On this episode of Therapy Insiders podcast we are joined by renowned skeptic and physiotherapist Adam Meakins. I would usually describe what the episode entails, however at this point you may as well go ahead and listen as it covers pretty much everything important. Warning…if you have kids around or if you have an aversion for adult language–DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE! Otherwise, enjoy!
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About Adam from www.thesportsphysio.wordpress.com/about/
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.
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.