Susan Friedrich EAMP, AP, East West RX
Susan is an Acupuncturist, herbalist and Preventive medicine specialist. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in Illinois, a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Oriental Medicine in Florida. She holds a Diplomat in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a member of the International Society of Homotoxicology in Germany. She is also certified in NAET Allergy Elimination , Fibromyalgia, Kinesiology and Lymphatic Therapy techniques. Susan holds licenses in both Washington and Florida.
Susan has lectured on the integration of Eastern and Western medicine to help patients recover from serious illnesses and how to effectively use this knowledge as a preventive medicine. She has also lectured to teachers, counselors, parent groups and recovering stroke and cancer and patients on how to use Brain Gym, kinesiology and nutrition to help center and get the left brain and right brain communication to work harmoniously.
Susan has also lectured patients on the changing nutritional needs as we age, while we go through the healing process and has developed “Wake Up” exercises to activate energy points to wake up and balance the body, mind and spirit. Susan has also worked with fibromyalgia, arthritis, autistic and Asperger’s patients. Susan was a counselor for the United States Community School in La Paz, Bolivia where she taught and provided counseling for the American community in Bolivia. Additionally, she taught nutrition to professionals for various outreach programs in South America and assisted in a program to help control malaria and polio in the Amazon area where she trained the native people on inoculation procedures.
Mike Ballasch LAT, ATC, CPT
Mike Ballasch is an Athletic Trainer licensed in the state of Washington and certified by the Board of Certifications and has been practicing since 2017.
He got into Athletic Training completely by accident when his career counselor at his junior college mistook Athletic Training for Personal Training. Once Mike started taking classes, he fell in love with the profession and the rest is history!
Originally from Modesto, California, Mike left his hometown in 2008 to join the United States Navy as an Electronics Technician. He was stationed in Sasebo, Japan onboard the USS Denver from 2010 to 2013, and was able to experience a different part of the world along with many cultures. While he learned many lessons being a part of the military, he wanted to go back to what he was passionate about: Athletic Training.
He returned to his hometown for a year to complete his Associates Degree in Athletic Training. Once completed, he transferred to Eastern Washington University to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. As a student at EWU he worked with the EWU football team, shadowed at several local PT and Chiropractic clinics, the Spokane Chiefs, and Mt. Spokane High School.
After achieving his Bachelor’s, he went on to pursue his Post-Professional Master’s Degree in Athletic Training at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. During his time at ATSU he was the Athletic Trainer for the men and women’s soccer, and the baseball teams from 2017 to 2019. After obtaining his Master’s, he returned to Washington as an Athletic Trainer for the Boeing employees, and then was hired on at Stringer Chiropractic.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys hiking, home projects, gardening, car maintenance, and music. His favorite hike, so far, is Wright Mountain, and looks forward to adding more hikes to his completed list.