Jana Van Surksum


The Kinetic Chain Physical Therapy: Jana Van SurksumJana 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 such as baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming, diving and dance. She is a participating member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Her post-graduate studies have focused on research and evidence based treatment strategies supporting her belief in the effective combination of manual treatment and functional training concepts. She believes that the treatment of the body should be wholistic in approach and inclusive of all the systems of the body. 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 tennis, and reading.