Andrew McCarter

MSc   BSc   MMACP   MCSP   HCPC

Andrew graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Teesside and holds an MSc in advanced clinical practice.  This led to membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).  This is a group of 1100 members worldwide who have undertaken ‘extensive post graduate study and reached a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy’ (https://macpweb.org/home).

Andrew has worked over the past 10 years in private practice and within the NHS.  In addition he has worked in elite sport including the Irish Rugby Team and the Irish Female Cricket Team.

Andrew is an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) in the NHS specialising in back pain.  The role requires high levels of assessment and treatment skills for complex patients.  It also requires the ordering of imaging, onward referral to other departments and liaising with orthopaedic doctors.  He is therefore aware when patients may need further interventions or assessment for their optimum outcome.  Andrew is also a musculoskeletal clinical specialist in A&E which involves the assessment and management of acute injuries.  The role requires expert assessment and diagnostic skills.

His approach is evidence based and he aims to establish the cause of the dysfunction, help you to understand the issue and treat the source.

Andrew uses a combination of hands-on treatment, education and functional exercise individualised to each client to achieve the best possible outcome.

 

Pippa McCarter

BSc MCSP HCPC

Pippa has over ten years experience as a Physiotherapist having worked both in private practice and the NHS. She graduated from Birmingham University in 2006 and has worked in hospitals in Birmingham and London. She now works as an Extended Scope Practitioner at West Middlesex Hospital in south west London where she sees a wide range of Musculoskeletal conditions. She is able to refer patients on for imaging, injections and onward referral to other departments and is one of the most experienced Physiotherapists in her Physiotherapy department. 

Pippa’s physiotherapy approach uses a combination of hands on treatment, exercise and education. She keeps up to date with the most recent physiotherapy research and does regular courses and masters modules to make sure patients are provided with evidence based treatment.

Pippa qualified as a Pilates instructor with the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute (APPI) in 2011. She has taught intermediate and advanced Pilates as well as Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates. She has been on specialist Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates courses and has taught in a class and one to one setting. Her Physiotherapy skills mean that she is in an excellent position to advise and treat her clients regarding their musculoskeletal complaints and also provide advice during and after pregnancy. Each client is provided with an individualised Pilates programme which will address their needs.