ABOUT DR. MIGNOSA
Dr. Mignosa had the opportunity to transform his own experience with injuries and pain through an 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. At the age of 16, Dr. Mignosa rejected this opinion and questioned the mindset of how medicine treats disorders of structure and function. Instead, he embraced a mindset of building health and focused on educating himself on health and healing.
In his own rehabilitation efforts, Dr. Mignosa employed exercise physiology, nutrition and positive psychology. Due to the determination to heal, he returned to running on the Cross Country team in high school, joined the swim team in college, and earned status as an All-American Triathlete and Ironman in graduate school. It was these events that led 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 Dr. Mignosa was still in medical school, he began lecturing at the University of Arizona, School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine and has been doing so since 2011. He 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 and 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