Action Spine & Sports Medicine Denver

High performance healthcare for the high performance professional.

Dr. Benjamin R. Cowin (Sports Chiropractic)

Dr. Benjamin R. Cowin (DC, MS, ATC, ICSC, CAFS) is the owner of Denver-based Action Spine and Sports Medicine. He is a national expert in high performance for competitive athletes and active executives. He brings over 20 years of experience in sports medicine, sports chiropractic, and sports nutrition. He is a certified athletic trainer (less than 1% of sports chiropractors are also certified athletic trainers) and holds a Masters in Athletic Training with an emphasis in analytical biomechanics. Dr. Cowin also holds the distinguished International Certificate for Sports Chiropractic, allowing him to practice at prestigious events all over the globe. 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.

Dr. Cowin has worked with hundreds of elite executives and thousands of professional athletes. Patients rely on him as a high-performance healthcare provider, focused on doing whatever it takes to get the athlete or executive back to competition in the shortest amount of time, while placing the utmost importance on the client’s overall health.

Dr. Cowin recently served as a consultant for World Rugby, overseeing the health & human performance for the Rugby 7s referee program. He was named the medical provider for the World Rugby Referees at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2018 Rugby 7s World Cup in San Francisco. He has spent over two decades working extensively with athletes competing at the highest levels including professional baseball, professional football, professional hockey, NBA, UFC, and multiple Olympic teams.

He is a regular lecturer on biomechanics-based injuries and cutting-edge practices in functional rehabilitation. Dr. Cowin is also considered one of the nation’s foremost experts in the area of cannabis as a medicine for athletes. He regularly speaks on the topic of cannabis in sports.

University of Central Oklahoma

B.S., Kinesiology (Honors)

Indiana State University

M.S., Athletic Training (Emphasis in Biomechanics)

Life University – Marietta, GA

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine


Dr. Cowin enjoys cooking for his family and can often be found in the kitchen whipping up something delicious.

Learn more about what makes us stand out


We’re committed to always keeping our services up-to-date and our team knowledgeable to the best and most current practices in the industry.


We want you to feel your absolute best. We’re committed to doing all that we can to help you get there and will continue to work with you until you get there.


We’re always adding new and innovative technology to our service offerings and strive to use the best possible techniques to get you back to health quickly.

Who We are in Short

Action Spine & Sports Medicine is a conservative sports medicine clinic specializing in high-performance healthcare.

The team at ASSM offers the most cutting-edge techniques in innovative and integrated sports medicine ranging from physiotherapy and athletic training to chiropractic care.

Understand that ‘high performance’ is an all-inclusive lifestyle.

The primary disciplines include, but are not limited to, mental, nutrition, competitive performance, and recovery.

This practice has chosen to focus on the healthcare component of recovery and performance, however, one cannot neglect the other disciplines.

Ben Cowin

Clients & Testimonials

Our clients love us! But don’t just take our word for it – read testimonials!

"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!"
Calli W
"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!"
Aly A
"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
"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
"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