Dr. Jimmy Bowen

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cape Girardeau, MO
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Cape Girardeau, MO

Address

48 Doctors Park, Cape Girardeau, MO, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Great West PPO

Alliance Health

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

CHAMPUS

Missouri HealthNet

Tricare

About

Bio

Former specialty leader and consultant to the Surgeon General of the US Navy. Retired from the Navy after 24 years of active service. Started in practice in Cape Girardeau in 2007. Former team physician at United States Naval Academy. Current team physician for Southeast Missouri State University. Certified Strength and Conditoning Specialist. Author/Editor of the "Hip in Primary Care and Sports Medicine".

Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pain Management

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Missouri

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

754 Answers
3.5K Agrees
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Foot and Joint Pain: Not something that is listed under common reactions to tamoxifen. Would consider having it checked out as many other things would probably be the cau... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Arthritis device: There are offloader braces and braces that include electric stimulation for pain control.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Stretching: Used to maintain flexibility and muscle balance. Not used just prior to competition because of some concern that it may effect power output. Dynamic w... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Torn Gastroc: Torn calf muscle happened because it could not absorb the load you placed on it and it failed. Therefore the goal of rehab is to make sure you are be... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Supartz (hyaluronic acid): Through a series of injections.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Ligament Sprain: Rehab of a ligament sprain depends on which ligament/ligaments are involved and to what extent they are sprained. For complete tears of the ligament ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
ExAblate: The exablate uses MRI guided focused ultrasound surgery (mrgfus) technology, which combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with focused ultrasound. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
ExAblate: The exablate uses MRI guided focused ultrasound surgery (mrgfus) technology, which combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with focused ultrasound. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Headache: Your neck can be a source of headaches. Have you had it evaluated.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Back Pain: Back pain is very common. Lying on your stomach relieving your pain essentially eliminates arthritis of the facet joints and stress fractures as the s... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Hip replacement: http://www.stryker.com/en-us/products/orthopaedics/hipreplacement/index.htm.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Pregnancy and LBP: Not unusual to have some back pain during pregnancy especially later in the pregnancy due to changes in center of gravity and postural changes. Shoul... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Botox: For spasticity and for trigger points that don't respond to other treatment. Sometimes use for painful neurologic conditions i.e. Occipital neuralgia.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Stiff neck: If related to viral or bacterial meningitis or due to a cerebral bleed it can effect the brain. Do you have any other symptoms?
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Knee replacement: Rehab starts immediately! controlling swelling and pain will help you with your range of motion exercises.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Osteoporosis: Exercise program for osteoporosis should be extension based and avoidance of weighted flexion exercises is advised. Flexion exercises put you at risk ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Ankle Sprain: Are you sure you sprained it? Did you have a mechanism of injury with or without the feeling of a pop? Were you able to walk afterward? Did it swel... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Back surgery: Your surgeon has already advised you based on the risks and benefits of doing the surgery vs conservative care. If medications and physical therapy as... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Repetitive strain: "injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression (p... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Back arthritis: Not unusual to feel like you need to "realign" your back with movement.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Sports Physical: Sports physical used: determine that the athlete is in general good health. Assess the athlete's present fitness level. Detect conditions that predis... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Prosthetic : Is an artificial device extension that replaces a missing body part. It is part of the field of biomechanics.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Radial Neuropathy: Sensory loss from the radial nerve is considered an impairment. It is only a disability if it prevents you from being able to do a job or participate... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Shoulder Replacement: In shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the shoulder are removed and replaced with artificial components, called a prosthesis. The treat... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Metacarpal fracture: Would have it x-rayed or re-xrayed. Many time a small non displaced fracture does not appear on initial x-ray. If you think it's broken have it chec... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Tendonitis: Pain when the tendon is under pressure movement is restricted affected area is painful when moved or touched burning sensation around the affect ar... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Finger Stiffness: Possibly, could also represent a neurogenic problem such as ulnar or median nerve problem.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Sciatic: This is typically an s1 nerve problem. Bee sting on the sole of foot is typical distribution. Very likely due to mechanical or chemical changes at l5/... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Cramp: Hydration. Electrolyte replenishment. Ice pack. Stretching. Especially if repetitive or common.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Insurance: Almost all insurance plans have some coverage for physical therapy.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Rehab for fracture: Not normally while you are in a cast. Some pt can be helpful to provide instruction in mobility, transferring, and gait while in the cast. Almost all ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Neck stiffness: Massage, heat, ice, traction all help. Using a cervical support pillow. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or over the counter antiinflammatory meds can help. Al... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Heart rate: The goal of cardiovascular exercise isn't necessarily to reduce your resting heart rate. The goal is fitness. The heart rate will decrease relative to... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Heart rate: 60 to 100 beats per minute.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
MS: Depends on the type of presentation and the impairments that occur during the disease. Relapsing/remitting type may "come and go" providing temporary ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Hip replacement : Sounds like quite a complicated post op period. Was this an anterior approach. Was the a revision or an initial replacement. Energy levels will probab... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Hip pain: Many options here including early arthritic condition. Also labral injury and femoral acetabular impingement, sports hernia, etc. Would have it check... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Spinal Stenosis: Symptoms typically progress over time, as nerves become more compressed. You might experience: leg or arm weakness lower back pain with standing or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Arched back: Can also be due to tight quads and hip flexors.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
DMD vs BMD: Not really. This is a progressive disease with average life expectancy of less than 20 years. Rapidly progressed once in wheel chair due to scoliosis ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Tibial fracture: Depending on location and displacement tibial spiral fracture can be treated with immobilization through casting or tibial nailing.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Peds: A developmental neurologic orthopedic evaluation to determine possible cause of delay in ambulation.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Overuse Syndrome: Repetitive strain injuries are "injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrat... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Hip pain: Shouldn't have hip pain after giving birth. Did something happen? Did you injury yourself?
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Vertical jump: Type 2 fibers are fast twitch "power" fibers that use creatine kinase for energy. To increase vertical jump you must increase you power relative to bo... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Whiplash: Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck. The term "whiplash... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Strength Training: A method of improving muscular strength by gradually increasing the ability to resist force through the use of free weights, machines, or the person's... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Tendinitis : Never seen anything that says not locking out would contribute to tendinitis. Why do you not lock out? Locking out gives you a moment to correct any ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Shoulder Replacement: In shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the shoulder are removed and replaced with artificial components, called a prosthesis. The treat... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Athlete: A person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 23, 2013
Dr Bown is a Sports/ Physical Medicine virtuoso. He provides an exellent public service to Healthtap readers. His responses are informative, interesting and understandable. I learn from him. I recom...Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Sep 18, 2013
I highly recommend Dr. Bowen. He provides a unique perspective to Healthtap with his clinical background. His answers are accurate, empathic and can be trusted for their accuracy. Thank you, Dr. Bowen...Read More
Aug 25, 2013
Dr. Bowen is well respected in the Physical medicine and Rehab field. He is careful and detailed in his answers to questions. As a neurosurgeon, I find his insights/experience in concussion valuable.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so for giving me an answer I otherwise would have waited to get until Monday. If it is a lateral ligament should I be using it?
HealthTap member
i have no money on my card left could you please contact me via email me my fiance and my family are in dire need of help valkos82323@hotmail.com
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helpful! Im not used to doing jumping exercises so maybe thats why im having this new pain. Its not even the ankle that i broke in the past!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Mayo Clinic Minnesota

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

Assistant Professor
Top Doctor, First Place, Cape Girardeau, MO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Cape Girardeau, MO - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Southeast missouri hospital
St francis medical center
Orthopaedic Assocs Southeast
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