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Thrive: Health, Wellness, and Lifestyle | 2023 LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites

Get to know the top health and and wellness providers our Philly Family Community LOVES.

Read some great endorsements from local parents in our Philly Community about who they love and then pop over to our Best for Families Guide to find more neighborhood gems!

LOVE Awards Celebration and Luncheon photos by AMC Photography.


2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST ACUPUNCTURE

South Philly Community Acupuncture

“Beth is an enthusiastic and dedicated therapist who recognizes the importance of attainable self-care, nutritional and healthful fitness goals. I refer her to many of my patients, both prenatal and postpartum.”

– Lauren B.

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE ACUPUNCTURE

Six Fishes Acupuncture


2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST AUTISM & NEURODIVERSE SERVICE PROVIDER

Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity

“Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity is run by one of the most dedicated, compassionate, and committed medical professionals I’ve ever encountered. Dr. Wendy Ross is truly amazing with her clients and took as much time as needed to work with my family (both parents and child) around the issues of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. She is committed to promoting education around neurodiversity in the world and helping to ensure that every environment caters to and includes the neurodiverse population. In addition to clinical assessment, Ross participates in community education events that promote an understanding of neurodiversity for patients, families, caregivers, educators, and the community.”

– Rachel B.

2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

Kidology Inc.

“Kidology is a rapidly growing organization. They speak many languages — I have seen them in action from the beginning and it’s amazing to watch families who have multiple children return, tell friends, and neighbors. Kidology’s owner is a speech language pathologist so she really makes sure that people are taken care of and feel that they are in good hands.”

– Boris K.

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

B Well OT


2023 FAMILY FAVORITE DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

Care-Lync

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

Kids at Play

“We just love working Tressa our therapist! She is so positive and engaging and truly a joy to have on our team.”

– Erin C.

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

Philly SLP


2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST FITNESS CLASSES

Lumos Yoga and Barre

“Lumos is my favorite place to work out. Welcoming and inclusive, they have classes for every mood and whichever ways you want to move. Their instructors are wonderful people who guide you through classes that are somehow the perfect mix of challenge and relaxation. They’ve helped me improve strength and flexibility after injuries and made it enjoyable to do so.”

– Terri G.

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE FITNESS CLASSES

J’aime Fitness


2023 FAMILY FAVORITE FITNESS CLASSES

SMART Fitness


2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST MASSAGE

 Sanctuary on 2nd


2023 FAMILY FAVORITE MASSAGE

South Philly Wellness


2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH

Whole Heart Maternal Mental Health

This is a group of therapist that primarily work with women wanting to become pregnant and having difficult with fertility thru to postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a serious problem that many new mothers, and their families, may have trouble recognizing. Working with trained professionals new moms can recover and become loving and caring parents.

– Harriet L.

2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST MEDICAL SPA

Green Medspa

“Green MedSpa is a special place for me, it’s filled with genuine love and care for its customers. Viktoryia truly knows how to help you get through to your best beautiful self after a long day at work, as a parent and finally take care of yourself.”

– Veronica B.

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE MEDICAL SPA

DermaCenter Medical Spa


2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST ORTHODONTIST

Top of the Hill Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

“Dr. Jake Orozco is wonderful with children, teens, and adults alike. His warm, friendly demeanor puts families at ease. I often see him taking time to get to know patients and families, just chatting away in the reception area. He also loves running into his patients and their parents in the Chestnut Hill community! He’s committed to the best in technology, including a digital scanner and a new CBCT, which makes appointments quicker and easier, especially for nervous patients. My Invisalign treatment is going very smoothly, and I’m so happy with my smile.”

– Abbey O.

2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST

The Children’s Tooth Spa

Most unique dental experience for kids. It’s calm and peaceful with caring and most compassionate staff. Dr Jenny and her team go above and beyond to bring the highest level of care to their patients that you will never find anywhere else. Plus there are amazing amenities for both kids and adults!

– Liam B.

