Dr Adrian Adams
Since graduating from his Master of Chiropractic degree from Macquarie University, Adrian has been fortunate enough to practice all over the world. After leaving Australia, Adrian spent six months as a locum chiropractor in Ireland before sitting the board exams to gain professional registration by the General Chiropractic Council (United Kingdom) so he could practice and further his chiropractic training in the UK.
Adrian then spent several years practicing in two successful London based chiropractic clinics. One clinic was a family chiropractic centre with a strong focus on chiropractic paediatrics – treating children and pregnant mothers. The second clinic was a chiropractic sports clinic in the middle of the London financial district. Here the clinic focus was on chiropractic sports medicine and corporate health – treating professional and amateur athletes at all levels, along with occupational related conditions that come with continuous office work and incorrect ergonomics.
After leaving London, Adrian travelled and worked as a volunteer in South America and the Golden Triangle (Northern Thailand) for a year before heading back to Northern Ireland to help establish and run a successful chiropractic practice in Belfast.
Having spent enough time in the cold, Adrian sat the chiropractic board exams in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and had a small stint practicing in Dubai before making his way back home to work as a locum chiropractor all over Australia. He then set up private practice in his hometown, the Gold Coast. It is here that Adrian founded his dream chiropractic and wellness centre, Eco Clinics.
Along with chiropractic sports medicine and physical therapies, Adrian also has a very strong interest in nutrition and trying to attain an optimal state of health and wellbeing through evidenced-based pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplementation. He is currently an active board member for Arcadian Nutraceuticals and is an advisor on their product research and development.
All of his chiropractic treatmens are extremely safe, gentle and varied between each patient depending on their condition, age and what they feel happy and comfortable with.
He uses a number of different soft tissue techniques like Active Release and Myotherapy along with specialised chiropractic techniques like Diversified technique, Gonstead technique, Neuro-impulse Protocol (NIP), Sacro-Occipital Technique, Activator, Thompson technique, Toggle recoil, several cranio-sacral techniques on babies and children and Websters technique on pregnant mothers (to stabalise the pelvis and take pressure off the uterine ligaments).
Adrian is committed to the wellbeing of his patients and to providing them with extensive and honest information on all stages of care. He ensures that patients are fully informed and have realistic expectations. He is dedicated to providing a supportive and personalised service.
Outside of chiropractic and wellness care, Adrian is highly passionate about animal, wildlife and environmental welfare and protection. He strongly believes that there is nowhere near enough money and time dedicated to the protection and preservation of our animals, wildlife and the environment.
With a strong passion and drive to help people and also an equal passion and drive to help protect our animals, wildlife and environment, Adrian has founded ECO CLINICS on the Gold Coast. Through treating and helping people in the Gold Coast community, ECO CLINICS is able to donate monetary funds to affiliated conservation organisations and help run and establish grass-root projects and operations that protect our animals, wildlife and the local Gold Coast environment we all love to share, use and live.
Other passions and interests of Adrian include enjoying a very high level of fitness. He regularly competes in marathons. Last year Adrian ran the New York City Marathon and in 2007 he ran a 100km ultra-marathon for to raise money for charity and test his physical and mental endurance.
Adrian has also competed at a high level in waterpolo and rugby union. In his spare time he loves to surf, play golf, tennis and is also a keen yachtsman (crossing the Atlantic Ocean on 2 occasions and a dream to cross the Pacific Ocean in the future).
Dr Adrian is looking forward to meeting and inspiring everyone at ECO CLINICS and helping you all achieve the health goals of your dreams. He loves questions, explaining answers and helping you find the perfect solution.