Friday, August 27, 2010

You can call us through Google!

We are adding a new feature on our website and blog. It is a Google Call Widget. You can call us without dialing! Sounds fun! Just follow the steps below and Google will connect you for Free! Great deal right! Click and Schedule your next appointment with us!
  1. Click the picture below.
  2. Enter your name and number.
  3. Google will connect you to us!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Total Spine Rehab for you neck and upper back at Active Spines Part I

Total Spine Rehabilitation(TSR)is our spinal rehabilitation protocols at Active Spines Chiropractic in Bellevue. This is going to be a 3 part series! We will focus on 1. cervical, 2. thoracic and 3. lumbar regions! In this article we will focus on the top 5 neck exercises done in our clinic. We do more than 5 in the clinic! Please consult your health care provider first before doing these exercises! Because I want you to do it correctly! You do not want to develop bad habits! Let's begin!

TSR(Total Spine Rehab) for the neck:

1. Gentle neck range of motion exercises. Gentle lateral flexion, flexion-extension, and rotation for 20 repetition and 3 sets. It takes less than 3 minutes! These help loosen up tight neck muscles, decrease muscle tension, fatigue and help with blood flow. It also brings oxygen to that region! These are good for people whom sit at desk all day.

2. Gentle neck stretching exercises in flexion, lateral flexion, 45 degree lateral flexion and extension-lateral flexion. Use gentle force, hold 15 seconds each and repeat 3 times. Take approximately 3 long breathes( inhale and exhale) while you are doing it. This helps muscles to relax better! This will take about 5 minutes! Do this through out the day and you will feel good as new!

3. Chin tug exercise: This is very effective for people who has forward head posture. Start by leaning against the wall. Glide the back of your skull up and down the wall. Use your hand to help the motion by pushing your chin up and down. It will be hard to do in the beginning. But you will get better at it after a few times. Please do this slow and with proper breathing rhythm. Do 20 repetitions and 3 sets. This takes about 5 minutes.

4. Neck muscle strengthening exercises: Believe it or not some of your neck muscles get weak due to poor posture and inactivity, especially the deep neck muscles! Training for deep neck muscle requires supervision due to its complexity and depth. Here let's do some isometric neck exercises! First sit up straight and tug your chin in. Then put hand(right or left) on your forehead. Push head into your hand, not allowing neck to bend. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times. Repeat this over the sides and back of your head! These are rather simple right. This will takes about 10 minutes!

5. Posture pump exercise and/or cervical traction: this is a very effective exercise to restore cervical spine curvature and rehydrate cervical discs. You will do this for 10 minutes in the clinic!

By doing these exercises correctly and regularly, your neck will be healthy and active! I hope these are not too complicated for you. Please check back for phase II and III exercises!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Seattle Top Doctor 2010

Hi, how have you been? I just want to tell you a good news. I was voted recently as a 2010 Top Doctor by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Please check out the picture or go to the link below. I strive to provide the best personalized care for my patients! We can keep your spine active and in good shape!

Best Regards,

Shao-Hao Cheng, D.C.

Active Spines Chiropractic

1530 Bellevue Way SE Ste C

Bellevue, WA 98004


Friday, July 23, 2010

Wealth Investment and Your Health!

When was the last time you check your investment portfolio? You have put money aside for retirement, child education, vacation, mutual fund, stocks, real estate and more. But are you investing in your health? Do you exercise regularly? Are you physically fit? When did you have your spine check by a chiropractor? As a chiropractor I believe that having a healthy spine is very essential to a healthy life. If your spine is not healthy it really effects many parts of your body such as your posture, your nervous system and all the body parts that innervate by the spinal nerves. Don't you agree? If you are not in good health you cannot enjoy life. You cannot live an active life with chronic back pain, neck pain or any body aches.

Your health is your best and most important investment. Invest your health and you will reap a great reward! Not only you but also your family will benefit from you in good physical health! You are not the sole beneficiary! Invest in your health! Come get your spine checked today!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at

Three types of chiropractic care in our clinic.

At Active Spines Chiropractic in Bellevue we offer 3 types of care for patients whom can benefit from our treatments.

1. The first type of care is called initial intensive care. This is a time when you are in pain. You have discomfort and not feeling well. You might have neck pain, low back pain, headache, shoulder pain, upper back pain or sports injuries. Your body is either in an acute inflammatory stage or chronic repetitive injury stage. The goal of treatment is to get your symptoms under control and get you to feel better. A general treatment protocol is ice, gentle stretching and gentile chiropractic adjustment, after a detail chiropractic exam and x-rays if necessary. The treatment frequency varies from person to person but usually is more frequent. It ranges from 2 to 3 times a week and sometimes even 4 to 5 times in very rare occasion. The length of treatment is 2 to 6 weeks.

