Benjamin Griffes lives in Thousand Oaks, California with his wife. He practices chiropractic in both Tarzana and in Thousand Oaks. He is a former youth soccer and track coach and has been the team chiropractor for high school volleyball, basketball, track, and for collegiate cycling.

Dr. Griffes graduated from Nova High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1971 and attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts, with a minor in filmmaking. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1976, where he briefly entertained the idea of becoming a film director, attending the USC film school. Changing course, he was trained as a Hellerwork Practitioner by Joseph Heller in 1981, and set up his practice in structural integration and deep-tissue bodywork in L.A.

In 1986 he completed his Master’s Degree in Physical Education, with a minor in sports medicine, at California State University Northridge (CSUN). In 1990 he completed the requirements to become a Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, and began practicing in 1991 in Tarzana. Since 1991, he has lectured, written articles, and taught courses in sports medicine, posture, health and stretching. Dr. Griffes produced, and later hosted the cable TV show “Chiropractic and You” for the San Fernando Valley Chiropractic Society for 3 years. He is author of Stretching for Life, the easiest book on stretching you will ever use. He has recently produced the DVD “10 Minutes to a Healthier Back” and the new Stretching for Life: At the Computer, a program that reminds you to stretch regularly and help prevent repetitive stress injuries. Since he is a “baby boomer” himself, he has begun to focus more on the health and fitness of the aging population, teaching and lecturing on the strategies for staying healthy with the 50 plus crowd.

Presently, Dr. Griffes uses deep-tissue bodywork, gentle Chiropractic adjusting, and supportive stretching and strengthening exercises in his practice. He maintains two offices, one in Tarzana and one in Thousand Oaks. He is also a Health Coach, assisting people in creating healthy lifestyles that keep them functionally fit and at their ideal body weight.

Dr. Griffes may be contacted at 818.708.0740 or 805.358.8572 or via email at stretching4life@aol.com.