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Joel Novak PT, DPT, CSCS

As a physical therapist, Joel is educated and trained as a specialist in human movement, function, and pathology. While he believes strongly in individualization, there are many common elements that can and should be applied when addressing human movement and function.  He is deeply committed to delivering quality care and achieving superior patient outcomes. Empowering and enabling patients to achieve their goals, while providing instruction and meaningful treatments is his primary focus.




  • Education – B.S. in Biology, Belmont University (2004) Magna Cum Laude    Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis (2007)
  • Certifications
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – CSCS (2006)
    • Certified in the Functional Movement Systems:  SFMA, FMS and Y Balance Test (2011-2012)
  • Advanced Education
    • Graston Technique
    • Mulligan
    • MET
    • Overhead athletes and shoulder treatments
  • Personal – Married, father of two, active in athletics, coaching and church life


Joel Novak PT, DPT, CSCS is the owner and content editor of and a full-time physical therapist for Community Health Network in Indianapolis, IN.  For more information, contact  The views, ideas and content displayed on this site are the thoughts & opinions of the owner.  Any application of the provided material is at the discretion of each individual.  It is highly encouraged that persons utilize appropriate medical services if experiencing pain, abnormal sensations, or any number symptoms that are concerning.   Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas presented on this site are meant to provide insight and help to those in need…but claims no responsibility for actions taken by those individuals.

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  1. Joel has helped me rehab a handful of injuries. His expertise and ability to communicate the exact injury and subsequent rehab plan is second to none. If and when I sustain another injury, I’ll be checking this website and attending his clinic.

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