Andrew studied and worked with the human musculoskeletal system since 1997. After completing a kinesiology degree at Dalhousie University in 2001, he studied massage therapy for two years and worked as a personal trainer, massage therapist, and ergonomist. He then returned to Dalhousie to complete a master’s degree in physiotherapy in 2009. His group thesis project was focused on chronic low back pain in Canadian Armed Forces members. Following graduation, Andrew co-founded and helped build a successful CrossFit gym in Halifax, while working as a full-time private practice physiotherapist. He applied to the CAF as a physiotherapy officer (PTO) and finished basic training in February, 2012. After a short time at CFB Halifax, he was posted to the CFB Edmonton physiotherapy department as 2 I/C in August, 2012. Upon releasing in September 2015, he stayed on as a civilian physiotherapist contractor for another year. Since then, he has been working at a private clinic in St. Albert, Alberta, providing care for military members, veterans, and civilian patients alike.
Having had a grandfather who was a WW2 veteran, extensive experience working with active and retired military members over the course of his career, Andrew has a special interest in helping all those who serve and who have served this country.