Mr Andrew Howse
Job Title: Practice Director
Andy graduated from Manchester University in 2005 and since then has been a Chartered Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. After 4 years of working in the NHS in Salford and Bolton, where he gained a large amount of multidisciplinary experience, Andy travelled for 6 months around South America before settling in Wellington, New Zealand. He was in New Zealand for two years playing hockey and working in a Sports Medicine Clinic specialising further in the Sport Injury industry. Since returning home to the UK, Andy has moved to Bristol and has focused his time on undertaking his Master’s Degree on Sports and Exercise Medicine from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Over the past few years Andy has been the Lead Physiotherapist for the British Basketball U20’s Women’s squad and was a Physiotherapist at Gloucester Rugby Club for 3 seasons. Both employers required the latest treatment methods in order to get the athletes back to their highest performance levels therefore Andy uses the most up to date treatments. Previous sports clubs that Andy has worked with include Brooklands Manchester University Hockey Club, BUCS, Oxford University Rugby Football Club. Andy has a passion for learning the latest and best physiotherapy treatment plans. He is qualified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation, Acupuncture, Clinical Pilates, Dynamic Tape Application, joint mobilisations and manipulations. He has also recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Sports and Exercise Medicine and is looking forward to completing the Diploma award next year. Outside work, Andy has played elite level hockey for 15 years playing in the National League in both the UK and New Zealand. He also enjoys playing and watching all sport, cycling, sailing and travelling, when he has the time.