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.
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.
Dr. Pullukat is a board certified Chiropractic Physician with certifications in Active Release Technique (ART) and Acupuncture. He studied under Dr. Joseph Kottoor, treating professional athletes and celebrities. Over the years, Dr. Pullukat has developed a knowledge-base in using functional rehabilitation methods with soft-tissue techniques, chiropractic manipulations, and nutrition to assist patients in their healing process. Dr. Pullukat’s approach is to assess for faulty movement patterns through functional screening and correct it by specific exercise and specialized manual therapy techniques. He is also well versed in botanical and nutritional medicine. Dr. Pullukat focuses on working with his patients to provide pain management solutions for preventative health and an improved quality of life.
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, Active Release Technique (ART) 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.
Patricia Kaufman, Director of Operations
Patricia is responsible for directing the operations for all the offices of Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, including business/practice development, finance, operations, medical systems, HR, and marketing.
Patricia Kaufman has extensive experience in business and marketing management with expertise in strategy development and implementation of processes. As a business executive, she managed a 50 million dollar software product line, implemented procurement and product ordering ecommerce system, and overhauled the branding and marketing of a 200 million dollar software company. Patricia received a masters of business administration and bachelors of science in engineering from Marquette University.
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.