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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 an 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 in
patients 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 every
day 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.
Areas of interest
Chronic Patterns; Osteopathy in Pregnancy;
Courses offered to GPs
Principles of Osteopathy; Functional Anatomy; Manual Medicine;
Affiliations / memberships
Institute of Osteopathy
International Association of Animal Therapists