appt everything went very well. He was able to tell me what has been bothering me. Based on my first and only appt to this moment, I can definitely recommend him.
Dr. Glodzik was friendly and knowledgeable. As a new patient, you'll be asked a fairly comprehensive set of questions on medical history and reason for your visit. He made a few adjustments that felt good and helped a bit, and gave some helpful tips on treating the problem I'm experiencing to minimize the pain. I went back for two followup visits, and was quickly admitted for my appointment. Ultimately, he didn't end up fixing the issue I was experiencing, which is the only reason I'm not giving him 5 stars – as with any doctor or treatment, however, there's no silver bullet. My only other complaint is that he's very quick to get you out of the office and onto the next patient. I'd like to see him take an extra 3-5 minutes to sit down and ask if there are any questions -- I also think if he spent more time thoughtfully asking questions about your lifestyle, he may have had more luck getting to the heart of the problem.
I've had two visits so far, and it might be too soon to say but I think I'm feeling better. He's a really easy person to be around and seems very knowledgeable. I'm really looking forward to the rest of my visits and have high hopes that they will help with my back issues!
overall very good