Chad holds Masters Degrees in both Oriental Medicine and Exercise Science as well as a 800 hour certification in massage therapy. Combining the the knowledge of both Eastern and Western views, gives him a unique perspective on how injuries happen and how they can be treated.
After Graduating from Southwest Acupuncture College, Chad moved to Philadelphia where he worked at the University of Pennsylvania and had a private practice. He treated mostly active people and athletes in sports ranging from Fencing to Football. Before briefly moving back to Colorado to teach the Sports Medicine Acupuncture class at Southwest Acupuncture College and work with Whitfield Reaves at Boulder Acupuncture Sports Medicine.
Chad is now back in the Philadelphia area, he currently teaches at the Won institute and practices acupuncture at Philadelphia Sports Acupuncture and the University of Pennsylvania Student Health Center. He is also involved in Prolete, a national network that provides acupuncture and massage for professional athletes. He continues to assist Whitfield Reaves in teaching sports medicine acupuncture around the world. Chad completed a 6 month apprenticeship with Whitfield Reaves in 2007, after which he was a contributing author in The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain. Whitfield and Chad have published multiple articles on sports injuries in various acupuncture journals. Chad has also completed seminars in sports medicine acupuncture with Matt Calison and Frank He.
Chad’s love of sports medicine comes from being a lifelong athlete. In high school Chad competed in Football, Baseball, and Cross-country skiing. He continued his football career into college where injuries showed him the value of sports medicine. He currently trains for rock climbing and running, where he has challenging goals for the upcoming year.