THE 3 day INTENSIVE™
BECAUSE LIFE IS BETTER WITHOUT PAIN IN YOUR PANTS.
“Working with Susie in the 3 day intensive was an amazing experience. Through her warmth and kindness, I was able to open up and get to the source of why I hurt. I learned new things that I thought I already knew. I was able to ditch old beliefs and focus on the truth! I now have a tool box filled with techniques not only to heal pelvic pain but to use in everyday life situations. Susie truly is an inspiration for anyone suffering with pelvic pain.”
- Cory F. Syracuse, NY
Throbbing. Burning. Pain with erections.
Most men are afraid they won’t get it up; you’re afraid you will -- because it hurts down there.
But never mind sex, you might even have trouble sitting down. Simple, everyday things like driving, working at your desk, or going to the bathroom have turned into Mt. Everest.
You don’t have to live like this.
And you don’t have to spend months figuring it out or drop your pants for doctor after doctor to fix it.
SO YOU’RE A BUSY, “CUSTOM FIT” KIND OF GUY?
YOU WANT TO LEARN FROM THE BEST AND GET THIS DONE ONE-ON-ONE?
Sure, you could go the DIY route. But that’s not your style. You’d rather gift yourself the time to take your health by the reigns, with an expert who’ll take you by the hand.
That’s me. With this custom program, I’m your...let’s say...concierge for 3 days. You get me every day, in my office, for 2 hours: I assess your pain, coach you through your best routes to relieve it, and leave you with a toolbox of techniques you can use for life. And, believe it or not, it’ll be fun. If you’re up for it, we’ll even take class outside -- yoga in the park, hiking, sometimes even dinner.
If we run into someone you know? I’m your trainer. Nothing more complicated than that.
You’ll leave with remarkably less pain than you had when we started...and well on your way to consistent, zero-pain days.
Through our work together, you'll...
Fast-track your recovery
Gain the lifelong skills and power to live pain-free
Understand the reasons behind why you hurt (because when you know why you hurt, you hurt less)
Learn proven self treatments that will get your life back - without having to call the doctor again
Access an invaluable resource library that takes the research out of your hands (and keeps embarrassing search history off your browser)
Find out if you’re dealing with an overprotective nervous system and develop strategies to calm extra-sensitive nerves
Master non-painful, quick, discreet techniques and exercises to help ease pelvic tension and pain
Master body awareness and mindfulness techniques that benefit you far beyond pain relief (giving you extra clarity, focus, and resilience in the face of stress)
Re-train the protective pain response so you can get back to doing the things you love
Optimize your gut health (One-wipe wonders? Yes, please.)
Avoid unnecessary surgery and medications (especially antibiotics, which can mess up your gut, make you feel worse, and leave you resistant to antibiotics when you really need them -- hear about those MRSAs?)
What can A 3 Day intensive with me do for you?
Ask these happy clients:
SAN DIEGO, CA
“I can sum up my experiences with Dr. Susie in two words: LIFE CHANGING. Every moment I have spent with her—whether it be on the phone, FaceTiming, texting, emailing, or in person—has led me to a better place physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.”
“Professional, respectful, caring, gifted - that’s Dr. Susie Gronski. Dr. Susie invests herself as well as her time with you. She is in the moment when treating you. Susie is very respectful, perspective and has a keen ability to connect the dots as it pertains to your medical tests, past treatments, and her observations. When you encounter a practitioner like Susie you’re uplifted and regain a sense of hope as well as moving forward to better health. I work at the largest teaching hospital in the Northeastern part of the United States and have rarely encountered or seen this level of care and results. If possible start your health care treatment with Dr. Susie Gronski. Invest in yourself and possibly avoid unnecessary tests, treatments, and medications. There’s a fork in the road. Move in the right direction with Dr. Susie G.
“After seeing four urologists, getting an unnecessary hernia surgery that didn't help me at all, taking all sorts of antibiotics that did nothing but mess with my digestion, being told by well meaning physical therapists to stop this and that exercise, I found Dr. Susie. She helped me to slow down, and to understand the derivation of the groin pain that I was experiencing. Combined with some meditation, and getting back to my regular exercise routine along with lots of encouragement from Susie, I am already 90 per cent better and enjoying my life again. Susie is kind , fun and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.”
