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Adam Smith

Adam Smith is an APA Sports Physiotherapist. Having graduated in 1999 with a Physiotherapy degree, he went on to complete his Masters of Physiotherapy (Sports) degree, expanding his knowledge of sport specific injury prevention and management.

Adam currently works at Queensland Cricket, Queensland Academy of Sport and Optima Sports Medicine. Adam has extensive experience in treating sports injuries and over the past 18 years Adam has supported and travelled both domestically and internationally with a number of national teams including Australian Triathlon, Australian Water Polo, and Australian Sailing.

Adam has also worked as a Physiotherapist at Queensland Cricket for over 10 years and currently works with both the Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat teams.

With a specific interest in working with shoulder and sporting injuries of the spine, Adam is passionate about working with both developing and professional athletes to help them achieve their best.



Articles by Adam Smith

Posterior ankle impingement syndrome

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat

Adam Smith discusses the various causes of posterior ankle impingement syndrome, its clinical presentation, and goes onto describes both conservative and operative treatment options. Posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS) is a common ankle injury in athletes who participate in sports that involve repetitive and/or forced plantar flexion(1). It is a painful condition. which limits end... MORE

Intramuscular hamstring tendon injury: prognosis, surgical repair and rehabilitation

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Leg injuries, Strength

Adam Smith explores the anatomy of intramuscular hamstring tendons, outlines an injury classification system and using a case study, provides treatment and rehab options following surgical repair. Hamstring injuries are the most common muscular injury in athletes with most injuries occurring at the musculotendinous junction(1-3). There is some evidence that injuries that involve the intramuscular... MORE

Posterior shoulder laxity: more common than we thought?

in Diagnose & Treat, Shoulder injuries

Adam Smith explores the anatomy of the posterior shoulder, outlines the most common causes of instability, and provides guidelines for diagnosis and rehab in the overhead athlete. Posterior instability is a relatively uncommon condition, typically reported in athletes who participate in contact or overhead sports.  It is reported to represent as little as 10% of all... MORE

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