About Athens Chiropractic Healthcare


Working Together

For more than a decade, Athens Chiropractic Healthcare has been helping patients to obtain a pain-free lifestyle. In 2004, Dr. Joel Groft first opened the doors to ACH with the mission to provide the Athens area community with a conservative health care option.

Athens ChiropracticeWe focus on working together with our patients to attain and reach their health care goals.

We are a general family practice that combines spinal manipulation with muscular therapy, rehabilitation, and preventative methods. We work closely with the patient to ensure continued growth towards a healthy lifestyle.

Why Athens Chiropractic Healthcare

ACH offers a full-service physical therapy and rehabilitation center to instill and encourage patients to maintain a healthy life balance. We offer the latest technology in non-surgical, non-invasive, full-body chiropractic healthcare.

We utilize a culmination of manual adjustment, physical therapies and massage to treat chronic pain, disc-herniation, migraines, sports injuries, and more.

We also offer Active Release Techniques(A.R.T.) to treat problems involving overuse of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, such as; carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, shoulder pain and much more.

Common Sport-Related or Non-Spinal Injuries

We often treat sport-related injuries and/or extremity injuries. Common non-spinal injuries that are successfully treated include, but are not limited to:

  • Rotator cuff strains
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Mild tears in the Hamstring
  • Carpal tunnel syndromes
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Wrist sprains
  • Rib injuries
  • Knee sprains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Muscle pulls
  • Elbow injuries (little leaguer’s, golfer’s and tennis elbow)

Athens Chiropractic Health Philosophy

Chronic back pain or neck pain does not generally occur overnight, unless caused by an injury or accident. And — it generally is not resolved overnight either. Gentle, persuasive treatment is the key to long-term recovery and relief.

Chiropractic care, by nature, is non-invasive and drug-free. Yet it IS a science that relies on manipulating the subtle intricacies and interactions of the nervous system with the physiological framework of your body.

Chiropractic care is the art of identifying the root cause of the pain and molding the outcome.

Chiropractic care takes time.


Dr. Groft

Dr. Groft is a scientist, an educator and a fitness enthusiast who believes in chiropractic health care. He cares about the well-being of his patients and innately understands the science of back and neck pain relief and long-term recovery.

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