Certifications and Licenses:
Doctor of Chiropractic
ART® (Active Release Techniques®) Certification in Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spinal, and Nerve Entrapment
MUA (Manipulation Under Anesthesia) Certification
Certified in Functional Range Conditioning
Associations and Memberships:
Illinois Chiropractic Society
NFL Chiropractic Association
MLB Chiropractic Association
Winnetka/Northfield Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Joshua Akin, DC, ART, MUA
Dr. Joshua Akin, founder and Clinic Director of Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, is a board certified Chiropractor with certifications in Active Release Techniques (ART), Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), Graston and Dry Needling. He specializes in treating professional athletes, collegiate athletes, high school athletes, and active individuals that have developed injuries through both competition and everyday activities. Dr. Akin provides an all encompassing approach to body mechanics and the function of the body, while focusing on understanding the true origin of the patient’s problem, rather than only treating the symptomatic issues. For each patient, Dr. Akin develops a personalized plan that includes in-office treatment, stretching and a specific exercise program; a plan that provides patients with an effective solution for long-term preventive care.
Dr. Akin attended Illinois Wesleyan University where he played football for four years. In 2003 he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and in 2004 he earned a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences. Dr. Akin then graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic, in St. Louis Missouri, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Akin is ART certified in four crucial areas, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spinal, and Nerve Entrapment. He received his ART certifications in 2006.
Dr. Akin is the team chiropractor for the Chicago Cubs, where he works with the team’s Sports Trainer on evaluating the players during spring training camp and provides treatment to the Cubs players throughout the MLB season. In addition to being the team chiropractor for the Cubs, Dr. Akin was the chiropractic physician for the Chicago Bears from 2008-2017. In this role, he treated the Chicago Bears players at the team facility during the week, as well as traveled with the team to all road games.
Dr. Akin has been instrumental in developing functional mobility programs for Yoga instructors and CrossFit trainers. His workshops educate instructors on techniques for improving students’ performances while minimizing the risk of injury.