Physical Therapy

Physical therapy or physiotherapy is the treatment of disorders of the muscles, bones, or joints by means of physical agents - heat, light, water, electricity, manual therapy and exercises that are prescribed as treatment for various conditions...


Sports Medicine

A branch of medicine concerned with the effects of exercise and sports on the human body, including treatment of injuries. Sports medicine can be divided into three general areas: clinical sports, medicine, sports surgery, and the physiology of exercise...


On-Site X-ray

On-Site X-ray services are available to provide immediate diagnostic assessment of injured body parts...


Sports Medicine in St. John, IN

Great Lakes has been providing for more than 10 years Orthopedics & Sports Medicine as a full service Sports Medicine and General Orthopedic multi-site, patient focused, physician driven, patient care environment that is the culmination of many years of hard work to create and care for family, friends, and those who are in need of Orthopedic related care and assistance.  

Patient Notice of Facilities

April 1, 2015 To all our patients, We truly hope this finds you healthy and we would like to take a moment and thank you for being a part of our Great Lakes Orthopedics famil...

We are implementing a new EMR beginning on May 1, 2015

Attention Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine patients and friends: We are implementing a new Electronic Health Record (Electronic Medical Record) beginning on May 1, 201...


Alleviate Sore Muscles with a Foam Roller

exerciseFoam rollers are growing in popularity for runners, athletes and everyday people. Simply put a foam roller allows you to use your own body weight to massage your muscles. Foam rollers are inexpensive and easy to use.

However, if you are about to use a foam roller for the first time it is important to realize that it may hurt. While you can control the speed and level of pressure applied to your muscles while rolling, it can still be painful.

Foam rolling improves your blood circulation to both the skin and the muscles, leading to better cell function. A roller can also loosen your tight muscles and prevent future injury, especially when used regularly after workouts. Finally, foam rollers can be remarkable tools for eliminating muscle soreness after exercise.

Luckily foam rollers are inexpensive and easy to buy in your local sporting goods store or online. If you suffer from chronic sore muscles or are avoiding a new workout routine because of potential soreness – consider foam rolling today.


Dr. Pitchford is featured in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Everyday Health.


9615 Keilman Street
St. John, IN 46373
Phone: (219) 365-0220
Sports Medicine | Great Lakes Orthopedics Sports Medicine

1129 Merrillville Road
Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone: (219) 661-8661
Sports Medicine | Great Lakes Orthopedics Sports Medicine

1020 E Commercial Ave
Lowell, IN 46356
Phone: (219) 696-6353
Sports Medicine | Great Lakes Orthopedics Sports Medicine