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The Author and Content Editor of

Joel Novak PT, DPT, CSCS

Joel holds a doctorate in physical therapy and is certified in strength and conditioning through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has advanced education in the diagnosis and treatment of movement and muscle imbalances with the Functional Movement Systems.  Additionally, he is a certified instructor in Blood Flow Restriction training.  

As the team Physical Therapist for the Indy Eleven USL soccer team, Joel works closely with the athletes and medical personnel.  He also treats and manages student-athletes from numerous surrounding school systems, collaborating with their school athletic trainers and strength & conditioning staff.  Joel regularly educates graduate students as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Indianapolis for the Krannert School of Physical Therapy.

As a physical therapist, Joel is proficient as a specialist in human movement, function, and pathology. His areas of focus include throwing and overhead athletes, as well as an emphasis in ankle, knee & hip injuries.  Overall, Joel enjoys working with an active population of all ages. 

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.

Joel is the owner and content editor of My Performance Rehab and a full-time physical therapist in the greater Indianapolis area.  For more information, contact 

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