Testimonials


Andy is knowledgeable, extremely helpful and listens to your concerns, I’d recommend him to anyone

Liam H – Cannock

I contacted Active Therapy after suffering with a reoccurring calf injury. Andy quickly diagnosed the problem stemmed from an old ankle injury. He certainly knows his stuff and knew exactly what I needed to do. The technology he uses is fantastic, state of the art and very user friendly. After three visits I am now running again and not even a twinge. Thanks Andy for all your time and expertise.

Karen G – Telford

Best in the Business. Tremendous amount of knowledge and treatments guaranteed to get you on the right track. Thank you Andy.

Sam Roberts, Cannock

Excellent knowledge. Sorted an ongoing issue out very quickly for me and it’s stayed fixed. Thanks

Pete Thompson, Cannock

“I was first given Andrew’s name as a recommendation when I was facing surgery on my finger for a ruptured ligament. I wanted to know if there was any way I could avoid surgery. I was told that there isn’t anyone who knows more about the human body than Andrew.
I contacted Andrew and was impressed that without knowing me at all and no guarantee of any business, he was willing to discuss my situation over the phone at length. I did need the surgery but I also followed it up with a course of physio treatments from Andrew. I now have almost full use of the finger again and the surgeon has been delighted with my progress.
There’s no hesitation on my part in recommending Andrew to anyone in need of physiotherapy”

Carole M, Company Director

“Thanks for all your help Andrew you have saved my football career. I was considering giving up playing after previous failed treatment on my patella tendon over 18 months. You have returned me to semi-professional football helping me to secure a new contract with a new club. I also have no problems in my occupation as a PE Teacher.”

Phil, Semi Professional Footballer and PE Teacher.

“Having such a skilled physiotherapist as Andy to assess and treat my ankle was so reassuring and greatly appreciated! His amazing knowledge and experience of treating injuries, both acute and chronic, combined with great sensitivity of palpation and excellent manual therapy skills make him a sought-after physiotherapist who I would recommend anyone to see. His personalised exercise programme was comprehensive and interesting, and his enthusiasm towards 100% recovery was really helpful in the later stages of my rehabilitation”

Ruth B MCSP, Senior Physiotherapist.

“I have known Andrew as a colleague and friend both in the NHS and in the private sector. Andrew is very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. His main strengths are his honesty, being proactive and seeking the necessary advice to give his client’s the best possible care. His assessments are thorough and robust and treatment plans are tailored to his patients. I have sent many patients to Andrew who have been dissatisfied with their physiotherapist and they return with glowing comments about his manner, knowledge and management plans.
Andrew is different as he knows that he is an outstanding physiotherapist and is confident in this knowledge.
It has been a pleasure for me to watch Andrew’s progress, but then again, I did not have the slightest doubt that he would succeed at the highest level.”

Richard Dias FRCS , Consultant Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon, Honorary Senior Lecturer – University of Birmingham.

Golf Performance Clinic


I would like to mention that since visiting you and following your course of bespoke exercises my agility and suppleness have vastly improved along with my core strength.
I am virtually pain free during and after golf. In particular with my lower back, which was the reason for consulting you.
With regard to my golf my performance has significantly improved, my handicap has reduced and I have won the ‘grand prix’ award this year along with 1 other club event.
Many thanks for your helpful advice and guidance.

Kris M (60) , Company Director & recreational golfer (Hcp 14)

“I am a professional golfer on the Challenge Tour and I have previously represented Great Britain and Ireland. I have built a dedicated team around me and Andy plays a vital role providing specialist golf physiotherapy and strength & conditioning programmes. I would highly recommend Andy.”

Aaron Rai, Professional Golfer – Challenge Tour

“Andrew has demonstrated such professionalism from the start that straight away he gained my trust. His knowledge of the body is outstanding and coupled with his passion to help people is a great recipe for success. The players I have sent to him have all been impressed and benefit from his advice. His input with my players allows me make the technical changes we are aiming for. The service he offers is detailed and no stone is left unturned. This is something all players serious about there golf should get involved in.”

Alistair Davies, FPGA,GSEB, Head Teaching Professional at The Forest of Arden.

