Andy began his career back in 1977 with the Royal Navy. Andy left the Navy in 1985 to take up a role as a Physiotherapy Manager in Beaumont Hospital Bolton before moving to Hope Hospital to become Superintendent Physiotherapist. This early-career history has given Andy a vast background in a medical condition not just limited to Physiotherapy.
Andy made the move into professional football in 1987 with Chester City FC Andy spent the next 10 years working for Chester, Preston North End FC, and Burnley FC, before making his big move to Everton FC, having been recruited for the role of Head Physiotherapist at Everton FC. Having spent 2 years at Everton FC Andy was headhunted for a move down south with up and coming Charlton Athletic FC to run their medical department and become Head of Medical Services. During his time in professional football, Andy has had the privilege to work with some of the best players in the world and experience all the delights and sorrows that elite professional football has to offer.
Andy moved away from professional football in 2002 to build up his private practice. After doing this for a number of years Andy took up a role with Wigan Warriors RLFC, becoming Head Academy Physiotherapist on a part-time basis, a role, which he combined with his other work.
Andy began teaching Higher Education in 2007 when he took a role as Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy at Edge Hill University. He has since gone on to become the Programme Leader for Sports Therapy and the MSc. Football Rehabilitation programmes. Andy has lectured nationally and internationally and has a vast amount of experience on a broad range of topics.