Philadelphia Sports Acupuncture is a leading institution specializing in the healing of athletic injuries and maximizing movement. Founder and director Chad Bong uses a combination of therapies to reduce pain and improve movement. He is the right hand man of sports medicine acupuncture pioneer and Philadelphia native Whitfield Reaves. Acupuncture can help athletes overcome chronic pain and regain physical and mental function.
In addition to acupuncture, sports medicine acupuncture can help athletes recover and improve their performance. The team at Philadelphia Sports Acupuncture includes a board-certified acupuncturist and three therapists specializing in sports medicine. They use other modalities such as massage therapy, herbal medicine healing, cupping, and yoga therapeutics in their practice. These therapists have extensive experience in treating athletes and understand how to treat the underlying cause of their ailments.
Among the most experienced practitioners of Philadelphia Sports Acupuncture is Chad Reaves, a master acupuncturist who teaches at Tristate College of Acupuncture in New York City and the WON Institute in nearby Philadelphia. His teaching experience has led him to become an integral part of Reaves’ global outreach in teaching sports medicine acupuncture. In 2007, he completed a six-month apprenticeship with Whitfield Reaves, contributing to his book The Acupuncture Handbook for Sports Injuries and Pain. He has authored several articles on sports injuries and has participated in seminars conducted by Frank He and Matt Calison.
Dr. Hilary Patzer has been practicing in the Philadelphia sports medicine field since 1981. She earned her Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in 1983 and worked on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. She has also worked on numerous major sporting events in the United States. She is considered a pioneer in the field of acupuncture in sports medicine, and emphasizes the integration of acupuncture with other modalities, including orthopedics, anatomy, and nutrition.