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.


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.

Does sports medicine improve sports performance?

When athletes see sports medicine doctors like Dr. Cowin, their sports performance improves. Sports medicine practitioners are able to do the following:

How can sports medicine prevent injuries?

MuscleSound detects muscle asymmetries and depletion, marking where an injury is likely to take place.

Also, when a sports medicine doctor is treating a patient, he will ensure your whole-body health is maximized going forward. This increases the likelihood of injury prevention.

Here are some topics Dr. Cowin may discuss with his patients to promote injury prevention:

  • Medical history and family history
  • What physical activities to avoid (if any), and for how long
  • An individualized care plan that focuses on rapidly returning you to your desired activity, including helpful exercises and/or stretches
  • Nutritional changes for whole-person wellness
  • Sports/performance psychology

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Sports Performance & Injury Prevention FAQ

Preventing sports injuries. What you need to know

  • Body basics to remember.
  • The key to success behind every game or workout is taking care of the body.
  • Always warm-up. Before any game or workout, you should start with a warm-up
  • Don’t forget to cool-down.
  • Utilize downtime
Depression in some student-athletes may also be related to performance failure. When student-athletes sustain significant injuries, such as knee injuries associated with time loss from sport, they can suffer both physically as well as emotionally with a decrease in their quality of life.

Injury prevention should be an important part of every physical activity, because it not only helps you achieve your training goals but also keeps you healthy and safe. Performing complex mathematics without adequate preparation can hurt your brain; running a marathon without adequate preparation can hurt your body.

Recent research has found that recurring blows to the head can cause mild traumatic brain injury. Over time, this can lead to progressive brain disorders like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and create problems with mood and movement