Our Staff

Joshua AkinChiropractor Dr. Joshua Akin, D.C., ART, MUA

Dr. Josh Akin, founder and Clinic Director of Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, is a board certified Chiropractor with certifications in Active Release Techniques (ART) and Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), Graston and Acupuncture. 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.

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img-sebbyChiropractor Dr. Jon Sebby, D.C., ART

Dr. Sebby is a board certified Chiropractic Physician and is full-body certified in Active Release Technique (ART). Dr. Sebby treats his patients with a holistic approach by incorporating chiropractic care, ART and functional rehabilitation to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of an injury. He provides the highest standard care to every patient, as well as he takes the time to educate and include his patients as partners in their therapy.

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Chiropractor Dr. Caitlin Painchaud, D.C.

Dr. Caitlin Painchaud is a board certified Chiropractic physician who integrates chiropractic, advanced soft tissue techniques and functional rehabilitation to create an individualized approach to your health.  Dr. Painchaud treats her patients with a functional approach incorporating chiropractic care, myofascial release, Graston Technique, Kinesio Taping, functional movement systems and rehabilitation exercises to diagnose and treat the cause of your injury.  Dr. Painchaud considers patient education a vital part of the collaborative care to get a patient better and prevent future injuries from occurring.

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Learn more about Sam Gao Licenced Massage Therapist

Sam Gao, Licensed Massage Therapist

Sam Gao, a Licensed Massage Therapist, prides himself on his ability to care and listen to the needs of others. He is well versed in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and ethics.  Sam believes in tailoring a massage towards the individual needs of each client by using multiple modalities such as TuiNa, and deep tissue work to get the best results possible. Sam graduated from Soma Clinical Massage school in Chicago in 2008. Over the years he has treated many athletes, including professional athletes.

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Shawn Mays, Licenced Massage Therapist

Shawn Mays, is a Nationally Certified​ ​Licensed​ ​Massage Therapist through​ ​NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork).​  Shawn’s​ ​massage​ ​expertise integrates several​ ​modalities​ ​which include​ ​Sports​ ​Ma​ssage,​ ​Orthopedic Massage,​ ​Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy,​ ​Myofascia​l​ Release,​ ​and​ ​Injury​ ​Rehabilitation.​

​She has experience working with clients who suffer from chronic and acute pain, sports injuries,​ ​fibromyalgia,​ ​sciatica,​ ​thoracic​ ​outlet syndrome​​,​ ​plantar fasciitis,​ ​and carpal tunnel syndrome.​

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Nancy Heymann, Office Manager

Nancy Heymann is the office manager at Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine. Nancy manages the daily operations of the center, including patient scheduling and insurance coordination. She has been working with Dr. Akin since 2009.

Nancy is a former triathlete who now focuses on bike racing. She competes on the road and track, as well as cyclocross and mountain biking. Nancy has two children and enjoys spending time with them camping, hiking, skiing and climbing.

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SUCCESSES. . . Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears

“After years of working with many different chiropractors and thus entrusting my football career to them, I couldn’t be more pleased with the treatments that I receive from Dr. Josh Akin. . . READ MORE