Maria has a Physiology and Life science degree from U.C.L, and qualified as a physiotherapist in 1995, training at the Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy, gaining specialist training in many London teaching hospitals, notably UCH, Queens Square National Neurological Hospital, The Brompton and at Stanmore/Bolsover street R.N.O.H.

She returned home to Somerset to work at Musgrove Park Hospital, specialising in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy, and developing a particular interest in the post-operative rehabilitation of orthopaedic conditions, amputee rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, and working within a specialist hand therapy team.

Maria has now worked in private practice at Albury House for over 10 years, diagnosing and treating bio-mechanical problems, painful conditions and injuries in both adolescents and adults, continuing her particular interest in the hand, and working closely with the highly regarded hand surgeon, Mr. A.M. Clarke (F.R.C.S).

As well as ensuring that all treatment is evidence based where good quality science permits, she employs her wide orthopaedic and clinical experience to resolve and manage conditions or injury, with care to minimise its impact on the bodies whole mechanical system.

Having in the past sat on the national advisory and executive board for the Association of Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists (A.O.C.P), Maria is an active member of Physiofirst, and via this well respected association, takes part in ongoing research and data collection studies with the University of Brighton.

Maria Andrew
Maria Andrew