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Meet The Doctors

Dr. Jodi Kinney, DC


Dr. Jodi Kinney was drawn to the profession of Chiropractic having been a Chiropractic patient since she was 7 years old. She suffered chronic strep throat and allergies throughout her childhood and was on allergy medications and frequent rounds of antibiotics. Her mom, who was also a Chiropractic patient, spoke to her Chiropractor about her daughter’s frequent illnesses. The Chiropractor discussed Chiropractic care to boost the immune system and naturally help young Dr. Kinney improve her overall health. She started getting adjusted in 1978 and her overall health improved dramatically. She was off all medication and almost never had to use antibiotics again. It was a game-changer.

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Dr. Rona Thau, BS2 DC


Dr. Rona Thau is a gentle, holistic chiropractor. A north garden state native, Dr. Rona settled in California for 23 years. In 2021 she relocated to Ocean County, NJ. She has been in practice for nearly three decades and was introduced to the field quite literally by accident. Prior to attending chiropractic college, Dr. Rona attended Emerson College in Boston. She studied Theatre, Comedy, English, and Communications. A few years later, her life changed when she was struck by a car in a crosswalk.

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Aubrey Therkelson


After falling down the basement stairs, suffering for two years with constant back pain, visiting countless doctors and therapists, I finally turned to acupuncture as a last resort. To put it lightly, the trajectory of my life completely changed that day. Not only did acupuncture finally provide me with the relief I was searching for, I also noticed other aspects of my health improving. I truly began to value my physical health and emotional wellbeing, and realized that acupuncture was an incredible medicine. I was hooked.

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After seeing so many positive changes in my own health conditions, I decided to shift my focus from working in NYC as a graphic designer and photographer, to the study of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. It was the decision of a lifetime. I knew I could help others improve their own health in the same way this ancient medicine healed myself. My purpose is to help patients get to the root cause of their discomforts so they can live a full, happy life. When I’m not in the office I enjoy walking my dog on the beach, visiting state parks, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Education & Certifications
• M.S.Ac., graduated with honors and a Master of Science in Acupuncture from The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Bloomfield, NJ
• Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist
• L.Ac., NJ State Licensed Acupuncturist
• Clean Needle Technique Certified
• B.A. in Digital Art and Business Administration from Elon University

Specializing in:
• Electrical Acupuncture Medicine
• Mental and Emotional Health
• Digestive Disorders
• Women’s Health
• Pain Management

Text or call Aubrey at 732-513-4281 to schedule an appointment.

Appointments available:
Monday: 12:00pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Christina Porta

Office Manager & Chiropractic Assistant

Chrissy has been with Kinney Chiropractic since February 2019. She worked for another Chiropractor for a few years prior to starting to work in Dr. Jodi Kinney’s 2 offices. Although young, Chrissy has proven to be a key player in our practice, earning a management position. She is smart, articulate, conscientious and reliable. She keeps both offices in Belmar and Jackson in top shape, and works well with patients and other team members. She has been a chiropractic advocate for years and knows her body works best when she is adjusted regularly. Chrissy lives in Ocean County with her boyfriend Andrew, and her two fur babies Titan and Benji.

Susan Mercadante

Chiropractic Assistant

Sue began working with Kinney Chiropractic in September 2020, having previously worked in Chiropractic offices for over 5 years. She has been in the medical industry for over 10 years and managed many business offices. She brings with her a wealth of experience with customer care and team support. Sue lives in Ocean County and has 2 adult children.

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