Professional History of Chad Bong
Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, CO, 2005-2008
Masters of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, 1999-2002
Master of Science Degree in Exercise Science
Thesis: Prediction of Vertical Jump From Multiple Force Production Variables
Institute of Natural Therapies, Marquette, MI, 2000-2001
800 hour certification course in massage therapy
Mayville State University, Mayville, ND, 1995-1999
Bachelors of Science in Physical Education
Acupuncturist, Boulder Acupuncture Sports Medicine
Boulder and Denver, CO, 2011-present
Acupuncturist and Exercise Physiologist
Rogers and Bong Acupuncture LLC, Philadelphia, PA, 2009 - 2011
Provide patient care with acupuncture, massage, and exercise
Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist
Chad’s Personal Training and Massage, Philadelphia/Boulder, 2001-2009
Helped clients achieve goals through education and motivation
Utilized massage therapy to promote recovery and relaxation
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, 1999-2001
Taught health and fitness classes
Assisted in research studies as a research lab assistant
Conducted Exercise testing for athletes (Vo2 max, Lactate threshold)
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, 2000-2001
Designed periodized strength and conditioning programs for each position
Supervised weight room and taught correct weightlifting technique
Southwest Acupuncture College - Specialty Clinics, 2005-2008
Sports Medicine - Whitfield Reaves
Japanese Style Acupuncture - Ted Hall
Boulder County Aids Project - Drew Henderson
With Whitfield Reaves, 2007-present
Attended and assisted in the following seminars: Acupuncture Treatment of Common Sports Injuries and Pain,
The Upper Extremity and the Lower Extremity.
Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program
Marquette Community Hospital, 2000-2001
Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab
Performed exercise testing and prescription for special populations
Mayville State University, 1998-1999
Taught; Aerobic Fitness, Cross-country Skiing, Fit For Life Lab
Northern Michigan University, 1999-2001
Physical Well Being, Weightlifting, Racquetball, Hiking,
Cross-country Skiing, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing
The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain (2009)
Contributing Author, Researcher, and Editor
Article: The Shu-Stream Points, AAAOM Journal, Summer, 2010
Article: The Tendino-muscle Meridians, Acupuncture Today, March, 2010
Article: Shoulder Pain, Part I & Part II, Acupuncture Today, April & May, 2010
Article: Ilio-tibial Band Syndrome, Oriental Medicine, Winter, 2010
MORE ABOUT CHAD BONG...
Chad Bong began his study of acupuncture at Southwest Acupuncture College in 2005. After taking his first seminar with Whitfield Reaves in 2007, he decided that specializing in sports medicine acupuncture was his future. Later that year, he was accepted into a six month apprenticeship group taught by Whitfield. At the end of the apprenticeship group, he was asked to help in the writing of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain. At that time Chad also began to assist Whitfield in his apprenticeship programs.
Mr. Bong has also taken seminars specializing in sports medicine from Matt Callison and Frank He. Chad currently teaches the Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Surface Anatomy classes at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. He holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science from Northern Michigan University and a massage therapy certification from the Institute of Natural Therapies.
After briefly working out of Whitfied’s office, Chad moved back to Philadelphia to work in the Sports Medicine department of the student health center at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he treated athletes from many of the sports teams as well as active people in the student body. In his private practice, he also focused on active people treating triathletes, runners, swimmers, golfers, squash players and other athletes. It was hard to leave his practice in Philly, but it was time to move back to beautiful Boulder, CO. Whitfield and Chad have joined forces to create Boulder Acupuncture Sports Medicine.
Chads first love was sports. He has been pursuing athletics as long as he can remember. From childhood through college, football was his main athletic event. However, he also competed in baseball, hockey, and cross-country skiing. This love of sports lead him to study exercise science in graduate school. Chad also volunteered as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Northern Michigan University football team, where he designed the training programs and focused on proper lifting technique. During this time Chad attended massage school, ran a personal training business, and also spent time doing rehab exercise for a chiropractor.
LIFE OUTSIDE OF BEING AN ACUPUNCTURIST
Chad lives in Boulder with his wife Meghan, who is also an acupuncturist, and their two dogs Bailey and Barkley. They enjoy being active together, spending much of their free time rock climbing in the surrounding area. Chad also enjoys training for marathons, both road and trail. He completed his first trail marathon this summer and was exposed to the harsh realities of running a trail race versus running road races. Chad always has a fitness goal he is training for.