M Chiro, B Chiro Sc, ART Provider (Full Body Certified), CTPS (Certified Tennis Performance Specialist), RTP (Registered Trigenics Practitioner), ASCA (Aust. Strength and Conditioning Assoc. -Level 1), Advanced Certified SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), Advanced Musculo-skeletal Dry Needling
Andrew has a Masters in Chiropractic and his interest in Sports Chiropractic has led him to treat many athletes from junior to elite levels in many sports including tennis, golf, athletics, cycling, pole dancing, body building, power lifting and Brazilian Juijitsu and MMA. In 2009, Andrew was invited to work with a group of ATP Top 50 tennis players at the Australian Open. Other sporting events include World Masters Games, Oxfam Trailwalker, Port Macquarie Ironman, North Shore Open Tennis Tournament and Manly Seaside Tennis Tournament.
He provides corrective exercise rehabilitation as well as injury management and biomechanical correction as part of the performance based chiropractic care. Andrew has undergone training in optimizing running biomechanics with video analysis, with the specific aim at reducing and preventing injuries.
Recently, Andrew has completed his certification from the International Tennis Performance Association as a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS). This certification allows him to work closely with competitive tennis players from junior to ATP/WTA Level (and everything in between), with the confidence that they are in good hands.
Andrew has lectured and tutored Human Anatomy at Macquarie University. Part of his role at the university involved dissecting and preparing specimens for study. The specialisation in this area allows a greater understanding of the human body and so leads to a better understanding of his patient’s problem and how to manage them. Previously, Andrew has been a Clinic Supervisor at Macquarie University Student Clinic where he was involved in the training of future Chiropractors.
In his spare time, Andrew loves to watch all sports particularly tennis, soccer and rugby league. Andrew is a competitive tennis player who still loves to get out on the court for a regular bash, when his 2 beautiful kids allow him to.
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Scott graduated with a Masters in Chiropractic from Macquarie University, where he developed a keen interest in Sports Chiropractic, expanding his understanding of how to approach pain and dysfunction. Scott has also completed numerous post graduate courses in a variety of manual therapies, exercise and rehab including Functional Neurological and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and a Sports Trainer Certificate.
Scott’s treatment approach involves an initial thorough, and then ongoing assessments. The focus is on correcting movement dysfunctions with a wide range of modalities including muscle release techniques, musculoskeletal dry needling, FAKTR tool, manual mobilisations, drop piece, progressive exercises and breathing corrections that aid in the optimisation of correct body function.
Health and fitness has always been a priority for Scott – Rugby, Surfing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and his approach to resistance training has given further insight to improving functional performance.
What to expect
Our Initial Consultation is 45 mins.
You will need to fill in our Initial Consultation Form. We will ask you for detailed information regarding your condition and also other bits of information that you may not feel relevant, but may certainly important for us to formulate a better understanding of your condition.
Once we have enough information from you, we will perform a physical assessment, which involves a screenings and tests to help us firstly, re-create your pain and secondly, to better understand how or why your problem even exists. This second step is often the most valuable for us (and you), because if we can establish why you are having pain, it helps us to prevent and manage your condition much more effectively.
After this step, we begin treatment.
WE WILL ALWAYS TREAT YOU IN YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT.
We use a multimodal approach to treatment. This means we have more ‘tools’ allowing us to approach your condition from more angles. It also means that if you do not like a particular type of treatment, we can vary our approach to suit your needs. As our treatments are safe, gentle and low risk, we can carry out treatment without x-rays or other scans.
Once the first treatment has finished, we will discuss the treatment options or treatment plan, which will outline the best way to approach the management of your condition. This will often outline how many sessions we require to successfully resolve your condition, but also other valuable advice and recommendations to successfully prevent your problem from coming back, like stretching and strengthening exercises for example.
This is an important step, as we have found in our experience, that without a treatment plan, you will often end up back with the same problem/pain within a few months.
For complex cases, at this point we may even suggest scans or tests (X-Ray, MRI, CT or Ultrasound) or even refer you to another Specialist or Allied Health Professional (Podiatrist, Exercise Physiologist, Psychologist, Dietician etc.) for co-management of your condition.