Andrew Claus has over 20 years of experience as a physiotherapist in Australia and Canada. In 1999 Andrew completed the Masters of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal), and in 2009 he graduated with a PhD in spinal physiology (both at UQ).
Since 2011 Andrew has been a full-time lecturer in Physiotherapy at UQ, where he leads teaching about pain in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. His teaching includes a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions and their management, but his special research interest is the study of neuromuscular control of posture and movement at the spine, with national and international research collaborations. In 2017 Andrew was the National Scientific Chair for the Australian Physiotherapy Conference in Sydney.
Andrew’s competitive experience in sports includes rowing, road cycling, track and field and speed skating, as well as having been a member of the army reserve. At the recreational level Andrew has enjoyed running, swimming, rock climbing, skiing and golf, along with participation in physical theatre, which has provided a lot of first-hand experience with injuries and rehabilitation for return to activities.