Andrea qualified with a BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town in 1999, obtaining her degree with distinction, and graduating as top academic student in her class. After graduating, she gained valuable work experience both in South Africa and overseas, before starting her private practice in Sea Point in 2007. Her South African work experience includes:
During this time she completed both OMT1, an internationally recognised diploma in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, and SPT1, a diploma in Sports Physiotherapy, both of which focus on refining clinicians' problem-solving skills, as well as building on their practical assessment and technique skills base.
She also qualified as a pilates mat instructor, passing her course with distinction, as well as completing numerous other post-graduate courses, including dry needling and acupuncture. Her overseas experience included government and private practice jobs in the UK, and working for the British Army in Germany in both an outpatient and specialised rehabilitation unit setting.
Andrea works closely with her colleague, Jackie Wilson, who joined the practice in March 2011 and works 3 afternoons a week. Jackie graduated from Wits University, and has also completed her OMT1 course, as well as dry needling. She also helps out teaching Pilates.