Chiropractor Dr. Joshua Akin, DC, ART, MUA

Joshua AkinDr. 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. 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.

During the NFL season, Dr. Akin treats the Chicago Bears players at the team facility during the week as well as traveling with the team to all road games. In addition to being the chiropractic physician for the Bears, 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.

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.

Certifications and Licenses

  • Doctor of Chiropractic; 2006
  • ART® (Active Release Techniques®) Certification in Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spinal, and Nerve Entrapment; 2006
  • MUA (Manipulation Under Anesthesia) Certification; 2009

Associations and Memberships

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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Akin, call us at 847.881.2861 or email us at info@chicagochirosports.com. If you have any questions for Dr. Akin, you can email him at drakin@chicagochirosports.com.