Dr George Bownes

Consultant Physician in Musculoskeletal, Sport and Exercise Medicine

George has a wide range of Sport and Musculoskeletal Medicine experience having worked within a range of Military, NHS and Elite High Performance Sporting environments.

George has worked for several years at a range of military rehabilitation centres including Defence Military Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court & Stanford Hall as the Upper Limb Lead Consultant and Regional Rehabilitations Units at Aldershot & RAF Cranwell dealing with a range of complex musculoskeletal injuries by leading a wide ranging multi disciplinary team. He has also worked within the England Insitiute of Sport with a wide range of Olympic Sports & worked as Chief Medical Officer to British Skeleton in the build up to the 2018 Winter Olympics were Lizzy Yarnold became the first ever British Winter Olympian to defend their Olympic title and the team won two further Bronze medals as the sport had its most sucessful Games to date.

Within his portfolio George works as the Lead Doctor at Harlequins FC (2021 Premiership Champions) and a Tournament Physician at All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon for The Championships.

Outside of medicine George is a sports enthusiast. He has podiumed at numerous Ultras and completed multiple International Marathons, Multi Stage Races, Ironmans and Road Cycling events including a charity version of the full length Tour de France.

George is therefore in a unique position of fully understanding the impact injury can have on an individual and is committed to returning people back to higher levels of function and performance after injury.

George’s areas of interest include;

Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound

Shockwave Therapy

Upper and Lower limb injuries

Back pain


Other overuse injuries such as Stress Fractures & Osteoarthritis

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