Sports Performance


The best place to come for any injures or rehab. Andy is the best guy out there if anyone has any injures please see him and you will not regret it.

Jack Owen – Professional MMA Fighter

I have been working with Active Therapy now for 3 years. Andrew helps me out so much with physiotherapy, injury prevention, strength and conditioning, athlete development and so much more! The guy is a genius and worth his weight in gold! Please check him out for any of the above and more it will be money well spent. We are changing the game step by step. Watch this space…

Tim Wilde – Professional MMA fighter – BAMMA, Cagewarriors – UTC Mixed Martial Arts, Cannock

Coaching a professional fight team for the past 20 years we have used some of the top physio’s from around the world. We regard Andy at Active as one of the best, he is a consummate professional who has treated our athletes and enabled them to compete when it would not have been possible.

Jon Roberts – UTC Mixed Martial Arts, Cannock Trainer/coach to 5 World Thai Boxing Champions, 25 Domestic Champions in Thai Boxing & MMA, fighters in UFC, K-1 Japan and Hero’s Japan.

We recommend all our members, friends and family to use Active Therapy. Great service from Andy, right on our doorstep. All our Athletes see Andy on a regular basis also, keeping them injury free and able to perform to the best of their ability. Thank you Andy for all your continued help and support.

UTC Mixed Martial Arts, Cannock

Specialised Running Clinic


Thanks to Andy for sorting my niggle so I was able to complete my first ultra marathon, Cortina trail 50km with 2650m ascent!

Jenni Wilson – Chartered Physiotherapist/Ultra runner

I went to see Andrew through recommendation and I am so glad I did! His knowledge and expertise helped me to achieve my target and more in the London Marathon a couple of weeks ago. I would recommend Andrew to anyone, thank you!

Ellie Parsons – Runner/ London Marathon 2016

I was recommended to see Andrew with a problem I had with my hip. He diagnosed the problem straight away as a stress fracture and has helped me to recover from this and supported me with strengthening and running programmes. I would highly recommend him to anybody with a running injury.

Ann Robinson – Club Runner

Andrew, you got me through the London Marathon which I couldn’t have done without you, and now you are a fantastic support to my son with his broken leg, you have given him the confidence to push himself on. Unfortunately I will be back to see you as I have taken a tumble on my road bike and have a broken wrist that is in a full cast until the end of the month. See you soon.

Jen Mellor – Club Runner

Thank you Andy for treating my running injury and getting back for the Lichfield 10k Run

Dan T – Lichfield

I went to see Andrew about 5 months ago with chronic long term back pain. I am now back to running and cycling. Fantastic! I would highly recommend Active Therapy, especially for those who don’t just want to get out of pain but want to get active again. Thank you.

Sonia S – Lichfield Running Club

Just finished treatment for a very sore Achilles. Can’t recommend Andrew highly enough. Detailed explanation of the treatment strategy and the most important thing he has kept me active throughout, including completing a half marathon only two months after I sought help. Well on the way to quicker times now he has corrected my running style as well.

Reg B – Birmingham

Done Dublin marathon on Monday. Thanks to you, your plan and advice….no knee pain and a PB to boot!!
Cheers for all your help.

Karl Mc – Cannock

Without your help over the last 6 months I would not have been able to complete ironman wales yesterday. Such a tough hilly bike and run but not a single issue with my knee over the marathon. Thank you.

Karl Mc – Cannock

I’ve only been running for a couple of years. Last year and the beginning of this year I started to get pain in my left knee. After going to a talk Andrew gave I went to see him and after a few sessions he helped me with getting to the cause of this and improving my running form.
This has seen me through training for my first full marathon with no issues and a great recovery afterwards, also all of my times have been tumbling taking 10 mins of my half marathon time of last year. I highly recommend him.

Carl B – Cannock

Brilliant professional service. Would highly recommend.

