Mitchell A. Cohn, D.O.
Dr. Cohn joined the Born Preventive Health Clinic in April, 2012. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1981. In 1986, he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Cohn went on to do a traditional osteopathic internship at the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater, Michigan – a Michigan State University-affiliated program. He subsequently received post-graduate training in Family Medicine and Biomechanics/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine through programs at Michigan State University, as well.
For much of his career, Dr. Cohn was in a solo private practice in general medicine with special interests in the field of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and the treatment of pain and neurologic and musculoskeletal injury. He was also the founder and chief medical legal consultant for 2 legal medicine consulting firms. He is also an award-winning author and has had his work published in professional journals.
In addition to typical osteopathic medical training, Dr. Cohn has extensive knowledge and expertise in hands-on manipulative treatment and evaluation. His treatments are not limited to the typical ‘cracking’ techniques employed by many osteopathic doctors and chiropractors. His toolkit also includes a wide variety of soft treatment techniques including functional, myofascial release, strain-counterstrain, and cranial/craniosacral techniques. He also places a great deal of emphasis on finding and treating the very subtle and often gradual changes in a person’s body which can lead to great pain and dysfunction. He emphasizes finding the root problem from which a person’s pain stems, rather than just treating the symptoms.
Dr. Cohn has experienced a great deal of success in treating acute and chronic pain such as headaches, neck pain, upper and lower back pain, TMJ problems, musculoskeletal chest pain, chest-wall pain, post-surgical chest pain, failed-back syndrome (post-laminectomy or discectomy pain), and even structurally-induced neuropathic and radicular pain of the limbs.
Dr. Cohn is also the author of several books including a book on parenting; “The Osteopathy and the Zombie Apocalypse” books (available on Amazon); and a popular free booklet, “Treatments for Chronic Pain that Actually Work! A Concise Introduction to OMM and Prolotherapy”.
Dr. Cohn speaks to general audiences; high school, college and pre-medical students and pain patients introducing them to Osteopathic Medicine, principles, and practice. He works to enlighten patients, doctors, and other medical personnel about osteopathic medicine, in general, to encourage students to investigate osteopathy as a career choice, and to inform patients about alternative treatments, especially for chronic pain. He can be engaged for speaking at your events.