Today we’d like to introduce you to Adam Groch.
Adam, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Simply put, I got involved with health care because I wanted to help people in a meaningful way. I also wanted to do so in a non-pharmacological, non-surgical way, which led me to chiropractic and acupuncture. I’m still amazed at how effective both disciplines can be for so many different kinds of conditions, particularly musculoskeletal problems. I have the privilege of actually witnessing the majority of patients leaving with a smile on their face when they may have arrived wincing in pain. The immediacy of pain relief and broad scope of conditions I can effectively treat makes my job extremely gratifying.
A little background: I started my journey towards my doctorate in Portland, OR at the University of Western States. I truly loved living and learning in the northwest, and completed a Bachelors in Human Biology from UWS. I would have stayed at this location for the duration of my graduate program, but decided to expand my focus to include acupuncture, which was not available at UWS at the time. I, therefore, transferred to the National University of Health Sciences in Chicagoland, where I completed my doctorate as well as my certification in acupuncture. I completed my internship at NUHS’s satellite campus in St. Petersburg, FL, followed by my first associateship position near Sarasota.
At this point, I’d met my fiance, who’s from Colorado’s western slope, while I had lived in CO for about three years previously, and so we made our move back out to Denver. I started up Groch Mobile Wellness in the fall of 2017, serving homes and offices with mobile chiropractic and acupuncture services (think house calls using a portable table). I have since grown the business and opened a downtown Denver location for walk-in visits, while still accommodating house calls. My clinic is now called ‘Groch Wellness’ and is located in a public workspace building called the Commons on Champa. It’s a fantastic setting where young entrepreneurs and start-ups can find resources (many of which are free) to build their businesses.
This allows me to keep a pulse on new businesses in Denver, while serving the thriving community of Denver small business owners, among so many others that suffer the musculoskeletal consequences of working at a computer all day long. Plus our office is located directly between the Denver Convention Center and Boettcher Concert Hall, in the heart of Denver’s Theater District. My training and expertise allow me to treat patients of all ages and lifestyles, while my target market is focused on young to middle age professionals. With a strong focus on education (regarding proper postural habits and self-care tips for pain relief), I thoroughly enjoy bringing people out of pain, while encouraging them to take control of their bodies in a constructive and sustainable way.
Most of us do not get to choose whether we’re stuck at a desk all day or not, so it’s important to understand how to survive decades of imperfect posture before more serious conditions develop (such as degenerative joints, arthritis, upper back, and neck pain, headaches, low back pain, etc.). I also treat a lot of sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and more emotional symptoms (like anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, insomnia, etc.). The difference between my clinic and any other nearby office is that I can offer the speed and affordability of a walk-in clinic while spending as much time as necessary to fully address each patients’ needs.
Many clinics offer cookie-cutter approaches to musculoskeletal problems, involving unwarranted xrays, excessive treatment frequency, and misleading advice. This will never be your experience at Groch Wellness. First, we’ll discuss your health goals. If you just want a corrective adjustment every month or so for wellness reasons, we can do that. If you have an acute or chronic injury, we’ll discuss what kind of treatment frequency is best for your condition. In most cases of acute injuries, 3-6 treatments will get you back to your pre-injury status. If not, we’ll discuss alternatives and referrals, such as medical or surgical care. With one of the healthiest and most active populations in the US, Colorado is a very exciting location to practice.
Year-round you’ll find everybody from professional athletes to weekend warriors, and everything in between, outside enjoying all the activities Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. It’s truly a pleasure to serve this community of such proactive, health-minded people.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I don’t know of anybody that started a small business and considered it a ‘smooth road.’ I wouldn’t describe mine that way either. It’s very challenging to build up a practice in a new town, especially in an area with such competition between complementary health care fields. Colorado has high utilization rates of chiropractic care, but likewise a high supply of chiropractors, so competition is somewhat fierce. Marketing creatively and effectively has been likewise challenging.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Groch Wellness – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I’m known for taking the time to fully address all components of a given complaint. It’s very common in chiropractic offices for a patient to have back pain, along with hip and/or shoulder pain, for example, and the patient sees the chiropractor for just a few minutes and receives just a spinal adjustment. I take the time to determine what’s causing the symptoms, which is very rarely just a matter of adjusting a joint.
Most musculoskeletal pain is going to involve the surrounding joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia, all of which can benefit from some attention. So I will provide some muscle work to relax the surrounding soft tissues, joint manipulations as needed, and corrective stretches and exercises to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This is a much more valuable and thorough treatment, which yields much quicker and more significant results than passive modalities alone (which includes a treatment consisting of only an adjustment).
I’m very proud to manage a thriving, successful practice with little overhead and only requiring my own efforts (meaning it’s a one-man show). I’m also proud to be supporting other Denver start-ups, as a start-up company. I see so many patients suffering from the constant struggle between sitting upright in a chair and gravity (spoiler alert: gravity is relentless…), which is completely manageable with a few simple modifications to our lifestyle at work. I hope to be part of the force that brings awareness and corrective skills to America’s workforce, starting here in Denver.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I hope to expand into other shared workspaces over the next few years. It’s an emerging trend to share space rather than owning space, and I hope to support this progressive-minded entrepreneurial spirit. My mobile practice was always about bringing the solution (treatment) to the problem (the patients), and I feel I’m continuing that idea by positioning my clinics in busy office environments, like workspaces.
- $45 walk-in visits (chiropractic & acupuncture)
- Address: 1245 Champa St, 2nd floor Denver, CO 80204
- Website: www.grochwellness.com
- Phone: 7203723952
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamgrochdc/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grochwellness/