Webinar Summary :: Often Overlooked, but Highly Responsive Injuries: Coracobrachialis (Shoulder) Edition


In May, we hosted Chad Bong, MS., L.OM, L.MT for another edition of Often Overlooked, but Highly Responsive Injuries: Coracobrachialis (Shoulder) Edition.

This lecture starts with a review of the anatomy of the area along with precise instructions on how to palpate this muscle.  Next Chad covers the functions, dysfunctions, and symptoms of the Coracobrachialis muscle as well as some orthopedic assessment and differentiation.  Followed by treatment plan and needling location and technique.


PLEASE NOTE:  We experienced technical difficulty starting at 53:08 – fast forward to 1:06:21




What You Will Learn:

  • Anatomy of shoulder specific to Coracobrahialis
  • Stratagies for palpation
  • Symptoms caused by Coracobrachialis dysfunction
  • Differentiation from similar injuries
  • Needle location

Who Should Watch:

  • Practitioners and Students who would like to learn more about treating shoulder pain
  • Practitioners and Students who would like to learn more about sports related injuries
  • Practitioners and Students looking to add to their Treatment Tool Box

About Our Speaker:

Chad Bong, MS., L.OM, L.MT

Chad has loved sports his whole life.   This love has been instrumental in him going to college, completing a master’s degree in exercise science, learning massage therapy, going to acupuncture school, and finally specializing in orthopedic and sports acupuncture.

This specialization began while in acupuncture school as Southwest Acupuncture College, by starting an intense apprenticeship with Whitfield Reaves, which has entailed completing his apprenticeship program, helping him write his book (The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain), and assisting him while teaching nearly every class he taught for the next 7 years.

Over the last 9 years Chad has taught at Southwest Acupuncture College, WON Institute, and Tristate College of Acupuncture, classes include; sports acupuncture, physical assessment, clinical mentorship, and palpation.  He has also taught continuing education classes on orthopedic and sports injuries.

Chad is also one of the founding members of the Sports Acupuncture Alliance and The PInpoint Performance Podcast.  Both focused on helping to bring together and provide educational opportunities for the orthopedic and sports acupuncture community.

Chad currently practices at Philadelphia Sports Acupuncture and the University of Pennsylvania, where he tries to help his patients stay doing the sports that they love.