Dr. Mignosa’s personal experiences with injuries and pain were in large part what inspired him as a medical professional to develop his integrative approach to healing. During his teenage years, he was an avid athlete who battled constant injuries. Eventually, a surgeon told him that he should quit running. He rejected this opinion and, at the age of 16, began questioning much of the conventional wisdom around the treatment of structure and function disorders, embracing instead a mindset of building overall health, and educating himself on the relationship between health and healing.
In his own rehabilitation efforts, Dr. Mignosa employed a combination of exercise physiology, nutrition and positive psychology. His determination to heal eventually enabled him to return to running on his high school cross country team, compete as a member of his college swim team, and earn recognition as an All-American Triathlete and Ironman in graduate school. It was this progression of events that put Dr. Mignosa on the path to medical school and a career in medicine.
Dr. Mignosa was a Regent Scholar at the University of California, Irvine, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He became an Ambassadorial Scholar for Rotary International and was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Queensland, Australia, where he earned a graduate degree in Clinical Exercise Science. Upon returning to Orange County, he led exercise physiology programs at hospitals and wellness centers. He attended medical school at Touro University California where he became a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Under a grant from the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), Dr. Mignosa conducted research at Stanford University on quality of life with severe physical trauma. Dr. Mignosa completed residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles with a specialty in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R).
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Mignosa greatly values medical education. While still in medical school, he began lecturing at the University of Arizona, School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine and has continued doing so since 2011. He also continues to lecture at medical schools, present at national and international medical conferences, and serve as a consultant to medical professionals.
Dr. Mignosa lives an active lifestyle as he runs, swims, cycles, and surfs and implements his own practices of postural correction, foundation training, and body mechanics. He seeks to help people who struggle with pain but love to move. Dr. Mignosa is passionate about advancing the field of medicine towards sustainable practices that are safe, affordable and effective.
“Nothing happens until something moves.” – Albert Einstein
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