Andrew Barr, DPT | PT | MSc | CSCS

Dr Andy Barr DPT PT

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


My Philosophy

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.


My timeline:

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



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TESTIMONIALS

For over 15 years Andy has been a true pioneer in the world of elite athlete performance and care. His holistic and person approach combined with his unique experiences across the elite world of professional sport make him a global leader in maximizing performance and minimizing injury. With Andy in your team you are always in great hands
— Mike Forde, Founder of Sportsology | GM Chelsea Football Club (2007 - 2013)
Andy Barr is the one of the most intelligent sport physiotherapists that I’ve worked for as a professional. His clinical experience combined with his practical ability to apply science speaks volumes for the exemplary skills that he displays while he’s providing care for all of his high performing athletes.
— Mubarak Malik, Director of Performance NY Knicks