Dr. Brian Barney grew up in South Holland, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago, with his parents and older brother. He played several different sports in his childhood but eventually settled on track & field as his main sport throughout high school. He then attended the University of Cincinnati, where he ran the 800 meters for the men’s track & field team and studied for his Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences. While he was a student at UC, Dr. Barney had the opportunity to work as a research assistant on research projects related to high intensity interval training for post-stroke patients. He served in several leadership roles as an undergraduate student, culminating in him receiving UC’s Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence upon his graduation in 2015. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Barney attended the University of Kentucky to complete his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Dr. Barney’s doctoral research project was: “The Effectiveness of Nonoperative vs. Operative Treatment for Adult Athletic Pubalgia: A Systematic Review”. Dr. Barney also completed an internship at Shriner’s Hospital in Lexington, KY, where he performed walking gait analysis on children with cerebral palsy. He graduated from UK in 2018, and has worked in various settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and home health. Dr. Barney also serves as an assistant coach for the William Mason High School boys’ cross country and track & field teams, where he primarily works with distance runners. Mason High School cross country is perennial contender for OHSAA state championships and have won the last two championships in 2021 and 2022. Dr. Barney specializes in treating runners, youth athletes, everyday active adults, and older adults with multiple health issues. Dr. Barney emphasizes building strong relationships with his patients and enjoys the challenge of personalizing each patient’s care to their goals and needs. If you’d like to take care of any injuries, pains, or loss of physical function, Dr. Barney would love to work with you!
DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) - University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
B.S. (Bachelor of Science in Health Science, emphasis on Exercise and Movement) - University of Cincinnati
C.S.C.S. (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) – National
Strength and Conditioning Association
Cert. DN (Dry Needling Certification) – Dry Needling Institute/ American Academy of Manipulative Therapy
License # PT018438
– Dry Needling 1 – Dry Needling for Craniofacial, Cervicothoracic & Upper Extremity Conditions
– Dry Needling 2 – Dry Needling for Lumbopelvic & Lower Extremity Conditions
– Build a Better Runner: Rehab, Prevention, and Peak Performance
– Foundations for the Primary Care Therapist: A Hands-On Workshop
White H, Barney B, Augsburger S, Miller E, Iwinski H. AFOs Improve Stride Length and Gait Velocity but Not Motor Function for Most with Mild Cerebral Palsy. Sensors. 2023; 23(2):569. https://doi.org/10.3390/s23020569
Boyne P, Reisman D, Brian M, et al. Ventilatory threshold may be a more specific measure of aerobic capacity than peak oxygen consumption rate in persons with stroke. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2017;24(2):149-157.doi.org10.1080/10749357.2016.1209831
Boyne P, Billinger S, MacKay-Lyons M, Barney B, Khoury J, Dunning K. Aerobic Exercise Prescription in Stroke Rehabilitation: A Web-Based Survey of US Physical Therapists. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2017;41(2):119-128. doi:10.1097/NPT.0000000000000177