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About Action Spine & Sports Medicine

Action Spine & Sports Medicine is a conservative sports medicine practice specializing in high-performance healthcare. We offer the most cutting-edge, innovative and integrated sports medicine techniques ranging from physiotherapy and athletic training to chiropractic care.

Our promise to you is our unwavering core values:

Commitment to Excellence

We continually strive to improve our performance by learning new technical knowledge, skills, and abilities that will ultimately help us develop new and innovative treatment strategies.

Results Oriented

We offer a purposeful approach designed to return our patients to your chosen profession or sport in the shortest amount of time possible, while still providing the highest level of safe quality care.


We foster an environment of collaboration between all providers to allow us to bring our patients the most comprehensive & efficient care plan/strategy possible .

Driving Peak Performance

Dr. Ben Cowin (DC, MS, ATC, ICFC, CAFS) leads the team here at ASSM. He is a national expert in peak performance for competitive athletes and active executives. In short, he helps the very best get more out of their bodies to drive peak performance from the playing field to the board room. He brings over 19 years of experience in sports chiropractic, dry needling, neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation, concussion recovery, and nutrition. He has worked with dozens of elite executives and nearly 1,000 professional athletes.

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The Good Word From Our Patients

"Dr. Ben and his team at Action Spine and Sports Medicine always provide exceptional treatment and care every single time a patient enters the office. Dr. Ben had treated me in the past for some minor athletic maintenance and after minimal sessions, improvement was obvious. Most recently, I came to Ben with the various and quite traumatic damage caused by a freshly dislocated shoulder. With neither hesitation nor question he went to work. In a very short amount of time he and his staff had not only gotten my shoulder's range of motion back, the team also provided me with exercises and training that stabilized and strengthened the area. Dr. Ben and his team's care allowed me to go back to my labor intensive job well ahead of the schedule that an ER doctor had proposed. Because of their phenomenal care and great work, I highly recommend Action Spine and Sports Medicine."


"Went to Dr. Ben for a bad pull in my back, made a same day appointment, was seen quickly, within 24 hrs most of the pain was gone. This place is everything you could ask for in a Chiropractor office, friendly, quick, and effective. I've been to a lot of Dr.'s for injuries, and this is a top experience. Thanks Ben."

Anthony T., DENVER CO

"Dr. Ben did an awesome job quickly identifying my hamstring tear, and delivering a comprehensive treatment plan which minimized my training and racing downtime. His extensive experience in the field of sport medicine is unparalleled - he is incredibly knowledgable and skilled. I highly recommend him!"


"I’d been dealing with a pinched nerve/muscle issue for well over a year. It was not only interfering with my ability to compete and perform at a high level, but also day to day activities. I had tried multiple remedies including chiro and sports massage and nothing was helping. Some of my friends had told me about Action Spine Sports Medicine and Dr. Ben’s dry-needling so I decided to give it a shot. After one treatment I could feel the pain subsiding dramatically. And after two treatments the pain is completely gone and my mobility is back. I would highly recommend ASSM to anyone living with pain or a mobility issue."

Jake Bell, DENVER CO

"I was in constant pain (middle back) for roughly six months. After finding zero relief from treatments such as Atlas Chiropractic and acupuncture, one of my buddies suggested I visit Dr. Ben to see if he could help. After just two visits, I started to find relief. After my fifth visit, I can confidently say I'm pain free. It's actually pretty amazing. If you're an active individual with nagging injuries that are holding you back, like myself, you need to give this guy a try. His methods combine cutting edge technology with traditional treatments to give his patients relief."


"Dr. Cowin has done an amazing job at finding the source of my pain/discomfort and treating it effectively. After picking up some light weight lifting, I noticed that I didn't have full range of motion in my left shoulder. Not only did Dr. Cowin find the source of my issue but he also left me with a series of stretches and recommendations to move forward with constant self treatment. I wouldn't recommend anyone other than Action Spine & Spoets for any range of Chiropracric / Sports Therapy treatment."


"I visited Dr. Cowin with a groin and hip issue I have been dealing with for a couple years. I've tried pretty much everything and kind of accepted that I may not be able to fix it and just deal with it. It was impacting my performance in the gym and it was painful to squat to depth. I felt instant relief in my groin after the first session and hip release after the second session. I highly recommend Dr. Cowin if you are looking to address a recurring injury. Appointments are easy to make and he gets you and out in a short period of time. Thank you!!"


