Highly Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Andrew holds both a physiotherapy degree from Northumbria University and a Sport and Exercise Science degree from Loughborough University. Since graduating Andrew has worked in private practice, developing his skills in orthopaedics, musculoskeletal outpatients and sports injuries.
His particular interest is in running related injuries, providing treatment for many athletes based in the North East. Having competed in athletics at a high level himself he has a good awareness of the sport, and aims to work closely with athletes to help meet their performance goals through injury management and prevention In recent years Andrew has continued to study at a post graduate level, gaining qualifications in manual therapy and sports taping.
He is currently completing an MSc in Sport and Exercise medicine. Andrew is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and registered with the Health Professions Council.
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SJ's wealth of experience and genuine passion for his job is his biggest asset, coupled with his ability to forge a relationship with a client on a professional and a personal level. He found a solution to my long-term lower back problems, not only by treating the symptoms but finding the root cause of the issue. It allowed me to continue my career as a professional rugby player with the Newcastle Falcons and I will always be grateful that our paths crossed.
Carlo Del Fava
BBC Sport, Former Italian International
After becoming injured earlier in the year I came to Activate Physio for help. SJ quickly isolated the issues and provided a programme of exercises to correct imbalances that had caused the problems. This enabled me to resume training quicker than expected with stronger and more efficient form. I would highly recommend Activate Physiotherapy to anyone in need of professional sports treatment.
Having both coached Andy as an athlete & then worked alongside him as a colleague, I can't recommend his services and knowledge enough! He is a true professional and gentlemen to work with and always makes sure his service is of the highest standard. Having a team of international and Olympic athletes to cater for, I only use the best in the business and that is what you get with Andy!
USA Olympic Gold Medalist Coach
As an international and Olympic athlete I set my expectations very high when working with coaching and medical staff. I thoroughly recommend Andy Thirlwell to anyone looking to gain and edge in their sporting performance!
2012 Olympian, European Silver Medalist
I highly recommend Andy Thirlwell. His knowledge & expertise are world class. Working with Andy will take your sporting performance to the next level along with improving your over all health!
2004 Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder
SJ is a great Physio. I've known him for years, and can highly recommend him. Obviously passionate about his profession, he is hard working, conscientious, encouraging, and positive. If you want first-class treatment with a smile, SJ is your man.
Former Scotland International