Mitch Cohen, Massage Therapist
Schedule Appointment: 561-773-0590
Mitch Cohen is a Nationally Certified licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida.
He is certified in the St. John method of Neuromuscular Therapy.
He is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Florida State Massage Therapy Association,
International Massage Association, West Boca Leaders, and the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.
Upon initial visit, a thorough postural evaluation, biomechanical study and palpation examination is performed on each client. Each session may include hot and cold contrast, myofascial release techniques and approximately 45 minutes of hands-on therapy. We will treat the body as a whole addressing the soft tissue component of most pain conditions through palpation and effective manual therapy.
My training has taught me that postural distortion, improper biomechanics, and tonus dysfunction go hand in hand. Some of the most common recurring problems that involve these physiological abnormalities are:
- Soft tissue cervical whiplash
- Soft tissue TMJ discomfort
- Rotator cuff injury
- Tennis elbow
- Sub-occipital tension-related headaches
- Partial frozen shoulder
- Improper patellar tracking due to hyper-tonic quadriceps
What is the St. John Method of NMT?
The St. John Method of NMT is the science by which structural homeostasis (balance) is brought about between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system.
An NMT practitioner develops an evaluation protocol for a client’s pain condition based on the physiological principles of ischemia, trigger points, nerve compression/entrapment, postural distortion and dysfunctional biomechanics. The cause and effect of a client’s pain condition is distinguished and an effective treatment plan is mapped out to unravel the client’s pain pattern.
Cervical Injuries, Postural Analysis and Pelvic Stabilization
- Witness cause and effect relationships between concentric and eccentric muscle contractions
- Correcting dysfunctional movement patterns through anterior and posterior cervical regions
Low Back Pain
- Abnormal amounts of tilt, torque, rotation and projection can distort the spine, pelvis and sacroiliac joints
- Torque - primary force that destroys lumbar discs
- Tonus requirements of low back and hip muscles
- Structural dysfunction in neck, shoulders and feet = low-back pain!
- Shoulder region pain
- Cranial base
- Shoulder girdle
- Talus joint (ankle)
- Abnormal pull of neck/shoulder/spine can cause compression in the TMJ
- Abnormal occlusion can:
- Inversely cause tension in neck and shoulders
- Cause distortions in the cranium