Celebrating Our 18th Year of Providing Family Wellness Care
"Health as a way of life is a source of inspiration and increasing achievement"

Our Team

Meet our staff:

Dr. Van Ness

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.

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. 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.

In his 18 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 has been the team chiropractor for Barrington Redwings Hockey, Chicago Force Hockey and Chicago Hitmen Hockey. Dr. Van Ness donates his time to area charities including the Barrington Relay for Life and Shriners Hospital.

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.

Dr. Parkin

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.

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.

Janice Marie Scardina, L.M.T.

Kevin K., "The Flexibility Coach".

Kevin K., “The Flexibility Coach” is a specialist in pain elimination, movement restoration, and helping athletes maximize flexibility for athletic performance.
Kevin believes that everyone is an athlete – whether or not they have a gym membership or play a competitive sport. Pain is an important signal for change – it tells us that we need to move differently, improve our alignment, and reconnect to our physical nature – rediscovering what we enjoy doing.

Most people have never gone through a ‘Personal Flexibility Assessment’. Many people have stretched their whole lives – yet are still bothered by an old injury, low back pain, or tight shoulders.

After going through a flexibility and movement screen, Kevin will take you through a combination of assisted stretching, soft-tissue work, and corrective exercise – empowering you to regain your strength through full range of motion.

Surprisingly, flexibility can be maintained throughout life, many of Kevin’s athletes are more flexible in their 50’s and 60’s than when they were in their 20’s.

Whether it’s tight hamstrings preventing you from playing with your grandkids or the voice in your head that tells you that you are too old or inflexible to dance, play tennis, or lift weights – Kevin will help you reconnect to your inner athlete.

Kevin has worked in rehab settings with people suffering from acute pain and very limited range of motion. He has also worked with hundreds of CrossFit athletes, Olympic weightlifters, and runners. He is excited to join the Van Ness chiropractic team bringing the perfect compliment to chiropractic work.

Kevin is trained in both manual therapy and strength and conditioning. He is a Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist™ and a KMI Structural Integrator. He is certified as a NASM personal trainer, CrossFit Level 1 trainer and USA Weightlifting coach. He has taken numerous specialty courses including CrossFit mobility, running, gymnastics, and nutrition certifications. Kevin has also taken the Juggernaut Systems Powerlifting seminar, Ryan Moody's "Explosive Movement" Seminar and Lorimer Moseley's Neurology of Pain Seminar. He is continually learning and currently interested in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI), and Gray Cook's Functional Movement Screen (FMS).

Appointments can be made by calling our office at (847) 842-8070.

Janice Marie Scardina, L.M.T.

Janice Marie Scardina, L.M.T.

Janice Marie graduated from Lauterstein-Conway massage school in Austin, Texas in 1998. 

In her 17 years of practice, Janice Marie has been dedicated to sharing her passion of optimal health and wellness with her clients.

She is educated in the bodywork modalities of myofascial release, deep tissue, stretching techniques, Craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, Myopractic, Healing Touch and Neuromuscular therapy.

Janice Marie has a keen interest in yoga, exercise and nutrition.  These lifestyle interests are congruent with her holistic approaches to restoring balance to the body. Her primary goal is to provide pain management tools, wellness and stress relief to her clients. 

Appointments can be made by calling our office at (847) 842-8070.


Janice Marie Scardina, L.M.T.

Cheryl Krismalian, L.M.T.

Cheryl graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2008 and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.  Her experience in deep tissue, trigger point, and myofascial release allow her to enjoy working with a wide spectrum of clients. 

Helping others through massage therapy is one of Cheryl’s greatest passions and that is shown through her body of work.  She is dedicated to helping clients reach their ultimate health goals with her gift of touch and compassion. She appreciates the importance in nurturing ourselves to sustain a balanced well-being and feels blessed to be a part of the process.

Appointments can be made by calling our office at (847) 842-8070.


Janice Marie Scardina, L.M.T.

Crystal Hutchings, L.M.T.

Crystal graduated from Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy in 2014. She specializes in Swedish Relaxation, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Stretching. She is very passionate about helping others improve their health and well being by using a natural approach through massage therapy. Crystal continues her studies for advanced massage techniques and proper nutrition.

With a great passion for running and exercising, Crystal is always looking for ways to improve athletic performance. As an experienced ultra runner, she has developed a better understanding of the human body, through her own obstacles in this sport. These experiences have given her a better understanding of how she can help her clients.

Crystal enjoys spending her free time traveling, exploring new trails and running races. She runs every distance from 5k, marathon, 50k, 50, to 100 miles. Her favorite distance is the 100 mile, and has placed first over all female in 2 of the 7 she has completed.

Appointments can be made by calling our office at (847) 842-8070.


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