Our Team

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.

Physical Therapists

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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 Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) in 2007.

She is a Certified Level 1 Gyrotonic® Instructor and has 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 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.

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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 biomechanical 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.

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Dr. Steven Behm

PT, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy

Steven achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology while playing ice hockey for the University of Oklahoma . He then went on to graduate from the University of Michigan’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program

He has a deep passion for understanding the human body and using it to help others recover and prevent injury.
Steven uses biomechanical analysis and a whole-body approach to create individualized treatments that allow patients to recover and become more in-tune with their own movement. Steven’s treatment approach utilizes manual therapy, specific exercise prescription, mobility practices, and neuromuscular re-education.

Steven enjoys hiking, mountain biking, surfing, tennis, hockey, snowboarding, golf, lacrosse, reading, fishing, drawing, and woodworking. Steven also enjoys getting to spend quality time with his wife Madison and their Australian Shepherd, Randall.

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Rowie Lagrimas

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 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.

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Ally Marcoly

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 and fitness and she 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.

Physical Therapy Technicians

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Shay Valencia

Physical Therapy Aide / Front Office 

Shay graduated with summa cum laude honors in 2018 from California State University, Fullerton earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in 

Clinical Movement Science. Shay’s interests beyond physical therapy include, playing tennis, hiking, going to the movies, traveling, and woodworking/carpentry.
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Dean Chung

Physical Therapy Aide

Dean received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Long Beach. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, and competing in powerlifting.

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Kelly Kaufman

Physical Therapy Aide

Kelly grew up in the Bay Area, moving to Southern California in 2011 to
attend UC Irvine where she got her Bachelors of Art in Dance in 2014. Through


her love and passion of dance, she, unfortunately, encountered many injuries and
physical therapy clinics. Her interest in the body and physical therapy continued to
grow when she found Kinetic Chain Physical Therapy in April of 2018. She is
currently in school finishing her prerequisites to apply to a Doctor of Physical
Therapy Program. She is thrilled to be a part of the OC LaunchPad team, continuing
to learn and support an amazing community!
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Jordan Patterson

Physical Therapy Aide

Jordan dabbled in a multitude of sports before finding his niche in collegiate track and field, specifically Hurdles. Graduating from California State University, Fullerton with a

Bachelors in Kinesiology, Jordan enjoys  staying up to date with current research in the field as a means to apply his education to the diverse background of the patients he works with. With a RockBlade and taping certification, he gladly uses his IASTM (Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) techniques to treat his friends and family that stay active and are seeking relief. He fits well with Kinetic Chain’s culture because the body should be treated as a whole in order to achieve the most efficiency. Jordan plans to begin his Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the next year and is excited to embark on the challenging, yet rewarding journey. Outside of the clinic, you can bet that you will see Jordan running, biking, and hiking the endless miles of Southern California as he prepares for his annual triathlon. 
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Office Support Staff

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Jamie Mclachlan

Director of Operations

A graduate of University of Southern California, Jamie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 1995. She has worked in physical therapy for over 15 years specializing in billing and collections, marketing and customer service. In her free time, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, travel, play golf, and water ski.

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Janet Chavez

Office Coordinator

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.