Andrew Cuff

Mr Andrew V. Cuff

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP), Clinical Lead & Injection Therapist

Current Posts:

Clinical Lead – Sheffield Shoulder Physio, Sheffield UK
Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner and Clinical Lead – Wakefield & North Kirklees MSK Service, West Yorkshire, UK

Membership and Professional Organisations :

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of the Health Care Professions Council
  • Member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • Education Committee Member – European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER)
  • Peer Reviewer: Shoulder & Elbow Journal, Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
  • Author, Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group
  • Member of the Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner Network (APPN)
  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner


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 spinal and upper limb conditions, especially complex shoulder presentations and regularly receives referrals via recommendation from local Orthopeadic surgeons. Working in Advanced Practice clinics, including in dedicated Spinal Clinics, he has amassed vast experience in knowledge within Red Flags and Clinical reasoning.

As a clinician he is renowned both nationally and internationally, 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 within clinical practice. He has published research on both the shoulder and diagnostic validity within the Advanced Practice clinic, and has been previously invited to present his work at various conferences:


Andrew is committed to practicing what he preaches and participates in most sports. He is a keen cricketer and claims that the advice he gave Joe Root on a night out in Sheffield has propelled the young Yorkshire batsman to England glory!


Robinson BT, Cuff AV, Metcalfe D, Rossiter DJ, Gibbs VN, Pidgeon TE, Hewitt KJ, Griffin XL. Surgical techniques for autologous bone harvesting from the iliac crest in adults [Cochrane Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011783

Cuff AV AV (2015). Postoperative Stiff Shoulder: A Case Report of a Novel Conservative Treatment Method. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22 (7)

Cuff AV (2016). Reliability and Diagnostic Validity in the Advanced Practice Clinic. Horizon, Volume 60, 11-20.
Cuff AV (2016). Reflex testing in the Advanced Practice Clinic. Horizon, Volume 61.
Palmer J, Cuff AV and Lindley M (2017). Intra-Rater Reliability of the Functional Movement System (FMS) amongst NHS Physiotherapists. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Cuff AV (2017). Regarding ‘Clinical assessment of subacromial shoulder impingement – Which factors differ from the asymptomatic population?’ authored by Land et al., Musculoskeletal Science & Practice 27 (29), e23-e24

Cuff AV and Littlewood C (2018). Subacromial Impingement Syndrome – What does this mean to and for the patient? A qualitative study. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice (33), 24-28.