Andrew is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS), Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), and Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) certified through Owens Recovery Science. He attended University of California, Davis for his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in exercise biology. He spent three years in an athletic training internship working with soccer, baseball, and field hockey where he traveled with the teams, provided on field support, and rehabilitated injured athletes.
Andrew went on to earn his DPT from the University of Southern California (USC). While at USC he assisted with research on the impact of BFR on improving hamstring strength in the Clinical Exercise Research Center. He then completed a one year residency in orthopedics through USC. During his residency, Andrew shadowed orthopedic surgeons at the Cedar-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Santa Monica Health Center (previously Santa Monica Orthopedic Group, or SMOG) as well as taught in the first year of the USC physical therapy program.
After finishing USC’s residency, Andrew completed a one-year fellowship through the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Orthopaedic Fellowship and Sports Rehabilitation Program. During this program he received further mentoring from master clinicians for patients of various sports backgrounds and taught a continuing education course on running for other physical therapists. Andrew was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and grew up playing basketball and volleyball. In his free time, he enjoys lifting weights, watching sports, and cooking.