Barry is a graduate from the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne with over 15 years clinical experience in sports & musculoskeletal injuries.
Barry physiotherapeutic approach focuses on personalised education, soft tissue massage therapy, advanced manual therapy and exercise therapy.
His undergraduate clinical training was undertaken at Austin Health, LifeCare Health and Sydney Sports Medicine Centre in Olympic Park. He was also a Project Physiotherapist for a Knee Osteoarthritis Randomised Control Trial at the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, at the University of Melbourne.
Early in his physiotherapy career, Barry has was mentored by many experts in the physiotherapy industry most notably musculoskeletal physiotherapist Dr Jon Ford, who is a leading clinical researcher in lower back pain, as well as more recently, sports physiotherapist Murray Leyland who was the former Head Physiotherapist of the Central Coast Mariners from the Hyundai A-League Men's Soccer.
Barry's love for Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy led him to undertake further post-graduate clinical training in:
- Dry Needling for Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Lower Limb Biomechanics
- Advanced Sports Taping Techniques
- Advanced massage therapy
- McKenzie Approach to Spinal Conditions
- Functional Spinal Rehabilitation/Functional Restoration
- Functional Strength & Conditioning
- Matwork & Reformer Clinical Pilates
- Advanced Sports Taping Techniques
- Advanced Sports Injury Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
- Running Motion Analysis
- Gym exercise Form Analysis
- Shockwave Therapy
- The latest evidence in Pain Science
- Exercise rehabilitation of tendon injuries
- Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management
Barry is a highly trained physiotherapist in assessing and treating the underlying causes of muscle, nerve and joint injuries.
Barry enjoys working alongside Melbourne's top orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, sports physicians, musculoskeletal physicians and other allied health professionals. Where appropriate, he does not hesitate to refer to his trusted network when seeking a second opinion.
Over the decade, Barry has worked with a diverse range of sporting individuals ranging from the weekend warrior, to children and the elderly athlete. He has also worked with various elite athletes in AFL, rugby, hockey, basketball, netball, soccer and tennis. He is currently the Club Physiotherapist at South Eastern Predators, a Division 1 Gridiron (American Football) team located in Melbourne.
Holding several board positions at global digital health companies, Barry has deep interests in applying the latest technologies to improve the accuracy of injury diagnosis, recovery times and general health.
Barry is also a co-founder at HealthAide, a digital patient content service to healthcare practices (GPs and allied health) Online Prostate Physiotherapy, a specialist telehealth men's health physiotherapy service for prostate cancer sufferers.
Barry is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Health Informatics Society of Australia.
Barry contributes back to his industry and community by being the founder and lead contributor of the Digital Health section of the Australian Physiotherapy Association's InMotion publication.
Outside of work, Barry is a Bombers supporter. He enjoys spending quality time with his family (wife Nadasha, 6 month old daughter Amelia and 3 year old son Jacob). For exercise, he loves going for daily jogs, weight training in his clinic's gym, and playing a social but competitive game of tennis. He also enjoys learning martial arts - in particular, boxing and Shaolin Kung Fu. Prior to rolling his right ankle and the rupture of all ligaments, he was a soccer player in the left wing position at Knox City Soccer Club.
As a creative outlet, Barry enjoys learning to code apps to improve the health and wellbeing of his patients and the community.
Striving to combine his clinical expertise with technology to improve the health of the community, he is currently undertaking a Master of Computer Science at Edith Cowan University, so that he can invent his own apps.