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Thomas Ravin, M.D.

Dr. Thomas H. Ravin

Dr. Thomas Ravin was born in Denver in 1941 and graduated from East High School in 1959. He attended Colorado College and spent a year abroad at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. After graduating from the University of Colorado Medical School, Dr. Ravin completed an internship at Madigan Army Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. He was in the Special Forces for two years, which included one year in Southeast Asia. He has completed both a radiology residency at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver and a nuclear medicine fellowship at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

From 1977 to 1984, Dr. Ravin practiced hospital-based radiology in Denver and Colorado Springs. After working in body imaging and at a breast diagnostic center, he began studying musculoskeletal medicine in 1984. Between 1984 and 1990, Dr. Ravin completed 2,000 hours of postgraduate training in prolotherapy, manipulation, neural therapy, strength and conditioning, muscle biology, metabolism, and hormone replacement.

In addition to promoting prolotherapy around the world, Dr. Ravin continues to ski race and train in the USSA Masters program. He bicycles between 2,000 and 3,000 miles annually and is a passionate devotee of Pilates. The injuries he has sustained during these activities have spurred his interest particularly in the aches and pains of the active adult athlete. Dr. Ravin feels that prolotherapy is an underused treatment tool for the ligamentous laxities and tendinosis that develop with age and overuse. Prolotherapy can keep adult athletes doing the activities they love as Dr. Ravin, in his late sixties, can attest to.

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