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Who We Are

Kinetik Performance and Rehab, located in Mission Viejo, California, was founded by two like-minded Doctors of Physical Therapy by the name of AJ Kirkpatrick and Kevin Kapka who are committed to helping people reach their peak performance in life. 

Dr. AJ Kirkpatrick

Dr. AJ Kirkpatrick PT, DPT

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. AJ Kirkpatrick PT, DPT is a graduate from the longest running Physical Therapy program in the country – Chapman University. Through the Chapman University research program, AJ has been involved in many research studies, one of which includes the study “Comparison of Three Treadmill Training Procedures For Persons With Knee Osteoarthritis,” which has helped shape his extensive understanding of the knee joint. AJ’s strong points of emphasis include sports, general orthopedics, chronic pain and post-surgical conditions. AJ has a passion for lending a helping hand to people whose lives have been halted by pain and dysfunction. He enjoys the process of teaching people how to be their best self by breaking through the barrier of pain to reach above and beyond their own personal goals. In order to do this, he utilizes many techniques which include hands on soft tissue mobilizations, joint mobilizations, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercises, functional movement biomechanical re-training, just to name a few, tailored to each individual’s presentation, needs, goals, and anatomy.

AJ grew up locally where he is a Tesoro High School graduate and has the pleasure of calling southern Orange County his home. He has a passion for all things athletics with emphasis towards football, basketball, and snowboarding which he enjoys in his spare time. AJ has endured his fair share of injuries throughout his athletic career and fully understands the difficulties of being forced away from the activities he loves. Although, he has grown up through sports, his true passion lies in seeing his patients overcome their physical, mental, and emotional barriers to become the best version of themselves through the rehabilitation process.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a full one on one evaluation with Dr. AJ Kirkpatrick, PT, DPT, you are able to reach him directly by email at akirkpatrick@kinetikpar.com

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Sophia Adams

Front Office Staff

Dr. Kevin Kapka

Dr. Kevin Kapka PT, DPT

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Kevin Kapka, PT, DPT is a graduate from the longest running Physical Therapy program in the country – Chapman University. Through the Chapman University research program, Kevin was a primary researcher in studies which included: “Comparison of Three Treadmill Training Procedures For Persons With Knee Osteoarthritis” and “Effects Of Gluteus Medius And Maximus Activation In The Standard Clamshell Exercise.” Kevin’s strong points of emphasis are sports, general orthopedics, lymphedema, post-surgical and concussion. As a concussion specialist, Kevin has established a state of the art return to play protocol that allows patients with post concussive symptoms to return at a faster rate. While learning and understanding the growing need for proper lymphedema treatment in the OC area, Kevin was able to present this information at The Western Foot and Ankle Conference in 2021 to various physicians and specialties. Kevin has a passion for returning patients to their sport, work, or daily routine better than before they were injured. He utilizes many techniques such as soft tissue mobilizations, joint mobilizations, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercises, functional drills, etc. that are tailored to each individual that is necessary for them to return to their life.

Kevin grew up in San Diego and loves to play recreational sports such as football and basketball during his down time. Kevin has more recently become an avid golfer and loves to help golfers achieve their personal goals. Kevin has suffered his fair share of injuries and understands the psychological and emotional toll that it can have on an individual. Kevin treats each patient as a person, not a diagnosis and it shows in his work.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a full one on one evaluation with Dr. Kevin Kapka, PT, DPT, you are able to reach him directly by email at kkapka@kinetikpar.com

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Silvana Curtis

Front Office Staff

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