Dr. Barry I. Shafer is the Director and full-time clinician of Elite Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Arcadia, California. In addition, he also serves as the team physical therapist for Azusa Pacific University and Citrus College, along with working and consulting with other local colleges and high schools. Barry obtained his Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters’ of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University. He has experience with elite athletes at the professional, college and high school levels. Barry was lead physical therapist and athletic trainer for the first Medical Symposium for youth soccer in El Salvador, bringing together Medical Doctors, Rehabilitation Professionals, Trainers and Coaches from around the country to teach and progress the health and welfare of their players. He continues to work numerous soccer clubs in the Southern California area, consulting on training regimens, injury prevention programs and rehabilitation from injury. In his practice, Barry continues to see all general orthopedic conditions and patients of all ages. He relies on using a variety of techniques and approaches, incorporating Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR), Mulligan Mobilization, in conjunction with focused exercises in his daily practice for many diagnoses and intervention strategies. “Using this combination mobilization, manipulation, other manual therapy techniques and corrective exercises facilitates movement restoration to progress the client/athlete to the highest level of function.” Barry continues to stay active participating in various societies and research activities. He collaborate with the Ortho Biomechanics Laboratory, Congress Medical Foundation, collaborates and participating discipline of the Congress Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship for orthopedic surgeons, serves as an active member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Society for Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET) and is on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.
As a full-time clinician, Barry looks forward to meeting you when you are in the clinic make sure you are getting back to full health. Please reach out to me when you are with us, I’d like to opportunity to say “hi”!