Jonathan brings a wealth of experience to Kinetik Performance. He is a certified Active Release Technique Provider and uses his extensive background in movement, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning to help athletes and individuals with all types of injuries or performance issues.
As a former elite athlete in Track and Field and distance running, Jonathan competed for Stanford University, where he was an All-American in the 3000m Steeplechase, and then ran professionally for 3 years with Reebok/Zap Fitness, Mammoth Track Club, and ASICS.
After completing his elite running career, he became the therapist for Mammoth Track Club for two years. During this time he mentored with several elite coaches, including Dan Pfaff and Terrence Mahon and also worked under world class providers including Dr. Chris Vincent.
Jonathan then took a new role and began to practice in a clinical setting at Fix Body Group with Dr. Shawn Robek where he was a Director of Rehabilitation and Training, spending 3 years there as Fix became one of the elite rehabilitation facilities in San Diego. During this time Jonathan also worked extensively as a consultant to several clubs in professional athletics, as well as for various shoe companies. He gained valuable experience at many competitions and treated more than 50 Olympians, many World and Olympic medalists and world record holders.
Taking time away from the clinical setting, Jonathan spent the 2016 Olympic campaign working exclusively with elite athletes both as a consultant for Brooks Running and with numerous other individual Olympic athletes, including Olympians Brittney Reese, Jeremy Taiwo, Justine Fedronic, Evan Jager, Susan Kuijken, and Will Claye. He also began to consult with professional CrossFit athletes on performance and rehabilitation from injury and has become a key support person for many top athletes in this growing sport.
With the inception of Kinetik Performance, Jonathan serves as the founder/principal and the lead practitioner. He will also chair a non-profit branch targeting injury reduction for youth athletes and lead and develop an educational arm of Kinetik to serve the general community and provide seminars for practitioners.
When not working, traveling, or relaxing in his home neighborhood of Little Italy, San Diego, Jonathan enjoys running the trails and hills of San Diego, watching sports, and the occasional ski/hiking trip.
B.A. in Human Biology / Stanford University 2007
ART certifications / Upper Extremity: 2013, Lower Extremity: 2014, Spine: 2015, Long Tract Nerve: 2016
Mentorships: Dan Pfaff, Gerry Ramogida, Terrence Mahon
Internship at U.S. Olympic Training Center with USATF Coach Ty Sevin 2012
Founder and Therapist at Kinetik Performance Co., 2016 – Present
Director of Performance Therapy Brooks Beasts Track Club 2015 – 2016
Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation/Biomechanics Consultant – Brooks Beasts Track Club 2013 – 2016.
Director, Soft tissue Therapies/Education- Fix Body Group Inc. 2012-2015.
Sports Therapy Consultant — Bowerman Track Club, Competitor Group, Melbourne Track Club, Chula Vista Olympic Training Center 2012-2016
Sports Therapy Consultant – Mammoth Track Club – 2011-2015.
USA Track and Field Championships 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016.
Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon – Elite athletes 2013 – 2015.
Carlsbad 5000 Elite Therapy Consultant 2014 and 2015.
Sports Therapy Consultant – San Diego Chargers 2013.
United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Massage Therapist for the track and field, 2010 – 2012.
Professional distance runner 2007 – 2011.
US Olympic Team Trials 2008.
World Championships in Cross Country 2008.