Curriculum Vitae

Mitchell F. Miglis, DC, Cert. MDT

6050 Orangeview Drive  Melbourne, FL 32904

(321) 917-6927


Clinical Practice

Back and Neck Care Center

1385 S. Wickham Rd.

Melbourne, FL 32904

October 1987 to June 2018

Life Chiropractic Center

7217 Painter Ave.

Whittier, CA 90602

June 1985-June 1987


 Post-professional Education

 McKenzie Institute USA

432 N. Franklin Street #40

Syracuse, NY 13204

Credentialed 2006 to present

Doctor of Chiropractic

Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

16200 Amber Valley Drive

Whittier, CA 90604

Graduated March 1985    

Graduate student, Ph.D. program,

Experimental Analysis of Behavior

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611

June 1973 to April 1975

Bachelors of Arts, Psychology

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611

Graduated June 1973

Professional Certification

Credentialed, Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (Cert.MDT)

McKenzie Institute International

2006 to present

Professional Licensure

State of California: Issued 1985 (inactive)

State of Florida: Issued 1985 (active, CH4985)

 Professional Appointment:

Planning Committee

Conference of the Americas: “MDT for Peak Patient Outcomes

McKenzie Institute USA
Denver, CO

     July 26-28, 2013

President, Brevard County Chiropractic Society


Speaking Presentations:

Brevard County Board of County Commissioners Risk Management Group

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way

Melbourne, FL 32940

     “The Key to Managing Low Back Pain and Neck Pain with the McKenzie Method”

     ” Improving Back and Neck Care at its Foundation for Better Outcomes”

     July 2015

Harris Family Medical Center

1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd.

Melbourne, FL 32901

“Solving the Mystery: The Key to Managing Low Back Pain & Neck Pain with the McKenzie Method”

July 2004 and April 2006

Health First Occupational Medicine

1350 Hickory Street #2

Melbourne, FL 32901

“Better Outcomes with Lower Costs with McKenzie Method for Back and Neck Pain”

March 2005

University of Florida College of Medicine

“Conventional Medicine and Chiropractic: Building Bridges in a Changing World”

May 2004

Continuing Post-Professional Education & Professional Development (attended)

Conference of the Americas: Enduring Principles, Emerging Applications

McKenzie Institute USA

Miami, FL

     August 5-7, 2016

 Conference of the Americas: MDT for Peak Patient Outcomes

McKenzie Institute USA

Denver, CO

July 26-28, 2013

 Conference of the Americas: Striving for Clinical Excellence

McKenzie Institute USA

Baltimore, MD
August 6-8, 2010

Conference of the Americas: From Pain to Function

McKenzie Institute USA

Orlando, FL

     July 25-27, 2008

 Post-graduate Courses in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through McKenzie Institute, USA Branch and               Chiropractic Branch:

Part A The Lumbar Spine (taken 5 times)

2016 (2 times), 2008, 2006 and 2004

Part B The Cervical and Thoracic Spine (taken 4 times)

2017 (2 times, 2006 and 2004

Part C (taken 2 times)

2017 and 2005

Part D Advanced Cervical and Thoracic Spine and Extremities-Upper Limb


Part E Extremities


Advanced Extremities


     Continuing Clinical Skills Update (CSU) courses (taken 3 times)

     2014,2011 and 2006

Online MDT Case Manager


Additional Post-graduate Programs attended:

International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology Annual Symposium

