Mark Cheng, PhD

International lecturer on Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Human Performance, Pain Management & Resolution, Russian Kettlebell (RKC) training methods, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Martial Arts. Specialized in Orthopedic medicine, structural realignment therapy, Tui-Na therapy, comprehensive rehabilitation, sports medicine, chronic pain resolution. Dr. Cheng earns his Masters and Doctorate (Ph.D.) degrees in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Taught Tui-Na (Chinese manual therapeutics) for two of the strongest Chinese medicine colleges in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Cheng did his undergraduate career, spanning from Caltech to UCLA, where he graduated with his baccalaureate in East Asian Studies. 

As he researched more deeply into the Chinese martial arts, he noticed that all of the most respected masters were also well versed in Chinese traumatological medicine (“Dit Da”, sometimes referred to as “Chinese osteopathy”) at a minimum while some even became practicing licensed acupuncturists and herbalists. In dealing with the various injuries, including muscle strains, sprains, fractures, and joint injuries, these skilled masters demonstrated the healing potential of their different acupuncture, herbal, and Tui-Na manual treatment abilities on Cheng and many others. Dr. Cheng also made regular efforts to study with the top Chinese-style manual therapists, Western physical therapists, and strength training experts to gain a wider understanding of the human body and the safest, most efficient ways of helping it perform at a higher level with less pain and dysfunction. Dr. Cheng owns a successful private practice in Santa Monica, California, gives speaking engagements, workshops, and seminars internationally, and is constantly working on producing better instructional resources for improving athletic performance in elite athletes and more pain-free movement.

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