Dr. Josh Akin is the founder and clinic director
of Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine
and serves as the team chiropractor for two
of the Windy City’s top sports teams: the
Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.
One might wonder how he got from
Logan’s campus to Soldier Field and
Wrigley Field. He credits a few fortunate
opportunities that he has been able to build
upon since his graduation.
Dr. Akin grew up as a chiropractic
patient. He suffered a hip injury when he
was 10 years old and received chiropractic
care from his neighbor, Logan alumnus Nick
Gatto, DC. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan
University with a degree in chemistry
more than a decade later, Dr. Akin was
encouraged by Dr. Gatto to attend Logan’s
At a campus visit prior to enrolling at
Logan, Dr. Gatto introduced Dr. Akin to
Logan Professor Ralph Filson, DC, who
served as a team chiropractor for the St.
Louis Cardinals. As a student, Dr. Akin
worked with Dr. Filson on a research
project in which he was exposed to the
application of manual treatment and its
effect on athletic performance. This interest
would eventually lead him to the world of
After graduating from Logan in December
2006, Dr. Akin worked for three years as an
associate doctor before establishing Chicago
Chiropractic & Sports Medicine. Today, his
practice includes a multidisciplinary clinic and
personal training gym in Northfield, Ill., and
a performance training center in the West
Loop of Chicago.
Philosophy Night featuring Dr. Frederick Schurger will be held on Friday, April 8th at 5pm in Room 156A.
His work with professional athletes
started in 2007. “I was introduced to a
long-standing player for the Bears whom
I began working with in private clinic,” he
explained. “The following year, the player
was instrumental in getting me involved with
For the past eight seasons, Dr. Akin
has served as the team chiropractor for
the Chicago Bears, treating the players at
the team’s facility during the week while
attending all games to provide pre-game
and sideline care.
He also serves as chiropractor for the
Chicago Cubs and has provided treatment
during spring training and home games for
the past six seasons.
Dr. Akin says there are just a few
differences between working with football
and baseball players and working with
private-clinic patients. While the mechanics
of the body are similar, the obvious
difference is the size of the pro athlete
patients. He says the differentiating
experiences, as well as the variety of being
on the sidelines at games and in a treatment
room at his practice, are what he enjoys the
“Private practice tends to be more pain-focused,
particularly in the initial phase of
treatment, always with the goal of attaining
stability and progressing to the performance
phase for the athlete,” he said. “With
the sports teams, I am able to provide a
reactionary level of treatment to any injuries
that may occur, and also a global proactive
approach of eliminating injuries before they
Learn how a subluxation-based chiropractic practice is an evidence-informed practice.
All are welcome to attend and snacks will be provided.
Congratulations to Dr. Norman Kettner, professor and chair of Logan's department of radiology, for receiving a Presidential Award from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
Dr. Kettner received the award from Dr. Anthony Hamm, Immediate Past President of the ACA, for his contributions to the chiropractic profession.
Congratulations Dr. Kettner!
Please welcome Tamika Johnson, MEd to Logan! She will serve in the Office of Financial Aid as a Financial Aid Advisor primarily working with Undergraduate and Work Study students.
Tamika comes to Logan from Southwestern Illinois College, where she served as both the Financial Aid and Registration Specialist for over a year. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration Services.
Welcome to Logan!