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
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
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
in Diagnose & Treat, Elbow and arm injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab
Adam Smith looks at the etiology and clinical presentation of cubital tunnel syndrome, and also provides rehabilitation guidelines. Medial elbow pain is a commonly reported in throwing athletes. Due to the high valgus stress put on the elbow during the throwing motion, as many as 69% of baseball players under the age of 19 report pain in this... MORE
in Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Overuse injuries
Adam Smith describes the patho-anatomy of a side strain and outlines clinical tests to assess, treat and determine readiness for return to play for a cricket fast bowler. Side strains have been reported in a variety of sports, including javelin throwers, baseball pitchers, tennis players, golfers, and cricketers. This article, however, focuses on side strains... MORE
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
in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries
Adam Smith looks at what the recent says about the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic and hip stress fractures in athletes MORE