INFORM PERFORMANCE PODCAST 

 

Our original rehab show for interdisciplinary practitioners involved in high performance rehab 

WHAT IS IT?

The Inform Performance Podcast is our original show focussed on high performance rehabilitation hosted by Dr Andy McDonald and Ben Ashworth. 

 

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Dr Andy McDonald

Andy is a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Strength & Conditioning Coach who has worked professionally in both Physiotherapy and Strength & Conditioning domains. 

His career experience thus far includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector ranging from developing youth and collegiate athletes through to olympic/paralympic and professional levels. Taken together Andy has worked with a diverse range of athletes from over 25 sports competing at a national, international or professional level. 

Most recently Andy worked within tendon consultancy helping to provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service to multiple NBA teams.

Ben Ashworth

Ben is working as a consultant with teams and individuals to help solve shoulder performance problems. He graduated as a physiotherapist in 1997 with Masters in physiotherapy and strength & conditioning, and has nearly 20 years experience in the daily management of athletes, including 6 years at Arsenal Football Club as 1st team Physiotherapist and now his current role as Director of Performance at Sparta Prague AC. 

Ben’s interest & experience in shoulders developed from his time in professional rugby at London Wasps and was accelerated through his work with the British Judo team in the lead up to London 2012. Ben is currently working towards completion of a PhD in the area of Shoulder performance monitoring at Liverpool Hope University, a centre of excellence for upper limb and shoulder research (focussing on fatigue, return to play markers and neuromuscular profiling for performance).

This work continues from recent publications around the now well established use of force platforms for shoulder strength testing developed at Saracens rugby and currently applied in baseball, tennis, rugby, cricket & collegiate sports.