Andrew Pilcher is a physiotherapist working extensively with dancers, singers, acrobats, musicians and other high level performers and has a passion to help them achieve their full potential. He is also a skilled Vocal physiotherapist and teaches Clinical Conditioning. Uniquely skilled in manual therapy or ‘hands on’ treatment, Andrew prefers this as the most effective treatment option. He has an APMA equivalent accreditation in Clinical Pilates and uses dry needling when appropriate during treatments. Andrew also has an interest in treating issues arising from hypermobility.
Working for seven years in London at PhysioEd Medical, Andrew provided treatment for over 30 West End productions. In addition to this he has extensive TV experience with BBC television performing shows. As well as expertise with performers in the commercial, classical and music theatre fields. An extensive background in Vocal Physiotherapy, has led Andrew to lecture in many of London’s top performance institutes. Currently he lectures at The University of Melbourne in the Dance department within the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), teaching anatomy and physiology.
Andrew trained in Perth, Western Australia and has a performance background himself in music, singing and acting. He is married to a Musical Theatre performer, actress and choreographer/producer and has two young children. During his free time Andrew loves running, cycling and producing arts initiatives with his wife.
He is part way through his Master of Manipulative physiotherapy training, and is enjoying furthering is knowledge as he continues to study.
Memberships: Australian Physiotherapy Association
Schedule: Andrew is at Performance Medicine on Monday to Friday and one Saturday a month.