Dr. Michael Meighen is a musculoskeletal specialist who focuses on conservative, non-surgical measures to help patients optimize their function and eliminate their pain. His treatment plans center around exercise and functional restoration incorporated with adjunctive options such as manipulation, injection therapy, oral medication, acupuncture and massage to meet the desired goal. He feels as though the patient has to be an active participant in care and part of the solution for management.
Dr. Meighen grew up in Northeast Ohio where he fostered a passion for exercise and health. He graduated from the University of Toledo with a BA in Biology. He also spent time studying in Manchester, England which provided him insight into an alternative culture and health care system. He completed a year of Master’s studies in Sports Medicine at the University of Akron and then graduated from the University of Cincinnati with his medical degree with a goal of working in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal field. He completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Carolinas Medical Center/Charlotte Rehabilitation in Charlotte, NC and then moved on to the University of Florida where he completed a fellowship in sports, spine, and occupational rehabilitation medicine under the tutelage of James Atchison, DO.
Dr. Meighen has previously worked for a large multispecialty orthopedic group in North Carolina which provided him with valuable insights into the management of musculoskeletal problems. He has extensive experience and knowledge in the treatment of spine, joint and soft tissue abnormalities. He has a passion for the field and he uses a multimodal approach employing cutting-edge techniques to solve pain problems. He is well versed in the following interventions to help diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders: fluoroscopically-guided spine and joint procedures, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, electrodiagnostics (EMG/NCS), osteopathic manipulation, and regenerative procedures including prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and stem cell. He also has specialized training in bio-identical hormone replacement and wellness.