About Adam

Adam Meakins is a physiotherapist, a strength and conditioning specialist, and an extended scope practitioner with an interest in the management of the shoulder and upper limb working in the NHS and private practice in Hertfordshire, England.

IMG_1403Adam has worked in many roles, including professional sport and been fortunate enough to work with, and learn from some of the worlds leading specialists. He has helped a wide and diverse range of patients recover from many problems including professional athletes and the general public. Adam understands the importance of how progressive exercise and active rehab plays an integral role in the recovery of injury and as a keen sportsman himself fully understands the passion, dedication, and desire all athletes have for a speedy return to performance after an injury.

With extensive post-graduate training and qualifications, Adam is able to use extended assessment and treatment interventions, such as diagnostic ultrasound scanning including if needed guided steroid and local anaesthetic injections, isokinetic muscle testing, and force plate analysis. However, Adam always looks for the most simple, effective, and evidence-based treatments to help patients and athletes of all levels recover as quickly as possible. Adam’s main philosophy is to focus on doing the basics really really well and save the complex stuff for later if it’s needed, which often it’s not.


Adam strongly believes in this simple, practical, and evidenced-based approach and is passionate about educating both patients and therapists on the vast differences in the effectiveness and evidence of many fancy ‘alternative’ treatments within this profession.

Adam has been a lecturer for Brunel University’s but now teaches his own highly acclaimed shoulder workshops across the world. Adam is also actively involved in a number of clinical research projects and has published papers in peer-reviewed journals, and 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 various subjects in and around sports injury and musculoskeletal medicine and is a strong advocate in the use of social media to help share ideas and disseminate information. This means he has quickly become one of the most followed physiotherapists due to his honest, if at times blunt and controversial opinions. Adam can be found and followed on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also email inquiries to adam@thesports.physio