Clinic Director and Clinical Lead of Osteopathy and Physiotherapy at Team Buckley.
Andrew is a qualified Osteopath and Physiotherapist, as well as a lecturer and examiner in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Bath. With post graduate qualifications in Spinal Trauma and Orthopaedics, Shoulder and Elbow rehabilitation and certificates in Acupuncture, Sports Massage and Personal Training, Andrew is the Director of Team Buckley. He has worked at the clinic in Canterbury since it opened in 1997 when it was called the classical osteopathic and sports injury clinic. Andrew took over the clinic in 2006 and rebranded the company, with an emphasis on expanding the practice into a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled therapists.
Andrew has extensive experience within sport.He has worked as an Osteopath/Physiotherapist at international events such the London 2012 Olympics (Track Cycling), Track Cycling World Cups (Beijing/London), Junior Commonwealth Games, NatWest Island Games and BUCS Judo.
He has also worked with many professional teams and athletes at both international and national levels, including the USA Track Cycling team, Gillingham and Fulham football clubs, Team Bath Judo, England Basketball, Canterbury men’s hockey, the New Zealand Ballet and the Team China Paralympic medal-winning team. He currently works as a Senior Therapist supporting the riders at the prestigious Isle of Man TT (a motorcycle event).
Andrew also provides consultancy teaching in Spinal Pathology, Manual Therapy and Manipulation techniques for physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors and has taught these techniques to several premier league rugby and football teams. His qualifications and experience allow Andrew to offer his own unique style of treatment from a medical and holistic perspective. His areas of interest are spinal pain, frozen shoulder, Knee ligament and post-trauma rehabilitation.
Andrew is a former footballer, having played for many local teams including the youth team at Gillingham Fc. Injuries limited Andrew’s progression in football, and it is partly this that led him to training in the fields he has, meaning he has a personal understanding of the frustrations of being injured and the rehabilitation required to achieve the desired outcome. Away from work, he enjoys coaching a local junior football team, of which is son is a player, spending time with his family and riding his many bikes.