Andy holds degrees in Health & Exercise Medicine, Sports & Coaching, Osteopathy [UK,] Soma Therapy, and is a certified Medical Exercise Specialist & certified DNAFit trainer.
Andy started working as a massage therapist after an international badminton playing career competing for Wales at multiple Europeans, Worlds and finally the 1998 Commonwealth Games. During his playing career he was forced to take a year out due to illness and became Wales youngest ever international coach. During this time he studied for his first Post Graduate Diploma in Sport at the University of Wales taking a strong interest in sports psychology, nutrition & exercise physiology.
After playing and managing the National Team he studied to become a massage therapist, qualifying in 2000. He continued to work in Cardiff, Wales, with racket sport players until invited to work with the Olympic athletes based in Cardiff in 2002 culminating with being invited to work at his first Olympics in 2004.
His continued curiosity in the body and healing led him to complete a BSc Osteopathy degree and his British Medical Acupuncture qualification soon after. During this time he continued to work in Track & Field part time while running his own Osteopathic practice.
Between 2009-2012 he worked closely with world renowned coach Dan Pfaff and the current Seattle Seahawks Chiropractor Dr. Gerry Ramogida culminating in the 2012 London Olympics and a Gold Medal for British long jumper Greg Rutherford. During this period he undertook his second Post Graduate qualification in Health & Exercise at Nottingham University and, with Dr Gerry Ramogida, began his studies with Dr Guy Voyer on his Applied SomaTherapy Course eventually assisting Dr Voyer with thesis classification at the Sutherland Ostepathic School in Montreal.
Post London Olympics he was appointed the first ever full time Osteopath in a Government funded British sport. During this time he helped a number of athletes to Commonwealth, European and World Champion medals, and Rio 2016 saw him work with 3 Olympics medalists in his role as the Lead Performance Therapist.