Adam is a Newcastle based Specialist Bodyworker and Personal Trainer who, over many years has developed programmes for those suffering from Fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Adam has worked with hundreds of individuals over the years and has been featured In the press many times with regards to getting his clients from dislocating hips in their sleep, to power lifting and surfing in as little as 6 weeks. Adam Is the creator of “The Fibro Guy’s Graded Exercise Programme” A DVD designed, filmed and produced by Adam for the UK charity “Fibromyalgia Action UK” as a means for those with Fibromyalgia to reintroduce themselves to exercise, safety and effectively. Adam also produced the Documentary “The Invisible Monster” an upbeat documentary highlighting some of the success stories of people with chronic pain, whilst exploring alternative treatment available to those in chronic pain.
Adam knows first hand of the Difficulties that those in chronic pain face, Being a sufferer himself many years ago. In 2009 he was involved in an I.E.D blast whilst serving in Afghanistan In the Household cavalry regiment. Members of Adams troop received injuries but Adam escaped unharmed and returned to civilian life after his 2009 tour of duty. However, a few months into civilian life Adam became increasingly unwell developing constant migraines, tension headaches, fatigue and chronic pain.
After being passed throughout the NHS specialists, it was deemed that the most likely causes of his pains were due to scar tissue. Adam would suffer from daily cluster and tension migraines, fatigue, chronic pain and lived with the constant fear that the slightest movement would injure his neck further and possibly leave him paralyzed. At Adams very lowest point, when he had exhausted every known resource and alternative therapy, tried every pill and potion, every gel, treatment, and counseling, he almost gave up. After finding that large amounts of Tramadol and expensive and frequent Chiropractic sessions where only masking the pain, he realised he had to do something about it. Realising that the NHS was far too stretched and too tightly governed to be able to help him, he set out to educated himself on human anatomy, Biomechanics, Connective tissue and Human movement and over the next year created a programme that addressed the root causes to Adams problems, giving him his life back and allowing him to follow his passion for helping others to do the same. However, after many great success stories, Adam became upset that some people were still having occasional relapses and figured that his programme had to be missing something. After reevaluating his programme, Adam found that due to his own history, he had become too involved in the Biomechanical model of treatment and that it was more than likely the reason why some people were not getting the results, that others were getting. After making changes to the programme it now boasts very impressive results.
In recent years, Adam made the connection that a large percentage of people with Fibromyalgia where hypermobile or misdiagnosed and actually have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, his programme again changed.