Articles by Andrew Cuff

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Accuracy of the critical shoulder angle for predicting rotator cuff tears in patients with nontraumatic shoulder pain
Issue 34 (September 2020)
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Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a systematic review of overlapping meta-analyses
Issue 27 (February 2020)
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Physiotherapists recommendation for the examination and treatment of rotator cuff related shoulder pain: a consensus exercise
Issue 24 (November 2019)
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Andrew Cuff


Andrew qualified from Oxford Brookes University with a First-Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy and has completed his MSc in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University where he finished at the top of his cohort.

Andrew has extensive experience within both the NHS and Private Practice as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. In November 2015, Andrew became the youngest Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) in the country and continues this role alongside his private practice. An APP is a Physiotherapist working at a high level of expertise that have extended their practice and skills in a specialised clinical area, such as injection therapy or the requesting of diagnostic investigations, and are considered expert health professionals (ESPPN Constitution 2012).

Andrew’s clinical specialism is in the management of upper limb conditions, especially complex shoulder presentations and regularly receives referrals via recommendation from local Orthopeadic surgeons. Andrew is a member of the prestigious British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and is on the Committee for the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER).

As a clinician he is renowned both nationally and internationally for the treatment of persistent Shoulder and Elbow pain problems, especially where pain has continued and has not responded to previous treatment. As well as being an accomplished clinician, Andrew is an active researcher with ongoing studies investigating rehabilitation of Shoulder conditions in clinical practice. He has published research on both the shoulder and the assessment of movement dysfunctions, and has been previously invited to present his work at various conferences:

  • Upper Limb Symposium 2013 – Brecon
  • Physiotherapy Research Society conference 2015 – Leicester
  • Physiotherapy UK Congress 2015 – Liverpool
  • Physiotherapy UK Congress 2017 – Birmingham 2017
  • British Elbow & Shoulder Society – Coventry 2017
  • British Elbow & Shoulder Society – Glasgow 2018
  • Jordan Physiotherapy Congress – Amman 2018
  • European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation – Geneva 2018