Extremity manual therapy and rehabilitation: 3 month course

This course, held over a series of 12 Tuesday nights in the Spring, covers the theory and manual skills necessary to effectively treat spinal musculoskeletal disorders. The course emphasizes the clinical reasoning (decision making) process behind choosing management strategies, manual therapy skills and exercise instruction. Each region of the upper and lower extremity is covered with emphasis on the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle. Additional topics include overuse tendinopathy, spinal contributions to extremity pain, evidence to support practice, myofascial manual therapy and chronic extremity pain.

Starting Tuesday (6-9.30 pm) February 4th thru April 28th in Redwood City, CA


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Roland Lucas PT MPhty FAAOMPT

  • Degree in Physiotherapy - University of Sydney, 1992

  • One Year Residency Program in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy - Kaiser Permanente, Hayward CA, 1996

  • Six Month PNF Course - Kaiser Permanente, Vallejo CA, 1999 

  • Master of Physiotherapy (Manipulative and Sports Therapy) - University of South Australia, 2000

  • Six Month Certificate Series in Advanced Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter - Movement Performance Institute, Los Angeles  CA, 2013

  • Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) in process - University of Sydney

Roland is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has been teaching continuing education related to Sports, Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy since 1999. In 2017, Roland transitioned from private practice to Kaiser Permanente where he is a clinical specialist.

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Paul graduated with honors from the University of Hertfordshire, with a degree in Physiotherapy, in 1996. Since that time he completed a Master of Science Degree in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Brighton. Paul is a member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK equivalent of AAOMPT).  His thesis was on the reliability of physical and manual therapy assessment procedures for the cervical spine.  Paul has been teaching with Roland since 2003 and practices in outpatient orthopedics.