Herman Szeto

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Through extensive education and 20 years of experience, Herman offers a variety of treatments such as soft tissue manipulation, joint manipulation and postural restructuring to relieve pain and improve the posture. To complement his work on the improvement of the posture, Herman also offers orthotic consultations (orthotics are tailor made and imported from Hong Kong).

Doctor Type
Chiropractic, Orthotics
Cantonese, English
Century Park Clinic, Downtown Clinic & Lifestyle Center, Hongmei Road Clinic
Attendance Time
Hongmei Road Clinic:
Monday: 10:00 ~ 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 ~ 20:00

Downtown Clinic:
Tuesday: 9:00 ~ 14:00
Friday: 9:00 ~ 18:00

Century Park Clinic:
Tuesday: 16:00 ~ 20:00
Saturday: 9:00 ~ 18:00

Articles Written

Are You Dehydrated?

Many Shanghai residents suffer from regular dehydration. Not drinking enough water is quite common. Here in Shanghai, we tend to sweat a bit more due to the humid, crowded conditions. Coffee drinkers or those indulging in an occasional glass of wine or a cocktail suffer from further dehydration due to the diuretic effects of caffeine and alcohol. Patients sometimes remark that they don’t like to drink too much water when…

Ask the Shanghai Chiropractor: Relieving Aches and Pains

I sometimes get asked about the clicking or popping noises that can accompany the adjustment process. Many joints (synovial joints) are surrounded by synovial fluid, which lubricates the joint to help it function. Small pockets of gas get caught in the joint (often a result of inactivity or too much of one kind of activity), which takes up space and puts pressure on the joint. When the joint is manipulated,…

Chiropractic Care in Shanghai

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a branch of osteopathic cranial work, popularized by John Upledger D.O.. The cranial concept was first developed by an osteopath called William Garner Sutherland in the early 20th century. Since Sutherland, there have been many practitioners like Upledger who have further developed the theory and other branches of the practice. Who needs a chiropractor? A typical patient of mine works 10 hours/day and may sit in…

Disease VS Dis-Ease

We commonly think of the absence of disease as the presence of health. While someone might be healthy according to this definition, that person may experience a lot of “dis-ease” during life, i.e. discomfort, aches and pains. When there’s no disease present, we often just think this “dis-ease” is part of life we can’t do anything about. Waking up with a cramped neck, a leg that often goes numb when…

Orthotics: A Solution for Many Common Pains

What are orthotics? An orthotic device is an insert placed in the shoes, under the feet, to correct foot posture. Most people have a natural foot posture, which is not always efficient. For example, they may have flat feet, meaning they tend to be pronated. Or, they may have high-arched feet. Shoes are very generic and don’t account for these differences. Different brands also vary in fit and can work…

The Real Cause of Back Pain: It’s Not Back Strength

Often patients with back pain come in to see us and explain they’ve been working on strengthening their back with their trainer. Yet, their back pain isn’t getting better. The truth is that the back is usually the strongest part of the body. The abdominal, hamstring and back muscles work in unison. Often, there’s an imbalance causing them not to work in harmony in keeping the back stable. Often, the…

The Text Neck Epidemic

Our heads weighs about 10-11 pounds (4.5-5 kg). As the neck bends forward, the pressure of that weight on the cervical spine increases exponentially. At a 15-degree angle the effective weight is 27 lbs. and at a 60 degree angle it is 60 lbs. That’s as if an 8-year-old was sitting on your neck! If you’re spending two-four hours/day (the average now) looking down at your phone, this results in…