Friday Pre Summit: Understanding the Basics of Orthopedic Assessment
Have you ever wondered why an orthopedic test is done the way it is? This class is designed to help you understand the “why” behind orthopedic special tests. We will discuss the different types of tissue, how they are injured, types of tests used, and why they are able to show there is damage to that specific tissue. From this information we will be able to understand the concept behind the orthopedic tests and why they are used. We will explore tests used to determine the health of muscles, tendons, bones, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves. The goal of this class it to make learning physical assessment easier and more enjoyable then just memorizing a bunch of tests.

Sunday Class: Foot Pain; It’s Not Always Plantar Fasciitis
Does almost every patient who has foot pain come into your office and tell you they have “Plantar Fasciitis”, is this the only thing that goes wrong with the foot? In this class, Chad will explore the differentiation of foot injuries and local treatment strategies for each different injury.

Chad Bong MS, L.OM, L.MT, CSCS 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 Medicine 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 also teaches at the WON Institute near Philadelphia and Tristate College of Acupuncture in New York City.  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 of The Acupuncture Handbook for 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 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, daughter Fiona, and their dogs Bailey and Barkley.