Chiropractor readjusting to Washington

Dr. Stefan Getzik has returned to his roots, along with his chiropractic practice.

The South Strabane Township native is refurbishing 117 N. Main St. in Washington for Getzik Family Chiropractic, an advanced clinic. There is still a generous share of painting, pounding and furniture arrangement ahead – a lot of which he is doing – as the planned March 2 opening approaches.

“I’m a Washington County guy and decided to get back in the game here,” said Getzik, who previously had offices on South Main in the city and in North Strabane Township. “It’s about giving back to the community.

Speaking of giving back, he said his practice will provide free chiropractic care to all students from Washington County school districts.

He was away from the area for three years, getting additional certifications and enhancing his knowledge of the profession – which, according to, is “a therapeutic system based primarily upon the interactions of the spine and nervous system, the method of treatment usually being to adjust the segments of the spinal column.”

Getzik is currently enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh Primary Spine Care Practitioner program.

“I want to teach patients the benefits of chiropractics,” said Getzik, who, with his wife and two young daughters, is looking for a house in South Strabane. He has a lot of chiropractic competition in the city and county, but has ambitions to serve a large audience. Getzik said he has a number of patients lined up for opening week.

He has decent space inside 117 N. Main, which will include three chiropractic tables, a rehab center, a large therapy room, X-rays and offices. Getzik hopes to hire another doctor within a year. And, he pointed out, there is free parking behind the building.

Hours will be: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday; and by appointment Saturday.