Chad Bong MS., L.OM, L.MT, CSCS
Chad holds Masters Degrees in both Oriental Medicine and Exercise Science as well as an 800-hour certification in massage therapy. Combining the knowledge of both Eastern and Western views gives him a unique perspective on how injuries happen and how they can be treated. See Chad’s full resume by clicking here.
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. He briefly moving back to Colorado to teach the Sports Acupuncture class at Southwest Acupuncture College and worked with Whitfield Reaves at Boulder Acupuncture Sports Medicine.
Chad is now back in the Philadelphia area. He currently practices at Philadelphia Sports Acupuncture and the University of Pennsylvania Student Health Center. He has taught at the WON Institute near Philadelphia and Tristate College of Acupuncture in New York City. He continues to assist Whitfield Reaves in teaching sports acupuncture around the world. Chad completed a 6-month apprenticeship with Whitfield Reaves in 2007, after which he was a contributing author of The Acupuncture Handbook for Sports Injuries and Pain. Whitfield and Chad have published multiple articles on sports injuries in various acupuncture journals.
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 quality (or lack thereof) sports medicine.
Chad Enjoy’s training for sports, if he had the time he would train for them all, but since he does not, he can usually be found rock climbing or training for a triathlon. He lives with his wife Meghan, daughters Fiona and Iris, and their dogs Bailey and Barkley.
Alex Brazinski L.Ac., RYT, CSCS, FRCms
Alex Brazinski is a licensed acupuncturist and movement specialist focusing his practice on sports injuries, pain management, mobility issues, and stress management. He is currently practicing at Philadelphia Sports Acupuncture.
Alex has completed his Master’s degree in acupuncture at the WON Institute in Philadelphia. Alex is a NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Alex is a certified yoga instructor. He has completed certifications in Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms), Functional Range Assessment (FRA), Functional Range Release Upper Extermities (FR).
Alex’s love of acupuncture and mobility work began as a Division I cross country and track & field athlete. During his time as runner, Alex suffered from several running related injuries that forced him to seek help beyond the athletic training facility. He found that sports acupuncture was the most effective and lasting treatment modality for his injuries. In between treatments, Alex adopted a mobility practice to establish a balance between training and recovery.
Alex moved from his hometown, Ridgway, in Northwest Pennsylvania to Olde Kensington in Philadelphia. In his free time, Alex enjoys movement based practices such as yoga, acrobatics, jiu jitsu, dance, crossfit, and the occasional run.
Functional Range Release (FR) is a comprehensive system of soft tissue assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation. FR is a myofascial-release technique that simultaneously assesses, expands, and strengthens the patient’s functional range of motion. The FR system was constructed out of previous scientific research on myofascial release to create the most effective and dynamic technique. FR technique influences muscle, fascia, and the nerves in order to create lasting results.
Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) is a system of creating, controlling, and expanding usable range of motion, defined as mobility. FRC uses tension and isometrics to minimize neurological safeguards that inhibit mobility in the first place. It is designed to progressively overload the muscles at end range to expand mobility and build strength at the end ranges. FRC is a system that increases strength, promotes injury prevention, improves performance, and enhances proprioception.