We offer science-backed, non-invasive laser therapy to Denver residents and patients around the world who travel for Dr. Cowin’s effective approach to high-quality treatment.


Dr. Cowin owns and practices at Action Spine & Sports Medicine in the heart of Denver, Colorado, right across the street from the River North Promenade.

What is class IV laser therapy?

Deep tissue laser therapy is the non-invasive use of research-supported laser energy to promote healing and pain relief. “Class IV” is simply the industry standard in laser technology — we use only the best cutting-edge equipment to serve our patients to get them back on the field or trail as quickly as possible. Dr. Benjamin Cowin (DC, MS, ATC, ICSC, CAFS) is an internationally recognized voice in sports medicine. Dr. Cowin is proud to offer this extraordinary service to any who can benefit, like:

Dr. Cowin owns and practices at Action Spine & Sports Medicine in the heart of Denver, Colorado, right across the street from the River North Promenade.

3 Main Benefits of Class IV Laser Therapy

  1. Relieves pain
  2. Reduces inflammation and swelling
  3. Accelerates natural healing process

The health benefits of laser therapy don’t stop here though. Reducing inflammation and pain levels allows for swift rehabilitation, which means a quicker return to full function.

Laser therapy is especially beneficial for treating post-surgical and post-injury pain. Deep tissue laser therapy might be just the thing you were looking for.

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Class IV Laser Therapy FAQ

A class 4 laser is the most powerful therapeutic laser available in a clinical setting. Increased power output allows the laser therapy to penetrate deeper into your tissue compared to a traditional ‘cold’ laser or ultrasound laser therapy.
You should feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 2-4 sessions. Treatments just take a few minutes, however the therapeutic effect continues to sooth and heal long after you leave our office.
During a Class IV laser treatment, the treatment wand is kept in motion during the continuous wave phase, and is pressed into the tissues for several seconds during laser pulsation. Patients feel a mild warmth and relaxation.
Side effects from laser therapy are generally mild, although a small percentage of people feel pain. You may also have bruising, light sunburns, and maybe scarring at the spots where you’ve been treated. After laser treatment, you should avoid sunlight and be careful not to injure the area.

Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism and a decrease in both pain and inflammation.

Laser therapy’s ability to increase blood flow in a dose-response manner is therefore an effective, noninvasive treatment modality to improve blood flow and may promote tissue healing in the clinical setting.