About Adam

Adam is a specialist sports physiotherapist and extended scope practitioner with an interest in the management of the shoulder and upper limb. He works both in the NHS and the private sector at various sites and locations around Hertfordshire.

Adam has been a shoulder specialist for over 10 years, and has worked in various settings, including elite level professional level football. Adam has been fortunate enough to work with some of the worlds leading shoulder specialists, and has helped a wide and diverse range of patients recover from many shoulder problems.
 

As a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach Adam has extensive knowledge and experience of how exercise plays an integral role in the recovery and reduction of injury. As a keen sportsman himself Adam fully understands the passion, dedication and desire all athletes have, both the professional and amateur alike for a speedy return to fitness after injury, as well as a commitment and enthusiasm to stay at the top of the game and remain in peak physical performance.

With extensive post graduate training Adam is able to incorporate an extended range of diagnostic tools into his assessments, such as diagnostic ultrasound scanning and guided injections, isokinetic muscle testing, and force plate analysis to fully assess and diagnose.

Adam is always keen to look for ways to reduce the risk of injury in sports using evidence based strategies, and is a strong advocate of evidence based practice within ALL areas of physiotherapy. Adam believes in a simple, practical, and honest approach and is passionate about educating both patients and therapists on the vast differences in the quality and effectiveness of some treatments within this profession.

Adam has been a lecturer and a sessional teacher at Brunel University on its physiotherapy program, and teaches his own internationally renowed shoulder workshops across the world. Adam is currently involved in a number of clinical research projects and has published papers in peer reviewed journals, and has writing a chapter for the latest edition of best selling Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine. Adam can often be found speaking at conferences & professional events on subjects in and around sports injury and musculoskeletal medicine.

Finally Adam is a strong believer in the use of social media within healthcare to help educate, share ideas and disseminate information and he has become one of the most followed physiotherapists due to his honest, and at times controversial views and opinions. He can followed on twitter @adammeakins.

4 thoughts on “About Adam

  1. Hi Adam,
    After reading your last post about physios being experts in exercise, I was wondering what you thought about the work done by Lyn Watson’s group in regard to conservative management of MDI and degenerative cuffs. There is a strong focus on scap stability which I know your not a huge fan of.

    Thanks again for playing devils advocate and create healthy discourse amongst our profession.

    Will

    • Hi Will

      The scapulae role in shoulder pains and issues is very uncertain and the more I read about it the more I am uncertain about it. MY current stance is scapula dyskinesis does not appear to have any role in pain or issues in most populations but MAY have a role in shoulder injury and pain some populations such as elite level overhead sports. However, how we address this can be achieved with nothing more than good generic strengthening and load management strategies and so doesn’t need all this fancy and ridiculous focus on scpaula setting and stability exercises that I see a lot of.

      Thanks for your question

      Adam

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