- DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC
- CERTIFIED CHIROPRACTIC SPORTS PHYSICIAN
- CERTIFIED KINESIO TAPING PRACTITIONER
- ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES
After being the top amateur in a number of races Mike moved up to the elite ranks in 1996. Unfortunately, a week after his first pro race he was struck by a car while training and suffered numerous injuries. Surgery was required to fix his leg but it was a chiropractor that helped to alleviate the back and neck pain that resulted from the accident. He had been helped by chiropractic before for a variety of work and sport injuries but this time he decided to make chiropractic his profession so that he could help others as he had been helped. Following extensive rehab and a gradual return to training and racing Mike eventually returned to the elite ranks in 1998. He attained a number of top finishes in races throughout Ontario culminating with a 12th place pro finish at Ironman Canada in British Columbia, Canada. That same week saw the beginning of the next phase of his life as he began his studies at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
After 4 years of chiropractic college and 7 years working for other Dr.’s in Corona Del Mar, Hollywood and Monrovia Dr. Donia opened Redlands Spine and Sport in January of 2009. He is a member of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce, the Redlands Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Club and is a past president and VP of the Redlands chapter of the TEAM networking group. Dr. Donia is also the president and founder of the Redlands Triathlon Club.
Dr. Donia continually works to improve his clinical skills and knowledge through continuing education courses and seminars. In 2006 he completed the curriculum to be designated a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). Dr. Donia holds a full body certification for Active Release Technique (ART) and is also a Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner (CKTP). Dr. Donia has also a Level 3 Medical Professional and Level 3 Fitness Professional through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Dr. Donia is the only Redlands chiropractor to hold any of these certifications.
Athletically, Dr. Donia is active locally in a number of swimming, running and triathlon clubs. He continues to participate in the sport to maintain health and fitness. He has qualified for and raced at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Due to his athletic background he takes a personal interest in the treatment of sport related injuries and their prevention. In practice Dr. Donia strives to provide the best chiropractic care to each of his patients to get them well as quickly as possible.
He believes that the doctor and patient must work together to achieve the best and longest lasting results.