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Adam Meakins

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#350 Adam Meakins: Exercise Technique & Injury Risk (repost)

LTB Podcast

In today's reposted episode from back in May of 2021, Stuart welcomes Adam Meakins. Adam, @adammeakins on Instagram, is well known for his evidence-based approach to physiotherapy, strong views and his willingness to call out some of what he describes as nonsense surrounding his profession. They spend most of it discussing what we know about the association between technique and injury. Should you focus on making your client's form perfect, or should we just let people exercise as they please? They also get into the relationship between core strength and back pain, using medical imaging like MRIs and spinal flexion during deadlifts. Find Out More About Adam: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adammeakins/ Website: https://www.thesports.physio/ Podcast: https://www.thesports.physio/the-naf-physio-podcast/ Find Out More About LTB: Website: https://liftthebar.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liftthebar/? 14-Day Free Trial: https://liftthebar.thrivecart.com/ltb-membership-49


12 Jul 2022

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EP16: Adam Meakins - Its more than f*#cking physical

The Art of Performance Podcast

In today's episode, we welcome Adam Meakins to the Art of Performance Podcast. Adam, aka The Sports Physio, has been in the fitness industry for over 20+ years in a whole manner of roles from Sports Science to Strength Conditioning, working in the NHS & now Private Practice as a physiotherapist. He prides himself on giving practical, evidence-based solutions that have helped a wide diverse range of people return to full function following an injury or episode of pain. This clinical evidence-based approach has stemmed into the world of social media where his passion to help others steer away from misinformation & dogmatic malpractice has become widely known! Educating others on how to deal with pain, understanding their own bodies & empowering others to take charade of their own health without living in fear. As personalities go Adam is up there as 1 of best and was an absolute pleasure to speak to on the podcast. We discussed issues around poor advice, some myths that creep up in certain practices & the approaches he takes to help his clients reach their potential. Check out what Adam had to say in todays podcast and remember if you enjoyed todays podcast please leave us a 5-star review & let us know your thoughts. @adammeakins || @peakfituk || @coach_dean_hammond


20 Jun 2022

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EPISODE 41: Manual Therapy, Perfect Technique and Black Mambas with Adam Meakins. Featuring Angus Bradley!

The ROBUR Podcast

The boys get down and dirty with Adam Meakins! Diving deep into all things from massage guns, massage therapy, and the divide between strength and conditioning coaches and physiotherapists. 


30 May 2022

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Adam Meakins - Managing Beliefs & Expectations

The Knowledge Exchange Podcast

We hosted the imfamous Sports Physio Adam Meakins for a discussion on:Misinformation - how to deal with it online and in-personManaging patient expectations for specific interventionsWorking with outdated practices within our referral networkThe real challenges of working with business pressures and funding modelsThe importance of communication skills and being resilient ourselvesFollow Adam on:www.thesports.physio twitter.com/AdamMeakins instagram.com/adammeakins

18 Mar 2022

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#4 - Adam Meakins and Chad Cook debate

The Shoulder Physio Podcast

The topic of manual therapy and its role in physical therapy always elicits differences of opinion. In this episode, Adam Meakins and Chad Cook tackle the hard questions and attempt to clarify what manual therapy does (and doesn't) and where it fits into contemporary physical therapy care (if anywhere!). Want to see the conversation happen live?  Check us out on YouTube.  Connect with Adam, Chad and Jared: Adam on Twitter:@AdamMeakins Chad on Twitter: @Chadcookpt Jared on Instagram: @shoulder_physio Jared on Twitter: @jaredpowell12 References To download an infographic summarising the key points from this conversation, and the reference list, click here. Disclaimer These terms and conditions apply when you listen to The Shoulder Physio Podcast.  

