About Us

Who We Are

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to get to know us.  We at Active Family Wellness Center know how busy you are, because just like you we juggle work and family, trips to the grocery store, pet store, dry cleaners, after school activities, auto repair shop? and we realize that when your life is busy that sometimes not everything gets done.  All too often what does not get done is taking care of our self.

Let us ask you this, if you don't take care of yourself, than how can you enjoy all that life has to offer? The simple answer is you can't. So take a moment to sit back, relax and see how Dr. Cohen, and the dedicated staff at Active Family Wellness Center, may help you add years to your life, and life to your years.

A Brief History

If you had asked a 15 year old Ricky Cohen back in Philly what he was going to be when he grew up, he would have said a musician.  As a matter of fact, Dr. Cohen still plays in a local band.  But like most musicians, he found that he needed a way to pay the bills but being a doctor was one of the last things on his mind.  Instead he turned to his second love after music and became a professional photographer. By his early 30's Eric Cohen had dropped his childhood nickname of Ricky, was married with a small child and running a successful photography business in Coral Gables, Florida with his late wife Donna. He concurrently studied reflexology and nutrition along with various spiritual endeavors.

Donna's Dramatic Story Changes Many Lives

During a family outing, Donna's mother retold the story about how Chiropractic care had changed Donna's life. Donna Cohen was born with almost no vision that required numerous surgeries. By the age of three her mother was told to prepare the family home for life with a blind child.  Donna was registered in a school for the blind but before she began classes her mother decided to try one last thing.  Against the families wishes, Donna and her mother drove 200 miles round trip, two times a week to see a Chiropractor. Within a few months Donna's vision was restored to 20/20 with glasses. Likely had it not been for the surgeries, it would have been 20/20 without the glasses.

The effects of what Chiropractic care can do was so impressive, Donna's step-father, a bartender and high school drop out, was inspired to get his high school diploma and go onto Palmer College of Chiropractic where he graduated in 1962.

He, in turn, encouraged Eric, now his son-in-law, to go to chiropractic school as well. So at 33, with a wife and a two year old child, the family moved to Davenport, Iowa so he could begin his studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic. By the time Doctor Cohen graduated Palmer College of Chiropractic, he was the father of two sons, and one day shy of his 38th birthday.

and inspires a family tradition

In March of 2010, that 2 year old child, now 30 years old, married with a child of his own, graduated from Palmer College in Port Orange, Florida. He became the third generation of Chiropractors in the Cohen family.

So why do we tell you this?

Because we know that choosing a doctor is a very personal thing.  When you choose a doctor you are trusting them with your most valuable asset, your health. It's important that you know the person to whom you are placing this trust.

Chiropractic is not what we are. it is who we are

For Doctor Cohen, and his staff, Chiropractic is not only what we do, but it is how we live. So when we recommend that you take nutritional supplements, or go on an exercise program, there is a good chance that someone in our office is either taking the same supplements, or following the same program. 

Credentials and Certificates

  • Graduate of The University of Central Florida with a degree in business management
  • Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
  • Advanced Proficiency Rated in Activator Adjusting Method
  • Certified in Pro-Adjuster Method
  • Proficient in Spinal and Skeletal X-Ray with 300 hours of classroom training
  • CranioSacral Therapist trained at the Upledger Institute
  • Certified practitioner in Functional Endocrinology
  • Certified in Functional Blood Chemistry
  • Postgraduate Study in Botanical Medicine from Western States Chiropractic College and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Pharmacy
  • Proprietary Substances studies through National College of Chiropractic
  • Licensed with the State of Florida in Proprietary Substances
  • Studied neuro transmitters of the brain


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