Chris Harvey – Cannock & Staffs AC/OCR Competitor

First rate! I have an ongoing knee injury which Andrew is dealing with and his comprehensive rehab plan is working well. He has changed my running form which was pretty awful to say the least (too much overstriding!) to a lighter, higher cadence technique and I find this is helping too.
He is also good at reining me in as I have a tendency to overdo the training. A top professional with a friendly, positive approach. I have recommended Andrew to several running friends and will continue to do so.

Jane H – Newcastle AC, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Andrew at Active Therapy is easily the best and most knowledgeable physiotherapist I have ever worked with (I have seen 10 throughout the Midlands and Yorkshire). He helped to treat a significant ankle injury which had been misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated by two other physio’s. Not only did the rehabilitation allow me to recover from the injury but also allowed me to develop and improve my technique to become a significantly better runner. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Chris A – Derby

Not sure I ever got round to thanking you properly Andy for the vast amount of time you dedicated in helping me get back to running……I’m sure I was one of your more frustrating patients and you saw me way too frequently at times (!), yet you continuously provided great advice, treatment, rehab and support when I could well have thrown it all in! Much appreciated and highly recommend.

Sarah D – Lichfield Running Club

Always quality treatment with great rehab programs. Highly recommend

Richard O – Lichfield Running club

A top professional with a friendly positive approach with excellent knowledge would highly recommend Andy

Craig P, Cannock & Staffs AC

Specialist Consultation


Thanks to Andy for sorting my niggle so I was able to complete my first ultra marathon, Cortina trail 50km with 2650m ascent!

Jenni Wilson – Chartered Physiotherapist/Ultra runner

I have seen many physiotherapists over the past few years, I started loosing hope and didn’t seem to be getting anywhere. Andrew has diagnosed the problem straight away, helped treat me, trained me in dealing with my injury, supported me mentally and physically throughout and guided me on what exercise I am able to do. He has given me more confidence and determination that I can still do the activities I want to do. I would defiantly recommend Andrew, if you are willing to put in the work at home and follow his exercise plans you will improve

Hannah Greaves

Despite being a Physio myself, I found Andy’s knowledge and experience, from working within high level sport extremely beneficial, which helped to enhance my recovery from ankle surgery. Andy is continuing to support with my rehabilitation whilst I am working in New Zealand.

Charlie Norman – Chartered Physiotherapist

I went to see Andrew through recommendation from a friend who had been using him for some time. I previously had seen a physiotherapist for treatment on my patella tendon for 3 months once a week, and the treatment was in effective. I then went to see Andrew and with a thorough examination and a gym plan my tendon was recovering in the first two weeks, it has now been 2 months and my tendon is pain free and I am able to get back into playing sports. I would recommend Andrew too all my friends and family, He is great as a person and a physiotherapist and really knows what hes doing, the plans and communication throughout the treatment is a major benefit and touch wood I don’t get any more injuries, but if I do Andrew will be the first person I call every time. Thanks Andrew

Prav C – Wolverhampton

I went to see Andrew on a recommendation from a friend and I can’t thank her enough! Andrew put me on a programme of exercises to help with recurring pain from a micro discectomy op, I only had 3 appointments with him and so far I am still pain free. I will be recommending Active Therapy to anyone who is in need of a physio.. Thank you Andrew, a very professional and friendly service.

Wendy R, Lichfield

“Having previous seen seven (very senior physiotherapists) and 11 other osteopaths and chiropractors in a (failed) attempt to cure a very serious and chronic muscular-skeletal condition, Andy played a key role in helping me to return to work and resume a sporting career.”

Ritch, IT Consultant, extreme sportsman and former county standard athlete.

I have quite a few years of training/activities-and injuries-under my belt, and I have found Andy to be the most proficient and knowledgeable physiotherapist by far. I sought his help initially whilst waiting for knee surgery in Nottingham ….my previous physios had handed me over to the surgeon, but Andy was adamant that my injury was repairable without the knife and he was right.
Three months later under his guidance I was back out running and climbing again, and the operation was cancelled. So Andy was the guy that I tracked down in Cannock when my local sports clinic ‘couldn’t find anything wrong’ even though I could barely walk. Andy was able to assess my condition and provided me with a programme that got to the route cause …again.
So…I would highly recommend Active Therapy

Richard J – Nottingham