Meet the Staff
Dr. Schwartz is a chiropractor who believes true healthcare is the commitment a person makes to him or herself to stay in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance for the purpose of experiencing life 100%. Dr. Schwartz believes good health is about respecting your body, paying attention to what it is telling you, and then giving it what it needs for the sake of self-preservation and prevention rather than crisis care.
Dr. Schwartz comes from a family with four chiropractors and has over 13 years experience. He has worked closely with renowned Neurosurgeon Researcher, Dr. Jeffery Yablon, and Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Marc Allen.
Dr. Schwartz practices with techniques that can be utilized on different age groups, a wide array of conditions, post surgical patients, patients with arthritis and other spinal related diseases, so that each and every patient receives a treatment plan specifically tailored to their own individual needs. He also believes in coordinating care with primary care physicians and specialists when warranted.
In his spare time, Dr. Schwartz enjoys exercising, listening to music, movies, repair computers, and spending time with his family.
Massage Therapist-Reiki Practitioner
Andrea Kocerha has been practicing massage since 2002. She studied massage at Omega Healing Arts School, received her Co-Active Life Coach Training from Coaches Training Institute, and has a BA in Communications and Theatre from Wilkes University. Andrea is also a Reiki Practitioner and a student of Raphaelite Work, an energetic healing and transformation process that incorporates breath, touch and presence.
In addition to her training, Andrea has worked with several chiropractic practices, and has experience treating a wide variety of soft-tissue injuries and conditions including rotator cuff issues, frozen shoulder, piriformis syndrome, and lumbar, sacral and sciatic issues, among others. She also works with Philadelphia Hospice and Visiting Nurses Association to provide hospice massage to terminally ill patients.
Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Andrea worked in the arts and entertainment industry for 20 years. After reaching a point of work and life burnout which resulted in physical health issues, she re-created her life and re-aligned with her life-purpose to nurture and support others through physical and emotional transitions. She brings humor, compassion, experience and active listening to each treatment session along with the intention to help people feel better in their bodies and their lives.
During the beginning of her massage training, as she was developing a strong background in Deep Tissue and pain management techniques, Julie was fortunate to be able to intern and work in McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Oregon. This led her to a career of being able to help people during and after both acute and chronic medical issues. She creates a warm, relaxing and compassionate setting for you while offering highly specialized treatments.
Having worked in several spas, she also brings with her a devotion to the wonderful qualities of a beautiful environment and the sense of ‘getting away’ if only for an hour and a half!
While there are many wonderful massage therapists, few offer you the option of safe and thorough knowledge of the Lymphatic System and years of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Trigger Point and La Stone Therapy.
If you ever had a lymph node removed, had radiation, and are at risk of or have Lymphedema, Julie is fully certified to work with you using Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD).
The best of both worlds…. and a rare combination….I offer you the opportunity to receive a combination of massage techniques while keeping your lymph system safely cared for.
Frankly, massage therapists are given minimal or no instruction on the lymph system which leaves people who have had radiation and/or lymph node surgery at high risk for inappropriate treatments. This can include many adverse effects such as increased risk or exacerbation of lymphedema.
With 160 hours of training in MLD, and as a Vodder certified therapist,Julie is required to complete a Recertification course every 2 years, making her one of the only Lymphatic Therapists with this requirement. This keeps her manual skills at their best and keeps her current with the latest science.
Julie is licensed in both Penna. and Oregon and nationally certified with NCBTMB. She is also an active member of the American Massage Therapy Assoc., Navalt (Vodder Certified National Association) and S4OM (Society for Oncology Massage).
Danielle moved to the Philadelphia area 2 years ago from upstate New York and enjoys cooking, reading and yoga. She has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2004 and she incorporates Massage Therapy and yoga into her daily life.
Danielle feels that Massage Therapy is very a rewarding field to be a part of and is fortunate to have found her passion helping people work towards a better state of well-being. She graduated from the Academy of Massage Therapy in 2004 and is a PA licensed Massage Therapist as well as a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals Association (ABMP).
Danielle utilizes various techniques to address the specific needs of her clients. Her training extends from Deep Tissue, Sports and Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial and Prenatal Massage. She is very proud to be part of the dedicated professional team here at Advanced Wellness and Chiropractic.
Barbara received her massage certification in 2005 from National Academy of Massage Therapy and Healing Science. After finishing school she went on to become Nationally Certified and received her Pa State Licensure. Barbara has a been practicing massage for the last 7 years mainly in the chiropractic setting but also has experience working in spas and as a Physical Therapist Aide.
Barbara’s has received certifications through continuing education courses in Deep Tissue massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofacial Techniques and Oncology Massage. Barbara describes her massage style as therapeutic while incorporating different techniques to accommodate the needs to of the client.
Barbara is currently at Temple finishing up her degree in Psychology and is hoping to use that degree to continue helping people.
Daniela Bonfanti Quagliato
The Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Center was fortunate to welcome Daniela into their Massage therapy team in early 2012. Daniela is a licensed massage therapist with over 13 years experience and has worked with several chiropractic practices.