1hr 32mins

8 Mar 2022

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You Can't Go Wrong Getting Strong... Or Can You? w/ Adam Meakins

Yoga Meets Movement Science

Yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss the many nuanced connections between strength and pain with Adam Meakins, a brilliant and influential physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach.Points of discussion include:What is strength, and what parameters need to be met in order for an activity to be strengthening?If someone adds strength work into their movement practice and they end up feeling better in their body, why do they feel better?Do weak muscles cause pain?Are “tight” muscles simply weak, and is the solution always to strengthen them?What’s the relationship between muscle imbalances, poor posture, and pain?Is regional interdependence a well-supported explanation for why people have pain? (We define this term in the podcast for those who aren’t familiar with it.)What are some limitations of using strength training to treat people in pain?…And much more!Enjoy this engaging and eye-opening discussion for yoga, movement, and fitness geeks!Adam Meakins is a specialist physiotherapist, sports scientist, and strength and conditioning coach working in the National Health Service and private practice in the UK. He is internationally recognized for calling out B.S. Many newcomers in the physiotherapy field cite Adam as their #1 influence. He shares excellent educational content through his social media platforms and his continuing ed courses online.Find and follow Adam here: website / Twitter / InstagramThe Better Clinician Project w/ Adam Meakins & Ben Cormack – A unique online learning resource for all healthcare professionals who want high-quality low-cost education that's engaging and entertaining.The NAF Physio podcast w/ Adam Meakins & Greg LehmanResources mentioned in this episode:Jenni’s email newsletterStrength for Yoga Remote Group Training – ongoing, interactive monthly strength program for yogis designed by Jenni & TravisOnline yoga class library & yoga anatomy workshops with JenniStrength for Yoga email newsletterTo find out more about Travis Pollen: website / InstagramMusic used with generous permission from Dischord A Cappella.

1hr 8mins

22 Feb 2022

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Flexion, Extension, Radicular Pain & Disc Pathology with Adam Meakins and Dr Mark Laslett

The Back Pain Podcast

Dr Mark Laslett is a specialist Musculoskeletal physiotherapist based in New Zealand with a particular interest in predicting the structure that is the source of pain. Adam Meakins is a physiotherapist and co-founder of the educational company ‘The Better Clinician Project’ In this much-anticipated discussion they talk at length about low back pain, Adam’s back injury, his recovery, deadlifting and spinal flexion along with lots, lots more This is an episode with great content that you will want to listen to more than once KEY TAKEAWAYS Our ability to assess and diagnose specific structures is challenging An injury with an acute phase, followed by easing off of pain and then the development of radicular pain syndrome is a common picture You manipulate the probability based on other factors Your diagnosis can change as you receive more information from the patient and as symptoms change The question is whether sometimes self-management should be augmented There could be another reason why someone has a mechanical restriction in a certain direction other than having a disc pathology I had differential diagnosis’s that were changing in the acute stages with it becoming more certain as time evolved You can’t get the extension back unless you correct the shift Using the mechanism of injury as a treatment is about strengthening those areas through exposure to the forces and stimuli that you will experience Flexion will temporarily reduce the amount of  bulging but if you continue the bulging will increase When discs are hydrated there is a greater risk of herniation Flexion has not been seen consistently to be a causative factor to disc structure deterioration You cannot live a life without flexion and you have to restore it as part of your rehab BEST MOMENTS ‘The evidence shows that on average people are 75% better in 3 to 6 months’ ‘You should start flexion when it’s safe to do so’  ‘Sometimes things need time just to calm down’ ‘Sedentariness is a risk for disc deterioration’ THE BACK PAIN PODCAST PROVIDER MAP - FINDING SOMEONE TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR BACK PAIN https://thebackpainpodcast.com/index.php/members-map/ VALUABLE RESOURCES The Back Pain Podcast The Back Pain Podcast website The Back Pain Podcast recommended products affiliate link Our Rode Mixer https://amzn.to/3waU8bx Our Microphones https://amzn.to/3rzSZ9Z Second Microphone https://amzn.to/2ObKMeA XLR Cable https://amzn.to/3rBL8ZB Studio Headphones https://amzn.to/3u082LE Laptophttps://amzn.to/3dhfafT Our webcam https://amzn.to/31uUefQ RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE Adam Meakins Website - https://www.thesports.physio/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/AdamMeakins Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/adammeakins/ Mark Laslett Twitter - https://twitter.com/marklaslett_NZ ABOUT THE HOSTS Dave Elliott Dave is the owner of Advanced Chiropractic, a chain of Chiropractic and massage therapy clinics in Essex, UK. Dave still sees patients during the week but has been working hard to talk to as many experts in the field of back pain as possible to help distil all the information and bring it to you in this awesome podcast. You can find Dave on any of the Advanced Chiropractic social media platforms, or you can contact him at hello@thebackpainpodcast.com   if you have any questions for him. -Instagram  Rob Beaven Rob owns and runs a multidisciplinary clinic, The Dyer St Clinic in Cirencester Gloucestershire. His team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Doctors, and podiatrists all collaborate on thousands of back pain patients every year. Alongside Dave, he has worked hard to bring to the table experts across all industries to give you the low down on back pain, with steps you can implement today to start feeling better. -Instagram -Twitter SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS Instagram Twitter Facebook CONTACT US hello@thebackpainpodcast.com     Support the show: https://thebackpainpodcast.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 37mins

