Ed Le Cara, DC, PhD
Ed Le Cara, DC, PhD, is Bboard- Certified Sports Medicine Specialist, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, and Certified Medical Aesthetics Injector, at Body Lounge Park Cities in Dallas’s Park Cities neighborhood. With over 20 years of experience, he’s rehabilitated athletes and other patients to help them achieve minimal pain and maximum mobility. He is a former army combat medic and has worked alongside athletes, having been a college athlete himself.
Dr. Le Cara began his extensive education at the University of California, Davis, in Davis, California. He earned his degree in exercise science while acting as captain of the wrestling division and completing a strength and conditioning internship with the women’s basketball team. After graduating in 1995, he moved to San Jose, California, to earn his chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic West. In 2007, he went back to school to complete his doctorate in athletic training at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. He also earned his MBA in transglobal education at St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California, in 2015.
As a former athlete, Dr. Le Cara understands athletic injuries and functional movement firsthand. At Body Lounge Park Cities, he helps prepare athletic patients for surgery and assists in their recovery. He also treats patients’ injuries and helps prevent them in the future. Over the past two years he has advanced is education and trainings in Medical Aesthetics & Body Contouring Treatments.
Dr. Le Cara is passionate about his work and loves to see his patients happy and living well. In addition to owning and operating Body Lounge Park Cities and treating patients there, he lectures about movement assessment and rehabilitation domestically and internationally. He also shares his expertise on multiple medical advisory boards.
Copper Dallas, Co-Owner/ Clinic Director
Copper is a five- year University Park mother, resident and citizen. She re-located to Dallas after 12 years in Los Angeles where she worked as Vice-President of Marketing & Sales for the Lyons Group Venues.
She has always had a love, active interest and participation in Health, Wellness & Nutrition. After her youngest began Kindergarten, she was able to make her dream of having her own Boutique Wellness Clinic a reality.
She knew with the best and most knowledgeable Clinicians who shared the same philosophies she could create something really special that would help people feel and be better.
She approached Dr. Ed in to re-locating and partnering with her which he enthusiastically agreed to. They together then went directly to Dr. Katina & Leigh to share the vision, which both understood, believed and jumped on board. And this became the Body Lounge team!
Copper has two children, Hudson (11) and Hazel (9). Originally born in Georgia (where she attended the University of Georgia), and then moved to Los Angeles initially working for Quincy Jones in Music Publishing. She moved to University in 2012 where she and her children still currently live. She has a great deal of passion for people and their mental & physical well-being. You will always be greeted warmly and sincerely by her and treated the way she feels, that everyone matters and deserves the best quality of life they can have.
Katina Thornton, MD
Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
Dr. Thornton graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University, while active in her sorority Chi Omega. She completed her medical education at UT Southwestern Medical School. Following a transitional internship at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas, she accompanied her husband of 26 years to Marine Corps Base Kaneohe in Kailua, Hawaii. There she completed additional medical training at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu. She attended a year of law school at the University of Hawaii, making Law Review, before returning to Dallas to complete her residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern. Her husband James is a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at UT Southwestern. They have six children. Currently, one is in medical school, two are in college, and three are enrolled at HPISD. Dr. Thornton is passionate about nutrition, a subject minimally glossed over in medical school. She is extremely active in CrossFIt Health, a global movement to bring functional movement and good nutrition to even the most self-described non-athletes. In addition to her duties at Body Lounge Park Cities, she administers anesthesia for orthopedic sports injuries and orthopedic spine surgeries at Baylor Trophy Club and anesthesia for Mohs reconstruction at Baylor Denton Surgicare. She believes that a healthy diet is the foundation for good health and is eager to help people change their eating habits for life. She views weight loss through healthful eating as our best hedge against many chronic diseases including hypertension, diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease, cancer, alzheimer’s disease, thyroid dysfunction, and joint inflammation.
Jordan Garrett, RN, Nurse Injector
We are happy to have our Nurse Injector, Jordan Garrett at Body Lounge. Jordan graduated from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, TX, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing; she is currently in pursuit of her Nurse Practitioner license where she will continue with her interest in anti-aging, while introducing a more regenerative medicine component to her repertoire. She has been interested in the medical aesthetic industry for several years now and firmly believes in the ability to defy the aging process, while maintaining and building upon one, current beauty.
Jordan obtained her nursing degree for the purpose of becoming an Aesthetic Nurse Injector, given she is passionate about the field and has been using a variety of products and treatments on herself since she was in her mid-twenties. Jordan has been officially trained by Allergan, Galderma, Merz, Regen, Harvest, Prollenium, Asclera and Revive PRP distributors; she retains a multitude of certifications within the aesthetic industry in Advanced Neuromodulators, Dermal Fillers, Deoxycholic Acid, PRP Facelifts, PRP Facials, PRP Hair Restoration, PRP Vaginal Rejuvenation, Medical Grade Microneedling, Medical Grade Chemical Peels, Plasma Fibroblasting, along with Sclerotherapy.
Over the course of the last four years, Jordan has worked for renown medical spas and plastic surgeons in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as a nurse injector. She dynamically believes in the integrity and effectiveness of an array of aesthetic injectables and wants to assist clients in achieving subtle, but noticeable changes that allow them to enhance their existing beauty. In addition, Jordan is committed to receiving continued education within the aesthetic industry by routinely attending trainings, conferences and conventions within the cosmetic medical realm, along with authoring articles for the Aesthetic Journal in the United Kingdom on the most recent trends within the industry.
Regina Stroud, Medical Aesthetician/ Front Office Manager
Regina is a state Licensed Medical Aesthetician and a Certified Laser Technician. She graduated from Paul Mitchell The School of Dallas and the Texas Laser Institute. She is trained in Laser Safety, Body Contouring, Skin Tightening, Microneedling, Chemical Peels, and Dermaplaning. Regina’s positive outlook, attention to detail, witty sense of humor, and talent is what makes her patients keep coming back. Her passion is helping her clients feel and look their best. Outside of Body Lounge, she has two beautiful daughters, a husband and is currently extending her education with prerequisites for Nursing School. Her goal is to be a Medical Aesthetics Nurse Injector.