This year’s Healthcare Heroes are redefining medicine in our region. Now more than ever, we are honored to recognize their work.
Arianne Missimer, DPT, RD
Founder, The Movement Paradigm
Cancer wasn’t going to win. Arianne Missimer decided as much when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 liposarcoma, a rare form that affects connective tissue. Refusing to let disease determine her future, Missimer trained for American Ninja Warrior while undergoing chemotherapy treatment, competing on the show in 2016.
Two years later, she opened the Movement Paradigm, an integrative health center. “My philosophy is based on mindset, nutrition and movement,” she says. “Whether it’s cancer, chronic pain or something else, I believe in functional medicine and the holistic treatment of each individual. That’s where I find power.”