12 Nov 2021

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E110: Meakin's Low Back Injury, Protect vs Expose, & Pain Talk w/ Adam Meakins.


On this episode, Raul had a laid back chat with Adam Meakins. Adam is a physiotherapist based at the UK. He is well known in the online MSK world and has a LOT of knowledge. Topics include Meakin's story, how he got into physiotherapy, and he also explained a recent injury that he had. They also talked about pain, catastrophization, fear avoidance behavior, and more. Follow Adam on instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/adammeakins/)


6 Oct 2021

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55. Physio and Rehab - Not What You Think! with Adam Meakins

Pilates Elephants

Sometimes it can feel like outdated beliefs are rampant in the rehab world... Well, this episode is here to help change that. Adam Meakins is one of the most followed clinicians in the world on socials, and for good reason. He is open and informative, even sharing his own first-hand rehab experiences in full public gaze. His no nonsense, evidence-based approach is worth learning from. Resources mentioned in the episode: Read Raph's book: Strengthen the Person, Not Just the Body Part here--------------------------------About Adam Meakins: Adam Meakins is a physiotherapist, sports scientist, and strength & conditioning coach working in the NHS and private practice in the UK. He has worked in many roles throughout his career, including professional sport, and has been fortunate enough to work with and learn from some of the world’s leading experts.Adam has lectured for Brunel University on their undergraduate physiotherapy program and teaches his own highly acclaimed international workshops worldwide. Adam is also actively involved in several clinical research projects and has published papers in numerous peer-reviewed journals, as well as authored a chapter for the latest edition of the best-selling Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine.Adam is also one of the most followed clinicians across all social media platforms, known for his strong views, opinions, and occasionally stronger language.How to Connect with Adam Meakins:Adam Meakins at The Better Clinician ProjectAdam Meakins The Sports PhysioFind Adam Meakins on Twitter hereFind Adam Meakins on Instagram hereAbout Raphael Bender:Raph believes everyone deserves the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. His main strength as a teacher and movement professional is the ability to distill complex research findings into a simple, science-based approach to help people move fearlessly, thoughtlessly, and painlessly. He LOVES running, weights, cycling, and Contrology.Raph holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, and STOTT PILATES full certification.How to Connect with Raphael:Find Breathe Education on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, and TwitterFind Raphael Bender on Instagram here: @the_raphaelbender--------------------Online resources:Do a Masterclass with usRead more about the Diploma of Clinical PilatesHave Questions?Book a time to talk with our team*Links may not work on some platforms. You’ll find all the info at https://breathe-education.com/podcast/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacyAdBarker - https://adbarker.com/privacy

1hr 20mins

3 Oct 2021

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45. Low Back Pain & Lumbar Radiculopathy w/ Adam Meakins

The E3Rehab Podcast

In this episode, we sat down with Adam Meakins to discuss his recent experience with low back pain and leg symptoms after a deadlifting session. If you'd like to watch the video recording, be sure to check out the YouTube link below! --- More about Adam Meakins: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdamMeakins Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adammeakins Blog: https://www.thesports.physio/back-pain-sucks/ --- More about us: YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/16FACiKt7G4 Website: https://e3rehab.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/e3rehab/ --- This episode was produced by Matt Hunter.


14 Sep 2021