Andrew has considerable experience working with individuals of all levels of complexity to work together to find solutions in returning and continuing on and increasing past their previous level of activity / function.
Andrew is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) and has post graduate degrees (Masters in Health Science) and diplomas in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy/ Strength and Conditioning
The role of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) is to provide a more concise assessment, diagnosis and intervention pathway in relation to an individual’s presenting condition and history. An ACP works with each individual, involved health care providers and their whanau, in determining the optimal pathway to recovering and returning to performing at their best. Individuals may continue on their recovery pathway with the ACP, follow up with another team member and/or be referred on as appropriate.’
Andrew has been a physiotherapist for 25 years, including 18 years spent in Christchurch working in the Port Hills community. Andrew has a broad base of experience with 6 years of hospital-based rotation in Scotland as well as work with athletes in HPSNZ (Triathlon, Cycling & Athletics) as a physiotherapist and strength coach. After finishing his Masters in Health Science at AUT, (Musculoskeletal/strength and conditioning focus), he completed the Level 2 Australian Strength & Conditioning Association qualification. Andrew is passionate about working with teams and individuals to recover/perform at their best functional ability, supporting the Paddle Ferns (Canoe Polo) in strength and conditioning coaching on their journey to Gold at the World Championships in August 2016. His current clinical interests are in the hip region and the therapeutic benefits of myofascial release and dry needling. Andrew enjoys outdoor endurance activities including Ironman triathlon, hill running and sea swimming. He also continues to provide volunteer/coaching support for the Canterbury Triathlon club.