Andy McDonald BSc MCSP CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Inform Performance Podcast Host

Andy McDonald is a dual qualified British ‘Physio / Coach’ who has functioned in both Strength & Conditioning and Physiotherapist roles working with athletes across over 30 different sports from youth & collegiate levels through to professional, Olympic and Paralympic levels. He is currently completing a doctorate & researching lower extremity Injury force profiles, biomechanics and tendon ultrasonography.  


Session Embedded Testing

Session Embedded Testing

Test – Intervene – Retest – Analysis There is inevitably physical standards that we want to test, track and achieve with athletes and this…
Limb Symmetry vs Symmetry + Performance

Limb Symmetry vs Symmetry + Performance

We place a lot of stock in limb symmetry but critically we need to couple this with performance During a conversation with Mick Hughes…
Programming & Intervening with clarity: Is the tail wagging the dog?

Programming & Intervening with clarity: Is the tail wagging the dog?

An article exploring clarity of technical reasoning, thought processing and approach. For coaches and clinicians

Organisations I've worked with or for


Through my podcast Inform Performance and our sponsor Vald Performance, We have created a series of infographics and end of episode educational content on athlete testing. Check out the podcast to listen or view the material here online. 



Andy is a dual experienced Physiotherapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach from a multi-sport background with a passion for high quality rehabilitation & performance diagnostics.

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