Physical Therapy
Manual Therapy
Rehabilitation
Chicago

CMT IS NOW TAKING APPTS IN TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS - FULTON MARKET & NORTH SHORE      872-802-1268 (1CMT)

MEET YOUR THERAPIST 

Joshua McFarren

PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, CMTPT
Founder/Owner


How did I get here?

I have worked as a physical therapist for the past 15 years.  After getting married and going through extensive training with the highest credentialing in PT, I was inspired to open Chicago Manual Therapy.   At CMT, my goal is to create a fun and relaxing environment while maximizing each session based on individualized treatment plans.

My  hands-on, innovative approach to treatment is essential in establishing connections and relationships with each client.  I do not claim to be better than other clinicians, but I stand by the fact that I am different.  I am confident that each client will appreciate my enthusiasm and continued commitment, each and every visit, to provide an optimal experience.  

Keeping it Simple

My mission is to treat pain, but also educate, guide and empower my patients back to health, work, and play. The most satisfying reward is always when a patient no longer needs me; that is when I have succeeded at my job.

Advanced Training

Licenses and Certifications

  • Maitland UK Spinal Manipulation
  • Ola Grimsby Manual Therapy
  • Myopain Dry Needling 
  • McKenzie Parts A, B, C and D
  • Mulligan MWM
  • Upper Cervical Manipulation 
  • ASTYM (Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization)
  • Licensed Physical Therapist in Illinois
  • Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT)
  • Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT)

Education, Teaching, Membership

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT, 2015)
  • Ola Grimsby Institute, Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT, 2013)
  • Indiana Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, Allied Health Services (PT, 2001)

  • Lecturer at UIC, Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (2015-Present)
  • Course Instructor for Spinal Manipulation Refresher at UI Health (2015)
  • Various CEU Presentations to Nurse Practitioners and Case Managers (2011-2012)
    • Current Trends and Clinical Prediction Rules and Differential Diagnostics for Orthopedic Shoulder Pathologies
    • Current Evidence-Based Medicine for Clinical Prediction Rules for Cervical Spine and Thoracic Spine Manipulation
    • Classification of Lumbar Differential Diagnostics according to Clinical Prediction Rules

  • ​Americal Physical Therapy Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Specialties

Personal Interests

  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Complex Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Soft Tissue
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Manipulative Physical Therapy
  •   Personal Fitness
  • Traveling
  • Cooking
  • Comics - everything DC and Marvel
  • Snowboarding, Golf, Bowling
  • Fun T-shirts