Andrew is a senior physiotherapist whose clinical practice focuses on helping people who live with chronic musculoskeletal conditions regain a sense of control over their condition, confidence to manage their health and improve their quality of life. Andrew typically works with people who live with complex chronic pain conditions such as chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis conditions (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis), and other chronic musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions like osteoporosis. Andrew works with a network of local rheumatologists, endocrinologists and pain medicine specialists in an interprofessional care model.
In addition to part-time clinical practice, Andrew works in research and education as a professor of musculoskeletal health at Curtin University. His team has developed resources to support people manage their musculoskeletal health, such as painHEALTH and youngpainHEALTH. He has worked in both the Victorian and Western Australian healthcare systems as a clinician, researcher and senior policymaker, and works globally for the World Health Organization.
Andrew graduated with first class honours in his physiotherapy degree (Curtin University, WA), holds a PhD in musculoskeletal health (University of Melbourne) and is one of a handful of Australian physiotherapists who has been awarded Fellowship with the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP).