Mindy Cohen PT, CST
After a knee injury from skiing sent me in to surgery for an anterior cruciate ligament repair, my world was opened to the field of Physical Therapy. Amazed at my body’s ability to heal itself with exercise, I began my study of healing modalities in 1995 at Regis University in Colorado where I received a Masters in Physical Therapy. My practice started in a small hospital in Plymouth, New Hampshire where I treated people with various conditions
In 1997, 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 professionally.
Seeking a bigger town 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. I completed a Plant Spirit Healing Apprenticeship with Pam Montgomery. As my skills evolved I eventually opened a private practice in 2001.
My training continued with Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Techniques. 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 is 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.
In the summer of 2018 I went to the Bahamas for the Bioaquatics Advanced Dolphin Exploration course through with Integrative Intentions. Dolphins are amazing healers and it was a true blessing to interact with these amazing beings on this level. It was extraordinary and my dolphin experience weaves into my work with people on land in profound ways.
In 2009 I spent a year in California practicing integrated therapies with elders and people with neurological conditions and then in 2010 a year in an outpatient hospital setting in Upstate, NY. Then I returned to work in Shelburne, VT in 2011 for a 3 year position at Wake Robin, which is a Senior Life Care Community.
Now, I continue to help numerous people through difficult health challenges and many people report deep shifts in their life experience after just one session.
I am blessed to enjoy year round outdoor activities including skiing, swimming, boating, hiking and biking. I grew up waterskiing on the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the Adirondacks of New York State and enjoyed learning to sail on Lake Champlain. I have been fortunate to visit many places around the globe including much of the USA, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Indonesia, France, Portugal, Spain, Israel and Canada. At home, I enjoy knitting, reading and learning about nutrition and herbal remedies.