Complex doesn’t have to be Complicated


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Specialist Adam Meakins


Accreditatie (only for Dutch people)

Keurmerk: 14 punten

KNGF: 14 punten algemeen register

Taal scholing: Engels

22 - 23 januari 2021

09.00 - 17.00 uur

Over de scholing

This fast and furious two day course is suitable for ALL who work with people in pain and aims to give you the confidence and the evidence that a more simple, straight forward approach is both effective and efficent for many shoulder problems. The course is designed to cut through the confusing and conflicting methods and techniques often promoted to help shoulder problems, and give you an adaptable framework for you to assess and manage everyone from the elite athlete to the couch potatoe. It promises to be an informative, informal, and fun few days with lots of clinically relevant ideas and tips that you can put into practice immediately. It however does NOT promise quick fixes, miracle treatments, or fancy rehab exercises.

Course objectives:
– Simplify your assessment and management of the most commonly encountered shoulder issues
– Expose the myths and misconceptions around shoulder anatomy, biomechanics and pathology
– Explore the evidence for the assessment and diagnosis of the most common shoulder issues
– Examine how best to assess shoulder movement, muscle function, proprioception, and the kinetic chain
– Evaluate the best shoulder rehab exercises and progression with chances to practice and rehearse ideas

Planning dag 1

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 09.30
Welcome & Introductions
09.30 – 10.00
Simplifying the Shoulder Explained
10.00 – 11.00
GHJ Anatomy & Biomechanics
11.00 – 11.15
Coffee / tea
11.15 – 12.00
Scapula Anatomy & Biomechanics
12.00 – 13.00
Red Flags & The Painful Shoulder
13.00 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.00
General Principles of Shoulder Assessment
14.00 – 15.00
The Stiff & Painful Shoulder
15.00 – 15.15
Coffee / tea
15.15 – 15.45
Assessment of the Stiff Shoulder
15.45 – 16.30
Management of the Stiff Shoulder
16.30 – 17.00
Case Studies / Summary / Q & A

Planning dag 2

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 09.15
Review of Day 1
09.15 – 10.45
The Weak & Painful Shoulder
10.45 – 11.00
Coffee / tea
11.00 – 11.30
Shoulder Symptom Modification Testing
11.30 – 12.00
Assessing the Shoulders Kinetic Chain
12.00 – 13.00
Shoulder Exercise Prescription & Progression
13.00 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.30
The Unstable & Painful Shoulder
14.30 – 15.00
Assessing the Unstable Shoulder
15.00 – 16.00
Management of the Unstable Shoulder
16.00 – 16.30
Assessing Shoulder Proprioception
16.30 – 17.00
Case Studies / Summary / Q & A

Adam Meakins

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.