Meet Dr. Michael Dangovian DO, FACC
As an integrative yoga-based cardiovascular specialist who’s been practicing for more than two decades, I’ve long understood that in order to help people live in optimal health, I had to create a place that was more than a traditional medical practice.
What completed my vision for what an institution like The Wellness Training Institute could be, though, happened in less than one, terrifying moment.
In my younger days, I was very active. I did a lot of high-impact sports. I was an avid mountain biker.
One day I was riding down an especially steep hill when my front tire hit something and I went over the handlebars. I landed on my head—HARD—and was pretty sure I’d done some real damage to myself. After laying on the road for a bit and making sure I had feeling in my extremities, I managed to ride back home. But in the aftermath, I developed pain in my back that soon threatened to become permanent.
I began a futile cycle of visiting doctor after doctor, specialist after specialist, all in an effort to find some relief.
Nothing worked. None of the doctors had any answers.
It wasn’t until I met a teacher who, over the course of a few sessions, taught me something that would change the course of my life.
This teacher taught me how to breathe. Using a Rolfing technique, combined with a regimen of stretching, I was able not only to find relief from my back pain, I was able to eliminate it completely.
The Wellness Training Institute was born out of this experience. Modern medicine and scientifically-proven ancient healing arts are two necessary and highly effective areas that overlap to bring optimum health to our clients.
Along with being a heart doctor, I also think of myself as a “breath doctor.”
My passion is bringing health and wholeness to people who’ve given up on the medical system, who’ve found no answers anywhere else. My passion is also for those who lay awake at night thinking about getting older and who want to take steps now to prevent future problems, before they surface.
My passion is giving people both the knowledge and the tools to take control of their own health and pass that gift to others around them. Just as my own future looked much brighter once I learned that my own breath could heal my back completely, I know that once you have the model and proper techniques for living well, your future will change too!