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Caring Partners in Health with Commitment and Compassion
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is also known as physiatry and practitioners in this space are known as physiatrists. PM&R...

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Neuropsychology & Behavioral Health

Neuropsychology and Behavioral Health looks at brain-behavior relationships following traumatic brain injury, strokes, tumors, dementia, and other neurological problems. Our...

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Auto Injury Care

Our medical professionals can provide an accurate diagnosis and perform any necessary procedures to enable you to recover as quickly...

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Our Providers

Recover faster with specialized care from Ascent Pain & Injury Specialists, a trusted source for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neuropsychology & Behavioral Health,  and Pain Management.

With 2 locations in Thornton and Loveland in northern Colorado, our providers have earned a long-standing reputation for quality, commitment, caring and compassion. Ascent Pain & Injury Specialists works with primary care physicians and with patients to promote recovery. We know how to take care of our patients.


Eric Shoemaker, DO

Eric Shoemaker, DO

Ed Cotgageorge, PhD ABN

Ed Cotgageorge, PhD ABN

Brian Mathwich, MD MBA

Brian Mathwich, MD MBA







Ascent Pain & Injury Specialists treats patients suffering from soft tissue injuries, including neck and back pain, joint pain, neurological pain, and arthritis. We create effective treatment plans designed specifically for you.

What makes our center unique is our nonsurgical approach to musculoskeletal and orthopedic care, emphasizing the highest quality and most cost-effective treatment option available.

We specialize in the management of complex work related injury.  Our expertise lies in optimizing our patient’s return to function. We accept all forms of workers’ compensation insurance and can process your claims directly.

Administratively our practice is set-up to produce timely notes and documentation, communicate with the primary occupational medicine provider and navigate the challenging world of workers compensation.

We are committed to helping you recover and feel better.

Welcoming All Clients

If you are not getting better as quickly as expected, or feel you need someone to take a closer look at what might be causing your symptoms, you can request to be seen by a specialist at Ascent Pain & Injury Specialists. Ask your primary occupational medicine doctor to make this referral. You will receive the highest quality care while minimizing your time off of work.

A patient needs a referral to see one of our providers. In the state of Colorado patients injured on the job have to be referred to a specialist directly by the primary occupational medicine physician.

We accept almost all private insurance and workers’ compensation insurance.  We also treat auto injury cases.  Please contact our office to find out if we are in-network with your plan.

All services are by appointment only.  To make an appointment or to contact us with any questions, you can call us or text us.