Dr. Ted Loos has been practicing Chiropractic since 2001. He was a scholarship student-athlete at Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta Georgia and a member of their 2000 National Championship Rugby Team.
He began practicing in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia in 2005. Since then he had grown Great Life Chiropractic into a neighborhood institution that has helped thousands of patients get out of pain and return to an active lifestyle. Many athletes end up at Great Life because they know that they are going to see a Doctor who can relate to them from an athlete’s perspective and appreciates his patients’ desire to “get back out there.”
Dr. Loos also practices what he preaches. He has run over 20 marathons and regularly competes in triathlons, obstacle races, trail races and just about any other challenge that comes his way. He finished the Boston Marathon every year from 2007 through 2012 and the 2013 Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon. In 2016 Dr. Ted was honored as an inductee to the University of Scranton Norsemen Rugby Hall of Fame. Dr. Ted maintains his ties to the fitness community as an instructor for Goals Fitness. www.goalsfit.com He can be spotted running the trails on Forbidden Drive in the wee hours of the morning - Feel free to say hello!
Dr. Ted is very active in the Roxborough community. He is a member of the 21st Ward Medical Society and serves on the Board of Managers of the Roxborough Area YMCA.
Stephanie Kines, LMT
Stephanie has been working as a Licensed Massage Therapist in Maryland, before recently making the move north. Working as a healthcare team member, she deeply believes in the healing potential of human touch, in an empathetic and safe environment. Her past certification in group fitness deepens her knowledge of kinetic movements of the body and the delicate relationship of flexibility, strength and function. She is proficient in a wide range of modalities, incorporating passive and active movements to get muscles back to functioning efficiently. Her education in trigger-point pain in the rotator cuff and neck has brought relief to many clients. Stephanie listens to your goals and tailors each massage to your specific needs- understanding and caring for the body as an entire system.
Stephanie is also a Great Life Wall of Famer. She was awarded this honor for her All American Volleyball Career at Juniata College.
Aleyah Gaffney, LMT
Aleyah Gaffney, a lifelong Philadelphia resident, has been on the Great Life team since October of 2015. Graduating early from high school, Aleyah attended The Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy where she graduated top-of-class. Aleyah was ambitious to get to work and was the first in her class to sign up for the state licensing test. A resident of West Philadelphia, she balances her full time college course load with her position here at Great Life. Thinking of the future, Aleyah hopes to always be working as a massage therapist, but is enjoying her studies and will soon be graduating with a degree in psychology.
José María Centurión, LMT
José María Centurión, originally born in Paraguay, has spent the majority of his life in the Roxborough-Manayunk area. After high school he moved to Orlando to pursue a career as a professional golf instructor; later returning to Philadelphia and graduating from Temple University with a bachelor’s in Exercise Sport Science. Most recently, while living in St. Louis, he made the transition from a full time golf instructor to a full time massage therapist and became a member of the Great Life family upon his return to Philly. He is a self-proclaimed anatomy and physiology nerd and will begin his graduate degree in Exercise Physiology next fall. Although he embraces the more allopathic views of healthcare, he holds a great value in how the combination of chiropractic and massage therapy can truly benefit a client’s health and wellness. He hopes one day to transition with everything he is learning in massage therapy to the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation.
José has hours Sunday through Tuesday by appointment only