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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.
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. Benjamin Cowin (DC, MS, ATC, ICSC, CAFS) is a national leader in sports medicine, practicing at Action Spine & Sports Medicine in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Ben has over 20 years of experience practicing in the world of professional sports. He aims to get you back on the field as soon as safely — and as quickly — as possible. Dr. Ben can’t wait to bring his sports medicine knowledge and unique approach to Denver residents.
What is sports medicine ?
Sports medicine (AKA “sports and exercise medicine”) helps people recover from injuries or prevent future injuries, in order to get moving and playing again.
Denver is home to several college sports teams, as well as amateur club teams like the Denver Barbarians Rugby Club, founded 50 years ago. Dr. Ben is passionate about treating rugby players and referees, as he treated rugby referees at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Denver is a destination for hikers, thrill seekers, and recreational athletes. These hobbies come with a higher risk of pulling a muscle or twisting an ankle. Don’t wait till it’s too late — see Dr. Ben right away and don’t waste any time on the couch.
Sports medicine can include the following services:
- Preventative muscle monitoring
- Sports chiropractic
- Orthopedic surgery
- Physical/exercise therapy
- Massage therapy
- Athletic taping
- Athletic training
- Functional dry needling
- Deep tissue laser therapy
Millions of Americans need sports medicine, such as:
- Pro athletes
- Student athletes
- Anyone with an exercise-related injury (for example: tendinitis, shin splints, ACL tears, etc.)
Dr. Ben is excited to offer specialized care unique to each patient’s needs. Whether it’s his neighbors in the greater Denver area, or out-of-town patients, Dr. Ben is committed to empowering everyone who walks through his doors to live the healthiest life they can.
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."
Erich H., DENVER CO
"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!"
P.B., NEW ORLEANS LA
"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."
Cam C., DENVER CO
"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."
Tasa S., LITTLETON CO
"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!!"
Dakota S., BOULDER CO
"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!"
Robyn P., AUSTIN TX
"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."
Matt S., DENVER CO
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.
Dr. Benjamin Cowin (DC, MS, ATC, ICSC, CAFS) is a national leader in sports medicine, dedicated to injury prevention and improving athletes’ sport performance. Dr. Cowin proudly practices at Action Spine & Sports Medicine in Denver, Colorado. With 20+ years experience practicing sports medicine and injury prevention, Dr. Cowin has served Denver residents for nearly a decade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) may be controversial to some in the sports medicine world — but their applications in injury rehabilitation and prevention are endless. Dr. Benjamin Cowin (DC, MS, ATC, ICSC, CAFS) is a worldwide leader in the use of THC and CBD in the practice of sports medicine. Dr. Cowin has served the Mile High City for nearly a decade, though he has been practicing for more than 20 years.
Injury and sports rehabilitation is the most common reason people see a sports medicine doctor. Dr. Benjamin Cowin (DC, MS, ATC, ICSC, CAFS) is a national leader in sports medicine. He’s excited to share his 20+ years of experience in injury and sports rehabilitation with his hometown of Denver and worldwide patients who travel the globe for his high-quality care.
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.
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.
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.
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.