“Dr. Susie far exceeded my expectations. After working with many practitioners over the past several years, Susie’s is a unique and exceptional combined approach to healing. Preach it to whoever will listen.
While I had been given lots of (often conflicting) information, I couldn’t find anyone who could sort through the maze and help me find a reasonable, effective, “right for me” solution. Susie provided all of that for me in a way that was comforting and not stressful, professional and compassionate, straightforward and fun. I’m officially a fan for life!”
"I HAVE NEVER BEEN AS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT BANISHING MY PAIN FOR LIFE AS I AM AFTER WORKING WITH DR. GRONSKI."
RYAN C. SCOTT
“Dr. Gronski treated me like a friend as opposed to merely a patient. She put everything in layman’s terms and make light of a serious subject in such a way it made me feel at ease. Her positivity and optimism is contagious. I can’t help but feel great about my prognosis now.”
“I had been experiencing pain in my pelvic region for over a year. After just one consultation with Dr. Susie Gronski, she was able to isolate what was causing my pain. She is by far one of the most knowledgeable, caring, and informative doctors I’ve met. She was able to take my misconceptions of what was causing my pain and flip it on its head.”
“Dr. Susie is a revelation. She delivers professionalism, compassion, skill, knowledge, humor, and RESULTS, in spades. It was remarkable that she could work that intimately and professionally with me, all the while seeming to be doing nothing stranger than if she had been working with my shoulder! My wife has seen her, and I've sent clients to her. She's amazing.”
BOOK YOUR 3 Day INTENSIVE WITH DR. SUSIE
THIS IS FOR YOU IF…
You love one-on-one “on the job training”
Want to become the expert at treating yourself
You can dedicate 3 days to relax, learn hands-on skills, and then take the time afterward to integrate what you’ve learned (on an ongoing basis, just like you would with a fitness routine)
You’re willing to travel to Asheville, North Carolina
You’re a huge nerd like me and love learning -- if so, we’ll work great together!
You’re ready to reflect on you entire life and health timeline so you can create an action plan. Ready...Set...Go!
THIS IS FOR YOU EVEN IF…
You’re afraid it’ll hurt. It won’t! We don’t treat pain with more pain.
You’ve tried everything -- even reputable therapists -- and nothing’s worked
You don’t have “pain,” per se, but things feel weird down there and it’s impacting your sexual function, or on your mind all day
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF…
You hate fun
You insist on a “silver bullet” or “magic pill” (just like with weight loss, this is something you have to maintain over time)
You prefer reading manuals and learning on your own
You’re too busy to take a weekend off
You haven’t cleared any “red flags” or “big ticket” items with your medical doctor
You’re not ready to implement self-care regularly and stick with it
You have zero hope that you’ll ever get better
Evaluating your private areas is NOT an option
THIS CAN STILL BE FOR YOU IF…
You’re female. Yes, I work with women, too!
"WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED IN ONE WEEK WAS MORE THAN I’D ACCOMPLISHED IN 18 MONTHS WORKING WITH OTHER THERAPISTS."
“I was surprised that after one session with Dr. Susie I was already feeling relief! Having someone on my side, helping me through the issues I had in my pelvic floor was incredible. I loved feeling taken care of and I loved how Dr. Susie told me that a normal life was POSSIBLE! What we accomplished in one week was more than I’d accomplished in 18 months working with other therapists. ”
EDISTO BEACH, SC
“I came in with an open mind and the time and thoroughness Susie took to understand and assess my personal needs has been unparalleled. I have struggled my entire life looking for someone like her. She is one smart woman. Susie exceeded my expectations. Her process of educating you and her hands-on approach is spot on. She isn’t a cookie cutter doc who only has one approach. To her, your problems unfold throughout the week and she tailors her time with you to give you tools to help yourself.”
Within this program, I teach you the skills you need to be an expert in treating yourself.
You'll get 3 sessions of 1:1 hands-on practice, learning about your body and how to use self-treatment techniques successfully to ease your pelvic pain.