2. The second type of care is called corrective care or rehab care. This is a time that you are not in too much pain or you simply feels better. The goal of treatment is to correct the underlying problems such as joint immobility, inflexibility, poor biomechanics, poor posture, poor muscle memory, weak muscle tone, overactive muscle groups. This is a time we go more in depth about the biomechanics of your body. Like any rehab, strength or exercise programs this type of care takes time and efforts. It takes time to retrain your body muscle memory, proprioception and joint flexibility. It takes time for you follow through and do the exercise daily. It is not an easy path, but we will guide you through this and you will see the result. The treatment frequency is less than the first type of care but is longer. It is usually 1 to 2 times a week for 4 to 8 weeks. Some chronic conditions may take longer to resolve.

3. The third type of care is called preventative care or wellness care. It is like your annual physical exam, your eye exam or dental check ups! Your spine definitely needs some attention too! It is a time that you are feeling much better. You are doing the exercises for your neck, back or any other area of your body routinely. Your spine is in better health and you have proper muscle tone to support it! Periodical check up is recommended to make sure that your spine is in good alignment. And we can take care of minor problem early on! The benefit of this care is to keep your body function at it's best and to live your life to the fullest!

Lastly, it is up to you on the care you like. Our care can fit most of your needs!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at

Monday, July 5, 2010

Keith Beckman- Our Massage Therapist

Please welcome Keith, our new massage therapist on board. Keith has been a massage therapist since 2003. He specialize in injury treatments and deep tissue massage. He also has knowledge in physio therapy rehabilitation and posture exercises that help enhance the effects of his massage treatments. He can keep you fit, active and healthy beyond traditional massage treatments. He also a provider with many health insurances which includes Premera, Aetna, FirstChoice and more! DO you have neck pain or back pain? He can definitely help you! Please call us and we can verify your insurance benefit for you. Most likely with one hour of massage you will only responsible for your co-pay which is a great deal!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Neena Henderson - Our massage therapist

We are really fortunate to have Neena joined our team. Neena has been practicing massage therapy in Seattle since 2001. She has had extensive experience working with various patients, providing treatment massage. She has also provided therapeutic Swedish massage and Deep Tissue massage to patients from around the world. Neena enjoys providing patients an opportunity to relax and to experience the healing benefits of massage therapy. Please call 425-818-0086 to schedule your next massage appointment with her!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gua Sha for neck or back sprain/strain, tendonitis, or soft tissue injuries!

Gua Sha is one of the soft tissue and manual therapy techniques that I use in our clinic to help patient recover from their injury. A detail exam is required before performing this treatment.

What is Gua Sha? Gua Sha is an ancient medical treatment in Asia. Gua means to rub or friction. Sha means congestion of blood at the surface of the body. I usually use a slice of water buffalo horn and massage lotion as treatment tools. First we need to find an area that needs treatment. This is usually a spot that is tender to touch, sore, tight, and has knots. Most of the time it has been there for a while and is chronic in nature. Sometimes acute edema responses well to treatment too, but careful examination and evaluation is required. By applying specific repetitive sweeping, brushing and scooping motion over a small injury site for 3 to 5 minutes, it breaks down adhesion, increase blood flow, help soft tissue to regenerate, and promote healing. I also incorporate some stretching, and joint movement while doing this to maximize treatment result!

Clinical indication: chronic neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, rotator cuff injury, tendonitis or tendonosis of the biceps, Achilles, knee, or hip. Facet syndrome, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve entrapment, thoracic outlet syndrome, post whiplash injuries or scar tissue conditions.

Treatment frequency is 1 to 2 times a week for 5 to 10 visits depending on the severity and complexity of your condition(s).

Potential treatment response: most of the time you will feel relieved, decreased pain or soreness, and increase range of motion right after treatment. You may also feels sore afterward, kinda like after a heavy workout, but it will decrease gradually. You will also notice some bruising, red spots or pettichia. This is an indication of chronic injury and the treatment is working! The bruising will disappear in 3 days. Ice the area 10 to 15 minutes as needed at home will help with recovery.

Active Spines Chiropractic in Bellevue WA Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at 425-818-0086 or

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Medical Therapeutic Massage Therapy for neck pain, back pain, car accident and work injuries!

