Andrew Barr, DPT | PT | MSc | CSCS
Injury. As a sports person it can seem inevitable. It’s also one of the most common fears for the pro-athlete.
For me, it was a reality. And it cut short my career as a professional soccer player. It also sparked a new purpose.
I work to help elite performers to avoid pain and injury and fulfil their career potential.
I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Strength Coach. My expertise in high performance focuses on movement analysis to help identify sports-specific risk, avoid injury, enhance performance and add those all-important years to a career.
I channel that sporting ‘will to win’ from my soccer days into problem solving - I look beyond the injury or performance problem and focus on the cause. I’m proud of my proven record for injury rate reduction and performance enhancement.
The right care supports and protects an athlete’s biggest assets: their body and wellbeing.
My treatment approach is holistic, taking into account all factors in creating an individualized plan to help individuals fulfil their performance goals - nutrition, sleep, stress management, lifestyle, as well as rehabilitation and performance advice.
My 20 years experience in the English Football League, The NBA, US Major League Soccer and working with players in the PGA and Olympics, means I have established relationships with many medical and performance staff. I offer pro-level care off-season and can communicate with teams to give a seamless transition into a new season.
“The best in the business”
Baron Davis, NBA All-Star | UCLA Hall of Famer
I’m passionate about movement and its influence on a person’s success.
Refining your movement changes your energy levels, performance and recovery.
It protects your body from impact and degeneration.
But how you move isn’t just a physical thing - it’s both physical and psychological. Movement influences your emotions, which influence your behaviour, which influences how you communicate - that ‘presence’ you have, on and off the field.
I strongly believe that changing how you move will change the level of success you experience.
This is at the heart of my work with each individual.
“Working with Andy changed my career”
Steve Novak, Milwaukee Bucks | 10 year NBA Veteran
The qualifications I bring into my practice:
Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Masters Degree in Sports Science.
NSCA Strength and Conditioning certificate.
PFUK Pilates certification.
1995: Luton Town Football Club - professional football player
2000: Bolton Wanderers Football Club - first team Physiotherapist
2008: Southampton Football Club - Head of Sports Medicine
2009: Manchester City Football Club - Injury Prevention Specialist
2009: New York Knickerbockers - Director of Performance and Rehabilitation
2014: New York City Football Club - Director of Medicine and Performance
2015: Orreco - High Performance Adviser
2015: Innovate Performance Founded