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 activespines.com

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 activespines.com

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 info@activespines.com

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 activespines.com

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 activespines.com

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 activespines.com

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 activespines.com

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 activespines.com

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 info@activespines.com

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

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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 http://www.hardwickpendergast.com/

Herman Law http://www.herman-law.com/

Law Offices of Dennis Lam http://www.dennislam.com/

The Jones Firm http://www.bellevuetrialattorney.com/

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