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.
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.