Five minutes with Jack Andrews

What is your profession? 

I’m an MSc qualified Sports Therapist registered with The Society of Sports Therapists.  Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.

How did you train for your profession? 

I completed an undergraduate degree in Clinical Exercise Science at Bournemouth University. That gave me the requisite skills to follow this up with a Masters in Sports Therapy, which I took at Buckinghamshire New University.

How has your career been so far?

I have really enjoyed exploring all routes of sports therapy and all the opportunities I have been given. I started in the NHS where I gained valuable skills but I find that the private sector suits me more, as it gives me the opportunity to work closer with people and build a better rapport with clients.

What does a typical week look like for you?

My week can vary from treating patients with all types of sporting injuries, rehabbing post op patients, or helping patients manage their lifestyle who suffer from chronic pain. 

What do you like most about your work?

The most satisfying element of my job is seeing people change their lives, see sustainable progressions and ultimately, help them back to full health.

What recommendations do you have for clients who may be thinking about or actively looking for professional help?

My advice to begin with, would be to have an initial consultation where we can discuss a plan through shared decision and decide if we are the right people to help you in your current condition.