Biography

Mindy Cohen PT, CST

After a knee injury from skiing sent me into surgery for an anterior cruciate ligament repair, my world opened to the field of physical therapy. Amazed at my body’s ability to heal itself with exercise, I began studying healing modalities. In 1996, I received a masters degree in physical therapy from Regis University in Colorado. My practice started in a small hospital in Plymouth, New Hampshire. As a physical therapist I have worked in sports medicine, assisted living, nursing homes and acute care hospital settings.

Early in my career, a colleague introduced me to CranioSacral Therapy and I had a profound physical and emotional reaction that I had not expected. This sparked a healing journey of self awareness and sent me in a new direction personally and professionally. I became passionate about integrating holistic modalities with conventional approaches for myself and others.

Seeking a bigger city closer to family, I moved to Burlington, VT in 1998. Here, I worked as a physical therapist and became certified in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) through the Upledger Institute, certified in Resonant Kinesiology with Susan Borg and certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor through the Sivananda Center. As my skills evolved I eventually opened a private practice in 2001.

My training continued with SomatoEmotional Release, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques and Plant Spirit Medicine. Teaching a course in Experiential Anatomy and Physiology at Burlington College where students explored the relationship of the body’s systems to the whole being using meditative activities was fun and a growing experience for me professionally. Equally rewarding has been volunteering as a teaching assistant for the Upledger institute, as a lead therapist for Therapeutic Intensives with Kate Kennedy, PT and participating as a support therapist for Integrative Intentions Therapy Programs in Truth or Consequences, NM.

Currently, I work with people remotely and in-person in Burlington, Vermont. My intention is to empower people to heal themselves with intuitive strategies and skills that they discover within through our work together. People often report deep shifts in their life experience after just one session.

One of my greatest joys is working and playing with dolphins. I have had multiple opportunities to practice healing modalities with these incredible beings. Dolphins are amazing healers and it is a true blessing to interact with them on this level. It is extraordinary and my dolphin experience weaves into my work with people on land in profound ways.