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

Doctor 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 working for Total Performance providing UTC support for tendon monitoring in the NBA & academically researching the kinetics, kinematics and muscle activity of sprint drills.  


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


Andy is the host and co-founder of the Inform Performance a performance and sports medicine podcast . The show interviews the thought leaders and professionals that support elite athletes and teams. The aim of the show is to deconstruct the technical strategies or the philosophies guests utilise in their working environment or area of expertise. Featured guests have worked across the NBA, NFL, MLB, F1, UFC, EPL and more.



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.