Home for the Holidays: Meet the Van Ness Chiropractic Family

We want to take care of your family. Here at Van Ness, we consider our team a family that is serving your family. We want to get to know you, and we can’t wait for you to get to know us. Meet the members of our trusted team.


Dr. Jason Van Ness

Dr Jason VanNess of VanNess ChiropracticDr. Jason Van Ness attended Iowa State University and went on to receive his doctorate of chiropractic in 1997 from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He specializes in the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic and is Full Body Certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), which are 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. He custom-designs a unique approach for each and every patient, providing top-of-the-line treatment.

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.

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


Dr. Jeff Parkin

DrJeffDr. Jeff Parkin is a Doctor of Chiropractic with experience in treating pediatrics through geriatrics. He graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 2009. He is also 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).

He was drawn to chiropractic when, in August 2001, his son Luke was diagnosed as Autistic at the age of nineteen months. Dr. Parkin was told that his son would have put in a home at the age of five for the rest of his life. “The medical model of health care offered me no alternatives.” About a year later, Dr.Parkin took Luke to see a chiropractor. Even after his first adjustment, there was a noticeable difference. His hyperactivity and hypersensitivities decreased. Soon after that, Dr. Parkin and his three daughters also started receiving chiropractic care. He had tried many different kinds of “alternative” therapies, but regular chiropractic care was the most effective.

After two years of receiving chiropractic care, Dr. Parkin decided it was time for him to become the doctor who treated his 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. My personal mission is to educate parents and children on how to stay healthy and live a full, active life with chiropractic wellness care.”


Kevin Kula

kevinkKevin Kula 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 and is known as “The Flexibility Coach.”


Meaghan F.

image1Meaghan 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. Meaghan is a Certified Personal Trainer and is currently studying to become a Performance Enhancement Specialist. She has always been dedicated to health and wellness and wants to extend this dedication to the well-being of your family.



FullSizeRenderKara graduated from The Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2006. Kara incorporates many levels of experience and knowledge into her treatments. Not only is she a massage therapist; she is also a yoga instructor, reiki master, marathon runner and nursing student. Her style focuses on myofascial release and deep tissue techniques, using long holds on specific areas that are in pain. 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.


From the Van Ness Chiropractic family to yours, we wish you a healthy and relaxing holiday season.


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