"Great experience here! I've been an athlete my whole life including at the collegiate level. I've also been a trainer in the fitness industry for 10 years and have owned and operated a gym. Well, what I love about Dr. Ben is that he treats me like an athlete. He's a no BS kinda guy that gets directly to the issue. I came in for a thumb injury obtained playing volleyball two months prior. Within 2 minutes, he was able to diagnose what exactly happened. After my first treatment, my thumb strength significantly improved and pain decreased. I just got done with my second treatment and although dry needling (one of the treatments done) isn't pleasant, I can already tell how effective it is at "turning everything back on" after my injury. Dr. Ben is great. I will continue to see him!"


"Dr. Cowin was incredibly knowledgeable about my shoulder injury (both anatomically speaking and for treatment). I have only had one visit so far and have already noticed a difference in my shoulder. I am going back tomorrow for round 2, and I have a feeling I will be making some BIG progress on this nagging injury. Highly recommend calling ASSM and making an appointment with Dr. Cowin."


"Went in to see Dr. Ben with a hip issue that was giving me quite a bit of trouble... after my first session I could already feel a huge difference. My husband is also being seen by Dr. Ben for a shoulder issue he thought would never get better... Thankfully we found this amazing place that will effectively treat our aches and pains with no hassle or BS! We are definitely believers in Dr. Ben's skills and techniques!"


"Came to Dr Ben for a torn rotator cuff. He could not have been more helpful! When I first got there I could barely move my arm and within a few dry needling sessions I was on the mend! He's also been adjusting me which has been helping my old back injury! Everyone there is super friendly and helpful. I'd recommend it to anyone!"


Five Star Ratings on Google and Yelp!

We have over 50 five star ratings on Google and Yelp. Check out our profiles to learn more of what our patients are saying about us.

A Comprehensive Spectrum of Services

We provide the most cutting-edge techniques in innovative and integrated sports medicine ranging from physiotherapy and athletic training to chiropractic care.

Learn more about some of our featured services:

Functional Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a ‘Trigger Point’. There is no injectable solution and typically the needle which is used is very thin. Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.

Graston Technique®

Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes. The technique uses stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Class IV Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy accelerates your body’s own natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions and post surgical pain.

Active Release Techniques®

Active Release Techniques® (A.R.T.) is a soft tissue treatment for muscle, nerves, ligaments, fascia and tendons injuries. It is great for treating overuse issues such as micro traumas, hypoxia injuries, collisions, pulls, and tears. These injuries can cause dense scar tissue to form and restrict full range of motion or entrap nerves. A.R.T. treats these conditions by using the hands to feel the tissue and treat using precise tension and specific movements to break up the scar tissue.

Sports Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Sports chiropractors are those who focus their care on injury care, injury prevention and performance enhancement in the athletic arena. This includes caring for professional, elite amateur and recreational athletes.

Corrective Exercise Programming

Corrective exercises (therapeutic exercise programming) is a series of specific movements and exercises that are designed to facilitate the healing process. These corrective exercises help to decrease pain, restore muscular balance, improve proprioception, core strength, flexibility, and stability needed to prevent future injuries. The exercise programs teach the patient how to prevent the pain from re-occurring so that they do not have to frequently return to the therapist.

Myofascial Decompression

Myofascial decompression or cup therapy is a form of myofascial release. Cupping is a form of therapy where cups are placed on the skin using suction. It arises from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), dating back at least 2,000 years. Myofascial decompression works to decompress adhesions for improved flow of blood and nutrient exchange. In a Western medical perspective, the cups are used for the following: mechanical connective tissue change, trigger point release, improving myofascial lines of movement, releasing scar adhesions and scar tissue, increase blood flow & ultimately pain relief and return to function.

Functional Taping

The general goals of athletic taping are to restrict the motion of injured joint, compress soft tissues to reduce swelling, support anatomical structure involved in the injury, protect the injured joint from re-injury, and protect the injured part while the injured part is in the healing process. We offer Dynamic Taping, Kinesiology Taping, & Traditional Athletic Taping.

NormaTec Recovery System

The NormaTec Recovery System is a revolutionary recovery device that uses compressed air to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery with their patented NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern. Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner and then release.

Massage Therapy

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.


The cost of injuries to teams and athletes is significant. Many soft tissue injuries can be prevented if detected early. Use MusleSound to discover muscle asymmetries and track chronic depletion. Manage muscle fatigue before an injury occurs.

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Our Affiliates

Action Spine & Sports Medicine is proud to be associated with several facilities around Denver. These Affiliates believe in the same high performance mentality that we adhere to. Whether it be an orthopedic surgery group or a CrossFit Gym, the goal is still the same; keep the athlete at the top of their chosen sport or activity in the the healthiest manner possible.

  • Panorama Orthopedics
  • Crossfit Elevation
  • Crossfit Park Hill
  • Crossfit Colfax
  • Rocky Mountain Tri Club
  • Johnny Bravo
  • Normatec
  • Easton Training Center
  • Fit 36 Denver

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