Meaghan Adams

Registered Physiotherapist & Neuroscientist, York University / Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Post-doctoral fellow studying how concussion affects the integration of sensory, motor, and cognitive processes. Vestibular physiotherapist.


Modulation of early modality-specific cortical potentials by attention, and associated changes in task performance

Published by Behavioural Brain Research

September 1, 2017

Adams, MS; Popovich, C; Staines, WR.

Early modality-specific cortical regions are modulated by attended visual stimuli: interaction of vision, touch, and behavioural intent

Published by Frontiers in Psychology

April 1, 2014

Staines, WR; Popovich, CM; Legon, JK; Adams, MS.


Meaghan Adam's research focuses on assessing motor, cognitive, and sensory changes after concussion in working-aged people; particularly the differences between men and women. Her career began in clinical physiotherapy, and she has worked in sports medicine and vestibular rehabilitation, focusing on concussion rehabilitation. In Adam's business, OneBrain Neuroscience, she provides evidence-based concussion and neuroscience education to health care providers and fitness professionals. Adam's pursued health care because she wanted to help people, and teaching concussion best practices and explaining the amazing power of the brain to guide movement allows Adams to help many more people than she can in my clinical practice alone.

Past Talks

Poster: Attentional gating at early cortical processing stages is associated with changes in behavioural peformance on a motor task with sensory conflict

Society for Neuroscience Conference

San Diego, CA, November 21, 2016

Poster: Changes in early visual and tactile processing after recovery fron concussion

Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress

Victoria, BC, May 16, 2016

Concussion Neuroscience: Emerging Tests

Sport Physiotherapy Canada Concussion Symposium

Women's College Hospital, Toronto, ON, November 26, 2016


  • Vestibular System
  • Physiotherapy
  • Neuroscience
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Concussions


  • University of Waterloo
    PhD, 2016

    Expected graduation in Fall of 2017

  • Queen's University
    Life Sciences
    BScH, 2006
  • Queen's University
    MScPT, 2008