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Head Doctor of Physical Therapy 

Dr. Jowers is a board-certified sports medicine specialist. He is a specialist in a variety of musculoskeletal, neurologic, dermatologic, systemic, and endocrine conditions and injuries, including rehabilitation of:

  • running injuries

  • ACL reconstruction

  • hip labrum surgeries

  • foot & ankle injuries

  • overhead throwing injuries

  • cervicogenic & migraine headaches

  • focal dystonias e.g. runner's dystonia

  • osteoporosis & osteopenia

  • stress fracture & stress reaction

  • thoracic outlet syndrome

  • conversion disorder

  • complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS, RSD)

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Dr. Jowers uses the most up-to-date medical research and exercise science to evaluate, treat, and design training programs and exercise prescription. He also utilizes the most recent technology and equipment for video analysis and injury screenings to evaluate. He designs precise prevention training programs for his patients and teams. He offers a variety of treatments, including functional dry needling, spinal manipulation, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, mental imagery & visualization, and active release technique.  

Relates: to patients through his own experience as an athlete.

Understands: the association among spiritual, mental, emotional, social, and physical aspects of healing.

Seeks: to involve all people in some sort of fun athletic activity starting at a young age so that it carries with them through life.

Dedicated: to preventing injuries by promoting healthy lifestyles and habits.

Believes: that God divinely created our complex and dynamic human body.

Education and Certifications

  • Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) through ABPTS

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Maryland Eastern Shore

  • BS in Kinesiology University of Maryland College Park

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NSCA

  • Dry Needling Specialist (Kinetacore level II)

  • Spinal Manipulative Treatments

  • Active Release Technique (ART) Treatments

  • APTA-Certified Clinical Instructor

  • Certified Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, IASTM

 

Select Continuing Medical Education Coursework

 

  • The Hip & Pelvis: A Global Systems Approach. Dr. Steven Dischiavi. November 2021.

  • TheraBand Kinesiology Tape: Research & Methods. Dr Phil Page. October 2021.

  • Group Injury Prevention. Dr Phil Plisky. October 2021.

  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Part 2: Complex Systems Approach. Dr Alexis Wright. September 2021.

  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Part 1: An Update for Clinicians. Dr Alexis Wright. September 2021.

  • Common Mental Health Concerns in Athletes. Dr Stephen Graef. July 2021.

  • Nutrition Support for Injury and Rehabilitation. Jennifer Ketterly. June 2021.

  • Differential Diagnosis & Management of Anterior Knee Pain. Dr Dan Rhon. June 2021.

  • Dysfunctional Breathing: Assessments & Treatments. Dr. Jacqueline Shakar. January 2021.

  • Application of Pain Neuroscience Education. Dr Adriaan Louw. December 2020.

  • The "How-To" of Teaching Patients about Pain. Dr Adriaan Louw. December 2020.

  • Advanced Rehab for the Baseball Pitcher to Improve ROM & Strength. Dr Lenny Macrina. November 2020.

  • Postural Restoration Institute: Myokinematics. November 2019.

  • APTA Annual Combined Sections Meeting. Washington, DC; January 2019.

  • Kinetacore Functional Therapeutics: Applications for Dry NeedlingAshburn, VA; February 2018.

  • IASTM: Combining Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization & Movement. Frederick, MD; November 2017.

  • Advances in Tendinopathy: Translating the Science into Treatment with Jill Cook. Washington, DC; February 2016.

  • Effective Mentoring. Washington, DC; January 2016.

  • Weather Considerations for Athletes & Sports Nutrition. McLean, VA; August 2016.

  • Court Sports Injuries. McLean, VA; February 2016.

  • Skiing & Snowboarding Injuries. Washington, DC; November 2015.

  • Core Muscle Injuries in Sports Medicine. Washington, DC; October 2015.

  • Kinetacore Level Two: Functional Dry Needling. Ashburn, VA; October 2015.

  • Examination & Treatment of Running Injuries with Bryan Heiderscheit. Baltimore, MD; August 2015.

  • Endocrinology in Sports Medicine. Washington, MD; September 2015.

  • Kinetacore Level One: Functional Dry Needling. Ashburn, VA; April 2015.

  • ACL Injury Prevention and LESS Testing. Washington, DC; March 2015.

  • Diagnosis & Treatment of multi-ligament Knee Injuries. Washington, DC; March 2015.

  • 2015 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium. Baltimore, MD; January 2015.

  • Use of PRP in Sports Medicine with Dr. Arthur DeLuigi. McLean, VA; January 2015.

  • Assessment & Treatment of Lumbar Spine Injuries in Sports. Washington, DC; December 2014.

  • Management of Cardiac Conditions in Sports. Washington, DC; November 2014.

  • Current Management of Concussions. Washington, DC; October 2014.

  • Advanced Management of Lower Extremity Injuries in the Athlete. Washington, DC; September 2014.

  • Sports Physical Therapy Section’s Emergency Medical Response Course. Washington, DC; August 2014.

  • Medical-Ethical Considerations in Sports. McLean, VA; April 2014.

  • The Female Athlete. Washington, DC; March 2014. 

  • Medical Skin Disorders in Athletes. McLean, VA; June 2014.

  • Advanced Evaluation & Treatment for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Foot & Ankle. Washington, DC; May 2013.

  • Femoracetabular Impingement and Hip Disorders with Dr. William Postma. Washington, DC; February 2013.

  • Acute Orthopaedic Injury Symposium for Advanced Practice Clinicians. Washington, DC; October 2013.

  • Fresh Cadaver Dissection Workshop: Lower Leg, Ankle, Subtalar, & Midtarsal Joints. Princess Anne, MD; June 2012.

  • Postural Restoration Institute: Postural Respiration. Chevy Chase, MD; May 2012.

  • The Running Course – The Next Step, with Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit. Dillsburg, PA; November 2011.

  • Understanding the Thrower’s Elbow. Washington, DC; May 2011.

  • Evaluation & Treatment of the Upper Quarter with Dr Mark Bookhout. Rockville, MD; November 2008.

  • Institute of Physical Art: Functional Mobilization II. Harrisonburg, PA; July 2006. 

  • Pain: Impact on the Older Population. Cambridge, MD; December 2006.

 

Dr. John Jowers