Josiah’s goal is not just to help people return to their previous level of function, but to surpass it. He believes strongly in educating his patients about their own bodies, and empowering them to realize they can work towards improvement. He is passionate about helping people move better and recover from injuries.
After undergrad, Josiah became a high school teacher and coach. It was there that his passion for teaching and sports was cultivated, and at the same time, he learned the harsh reality that many coaches, including himself, were inadequately trained to help prevent and treat injuries. Eventually he felt the call to pursue a deeper understanding of the human body and went on to complete his Doctorate. During his program he gained valuable experience working with acute injuries in the county hospital, as well as working with athletes in the NCAA and NFL in a private clinic setting. Along the way, Josiah learned that his passion lies in orthopedics. He holds a Level 1 Blood Flow Restriction Certification, and utilizes instrument-assisted myofascial mobilizations and cupping in his practice.
Originally from Darien, Illinois, Josiah enjoys spending his free time staying active outside by hiking, scuba diving, backpacking, camping, cycling, and rooting for his native Chicago sports teams. At any given time you can find him planning his next opportunity to travel abroad or spend time outdoors.
* BS, Economics, University of California, Irvine
* Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago
What makes me unique:
I have many interests which have led me from being a high school teacher and coach, to starting my own sushi restaurant, and now to being a physical therapist. Most any subject is generally interesting to me and there is nothing more that I love than to listen to someone talk about something they themselves are passionate about.
Why do I practice healthcare:
I practice healthcare because it is a personable and tangible way to make a positive impact. I love that I get repeated interaction with patients and get to follow along with their progress.