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Dr Jason VanNess of VanNess Chiropractic

Dr. Jason Van Ness

Dr. Van Ness attended Iowa State University then received his doctorate of chiropractic in 1997 from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Van Ness has a passion for learning new techniques and has pursued thousands of hours of continuing education to stay current with research and new technology.

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Dr. Van Ness specializes in the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic and is Full Body Certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), both considered the “gold standard” for their record of safety and effectiveness. Dr. Van Ness is well versed in the more than 500 specific soft tissue treatment protocols that are unique to ART and custom designs a unique approach to each individual patient, while providing top-of-the-line treatment as a Barrington Chiropractor. Dr. Van Ness completed the post-graduate Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) program through Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Van Ness is also certified in chiropractic pediatrics (CCP), Fascial Movement Taping (FMT), Functional Movement (FMS, SFMA), Mally Extremity Protocols and is a member of the Ironman Provider Network.

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In his 19 years of practice in Barrington, Dr. Van Ness feels very privileged to have cared for thousands of families for almost every healthcare condition imaginable. He is continually amazed at the wonderful healing powers that natural chiropractic care can provide and has received countless patient testimonials to this effect.

Dr. Van Ness is married to Leanna, a critical care nurse at Good Shepherd Hospital, and has four children, all having been adjusted since birth. Dr. Van Ness is active in the Barrington Chamber of Commerce, local charities, is a member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society and the ACBSP Concussion Registry. He is the team chiropractor for the Chicago Cougars Hockey team and he works with various youth sports programs in the Barrington area. Dr. Van Ness donates his time to area charities including the Barrington Relay for Life and Shriners Hospital. Dr. Van Ness was also selected to be a member of the St. Alexius Medical Center staff.

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If you have never received chiropractic care or if you are seeking a second opinion, Dr. Van Ness encourages you to give his practice the opportunity to help you. He is 100% committed to providing you with the best healthcare experience available, even if that means coming in early, staying late or coming in on a weekend.

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Dr. Jeff Parkin

In addition to being a Doctor of Chiropractic with experience in treating pediatrics through geriatrics, Dr. Parkin is a certified clinical nutritionist (CCN), a certified D.A.N. Practitioner – Defeat Autism Now!, an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer (ACSM-CPT), a certified provider in Active Release Technique (ART), functional movement certified (FMS) and a certified Kinesiotape provider (CKTP).

“Growing up I was always sick with ear infections, strep throat, mononucleosis, allergies, and digestive problems. I remember as a child being told I was sick and contagious and I could not go to school several times a year. I was on at least 6 antibiotics a year from childhood to my late twenties. It got to the point where I felt sick not being on antibiotics as my body had no immune system, it had been destroyed by medications.

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My path to chiropractic came through my son Luke. In August 2001 (19 months old) he was diagnosed as Autistic. I was told that by the age of 5 he would have to be put in a home for the rest of his life. The medical model of health care offered me no alternatives. Being told your son’s life was over before it even began was emotionally devastating.

About a year later, my parents suggested Luke see their chiropractor. After his first adjustment, I noticed an immediate decrease in his hyperactivity and hypersensitivities. Soon after that I started receiving chiropractic care along with my 3 daughters. I tried many different kinds of “alternative” therapies, but chiropractic worked the best for Luke and me.

We were under chiropractic care for about two years when I decided it was time for me to become the doctor who treats my family. I wanted to focus on treating them with only natural therapies. Focus and learning were no longer a problem for me. All of my allergy, digestive problems and infections were gone.

I moved my family to Houston, Texas and started at Texas Chiropractic College in the fall of 2005. After my graduation in April of 2009, I decided to move back to Illinois to be close to my family and friends.

My personal mission is to educate parents and children on how to stay healthy and live a full, active life with chiropractic wellness care.” – Dr. Jeff Parkin

To make an appointment or to speak with Dr. Van Ness or Dr. Parkin please call Van Ness Chiropractic at (847) 842-8070, or they can be reached via email at info@vannesschiro.com.

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Kevin Kula

Kevin Kula, “The Flexibility Coach”, helps athletes eliminate pain, optimize their movements, and bulletproof their joints so that they can train at full capacity. Kevin holds 5 CrossFit certifications, has written for the CrossFit Journal, and is a USA Weightlifting coach. Kevin is trained in Fascial Stretch Therapy, KMI Structural Integration, Neurokinetic Therapy, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization , Functional Range Conditioning, Functional Movement Systems and Fascial Movement Taping. Prior to moving back to Illinois, Kevin introduced his system of Flexibility Training, “FlexibilityRx” to 15 CrossFit gyms throughout Arizona.

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Meaghan F.

Meaghan graduated from S.H.I. Integrated Medical Massage School in Lebanon, Ohio in 2012. Meaghan is certified in craniosacral therapy, deep tissue, myofascial release, Sacro-Iliac and Ilio-Sacral therapy, neuromuscular therapy, aromatherapy, temporal mandibular joint dysfunction and reflexology massage.

Additionally, Meaghan is a Certified Personal Trainer and is currently studying to become a Performance Enhancement Specialist. Meaghan loves to go on long walks, spend time with her dogs and play guitar. She has always been dedicated to health and wellness and goes out of her way to make sure everyone around her is happy and healthy.

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Kara, L.M.T

Kara graduated from The Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2006. Since that time, she has been promoting health, wellness and overall happiness to everyone she comes in contact with. Because she is also a yoga instructor, reiki master, marathon runner and nursing student, Kara incorporates many levels of experience and knowledge into her treatments. Her style focuses on myofascial release and deep tissue techniques, using long holds on specific areas that are in pain. With a love for the wonderful benefits of pure relaxation, Kara also enjoys providing a blissful massage for stress reduction and general well being. Kara also has extensive training and experience with prenatal and postpartum massage. Kara uses a blend of clinical massage therapy and relaxation techniques to create a customized therapeutic treatment for each individual. 

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