Andrew brings to the clinic his twenty-three years of clinical physiotherapy experience. His career has evolved through studies and experience in the two best countries in the world – Canada and Australia!
Andrew graduated in the mid-80’s from LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He arrived in Canada fresh-faced in the early 90’s and proceeded to pursue the Canadian Manual Orthopedic levels. In 1995 he became a Part B Orthopaedic manual therapist and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists.
Andrew has developed a special interest in the assessment and management of chronic complex musculoskeletal disorders. The cornerstone to his approach is a thorough subjective interview of the patient, together with a detailed objective physical examination.
In addition to his clinical work, Andrew is regularly asked to prepare reports for medico-legal cases, for which he has attended court on several occasions as an expert witness in the field of physiotherapy and functional capacity evaluation.;
Andrew is committed to ongoing education. A sample of recent ongoing education courses attended is as follows:
- Pilates muscle function and training seminars
- Soft tissue injury management
- Sports Physiotherapy Division, Level 1
- Shirley Sharman Muscle Imbalance, Level 1
- Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulation Therapy Part B, Level 4
- Muscle Energy Techniques for lumbar spine, pelvis, thoracic spine, cervical spine
- Ergonomics Studies, Functional Abilities Evaluation Seminars
- Workers’ Compensation Board Seminar on Cost Containment, Evidence Based Practices
- Matheson Trained Functional Evaluator (2005)
- Functional Capacity Evaluation Seminar (2003), Active Health Management, comparing & evaluating 4 assessment protocols including Matheson, Arcon, Hanoun & Iserhagan
- The Return-to-Work Process in Rehabilitation Management, Core Course Diploma Program in Rehabilitation Management, SFU, (2005).
- Medicare Summit organized by the Canadian Independent Medical Clinics Association, Vancouver, November 2005
- Sports Medicine Council of BC workshop on Foot and Ankle, November 2007
Andrew regularly presents to local companies about ergonomics and workplace safety. He has been a guest lecturer for the Physiotherapy Association of BC, and to the BC Ultrasonographers Association. He has in the past presented on a regular basis to members of the Active Physiotherapy Group.
Andrew is currently a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association; Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia; Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. He is a past board member of the Physiotherapy Association of BC (1998-1999).
He keeps active through playing with his young daughter and cycling, running, skiing, windsurfing and playing tennis/squash.