Specialties

Sports Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

At a Glance

  • 2017 Started practicing
  • 1 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Bowers

Dr. Bowers grew up in Atlanta, GA and attended Woodward Academy. After high school, he went to Furman University in Greenville, SC where he played Division I baseball and majored in Health and Exercise Science. Dr. Bowers then moved on to graduate school at Auburn University in Auburn, AL where he earned a Masters of Education in Exercise Science and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology. After graduate school, he earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Campus.

He then completed post-graduate residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Emory as well. His specific clinical interests are sports-related musculoskeletal injuries, the utilization of ultrasound for the diagnosis of injuries and the precise guidance of procedures, the use of biologics for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, baseball medicine and throwing athletes, and concussions. He currently lives in the Brookhaven area with his wife Hayley and two kids Anna and Kai.

My Clinical Interests

  • ankle
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • compression fractures
  • elbow
  • foot
  • hand-non sx tx
  • hip non-surgical
  • knee-non sx tx
  • osteoarthritis
  • platelet rich plasma
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • shoulder
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • sports concussions
  • sports medicine
  • tendon/ligament injuries

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
2013

INTERNSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2014

RESIDENCY

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2017

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

American College of Sports Medicine

Major Publications

Bowers RL, Fausel ZC, Robinson RL, Mautner KR. Functional Outcomes Following Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue versus Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Injections for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 28 (2): 235, 2018.

Bowers R, Sussman W, Williams C, Kneer L. Impact of ultrasound curriculum on the accuracy of resident joint line palpation. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 27 (2): 202-203, 2017.

Hoeg TB, Wilkey S, Bowers R, Hwang V, Weiss R. Ultra-endurance running performance: Preliminary data from the metabolomics of ultramarathon performance study (MUmPS). International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12: S1-1, 2017.

Bowers RL and Mautner K, “Review and Comments on David R. Howell’s Article: “Return to activity after concussion affects dual-task gait balance control recovery,” Sports Rev J, NFP, 1(4):14-15, Feb 2016.

Stafford CD, Bowers R, Berner J, Burke DT. Osteoporosis reduction in pre and postmenopausal women using a high-intensity exercise program. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 5(1): 1-6, 2015.

Littlefield LA, Bowers RL, Araya-Ramirez F, Mahurin AJ, Taylor JK, Kim T, He X, Mathews ST, Grandjean PW. Changes in fibroblast growth factor 21 with modest weight loss. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 43(5): 669, 2011.

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

Emory at Conyers
1567 Milstead Rd NE
Ste B
Conyers, GA 30012
  • 404-778-3350
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Ratings & Reviews

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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
2013

INTERNSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2014

RESIDENCY

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2017

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

American College of Sports Medicine

Major Publications

Bowers RL, Fausel ZC, Robinson RL, Mautner KR. Functional Outcomes Following Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue versus Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Injections for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 28 (2): 235, 2018.

Bowers R, Sussman W, Williams C, Kneer L. Impact of ultrasound curriculum on the accuracy of resident joint line palpation. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 27 (2): 202-203, 2017.

Hoeg TB, Wilkey S, Bowers R, Hwang V, Weiss R. Ultra-endurance running performance: Preliminary data from the metabolomics of ultramarathon performance study (MUmPS). International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12: S1-1, 2017.

Bowers RL and Mautner K, “Review and Comments on David R. Howell’s Article: “Return to activity after concussion affects dual-task gait balance control recovery,” Sports Rev J, NFP, 1(4):14-15, Feb 2016.

Stafford CD, Bowers R, Berner J, Burke DT. Osteoporosis reduction in pre and postmenopausal women using a high-intensity exercise program. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 5(1): 1-6, 2015.

Littlefield LA, Bowers RL, Araya-Ramirez F, Mahurin AJ, Taylor JK, Kim T, He X, Mathews ST, Grandjean PW. Changes in fibroblast growth factor 21 with modest weight loss. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 43(5): 669, 2011.