Andy McDonald

Dr David Opar (Director of the Sports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre at ACU)

Episode 58: Ben Ashworth hosts his first episode of Inform Performance. On this episode Ben chats to Dr David Opar the Director of the Sports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre at Australian Catholic University. D…

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Tom Farrow (Physical Performance Specialist & Founder / Co-Director of Areté Performance)

Episode 57: Andy McDonald chats to Tom Farrow a Physical Performance Specialist who is the Founder & Co-Director of Areté Performance. Until August, when the programme was unfortunately cut due to losing funding, he was the Head of Physical Performance f…

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Jesse Elis (Director of Health and Performance at the Portland Trail Blazers)

Episode 56: Andy McDonald chats Jesse Elis the Director of Health and Performance at the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team. Jesse is a PT with a background in professional tennis in the WTA and was formerly the Director of Physical Therapy at EXOS. In addi…

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Sérgio T Fonseca (Professor at the University Federal de Minas Gerais and Editor in Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Physiotherapy)

Episode 55: Andy McDonald chats to Sérgio T Fonseca. Sérgio is from a clinical background originally and currently works at the Department of Physical Therapy of the University Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. Sérgio teaches and advises in the areas of P…

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Mike Friday (USA Rugby Mens 7’s Head Coach)

Episode 54: Andy McDonald chats to Mike Friday USA Rugby Mens 7’s Head Coach. Mike began his sporting career as a player transitioning from the amateur rugby years into the professional era, before becoming renowned as a coach. He has enjoyed multiple co…

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Jarrod Antflick – Tendon Management (Consultant Sports Physiotherapist & Founder of Total Performance)

Episode 53: Andy McDonald chats to Jarrod Antflick a Consultant Sports Physiotherapist in elite sport. Jarrod is the founder of Total Performance and has been working in elite sport for over 15 years as a consultant Sports Physiotherapist. His work resid…

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James Moore – Hamstring Special (Co-Founder of The Health Development & Performance Network – HDPN)

Episode 52: Andy McDonald chats to James Moore the Co-Founder of the Health Development & Performance Network (HDPN). James also currently holds the position of Clinical Director of Sports & Exercise Medicine at the Centre for Health & Human Performance …

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Mick Hughes – ACL Rehab (Co-founder of the Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide & @learnphysio)

Episode 51: Andy McDonald chats to Mick Hughes a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist who consults at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre, Collins St Melbourne. During his Physio career Mick has worked with elite junior sporting teams such as the N…

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Nick Winkelman (Head of Athletic Performance & Science for Irish Rugby Football Union)

Episode 50: Andy McDonald chats to Nick Winkelman the head of athletic performance & science for the Irish Rugby Football Union. His primary role is to oversee the delivery and development of strength & conditioning and sports science across all national…

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Andrew Gray (Founder & Director of Athletic Data Innovations and High Performance Manager at Wests Tigers Rugby)

Episode 49: Andy McDonald chats to Andrew Gray the High Performance Manager at Wests Tigers Rugby. Andrew’s performance roots were in Physiotherapy and over his career he has worked extensively in the NRL. He has enjoyed previous roles at Cronulla Sharks…

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