Adam is an extended scope practitioner and specialist sports physiotherapist with an interest in the management of the shoulder and upper limb. He works in the NHS and private practice in various sites and locations around Hertfordshire.
Adam has been an upper limb and shoulder specialist for nearly 10 years, and has worked in various sports 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 an IIST qualified personal trainer and UKSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach, Adam also has extensive knowledge and experience of how exercise plays an integral role in the recovery and prevention of injury. As a keen and dedicated sportsman himself, Adam fully understands the passion and desire all athletes have, both professional and amateur alike for a speedy return to fitness after an injury, as well as their 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, isokinetic muscle testing, slow motion video and ground force plate analysis to fully assess and diagnose musculo-skeletal conditions
Adam is 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, honest approach and is passionate to educate both patients and therapists on the vast differences in the quality and effectiveness of some treatments and methods within profession.
Adam has been a lecturer and a sessional teacher at Brunel University on the undergraduate physiotherapy program, and now teaches his own shoulder workshops across the country and internationally. Adam is currently involved in a number of clinical research projects and has published papers in peer reviewed journals and is currently writing a chapter for the next edition of Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine. Adam can also 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 has become one of the most followed physiotherapists due to his honest, if not at times controversial views and opinions. He can followed on twitter @adammeakins.
Het doel van de 2 daagse cursus is:
- Perspectief vanuit evidentie, praktijk en patiënt
- Deelnemers op de hoogte stellen en meenemen in de state of the art ten aanzien de diagnostiek en behandeling bij het schoudercomplex
- Theoretisch kader vanuit EBP principes
- Praktische invulling (diagnostiek en behandeling) onderbouwt vanuit de evidentie
- Ruimte om verdiepende vragen te stellen aan de spreker, waarbij ingegaan kan worden op het niveau van de deelnemer.