2016 has been a big year for changes at Cohen Trigger Point Center.
Foremost, 2016 started with the passing of my father, and the founder of our practice, Dr. Jeffrey H. Cohen. He started the practice on April Fools Day, 1976. He was fond of joking that we have been fooling people ever since. He was a pioneer in bringing the treatment of muscles and soft tissue into the field of chiropractic, through the treatment of trigger points.
Dr. Cohen specialized in Nimmo’s Receptor Tonus Technique for treating trigger points. He treated many entertainers, celebrities and athletes. His love for helping people out of pain was legendary. His loss will be felt in the chiropractic community (and in our practice) for many years.
Even though Dr. Jeffrey Cohen has not practiced since 2005 when he was injured in a horseback riding accident, he was still very active in the field of chiropractic. He participated in, and sponsored, research studies at New York Chiropractic College on the effectiveness of Nimmo’s trigger point technique. One of his research papers won an international award.
I have been practicing trigger point therapy at his practice since 2000. Before my father passed away, he entrusted me with his technique, his chiropractic practice, and his legacy. Things may look a little different here at the practice, but mostly, we will still be the same.
Since our practice has been in the same location for the past 40 years, it is time to put a fresh face on our practice to reflect the state of the art trigger point technique that we specialize in.
Even though Dr. Raymond Nimmo developed his trigger point technique in the 1940s and 1950s, the neurology behind the technique is still very current and quite cutting edge. The neurological principles that Dr. Nimmo’s technique is based on, is still accepted by neurologists. The rest of the medical community is finally starting to realize what a major role muscles play in most pain processes, including chronic pain. We pride ourselves on the fact that many medical doctors will refer to us because we don’t crack or adjust most of our patients.
The first major change you will see is the change from our old name (Cohen and Associates) to our new name (Cohen Trigger Point Center). We have a new and updated website as well.
Our new website will explain what is going on inside your body when you sprain or strain or otherwise injure your muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. You will find out why your muscles go into these patterns of spasm and inflammation. It will also explain what you can expect from a treatment, and what to expect during your first visit to our practice.
Another big change coming in the next year will be remodeling the practice.
Our goal with this transition and remodeling, is to maintain the feel of our practice, but to update it and modernize the décor; so that our practice reflects the state of the art trigger point technique that we utilize here. We are proud of our legacy and of all that Dr. Jeffrey H. Cohen has accomplished. We plan to continue his (and Dr. Nimmo’s) legacies.
We will still be at the same location that we have been at for the last 40 years, at the corner of Fifth Ave. and Neville. It is a central location that is close to the universities and the businesses downtown.
Besides that, the heart of our practice will still be the same practice that many of you have come to know and love over the past 40 years.
We are still dedicated to getting everyone who walks in our practice, out of pain. We do not run a high volume practice. We focus on our patients and our patients needs. If we need to spend more time with a patient, we always do. You won’t get a 3 minute treatment at Cohen Trigger Point Center.
There are many more trigger point practitioners out there, but we have the most experience and are still the best at getting you out of pain.