Andy McDonald BSc MCSP CSCS
Physiotherapist
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.  

LATEST ARTICLES

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 is commonly in association to multitude…
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 (soon to be released as a…
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
Intrisics, Arches and Achilles Function - Optimising Load Sharing Systems

Intrisics, Arches and Achilles Function - Optimising Load Sharing Systems

The athletic motions of running, jumping and landing require the foot and ankle complex to be adaptable to varying surfaces and demands. The complex needs to be compliant to dampen…

ABOUT ANDY MCDONALD

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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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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.