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 sites and locations around Hertfordshire.
Adam has worked in various settings including elite professional sport and has been fortunate enough to work with some of the worlds leading specialists, helping a wide and diverse range of patients recover from many problems. As a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach Adam recognises the importance of how exercise plays an integral role in the recovery and reduction of injury, and as a keen sportsman himself Adam fully understands the passion, dedication, and desire all athletes, both professional and amateur alike have for a speedy return to fitness and performance after injury. He also fully understands the commitment, passion, and enthusiasm that many athletes have to stay at the top of their game and remain in peak physical performance.
With extensive post graduate training and qualifications, 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. 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 strongly 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 at Brunel University and teaches his own internationally renowned workshops across the world. Adam is also currently involved in a number of clinical research projects and has published papers in peer reviewed journals, and has recently written a chapter for the latest edition of the best selling sports medicine book, 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 and is a strong believer in the use of social media within healthcare to help educate, share ideas and disseminate information, This means he has quickly become one of the most followed physiotherapists due to his honest, if at times controversial views and opinions and can be followed on twitter @adammeakins.