Melinda Roland M.A., P.T., L.Ac., O.M.D., Dipl-Ac, CST-D, holds a B.A. in Human and Experimental Psychology from UCSB with Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa; an M.A. in Physical Therapy from Stanford U. with Highest Honors;, and a doctorate in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture,with Highest Honors. In addition, she has studied extensively with the internationally known homeopath, Ananda Zaren. Mentored by Dr. John Upledger, Melinda has taught internationally for The Upledger Institute since 1988 and has been in private practice since 1977.Melinda's unique approach to patient care combines her extensive background in Craniosacfal Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release, orthopedic and manual therapy, oriental medicine and acupuncture, visceral manipulation, nutritional consult and anti-aging, functional medicine, homeopathy, neuro-muscular re-education, and her own system of complementary healing techniques, Focal Energetics (TM). Over the past 40 years, she has developed innovative and effective methods for structural, emotional and energetic transformation, providing significant depth and the foundation for significant change . Melinda's exceptional intuitive abilities deepen her expertise in "hearing" what the body is saying at all levels
Known for evaluation and treatment of pediatric and adult complex cases, common complaints treated include pain symptoms, headache, post-concussive syndrome, TMJ, birth and life trauma, GI complaints, low back/neck discomfort, torticollis, developmental delays, Autism/ASD, learning difficulties, among many others.Dr. Roland's goal is to facilitate healing at the deepest level with attention to and balancing of body, mind and spirit. She describes her work and the teaching of CST as her contribution toward a peaceful world. "Each person we treat, teach, or touch in turn touches another. As we achieve peace and balance within ourselves, our outer world will reflect that peace." .
includes but not limited to: craniosacral therapy and Somatoemotional release, Focal Energetics(TM), manual therapy and mobilization, visceral manipulation, acupuncture and oriental medicine, integrative sports medicine, post-concussion assessment, functional medicine including nutritional and anti-aging, homeopathy.
Articles & Books Written
"Serving Those Who Serve: A New Treatment Innovation for Concussion Recovery" Medical Acupuncture Nov 2017 Cyber PT Nov 24, 2015: "Hope for the Treatment of the Retired Athlete "Craniosacral Therapy" Handle.org Newsletter
Professional Associations / Memberships
ACSTA, CA Acup Assoc, CA Board certified PT, CA Board certified Acup, MT Acup Assoc, MT PT Assoc, APTA, -NCCA / National Board Certified Acup (Diplomate) -Techniques Certified Craniosacral therapy -Diplomate Craniosacral Therapy