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Port Orange, FL

November 26, 2016

Pain in Clinical Practice

National University of Health Sciences

St. Petersburg, FL

Taught by David Seamon, DC, MS

November 2014

Florida Chiropractic National Convention

Orlando, FL

     August 22-24, 2014

Clinical Assessment and Treatment of the Disc

National University of Health Science

St. Petersburg, FL

May 2013

Florida Chiropractic Physicians Symposium

Orlando, FL

   August 16-18, 2013

Patients with Low Back and Leg Symptoms

University of Western States

Jupiter, FL

December 2012

Post Graduate Training in Clinical Neurology

Eight modules of 12 hours each taught by Ted Carrick, DC, PhD

New York College of Chiropractic sponsored

Orlando, FL 1994-1995

Continuing Post-Professional Education & Professional Development

     (taken online, through MedBridge Education,

  1. Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of musculoskeletal conditions:
  2. Management of Cervicogenic Headache
  3. Evidence-based Examination of the Lumbar Spine
  4. Evidence-based Treatment of the Lumbar Spine
  5. 4. Evidence-based Examination of the Thoracic Spine
  6. 5. Evidence-based Treatment of the Thoracic Spine
  7. 6. Evidence-based Examination of the Cervical Spine
  8. Evidence-based Treatment of the Cervical Spine
  9. Hip Osteoarthritis: An Evidence-based Approach
  10. Evidence-based Examination of the Hip
  11. Differential Diagnosis of the Upper Quarter
  12. Cervico-thoracic Spine Management
  13. Orthopedic Case Studies of the Cervical Spine
  14. Evidence-based Examination and Treatment of the Upper Quarter
  15. 14. Anatomic Shoulder Girdle Dissection with Clinical Correlations
  16. Orthopedic Clinical Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment
  17. Beyond the Slump test: Peripheral Neuropathic Syndromes in Orthopedic Medicine
  18. Thrust Joint Manipulation of the Cervical Spine
  19. Manual Therapy for the Cervical Spine: An Evidence-based Approach
  20. Manual Therapy for the Thoracic Spine
  21. Lumbar Spine Rehabilitation
  22. Whiplash Associated Disorders:
  23. An Introduction to Evidence-based Treatment of Whiplash
  24. Evidence-based Assessment of Acute Whiplash for Prognosis and Treatment

C: Pain Neuroscience:

1.Warning Signs and Perception of Pain

  1. Evidence-informed Assessment and Evaluation of Pain
  2. The Neuroscience of Sprains/Strains, Pain and Sports Performance
  3. The Low Back Is Having Brain Surgery
  4. Teaching People About Pain

     D: Other Online Courses Taken:

  1. Health Policy Issues, Documentation and Health Care Malpractice
  2. Ethics for Rehabilitation Professionals
  3. Working with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  4. Chronic Pain and the Challenging Patient
  5. Medical Screening and Differential Diagnosis: Systems Based
Independent Medical Examination and Expert Testimony:

“The Independent Medical Examination: Training for Chiropractors, by J. Michael Burke, DC, DABCO;

                Sponsored by: University of Western States, 12 hour attendance, Jupiter, FL

December 2010

Completed: 236 Independent Medical Examinations


Completed: 26 Medico-Legal Depositions

Appeared as Expert Witness in Court Room Testimonies

     Three times


Additional Professional Experience:

Developed an Injury-Reduction and Safety Program in 1986 for the Avery Label Corporation in Southern California, including close collaboration with industrial engineers in the re-design of a major manufacturing plant to improve work productivity and employee safety.

Co-founded a training program in 1985 to teach motion palpation and adjustment techniques to senior students  at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.

Provided chiropractic care for the US Women’s Volleyball Team at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Professional References:

                Jonathan R. Soltys, DC, MS, Cert.MDT

213 Grant Street

Downers Grove, IL 60515

C: (630)258-4841


                Stephen Heffner, DC, DipMDT

25 Walnut St.

Wellsboro, PA 16901

C: (570)724-6474



Stacey A. Lyon, Executive Director

McKenzie Institute USA

432 N. Franklin St., Suite 40

Syracuse, NY 13204

C: (800)635-8380

E: slyon@HYPERLINK “”


Hugh Murray, PT, Dip MDT

301 RHL Bvd., Suite 202

Charleston, WVA 25309

C: (304)746-9200

E: hmurrHYPERLINK “”


Stephen MacDonald, DO, MPH, MBA

Health First Occupational Medicine

1223 Gateway Drive, Suite 2H

Melbourne, FL 32904

C: (321)434-8878



Michael MacDonald, DO, MPH, MBA

Health First Occupational Medicine

1223 Gateway Drive, Suite 2H

Melbourne, FL 32904

C: (321)434-8878



Milad Chrieki, MD

Medical Director

Harris Family Medical Center

1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd.

Melbourne, FL 32901

C: (321)726-1600