Massage Therapy is an ancient healing art with scientifically based Therapeutic Effects. Throughout the centuries, the healing powers of massage have been sough to promote relaxation and balance. Gentle kneading and manipulation of the soft tissue affects circulation of blood flow. This increase in blood carries oxygen and nutrition to areas of the body. Toxins are released from dormant tissues and the nervous system is soothed. Like a breath of fresh air you body responds with a new awareness. We offer different types of massage in our clinic such as deep tissue massage, Swedish relaxation massage, lymph drainage massage and more.

Our therapist is contracted with major health insurances including worker compensation and car accident coverage. For one hour massage you will only responsible for your copay which range from $10 to $30.

If you do not have massage coverage through insurance, we do have a special offer package. We have a 6 session massage special package. You first prepay $120 for the package. And you only pay $50 per massage at the time of service! That gives you a $60.00 saving in the end! Please contact us for availability!

Active Spines Chiropractic in Bellevue WA Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at 425-818-0086 or

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kinesio Taping for Neck pain, back pain, tennis elbow, knee pain and more!

I was trained to use athletic tape to stabilize ankle sprain, wrist sprain, knee sprain and most sports injuries in college. While in chiropractic school I learned something new- Kinesio Taping! This type of taping is totally different from traditional athletic taping. It helps improve range of motion, mobility, flexibility, reduce inflammation and edema, and improve performance. It's amazing! Besides chiropractic adjustment, I use this therapy for patient with acute neck and back pain. Most people feel decrease in pain level with tape on their back.

Kinesio taping is a method used to help normalize the function of muscles and other connective tissues. Kinesio taping is used for both spinal and extremity conditions such as neck pain, back pain, tennis elbow, knee pain, shin splint and shoulder pain.

Kineso taping uses elastic tape rather than the rigid tape traditionally used in sports. The elastic properties of this tape help in many ways:
  • Improve contraction of a weakened muscle
  • Reduce muscle fatigue and spasm
  • Reduce over-stretching and over-contraction of muscles
  • Re-educate muscles through sensory feedback
  • Lessen edema (swelling) through aiding the lymphatic system
  • Minimize post-traumatic or post-surgical bruising through improved circulation
  • Help mobilize scar tissue by enhancing glide between tissue layers
  • Help correct joint mechanics through aiding muscle function around the joint
  • Relieve pain by activating the natural analgesic system in our skin receptors
For more information please visit Kinesio Taping website!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at 425-818-0086 or

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)- neck, shoulder, arm and hand symptoms.

Do you have neck, shoulder arm, hand numbness, tingling, pins and needles, soreness or pain? You might find this article helpful if you do.

The thoracic outlet is located between the first rib, the clavicle, and the scalene muscles. The brachial plexus and the subcalvian artery pass between the anterior and medial scalenes muscles, the first rib, and the overlying clavicle. The brachial plexus and the sbuclavian artery can be compressed as they pass between the thoracic outlet. The lower roots of the brachial plexus (C8-T1) or ulnar nerve are at high risk than the more superior roots because of their location in the plexus.

TOS is also known as scalene anticus syndrome, hyperabduction syndrome, cervical rib sundrome, costoclavicular syndrome and pectoralis minor syndrome.

Causes of TOS:
  1. Mechanical: repetitive stress, overuse, poor posture, muscle spasm, decondition or artrophy.
  2. Traumatic: penetration injury
  3. Congenital: cervical rib
  4. Vascular
  5. Infeciton
  6. Idiopathic
The symptoms include pain in the fingers, hand, forearm, arm, and shoulder. Numbness occurs most often in the fingers, hand and the forearm. You may also feel cold, weakness and skin color change. Pins and needles in arm and hand.

Conservatice treatments for TOS:
  1. Self care tips: improvement in posture, office ergonomics, modification in work related posture habits, cervical traction, stretching
  2. Treatment in our clinic: a few options, myofascial release technique, PIR stretching, In office posture training for cervical and thoracic spine, strengthen weak muscles, chiropractic adjustment for neck, upper back and first rib, and medical massage.
Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at

Monday, May 3, 2010

TMJ Syndrome with forward head posture

TMJ syndrome is also known as temporomandibular pain. The pain may result from irritation over the TMJ joint and/or soft tissue around it such as muscle, capsule, ligament. Besides wear a night guard or dental care, you might also benefit from chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic adjustment can restore proper join motion, alignment and muscle tone over your neck and upper back.

