DR. ANDREW BARR
Founder, Innovate Performance
Doctor Andrew Barr holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, a Masters’ degree in Sports Science, and certifications in Pilates (PFUK) and NSCA Strength & Conditioning (CSCS). Andy consults with multiple professional sports teams and athletes around the world, speaks on injury recovery and management, and runs innovative sports injury prevention and performance courses.
A native of the UK, Andy started his career as a professional soccer player with Luton Town Football Club (F.C.). When his athletic career was cut short by injury, he earned a Physiotherapy degree while playing semi-professional soccer. Andy promptly began his physiotherapy career in 2001 as the physiotherapist for Bolton Wanderers F.C. in the English Premiership.
In 2006, Andy moved on to be the Head of Medicine for Southampton F.C., and in 2009 he was named the Head Physiotherapist for Manchester City F.C. where he truly began to master his injury prevention methods. He began understanding the importance of movement variability and implemented his movement assessment and movement enhancement techniques into his practice.
In 2009, the New York Knicks brought Andy aboard in an injury prevention and performance role. Working with team President Phil Jackson, he performed the role of Director of Performance and Rehabilitation. Andy also set up the medical and performance department for Major League Soccer’s New York City Football Club and served as the team’s Director of Medicine and Performance during their inaugural season.