Andrew graduated from Sydney University in 1990 and in 1994 , established Sports Point Physiotherapy in Ballina, NSW, where he consulted until 2009 when he relocated to Tasmania with his family and founded Integrated Physiotherapy.
Andrew uses a movement focus rather than a pain focus in his approach to treatment and retraining, working to identify and restore efficient movement patterns that have led to injury and training awareness and integration of new or restored movement patterns in order to prevent reoccurrence.
Andrew has been integrating traditional acupuncture and dry needling in a physiotherapy environment to treating sports injuries at all levels and, neck and back pain since the early 1990’s which has provided him with a great tool to stimulate tissue and physiological change. How long or how well changes are maintained depends on how well new movement or postural strategies are maintained, which is where the coaching and learning of efficient functional movements are important. Video and digital postural assessment are some of the tools used in this phase of treatment.
Andrew has used acupuncture and dry needling in his management of a mainstream sporting and musculoskeletal clients since 1994. He completed the APA acupuncture training programme in 1994 and lectured on the APA Acupuncture training programme between 1997-2009.
He developed the Integrated Dry Needling treatment and over 3500 practitioners and Australia and New Zealand have completed his training programme. Andrew has presented to colleagues at the Australian Institute of Sport, several APA National conferences and in many other professional forums in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Senior Associate Physiotherapist
Nathan trained in Dunedin, NZ, at the University of Otago. He worked with high level sports teams particularly with rugby union, hockey, netball and touch rugby. He became adept at assessing and treating sports injuries as well as guiding athletes through specific re-training programs to get them back to the sport they love, often in a better shape than before their injury.
In 2010 Nathan attended a course with Andrew who introduced him to the Integrated Dry Needling approach. He recognised the enormous advantages and pursued further training in the approach with a passion. In 2014 Nathan moved with his family of four to Melbourne where he established his own clinic to deliver the Integrated Physiotherapy treatment model to people with a wide range of problems from textbook style sports injuries to complex chronic multi-level pain problems. He also worked and travelled with Victoria Hockey and Victoria Touch Rugby during state and national competitions.
In 2016 Nathan was invited to joined Andrew at Integrated Physiotherapy. Nathan brings with him over fifteen years of vast experience in core physiotherapy practice. He delivers a treatment experience of the highest quality in a relaxed, comfortable manner guiding people through pain and injury to a better space of controlled, pain free movement.