Forward head posture like the picture on the top can also cause TMJ syndrome. The jaw gets pulled down and backward due to poor posture, which causes tension and misalignment at the TMJ joint. Self care for forward head posture includes but not limit to chin retraction exercise, neck and upper back stretching, neck muscle strengthening, posture exercise and office ergonomics. Chiropractic adjustment over cervical, thoracic and 1st rib are beneficial. When your spines is in balance you will have greater result from home exercises. Do you have forward head posture? Do you always carry stress over your upper back? Are you always slouching and hunched over? If yes to any of the above, please call Dr. Cheng at 425-818-0086. He will be able to help you! Don't wait until it is too late. Chiropractic adjustment is a very safe and natural treatment to help you live your life to the fullest.

1. Mandibular Whiplash, Part I: extension Flexion Injury of the TMJ, Levandoski R. Functional Orthodontist, 1993; Jan/Feb: 26-31
2. Tinnitus in Patients with TMJ Internal Derangement, Ren Y, Isberg A. Journal Craniomandibular Practice, 1995; 13(2): 75-80
3. TMJ injury can occur in collision without direct jaw impact, Burgess J. Journal Craniomandibular Disorders, 1991; 5(4): 251-257

Active Spines Chiropractic in Bellevue WA Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at 425-818-0086 or

Should I use hot or cold for my back pain or neck pain?

Have you wonder what you should do when your back is hurting? Should I use hot or cold for my back pain? Is hot better than cold therapy or the other way around? This can be a bit confusing from time to time. A general rule of thumb that I recommend to my patient is use cold therapy when you are hurting or in pain. Such as when you hurt your back lifting, bending, reaching out or other activities. Or when your neck is hurting after you slept wrong or at work. Or you experiences pain after a car accident or work injury. Should I use heat, soak in hot tub or take a hot shower when my back is hurting? Probably not, because even though the heat make you feel better at the time you are in the hot tub, but afterward the inflammation will increase and it will cause more swelling and pain.

How to ice your back correctly?
  1. Buy a ice pack from drug store or use ice cubes in a plastic bag.
  2. Wrap it with a thin towel.
  3. Place it on the area that's hurting for 15 minutes. (Do not lay on it)
  4. Remove after 15 minutes.
  5. Repeat step 3 and 4 for 1 to 4 times depends on your condition.
  6. Still bothers you? Please give us a call at 425-818-0086. You might need some professional help.

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at

Saturday, May 1, 2010

We are on local news paper- Asia Today (華聲報)

I was really blessed to have so many friends and family came and celebrated with me during our last week's grand opening party. It was very successful and warmly received. I would like to thank Mr. John Chou, the publisher of Asia Today for reporting this event on his newspaper. This is a surprising gift! On the left picture, I was cutting the ribbon outside the clinic. David and Maurice was holding the ribbon for me. Thanks to them. They did a great job! On the right photo you can see me and our chiropractic assistant, Blenika inside our clinic. Last, thanks for everyone coming to the event out of your busy schedule. If you know anyone who can benefit our services such as chiropractic, massage or physiotherapy care please do not hesitate to refer them over. We would do our best to get them better and keep their spine Pain Free and Active!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact me at

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fallen Arch Symptom Patterns

Have you heard of pronation in your foot? Do your foot rotate inwards while you walk or stand? Without a proper arch support it can cause various foot, knee, hip, and back problems. Why? Because if your foot rotate inward or you have a decrease arch high, this can cause your knee twisting in and this causes tension on your hip joint. Your hip joint then effects your low back. You will have low back pain because your pelvis is shifting forward due to your hip, knee and foot. Your foot is the foundation of your body if you do not have a solid foundation you will pron to injuries.

How to avoid these problems? Chiropractic check up and foot exam can help you find out if you have fallen arch syndrome. Chiropractic adjustments, rehab exercises and custom made foot inserts have been proven to be very effective and creates long lasting results!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Please Pray for Greg- Expect The Unexpected

Life is full of unexpected things. Out of nowhere it can throw you a curve ball and caught you by surprise. It was a gray, wet, chilly and rainy morning. I went to Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle to see a friend. I parked my car in the garage, took the elevator to the lobby, walked across the street to the emergency department, passed through there to the East building, took the elevator again to the third floor in the West building and saw Greg, our massage therapist. He had a stroke 2 weeks ago at home and he has been in the hospital since. He has another surgery scheduled this Friday. He was tired today. I spoke to him and his brother and I left shortly.

It was quite an uneasy and nerve-racking experience for me since the time I stepped into the hospital. I felt very sorry and helpless for people who are in the neurosurgery unit especially for Greg. It must be very tough going through that whole process and get your life back to where it was. This has kept me thinking the whole day and tried to look at it in a different angle.

