Dr. Joshua Konu qualified as a Doctor of Chiropractic after completing his Doctoral degree at The University of Western States. He had previously graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Physics and another in Human Biology. Before graduating, Joshua was one of the few students who got to Shadow overseas in the United Kingdom. That brief period of time solidified his love for not only “Football” but Chiropractic and the benefits it will bring to his future patients. For the last 10 years, Joshua worked at Konufitness a personal training company which he and his older brother founded. This helped him further understand body mechanics and motion in all sports. Where he successfully trained a variety of clients including people such as rugby players and triathletes, boxers, and basketball players. He also became one of the few chiropractors to obtain a master’s degree in Sports Medicine.
Joshua has a very keen interest in postural correction, sports injuries, biomechanics, and rehabilitation. He studied under Dr. Craig Kawaoka, an internationally renowned chiropractor who was the U.S. team physician at World Weightlifting Championship in Paris. Additionally, he had the pleasure of studying under Dr. Jun Kawaguchi the team sports medicine specialist with U.S. Women’s Futsal for the 2017 AMF Futsal Women’s World Cup. This has enabled him to develop an in-depth knowledge of the forces involved in spinal loading within sport and an increased understanding of the mechanism of common spinal complaints. This allows for specific management advice to be given, regarding reducing the risk of future recurrence, in addition to treatment and performance guidance.
During his down time Joshua loves to spend time playing basketball, rugby, and when he’s not at the gym he enjoys hikes and spending time with friends and family. He is excited to get you the best care possible and set you back on track in accomplishing both your long and short term goals!
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Joshua Konu Can Help You With:
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the hinge that connects your jaw bone to your skull. TMJ disorders (TMD) can be caused by overuse of jaw muscles, misalignment of teeth, teeth grinding or clenching, as well as poor posture, and stress. Chiropractic treatment for TMJ/TMD is a non invasive way realign your jaw, and relieve jaw pain.
Chiropractic treatment can help with dislocated shoulders, frozen shoulders, rotator cuff injuries, strains, sprains, and tenodonitis. Our team works with you through the assessment, planning, and treatment stages to get your shoulders back to full mobility.
This occurs when there is a slippage of your vertebrae. Spinal manipulation identifies the joints that are restricted or experiencing abnormal motion, and gently returns motion to the joint. Our team can help you to regain spinal motion and ease your discomfort related to spondylolisthesis.
Vertigo mainly manifests as dizziness that makes it appear as if everything surrounding you is spinning. Severe cases can prevent you from carrying out your daily activities and make it difficult for you to stand and move. If you’re experiencing vertigo, our team will help you to identify the cause and build a treatment plan to manage and improve your symptoms.
Torn ligaments in your heels can cause Plantar Fasciitis. If the tear is not treated, it could be uncomfortable for you to walk or stand. Our team of chiropractors can identify the root cause of this discomfort and work with you to decrease the severity of the pain you’re experiencing.
Your bursa is the small sac found in your joints holding the joint fluid. When it is inflamed, it could cause severe pain and discomfort. This condition is known as bursitis. Bursitis can be treated effectively using chiropractic techniques.
Neck pain can be caused by multiple factors, such as poor posture, over-strenuous movement, injury, worn joints, or even disease. We have several treatment options that can help you recover, by reducing stiffness and strengthening the neck muscles.
Shin splints are a common injury associated with running or other impact activities. The pain is typically along the inside of the shin or tibia which is amplified with impact. Several different factors can cause shin splints such as improper warm-up or cool down, poor footwear, repetitive stress, flat feet, or even a change in your workouts. There are many ways that shin splints can be successfully treated, including Shockwave, Graston, or Active Release. Restricting impact, stretching, foam rolling, proper footwear, and ice are important during treatment to get you back to your activities as soon as possible.
Sciatica is a nerve pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. Patients often report pain in the lower back and down the back of their leg. Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness can also occur. Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis; a narrowing of the spine that can lead to compression of the nerve. Sciatica typically will affect one side of the body. Sneezing, coughing, and straining are often extremely painful with sciatica. Our chiropractors are fully equipped to assess and address irritations of the sciatica nerve.
Increasing activity can help to reduce chronic pain. We typically encourage people with chronic pain to begin exercising regularly. Also, we provide you with additional skills and exercises that can help manage your condition.
Arthritic conditions can be treated, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and degenerative disc disease. These conditions can lead to muscle weaknesses. Since they are common issues among our clients, we have experts ready to analyze muscle strength and help patients recover from these conditions.
Active Release is a soft tissue and movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Using this technique, your chiropractor will release these tight areas using manual techniques, allowing the area to move freely once again.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, or Graston Technique, is a soft tissue technique utilizing specific tools which, when effectively applied by a trained practitioner, will break up myofascial adhesions and scar tissue.
In this technique, we use the activator adjustment instrument to align your spine. The instrument manipulates your spine and joints. It is ideal for treating back and neck pain, as well as the discomforts you could be feeling on the limbs.
We use this technique to help you regain proper movement and alignment of your joints and spine. It involves low amplitude thrusts at a high velocity and is the most widely used technique. Your chiropractor will use their hands to manipulate your spine and joints.