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Andy Cracknell MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist & Sports Massage Therapist

PGDip Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy                                     PGDip Sports Injuries & Massage                                                            

Andy graduated from Kings College London with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy (pre-registration) in 2007. Since then, he has worked as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the NHS & in two successful private clinics in Bournemouth, treating a wide range of musculoskeletal pains & injuries, including post-operative orthopaedic care. He has also worked as the Head Physiotherapist for Winchester Rugby Club for over 6 years, managing sports injury prevention, rehabilitation, optimising performance & pitchside trauma cover.

Alongside work at Harbourside, Andy also works as an Extended Scope Spinal Physiotherapist at the Duchy Hospital. This involves close working with an orthopaedic spinal surgeon, assessing whether patients are appropriate for spinal surgery or injections. He thus has a wealth of experience of spinal pain management & the current service provision in Cornwall for this.

Andy is member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) through an additional Postgraduate Diploma in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton. This extended insight & investigation into the research behind Physiotherapy assessment & treatment ensures he provides the most up to date & effective client care at an advanced level of practice.

Prior to studying Physiotherapy, Andy completed a Sports Science degree from the University of Birmingham. This provided an invaluable depth of knowledge when planning & discussing clients’ treatment & rehabilitation needs. To complement his skills as a Physiotherapist, Andy also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Injuries & Massage in 2010, allowing him to practice additionally as a Sports Massage Therapist.

Andy has previously been involved in most sports through his life at a variety of levels, with current active interests in golf, squash, circuit training, football, watersports & skiing. He is excited about his re-location to Cornwall and brings a wide range of experience in both the sporting & non-sporting settings. He prides himself on taking an individual approach to client care, whether returning to sport, recreational activity, work or functional activities, enabling people to get the best out of life.

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