Dr. Michael Donia

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Dr. Donia was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. Active in a variety of sports throughout his childhood he discovered a talent for triathlon while attending Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. While attending WLU he was a member of the varsity Track, Cross Country and Swim teams. This training enabled him to become a member of the Canadian age group team that competed at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Mexico in 1995.

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 graduation, Dr. Donia worked at Priestley Chiropractic in Corona Del Mar California. When an opportunity to run a multidisciplinary office came up, Dr. Donia made the move to Hollywood where he worked for 3 years before moving to Budincich Chiropractic in Pasadena. While working in Hollywood, he specialized in Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury cases, and became certified by the California Department of Industrial Relations as a Qualified Medical Examiner. He is also a member of the California Chiropractic Association. More recently he completed a one year post graduate course and became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

Currently, Dr. Donia is the clinic director of Budincich Chiropractic’s Monrovia location. He loves living and working in Monrovia and is on the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is also a Chamber Ambassador. He has also served as the president of the Arcadia chapter of Business Networking international(BNI).

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. Recently he qualified for and raced again 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.