This is something we cannot prepare for it. We can do our best to keep ourselves or love ones healthy and active physically, mentally and spiritually. And leave the rest to God. Let's all pray for Greg. I pray that he will have a safe surgery and speedy recovery. We would love to see him join us again soon. Please keep him in your prayer, thanks.

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact me at

Monday, April 19, 2010

Chiropractic Sports Medicine Flyer ^^

A flyer worth a thousand words.....^^

Chiropractic Sports Medicine is our special treatment protocol. It includes chiropractic adjustment with athletic training! Our massage therapists specialize in deep tissue, injury work and relaxation massage.

We are more than your typical neighborhood chiropractic clinic in Bellevue WA!

Active Spines Chiropractic in Bellevue WA Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at 425-818-0086 or

Our new ADon Bellevue Reporter!

This is our AD in Bellevue Reporter! Please check this out in the service section!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at

Physical Therapists that we work with in Bellevue

From time to time we have patients who need more specific and in-depth physical therapy care. Therefore we have team up with professional local physical therapists on patient care. Here are just a couple of them:

Sallie Cowgill, PT Olympic Physical Therapy:
1188 106th Ave NE, Ste 100, Bellevue WA 98004

Karla Cararas, MS, PT, ATC at Peak Sports and Spine Physical Therapy:
425- 450-9801 1260
116th Ave NE Suite 200, Bellevue WA 98004

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact me at

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Chiropractic Sports Medicine 1, 2, and 3

What is Chiropractic Sports Medicine? It is a combination of athletic training and chiropractic treatment protocols for my patients. It is as simple as 1, 2, and 3.
  1. You will have ice or heat pad on your back to help relax your back prior to treatment. It is very comfy!
  2. Trigger point therapy and chiropractic adjustment is provided while you are more relaxed and ready for treatment! The fun part!
  3. Spine specific Therapeutic exercises for you neck or back to stretch or strengthen the muscular system. Exercise is great for you!
I have found that this is very effective and has long lasting results!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact me at

Why do you want to open your own clinic?

People ask me this question a lot.

I open my own clinic because:
It is fun, challenging, and exciting! I got my athletic training degree in 1999 and finished my chiropractic degree in 2005. I have been practicing chiropractic for 5 years on the Eastside. I am combining chiropractic and sports medicine in my treatment plan. I have found that this is really great for the patients. Not only their spine is in alignment longer but also their back is stronger. Because we have implemented exercise protocols for the neck and back. The treatment is efficient, effective and long lasting!

Active Spines Chiropractic Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact me at

Monday, April 12, 2010

Do you get adjueted Doc?

Hey, just wondering do you get adjusted, Dr. Cheng? Patients ask me this sometimes.
Yes, I do. I get adjusted about once a month if no sooner. Why? Because I want to keep my spine in good shape and keep myself healthy. I want my body to function and perform at its best. Waiting when I have back or neck pain to see a chiropractor is the last thing I want to do. Why? Because it takes longer to get better. It is always easier to prevent the problem than fixing the problem. Do you agree?

Last, who give you adjustments? My chiropractic friends do. You can contact me at

Why do you become a chiropractor?

People often ask me why do you become a chiropractor? It always starts like this:
I was an athletic trainer while in college back in Taiwan. I was helping athletes with various sports injuries ranging from sprain/strain to post surgical rehabilitation. It was a great time in my life applying what I learned in class and helping people out. In my senior year while preparing for GRE and graduate school, out of the blue my dad told me about chiropractic. He heard about chiropractic through his friend in Japan and saw the chiropractor due to his chronic low back pain. After his adjustment, he felt much better. He came home and told me about it. I was skeptical at first but later I requested information from chiropractic schools in the USA. After reviewing all the materials, I decided to study chiropractic instead of going to graduate school. At that time the chiropractic curriculum looked pretty intense and just a lot more than graduate school. But I liked the challenge and believed that I can do it. Therefore I left Taiwan and came to the USA for chiropractic school. As after four long years of studying I got my degree in early 2005 and started practicing chiropractic. As a chiropractor I can offer more than treating sports injuries, but see patients in all age group and many different conditions. This is my story. You can email me at

Grand Opening Party

Please come celebrate the grand opening of my clinic in Bellevue! We will have music, food, beverages, free chair massage, free massage roller table, free chiropractic screening and more. It will be a fun event to network with other professionals, hang out with old friends, and make some new ones! Bring your business cards.

