Andy Free MS., PT., IMSp FMSp has been working in the field of Physical Therapy since 1993. He was formally employed for ten years by Health One; with the last five years at Broncos Sports Medicine. Andy is currently a Clinical Director with Physiotherapy Associates at their Greenwood-Triad location (Previously the Greenwood Athletic Club for nine years). Andy is also a co-owner of Synergy Therapy Solutions. A teaching company that educates other physical therapist and health care providers in trigger point dry needling techniques nation wide. Andy has been teaching other health care professionals since 2006.
As a Colorado native, Andy did all his formal schooling in Colorado through Graduate School. He acquired his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Regis University. Prior to attending Regis University’s prestigious program, he received his Bachelor of Science in Cellular Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College. He attended Fort Lewis College on a full-ride scholarship in wrestling.
Notably, Andy is also certified in Intramuscular Stimulation Technique (I.M.S.) or also known as trigger point dry needling, which is offered through the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain, University of British Columbia. Andy was the 15th person to perform IMS or Synergistic trigger point dry needling in the United States.
In addition, Andy has taken extensive continuing education in manual therapy focusing on spinal manipulation, Maitland mobilization, Nags & Snags Mobilization, rib dysfunctions, nerve-dural mobilization, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue, myofascial trigger point treatment, sports medicine and spinal rehabilitation with dynamic trunk stabilization and neuro-muscular control. He is certified in making orthotics. Also, certified in Functional Movement System (FMS) & Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) with Move2Perform data analysis.
Andy lives in the Denver area with his wife Kimberly and their two children Mariah and Blake.