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Kid’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry


2023 FAMILY FAVORITE PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry

“Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry is amazing! They take the time to get to know you and make your kiddo feel comfortable and welcomed. They have an awesome space set up especially for kids. The dentist and staff are kind and considerate. They take the time to sit down and talk with you and answer any and all questions you may have. If you have a dental emergency, they are quick to respond and give you clarity on next steps. I would highly recommend them for your pediatric dentistry needs!”

– Samantha K.

2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Center City Pediatrics

“Reza Madani is a kind and thorough pediatrician.”

– Ana G.

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE PEDIATRICIAN

Peekaboo Pediatrics

2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST POSTNATAL PT/OT

Pelvio Physical Therapy

Sam and the team at Pelvio PT changed my life. I had a c-section to birth my daughter and at my 6 week post partum appointment, I was cleared for normal exercise and sex, but something just didn’t feel right. I contacted Sam at Pelvio PT and she spent weeks working with me to strengthen my pelvic floor which resulted in so much more than just stronger muscles. Sam helped me reconnect with my body after a major surgery, she kept me safe while reintroducing exercise into my life, and she showed me how to use my core to strengthen and protect my whole body. Through Pelvio, I’ve been able to thrive as a new mom, not just survive, and to feel like myself in my body again.

– Eileen C.

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE POSTNATAL PT/OT

Flourish Pelvic Health & Wellness

“I cannot say enough good things about Flourish Pelvic Health & Wellness! I was admittedly skeptical of pelvic floor therapy at first, but Danika truly exceeded all of my expectations. She has a wealth of knowledge and from the moment I met her she felt like a friend that truly cared about me as a person, was rooting for me, and made me feel so comfortable. She not only helped me with the postpartum issue I went to her for, but so much more. After such fast improvement from only a couple of sessions, I am kicking myself for not going to her much sooner. I am looking forward to going back to her during my next pregnancy to be more proactive the second time around. Moms, please invest in yourselves – it is so worth it!”

– Caitlin M.

2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Shady Grove Fertility

“I went through Shady Grove Dr Sasson, just last year. I also had a lovely experience and referred a friend there. We went through IVF and will be going back for our second when we are ready. Our baby girl is 4 months old now.”

– A. F.

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness Center

“I see dr Maria Mazzotti and their new ob/gyn there. I am very impressed with both drs and the care I receive there. They have a great bedside manner and are very helpful when I have questions.”

– Christine G.

2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST WEIGHT LOSS COACH

 Inside Out Transformations

“I’ve been working with Sarah for over a year and have seen huge positive change in not only my physical health but also my mental health. She’s willing to tackle the emotional side of a person’s eating and weight loss journey in a safe and judgment free zone. The work she has done in just a short year has given me control of my weight loss journey and my mental health. She deserves every award!”

– Megan G.

2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST WELLNESS COACH

Be Well With Beth

“Beth of Be Well With Beth has created an amazing refresh program for people with young families. The program takes into account how busy parents are while also pushing you to take care of yourself, to fill your own cup and to feel yourself again. Beth runs workout classes, a private nutrition practice and the refresh and gets the struggles and joys of being a parent to young kids deeply. Couldn’t recommend more!”

– Rachel D.

2023 LOVE AWARD WINNER: BEST YOGA CLASS

Mother Heart Yoga Studio

Dawn, the owner, is such a special person. Her love and care for her community are endless. 

Mother Heart Yoga offers not only prenantal classes that are welcoming of non-childbearing people, but she also offers classes with free childcare. She offers donation-only classes for those that are struggling financially, something many parents can identify with. She offers a West African Drum Circle class that is open to children. Lastly and most importantly, she provides a nurturing environment with an emphasis on emotional care for relief of stress, anxiety, depression and grief. 

There is no one that deserves a LOVE award more than Dawn and Mother Heart Yoga Sangha!

– Jenn M.

2023 FAMILY FAVORITE YOGA CLASS

Heartwell Yoga


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