THE 3 DAY INTENSIVE INCLUDES:
A 45-minute 1:1 virtual consultation to listen to your story, review your health history and establish your goals for the intensive and beyond
A comprehensive health analysis and treatment plan based on your goals and specific needs
A 2-hour evaluation by me: a licensed doctor of physical therapy and board certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner
2 x 2 hour one-on-one, hands-on training sessions guiding you through self-treatment techniques teaching you how to be your own physical therapist
The Why Do I Hurt? Workbook To help you better understand your pain and how it works in the body, and to track and record your progress throughout your recovery
A boatload of knowledge about your body, especially the lowdown down below
A crash course about the brain on pain and how this impacts your healing process (because mastering the brain-pain connection makes you more resilient EVERYWHERE)
Tailored teaching on how to calm down an extra-sensitive and protective nervous system via stretching, mindful movement, manual therapy, pelvic floor relaxation, breathing, exercises and more
1, 30-minute virtual follow-up sessions to answer any questions you have while navigating through your program. (Consider me the bumper rails in the bowling alley, making sure you’re staying in the recovery lane.)
Discounted private(s) membership that gives you on-going monthly calls, text check-ins, email access, accountability and support (psst, you also get $399 off any future one-on-one intensives)
A customized pelvic health program modified to your specific needs
Partner instruction in hands-on techniques (if applicable)
Ongoing team-building recommendations so you get the best wellness team on your side
Access to health and wellness resources, including but not limited to videos, blog posts, articles, books, meditation guides
The guidance and power to be an expert in your own health
Looking for a weekend getaway? Weekend intensives are available and book up fast.
This is more than just stretches and exercises. It’s life skills.
now accepting new clients
BE THE EXPERT IN TREATING YOURSELF. BOOK YOUR intensive TODAY.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ I’M A LITTLE SHY ABOUT DROPPING TROU. IS THAT OK?
We don’t have to do anything that’s uncomfortable for you. Does it give me more information to see you down there with my own eyes? Yes. But there are ways around it if that makes the experience easier.
+ DO YOU ONLY ACCEPT MEN FOR YOUR 3 DAY INTENSIVE™?
No, I work with both men and women with persistent pelvic pain. I know how upsetting and frustrating it can be with the shoe on the other foot, having suffered from pelvic pain myself.
The 3 Day Intensive™ is tailored individually for male and female pelvic pain with access to an invaluable resource library that takes the research out of your hands (and keeps embarrassing search history off your browser).
+ CAN I SUBMIT THE 3 DAY INTENSIVE™ TO INSURANCE FOR REIMBURSEMENT?
Unfortunately, no. Insurance rules are crazy -- they don’t even cover hearing problems. The 3 Day Intensive™ is a wellness program, with ongoing support and not just focusing on the “physical" part of therapy. Integrative and functional medicine/lifestyle coaching are not covered by insurance.
+ WHAT IF, AFTER THE INTENSIVE, I LATER DECIDE THAT I WOULD LIKE EXTRA FOLLOW-UP SUPPORT?
Remember that your 3 Day Intensive includes one follow up support call and “quick question” email access. But yes! Additional 30-minute, virtual consultation sessions can be scheduled (additional fees apply).
+ CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM IF I DON’T LIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA?
Absolutely! I’d love for you to visit Asheville. Many participants travel from various parts of the world to participate in the program.
+ WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATIONS, AND THINGS TO DO WHILE I’M IN ASHEVILLE?
I know that planning a trip can be challenging, but never fear, I’ve got you covered! After you sign up to the 3 Day Intensive™, you’ll get a follow up email with a detailed list of items and information you’ll need to help make your visit to Asheville a wonderful experience.
+ CAN I WORK WITH YOU IF I DON’T HAVE A DOCTOR WHO IS CURRENTLY TREATING ME?
In order to participate in the 3 Day Intensive, it’s recommended that you consult with your doctor or healthcare professional prior. You want to make sure all “big ticket” items and red flags have been cleared. If you’re nervous about who to see or don’t know if you need to see a doctor, the exploration call with me is set up so that we can determine what next steps are appropriate for you to take.
One of my roles is to provide you with ongoing physician and team-building recommendations. But if you already have a physician you like, I encourage you to visit them before beginning the program, and to continue to visit and be treated by your healthcare professionals. If your physician or other team members want to speak with me, we can arrange that.
+ IF I ENROLL IN THE 3 DAY INTENSIVE, CAN I ALSO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL PRIVATE TREATMENT FROM YOU?
