• SJ's wealth of experience and genuine passion for his job is his biggest asset, coupled with his ability to forge a relationship with a client on a professional and a personal level. He found a solution to my long-term lower back problems, not only by treating the symptoms but finding the root cause of the issue. It allowed me to continue my career as a professional rugby player with the Newcastle Falcons and I will always be grateful that our paths crossed.

    Carlo Del Fava 
Former Italian International, Ex Newcastle Falcons,
 Currently works with BBC Sport.
  • I’ve have known SJ in professional capacity for over three years now. As the only Physio that was in place on my arrival at The Newcastle Falcons, SJ was totally responsible for coordinating the screening, diagnosis and rehab for all first team players, which involved him liaising with surgeons, doctors, radiographers, strength and conditioning coaches, all rugby coaches and elite athletes. This he did with a great deal of endeavour and success gaining a huge amount of respect from both players and coaches alike. His diagnosis to formulating a return to play plan, was exceptional meaning players and coaches alike had the greatest respect in his ability and approach. Our loss is your gain.

    Dean Richards Director of Rugby at Newcastle Falcons, Former British and Irish Lion, Former England International
  • After becoming injured earlier in the year I came to Activate Physio for help. SJ quickly isolated the issues and provided a programme of exercises to correct imbalances that had caused the problems. This enabled me to resume training quicker than expected with stronger and more efficient form. I would highly recommend Activate Physiotherapy to anyone in need of professional sports treatment.

    Lucas Longman, Heaton Harriers
  • Having both coached Andy as an athlete & then worked alongside him as a colleague, I can't recommend his services and knowledge enough! He is a true professional and gentlemen to work with and always makes sure his service is of the highest standard. Having a team of international and Olympic athletes to cater for, I only use the best in the business and that is what you get with Andy!

    John Trembley, USA Olympic Gold Medalist Coach, Former Head Coach University of Tennessee
  • As an international and Olympic athlete I set my expectations very high when working with coaching and medical staff. I thoroughly recommend Andy Thirlwell to anyone looking to gain and edge in their sporting performance!

    Barry Murphy - 2012 Olympian, European Silver Medalist
  • I highly recommend Andy Thirlwell. His knowledge & expertise are world class. Working with Andy will take your sporting performance to the next level along with improving your over all health!

    Ryk Neethling, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder
  • SJ is a great Physio. I've known him for years, and can highly recommend him. Obviously passionate about his profession, he is hard working, conscientious, encouraging, and positive. If you want first-class treatment with a smile, SJ is your man.

    Euan Murray, Former Scotland International, Former British and Irish Lion, Ex Newcastle Falcons