Andy McCrea - Clinical Director

BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC PGCert
Chartered Physiotherapist & MSK Ultrasonographer

Andy McCrea – Clinical Director2024-04-17T13:25:19+01:00
Andy McCrea

Andy McCrea

BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC PGCert MSK Sonography
Clinical Director, Chartered Physiotherapist and Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Sonographer

Andy is a highly experienced and specialised physiotherapist with over 14 years experience working in musculoskeletal medicine and sports injuries. He started his career working within the NHS for the Luton and Dunstable Foundation Trust. Combining his role in outpatients he gained valuable experience in acute respiratory wards and intensive care. Since qualifying, Andy has continued to develop his career gaining post graduate qualifications in acupuncture, pitch-side trauma, and MSK sonography.

Andy is one of the few physiotherapists in the U.K. who specialises in both physiotherapy and musculoskeletal sonography.

His skills are invaluable in diagnosing and managing a range of musculoskeletal conditions including joint, tendon, muscle, and nerve related conditions.

A keen sportsman, Andy played rugby throughout school, university, and for Aylesbury 1st XV; ironically a series of injuries ultimately led to his retirement from the game. He remained involved with rugby working as physiotherapist for Aylesbury RFC and a representative rugby with Bucks County. Andy’s experience in pitch-side trauma has also come from match day pitch-side at Wycombe Wanderers FC for home and away games.

Andy has worked extensively with young athletes. He worked for five years with London SE Schools U16s, many of whom have gone on to full Premiership and International honours.

His involvement with these young athletes has led to a specialist interest in adolescent growth injuries. Andy is regularly involved in school and clubs visits, where he often presents seminars, educates, and screens young athletes. In 2017, he also completed the ECB “Coaching Children” qualification with Dinton Cricket Club.

Outside of the clinic, Andy’s life revolves around driving the family taxi to his kids sporting and social commitments. He is also keen on exploring Zwift’s “great indoors” on his watt bike.

We have always been delighted with the help, advice and service from Elite as well as the results after injuries on all members of our family. I wanted to write a review this time as Andy McCrea has totally gone above and beyond the call of duty, with help and advice, phone calls and letters, some out of hours calls all to help with my son’s injury. Another first class service, thank you so much Andy!

Sam Tidey

I’ve been to see Andy many times for various running related injuries. Every time the assessment was spot on and the comprehensive rehabilitation plan has worked great.

Oliver Newell

Definitely recommend! Professional, efficient, safe and friendly from start to finish. I was self funded so really appreciated Andy’s honesty when he explained that I could manage the recovery of my shoulder injury without the need for a full course of sessions. The exercises he gave me to do have been working a treat and the injury is getting noticeably better and better, with better mobility and strength, and with significantly less pain.

Ryan Rhodes

I was given a brilliant programme by Andy that combined a programme for the gym as well manual and massage therapy. I have really enjoyed the sessions and Andy’s excellent coaching has given me the confidence to carry on with programme in the gym alone too. My back has drastically improved for the first time in years and I have no hesitation in recommending!

Lisa Toms

Triathlon saved by Andy. The man is an Irish magician. Really concise diagnosis and event saving tape and rehab

Daniel P, School Teacher

Elite Physical Medicine gave an informative talk to Ashfold School which was very well received. They are very knowledgeable and approachable. Lots of useful information about common injuries and concussion. Many thanks!

Sarah Morley, Ashfold School

Andy has absolutely sorted my back. Prior to seeing him, I had spent hundreds of pound on Chiropractors and dozens of visits to my GP. Within 3-4 visits to Andy, my back is completely fixed. He identified the issue on my first visit, something no GP or Chiro had before. Really cannot recommend highly enough.

Neil Fearnley

Having suffered a hamstring injury I had chosen for elite to assist me in my recovery. The entire team are second to none.

Extremely professional and loads of experience on had to aide the best recovery journey.

Special thanks to Andy & to the entire Elite team!

Chris Callum

Highly recommend Andy for runners! I sought his help after knee pain caused by a tight IT band made it too painful to run even more than a couple of miles.
Andy was extremely thorough – from discussioning my training, to assessing my current muscle condition, and going through exercises. He explained everything so that I understood exactly why the pain was happening and how the exercises would help the issue – I really appreciated having this insight! My legs are starting to feel stronger already and I’ve just had a follow up session for some more advanced exercises to keep working on.

Felicity Hindle

I had spinal surgery and was recommended to go to Elite. Andy has been fantastic. He immediately put my mind at ease after an initial examination regarding left foot drop and over a short period of time and his physiotherapy and exercises, I have full mobility back to my foot. In addition, he listened to the fact that I am a keen cyclist and has developed a gym plan to strengthen my core muscles around my spine and has got me working on the watt bike. This is all in an 8 week period! I could not recommend more highly.

David Howard-Jones

I can’t thank Andy at Elite enough for recommending a course of Shock Wave Therapy when I found myself suffering with Plantar Fasciitis in my right foot.
I had followed the NHS treatment advice for two months but the pain when standing up after resting was still excruciating and my foot was now swelling up during the day.
The effect of Shock Wave Therapy on the pain was remarkable and I would strongly recommend trying it if you are suffering with Plantar Fasciitis.

Brenda Cyster, Plantar Fasciitis patient

After I ruptured my Achilles Tendon last July I selected Elite to help with my rehab. Andy and the rest of the staff were always very helpful modifying my exercise program as I recovered resulting in a good recovery from the injury.
Their onsite gym has a good range of machines and exercise equipment.


Specialist Interest Groups

  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine
  • Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Adolescent Growth Injuries

  • Musculoskeletal Sonography

  • Trauma and Pitch-Side Management

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