You sure can! Private Treatment Sessions are a la carte for a fee and can be scheduled during your 3 Day Intensive™.
+ WHEN CAN I SCHEDULE MY 3 DAY INTENSIVE™?
You can book it right now! And the sooner we get it in the books, the better. The 3 Day Intensive™ is offered during the weekday or weekend (prices will vary). Weekend dates book up fast! I only schedule two participants at a time (you're seeing me exclusively and will not have interaction with other participants.)
+ CAN I PLAN OTHER ACTIVITIES (OR SQUEEZE IN SOME WORK) DURING OUR 3 DAYS?
During the day, it’s best if you block out the 3 days for just you and me, and play the rest by ear. You’ll be scheduled to come in (solo) on three consecutive days for 2 hours each day (this length of time is approximate depending on your needs, learning style, and learning pace). Training times on each day can vary depending on availability. When you’re not seeing me, you'll have free time to rest, book in a massage or a hike, recharge, explore the city, or hang with anyone you brought with you.
+ WHAT IS YOUR REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY FOR THE 3 DAY INTENSIVE™?
(1) If you decide to terminate the Intensive, you may do so up until fifteen (15) business days prior to your scheduled intensive date. You agree to notify me and receive confirmation of my notice by email. A partial refund will be issued, minus a 10% administration fee, within 15 business days of my receipt of your termination. (2) If you cancel within fifteen (15) business days before your scheduled intensive date, a 50% partial refund will be issued. (3) If our virtual exploration call has already been completed, an additional $145 will be deducted from the refund. (4) If I decide to terminate the Intensive, I may do so for any reason and at any point up until fifteen (15) business days prior to your scheduled intensive date, and I will notify you by email and telephone. No administration fee will be deducted and you will receive a full refund. (5) Even after termination by either of us, all of the terms of this Intensive, including all of the Investment, Refund Policy, and Intellectual Property terms, will still apply to both of us now and in the future.
It is my intention for you to be satisfied with your Intensive. I do not guarantee results. I invest considerable time and effort in your Intensive, and once we begin your intensive, in-person, at any point thereafter, if you decide to terminate the Intensive for any reason, you are still fully responsible for making all Intensive payments if applicable, and no refund will be provided.
Emergency Reschedule Policy: Once you have made the Intensive payment in full, I will book your Intensive and reserve the calendar dates for your appointments. You may reschedule your Intensive once in the event of an emergency and can rebook the program within twelve (12) months of your original scheduled date. A 10% administrative fee will be charged if you decide to reschedule within fifteen (15) business days of your intensive start date.
If you reschedule within the (15) business day period and later decide to cancel, a 50% partial refund will be issued.
+ THIS SEEMS TO WORK EVEN FOR PEOPLE WHO’VE BEEN TO THERAPISTS LIKE YOU WITHOUT SUCCESS. WHY ARE YOU DIFFERENT?
It’s true. I think it’s because I connect with people on a human, rather than clinical, level. And, I use modern paincare science, evidence-based practices that most practitioners don’t have because they’re not taught in school. (They should be.) Finally, I put recovery in your hands, where most practitioners think it’s in their own. But the biggest difference comes down to results:
Dr. Susie Gronski is the best and I cannot recommend her more to anyone with pelvic pain. She is passionate about helping others and will be your best advocate. I’ve been dealing with pain for almost two years prior to meeting Susie. I’ve visited multiple doctors and physical therapists all with little results to show. For the first time I feel there is someone who understands what I’ve been going through and has a plan for my improvement. --Jason Hill
If you're a man in need of pelvic floor therapy or advice, Dr Gronski offers a perfect blend of clinical knowledge and an easy-going personality. She clearly genuinely cares about her patients and is not just in it for the paycheck. This was money well spent! -- Anonymous
+ WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I accept credit/debit, check or cash.
+ WHAT SHOULD I WEAR WHEN I COME TO SEE YOU?
Please wear something comfy like shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt. And because we’ll be exploring an intimate part of your body, you’ll probably take off your skivvies (underwear!). But don’t worry, I won’t just let you hang out in the nude. You’ll have a soft blanket ready for you to drape over yourself for maximum relaxation and privacy.