Trish Cooper

Call the OCOM Clinic at 503-455-0950 to schedule an appointment.

My academic experience began at Michigan State University where I studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for three and a half years. During my undergraduate studies, I worked in a Biochemistry Lab where I spent my time making solutions, and assisting the faculty with DNA cloning and mutation. I immersed myself in the hard sciences, with the ultimate goal of finding a treatment for a hereditary neurodegenerative disease passed down in my family. It was this crucial learning experience that made me realize there was a missing piece to the puzzle. Western medicine was great for treating severe acute conditions, but when it came to long term ailments the solutions were limited. With this knowledge and one semester left, I chose to switch my major. In December 2015, I graduated from Michigan State University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and a Specialization in Health Promotion.

In 2016, I moved to the beautiful state of Oregon to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. While in school I have taken weekend workshops on Channel Theory and Palpation with Dr. Jason Robertson, Chinese Facial Diagnosis with Dr. CT Holman, and learned Teishin work for trauma and depression with Takahiro Funemizu Sensei.

My background in studying the mechanics of body movement, my love for martial arts and my fascination with the human brain has lead me to focus on treating musculoskeletal disorders and concussions. I use a variety of modalities to treat chronic and acute injuries, concussions, and post-concussion syndrome. My tools include acupuncture, herbal medicine, gua sha, cupping, teishin work, and shiatsu massage.

This personal and academic journey has taught me mindfulness, body awareness, and treatment strategies for a myriad of disorders. When I am not engaged in my academic studies I am practicing Taichi, hiking with my dog Maddux, or getting creative in the kitchen.