Saturday, April 24, 2010
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Active Spines Chiropractic
1530 Bellevue Way SE
Bellevue, WA

For more information:
fan page:

Services Provided and Insurance Accepted at ASC

Services Provided:

• Comprehensive Examinations
• Chiropractic Manipulations
• Massage Therapy
• Custom Orthotics
• Spine Rehabilitation
• On-site X-ray Facility

Insurance Accepted:

• Aetna
• Cigna
First Choice Health Network
• Great West
• Labor & Industries (work injuries)
• Personal Injury Protection (auto accidents)
• Premera Blue Cross----Prefer provider for Microsoft Employees
• Regence Blue Shield---- Prefer provider for Boeing Employees
• United Healthcare
Uniform Medical Plan

Sunday, April 11, 2010

About Dr. Cheng

Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng received his Bachelor degree in Athletic Training at National College of Physical Education and Sports in Taiwan in 1999. He was the head trainer for the Tae Kwon Doe team in NCPES. He helped athletes back to competitions through exercise rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities. Later he came to the United States to study Chiropractic. While in Chiropractic school he was the senior teaching assistant in the highly regarded gross anatomy laboratory for two years. In 2005 he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard IL. Since then Dr. Cheng has been empowering people to live healthier lives. By providing corrective and wellness Chiropractic Care in a supportive, caring environment, he has helped thousands of families experience optimum health and healing.

When to See a Chiropractor

We specialize in treating motor vehicle accident, and work injuries. We also see patients with neck pain, back pain, sciatica, headache, and arm numbness. We offer chiropractic, massage and physiotherapy treatments.

Comprehensive chiropractic treatment plans can alleviate or cure ailments such as headaches (including certain types of migraines), back, neck, arm, hand, and leg pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, bulging/slipped/herniated disc, heel/foot pain, auto accidents (whiplash), workers’ compensation, sports injuries and many other disorders that relate to the body’s nervous and musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractic Treatment in our clinic

At Active Spines Chiropractic(ASC) we take great pride in providing the best quality chiropractic care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic treatments we offer in our clinic.

Spinal Manipulation
Spinal Manipulation provides a comfortable, more effective way of treating pain associated with spinal dysfunction. Studies show this non-evasive procedure provides patients with a better health end result than most conventional care.

Sports Therapy
To compliment and enhance the healing effects of spinal manipulation treatment, we at ACS also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:

• Cryotherapy (Ice)
• Moist Heat Therapy
• Mechanical and Manual Traction
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Sports and auto injury rehabilitation
• Athletic training
• Manual therapy
• Exercise rehabilitation
• Posture correction

Our Massage Therapist

Greg Pang LMP, a native of Seattle, WA, is a fourth-generation healer, preceded by his uncle, an herbal physician in China, his maternal grandmother, an herbalist, and her father (Greg's great-grandfather), a Chinese herbal physician.

As a Massage Practitioner, Greg's specialty is utilizing medical massage modalities with hydrotherapy techniques, for a more effective treatment course. He utilizes techniques, such as Trager work, neuromuscular re-education, trigger point work, Swedish movement and myofascial release, with more traditional Swedish and deep tissue massage, along with contrast hydrotherapy (hot and cold packs). The end-results are a more relaxed and centered patient, with a faster healing time.

Greg received his Therapeutic Massage and Clinical Hydrotherapy certificate from the Northwest School of Massage and Hydrotherapy, in Seattle, WA (1987), and is a Licensed Massage Practitioner in the state of Washington (1988). He is also a graduate of the American College of Naturopathic Medicine in Salem, OR (1982), graduating with distinction in Pediatrics. And he is a graduate of the University of Washington (1977), graduating in Economics and Pre-medicine.

Greg enjoys beach combing, surfing the Internet and digital photography. He is the proud father of two grown sons, the eldest, an Air Force officer, and the younger, a federal officer.

Lawyers that we work with in Bellevue

After a car accident besides chiropractic care, you also need a good lawyer to take care of the legal part for you. Here are a list of lawyer that we recommend.

Hardwick and Pendergast

Herman Law

Law Offices of Dennis Lam

The Jones Firm

Active Spines Chiropractic in Bellevue


We specialize in treating motor vehicle accident, and work injuries. We also see patients with neck pain, back pain, sciatica, headache, and arm numbness. We offer chiropractic, massage and physiotherapy treatments.

1530 Bellevue Way SE, Ste C
(between 15th St & 14th St)
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 818-0086