Justin C. Lau

DC, CCSP, CSCS

Dr. Justin Lau entered into the chiropractic health care field after a personal experience he had with extreme low back pain. While training for a full contact kickboxing tournament, he suffered a severe strain to his low back. After physical therapy and medical interventions did not resolve his pain or his condition, one of his martial arts students recommended Chiropractic. He was amazed to find that within a few treatments, he was out of pain and training again. It was the first time he was out of pain in over 6 months. From that point, he immediately made a career change. Originally on the academic route towards becoming a Physical Therapist, he was motivated by the power of the human body and the amazing level of healing the body can perform when allowed to do so without interference from outside sources.

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Board Certified – National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Physiotherapy Board Certified – National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) – American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians
  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP) – United States Kinesiotaping Association
  • Certified Fascial Movement Taping Doctor (FMT – RockDoc)- RockTape
  • Level 3 Certified (NKT) – Neurokinetic Therapy® Advanced Practitioner
  • Anatomy in Motion (AiM)- Level 3
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified (FMS) – Functional Movement Systems
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified (SFMA – Level 1 & 2) – Functional Movement Systems
  • FULL BODY Certified: Spine, Lower Extremity, Upper Extremity (ART) – Active Release Techniques®
  • Level 3 Biomechanics Certified – Active Release Techniques®
  • Long Tract Nerve Entrapment Certified – Active Release Techniques®
  • Elite Provider Network Certified – Active Release Techniques®
  • Master’s Course Certified – Active Release Techniques®
  • Complex Protocols Certified – Active Release Techniques®
  • Level 2 Certified Graston Technique – Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique®
  • Certified FAKTR Technique Practitioner – Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab®
  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) – Chiropractic Council on Extremity Adjusting (board eligible)
  • American Chiropractic Board of Rehabilitation – Level 1
  • Level 1 Certified: Foot Biomechanics & Gait Analysis – The Orthotic Group
  • Level 2 Certified: Advanced Foot Biomechanics & Custom Orthotic Therapy – The Orthotic Group
  • Level 1 Fascial Manipulation (FM)
  • Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) – American Fascial Distortion Model Association
  • Clinical Neurodynamics: Upper and Lower Quarter – Neurodynamic Solutions
  • Certified ChiRunning® / ChiWalking® Instructor: 2005-2014
  • 2007 High Performance Award – USA Swimming
  • CPR – Basic Life Support Certified – American Heart Association
  • Team Chiropractor: NorCal Distance Project
  • Team Chiropractor: SRA Elite Racing Team

Dr. Lau at the 2014 IRONMAN in Arizona.

Sports & Interests

Dr. Lau has always tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle and sports has definitely been an integral part in keeping that up. He began competitively running in high school, competing in both varsity track and cross-country. In 1990, he began studying Chinese Kenpo and earned his black belt in 1997. He competed in numerous martial arts tournaments both nationally and internationally. Currently his passions include strength training, cycling, swimming and running. Motivated by the spirit and determination of his patients, Dr. Lau competed in his first sprint distance triathlon in 2004 and has continued to go longer and faster. Since then Dr. Lau has competed in half marathons, full marathons (the most recent being a Boston Qualifier), 70.3 Half Iron distance triathlons and finished his first full IRONMAN distance event in 2014.

Community Work / Sports Medicine Experience

  • Volunteer – Chiropractic Mission trip to Nicaragua – 2003
  • Provided complimentary care to:
  • CityTeam, San Jose, CA – 2003
  • The Salvation Army Rehab Center, San Jose, CA – 2003
  • Sea Otter Mountain Bike Classic – Monterey, CA – 2004
  • Stockton Soccer, Stockton, CA – 2003
  • Hoop it Up Basketball Tournament, San Jose, CA – 2002, 2003
  • Total Body Fitness 2004 Tri-For-Fun / Tri-For-Real series
  • 2004 California Man Triathlon
  • 2004 Ironman Triathlon World Championship, Kona, Hawaii – 2004
  • 2004 TJ MAXX Olympic Gymnastics Tour, Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA – 2004 (providing Chiropractic care and Active Release treatments for the SILVER MEDAL United States Men’s & Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock’n Half Marathon & 5K, West Sacramento, CA – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Women’s Fitness Festival, Sacramento, CA – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Nutrition Fuels Fitness 5-A-Day 5K/10K, Elk Grove, CA – 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Fair Oaks Fiesta Run 5-mile Run/Walk, Fair Oaks, CA – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Run Against Pain 5K/10K (Sacramento 10K Championship) – Sacramento, CA – 2005, 2006
  • Sacramento Valentine Run – Sacramento, CA – 2006, 2007, 2008
  • No Excuses 5K – Sacramento, CA – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • 4th of July 5-Miler, Sacramento, CA – 2005, 2006
  • Fleet Feet Mile, Davis, CA – 2005
  • Sacramento Zoo Zoom 5K/10K Run – Sacramento, CA – 2005, 2006
  • Buffalo Stampede 10 Miler – Sacramento, CA – 2007
  • Sacramento Cowtown Marathon / Urban Cow Half Marathon and 5K – Sacramento, CA – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • My Sister’s House 5K Run/Walk – Sacramento, CA – 2006, 2007
  • Paul Reese Memorial Clarksburg Country Run 30 km, Half-marathon and 5k – Clarksburg, CA – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • USTA Sutter Lawns Tennis Tournament – Sacramento, CA 2006
  • 2007 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series: Santa Clara International Invitational Swim Meet – Santa Clara, CA – June 2007
  • Onsite Doctor – Fleet Feet Sports and Capitol Road Race Management – Current (providing pre and post race care to our local athletes at both the larger and smaller racing venues here in Sacramento county)

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