Andy grew up in Yorkshire and initially trained as an electromechanical engineer in the Royal Navy. His engineering training gave him a deep passion for understanding how things work.
He brings this insight of integrated systems into his work with the human body. If one piece of equipment in a ship is broken, it has a knock-on effect on the working efficiency of the whole ship. The human body works in much the same way, both emotionally and physically.
We can’t have a physical injury without emotional change and vice-versa. Andy graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2003 and returned to Yorkshire where he ran The Wells Practice, an multidisciplinary clinic in Ilkley, treating a wide range of complaints inpatients of all ages.
He has a particular interest in classical osteopathy and its application in conditions not normally associated with body work, such as migraines and irritable bowel syndrome as well as more everyday mechanical dysfunction.
Andy practices a broad spectrum of techniques and approaches, addressing more than just the mechanical parts of the patients’ pattern. His approach ranges from direct structural techniques to increase movement locally, to more subtle cranial osteopathy to influence the whole body.
Andy has experience treating pregnant women, babies and children, and he is qualified to treat animals,especially horses and dogs. He also teaches anatomy, philosophical principles of bodywork, and technique to osteopaths and other body workers. He teaches across Europe as an international lecturer for the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland.