DR. CHRISTIAN CHO
Dr. Christian Cho received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. Born in Arlington, Virginia and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, (he’s a Southern Guy without a “drawl”) he presently resides in Issaquah, Washington with his wife, Karin, and 3 children, Christian Jr., Caleb, and Sophia.
He is an avid golfer, soccer player, and “gym rat”, and enjoys watching movies, listening to music, riding motorcycles, playing the drums, driving fast and wrestling his children.
His inspiration came at the age of 16, when he injured his back while playing very competitive soccer. He went to see a chiropractor through a neighbor’s referral, and it turned out to be a LIFE CHANGING experience. While studying Sports Medicine in college, he knew he wanted to become a chiropractor, and blend the knowledge of treating sports injuries using the chiropractic model, allowing the body to heal itself, and then improving function of the injured area.
He has been serving the Bellevue and Greater Seattle areas since 1998. The biggest highlight of his chiropractic career was being the team chiropractor for the Seattle Sounders soccer team from 1999 to 2008. He performed all chiropractic treatment for the players, trainers, and staff, and continues to maintain those relationships today. His clinic, Chosen Chiropractic, has also been recognized with the Best of Bellevue Award for 2009 and 2010.
He is a member of many organizations, including the Washington State Chiropractic Association, Korean American Health Professional Association, Korean American Coalition, Downtown Bellevue LeTip, and currently attends the Central Baptist Church of Seattle.
Laurel is passionate about her career and helping others. She uses an array of modalities such as Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Contemporary Cupping, Chair Massage and Aromatherapy. Depending on your needs many of these modalities may be used to help you achieve your goal.
Laurel says in order to get the best results from your massage treatment; communication about pressure, highly sensitive areas in regards to Pain (also known as Trigger Points) and in general comfort (heat on table and music). Taking all of this into consideration plus some history on your day to day activities (sit at desk, drive, stay at home mom, seasoned athlete, etc.) will make your treatment plan a success.
When Laurel is not working on others she enjoys spending time with her family and 2 dogs. Taking long walks, yoga, gardening and reading. She also is a class instructor at her local YMCA and is working towards her certification as a yoga instructor.