Kinetic Chain Physical Therapy offers a unique rehabilitation experience predicated on outstanding service and commitment to our patients! Our physical therapists will work together with their patients in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment to develop comprehensive and personalized treatment and recovery programs that address their pains and dysfunctions. Come in today and experience the difference.
Dr. Jana Van Surksum
PT, DPT, OCS Doctor of Physical Therapy
Jana graduated in 1995 with a Health Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida International University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Utica College in 2014.
She became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) in 2004 and completed her certification as Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) in 2007.
She is a Certified Level 1 Gyrotonic® Instructor and completed numerous other Gyrotonic® courses focusing on the understanding of joint mechanics and corrective movement patterns as they relate to golf and other elite sports.
Jana’s specialty is identifying faulty movement patterns and an asymmetrical patterning that allow for joint dysfunction, neurological impairment, soft tissue changes, and poor motor control.
Jana spends her free time hiking with her dogs, backpacking, bike camping, road biking, playing golf and tennis and reading.
DR. VINCENT LIBONATI
PT, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy
Vincent graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Sciences with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. He then received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 from the University of Southern California.
Vincent has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, acute care rehab, and pediatrics. He has a passion for helping others return to a higher level of function than they were pre-injury and thoroughly enjoys developing relationships with his patients. He comes to The Kinetic Chain with a strong background in movement analysis and uses that to help guide his functional practice down to the impairment level. His treatment emphasis is on biomechanics assessment and using a mixture of both manual therapy and functional exercise.
Vincent enjoys hiking, being outdoors, traveling, cooking, watching the Dodgers, Lakers, and an assortment of movies. In his spare time, he loves to be with his wife, who is also a physical therapist, and his Australian Shepherd, Cooper.
Physical Therapy Technician
Ally graduated from San Diego State University in 2020, earning a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. Ally has a passion for health, fitness, and strives to share her knowledge with others to improve their quality of life. Outside of the clinic you will find her at the beach or working out.
Throughout her experience, Ashlee has gained knowledge in many different aspects of healthcare. She is the Office Coordinator at The OC Launch Pad and manages all of our healthcare practitioners and participants, social media, marketing, and all events held here at the OC Launch Pad.
Director of Operations
Jamie Mclachlan is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Kinesiology. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of physical therapy administration and customer service.
In her spare time, Jamie enjoys traveling, camping, water skiing and spending time with her family.
A graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management in 2012. She has a deep passion for helping individuals achieve the best level of physical wellness. She has worked in the Physical Medicine industry for over 4 years specializing in office coordination. Janet loves to spend time with her family and enjoys going to sporting events.
CPT Certified Massage Therapist
Rowie Lagrimas graduated from a Massage Therapy Training Program at National Holistic Institute (NHI) in 2019 and became a certified therapist by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) shortly after. After receiving his certification, he created Hilot Massage Therapy and joined the team here at The OC LaunchPad.
He is proficient in both Eastern and Western massage modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Aromatherapy & SPA Life, Foot Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hand & Foot Reflexology, Acupressure, Energy Work, Rocking & Shaking, Thai Massage. In addition to comprehensive massage training, business, and science classes, he continues to further his studies by attending the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program.
He can confidently differentiate between myofascial pain and dysfunction as opposed to injury. In his assessments, Rowie examines the biomechanics and posture of the body, collaborates with physical therapists and physicians, tests range of motion, and applies his knowledge of anatomy and physiology to find the best massage modality for each patient.
Rowie is also a part of the Active Reserve Force for the US Navy and specializes in tactical and Civil Affairs. He has also been a Coast Guard Volunteer since 2008. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. Rowie likes to teach his son different survival techniques, woodworking, home improvement, and auto troubleshooting. He also loves traveling, hiking, running, and volunteering in his community.
BS Kinesiology, NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Raúl Jackson is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and specializes in Fervent Fitness. Fervent Fitness focuses on displaying a passion and radiance, exuberating great intensity of spirit, emotion, and enthusiasm. Having fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love overlooks unkindness, and unselfishly seeks the best for others.
Fervent Fitness focuses on displaying a passion and radiance, exuberating great intensity of spirit, emotion, and enthusiasm. Having fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love overlooks unkindness, and unselfishly seeks the best for others.
Fervent Fitness, ardent, earnest, full of zeal, burning hot, glowing, boiling as a fervent summer isn’t just about getting into shape, it’s about transforming our lives spiritually, physically, and mentally. Our goal at the end is that we see results and transformation that your joyful about the person you’re becoming.
On this journey, fitness is a lifestyle and an encounter. My name is Raúl Jackson and I’ve been on my journey for 21 years. Not only did I want to change my physical appearance but also live a fruitful life.