Dr. Christian Robert Barney, D.C., C.C.S.P., D.A.B.C.O.

Dr. Christian Barney is the founder and CEO of Performance Health and Wellness, and the Co-founder of Mind, Body, Transformation

After receiving my doctorate degree with Cum Laude honors from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), Dr. Barney started his general practice in Orange County in 1985. His goal has always been to help his patients reach their health goals. He continues to expand his skills everyday, so he can provide his patients with the most up-to-date, effective techniques. Dr. Barney holds advanced certifications in all levels of Active Release Techniques (ART), including Biomechanics. He is proud to be a Lead Instructor for ART.

Dr. Barney has also received two post doctorate degrees as a certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, as well as being a certified Diplomat of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Barney has studied nutritional and functional medicine for over 30 years.

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Dr. Christian Barney


  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Cum Laude) Los Angeles College of Chiropractic June 1985


  • Diplomat of American Board Chiropractic Orthopedist
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • Active Release Certified: upper extremity, lower extremity, full spine, nerve entrapment and biomechanics
  • Active Release Techniques Lead Instructor
  • Diplomat National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Kinesio Tape Certified Provider
  • California State Certified X-ray Supervision and Operator
  • Dean’s Honor List
  • Certified Nutritionalist
  • Golf Certification

Professional & Academic Affiliations

  • American Chiropractic Association
  • California Chiropractic Association
  • California Chiropractic Sports Medicine Association
  • ART Elite Provider Network
  • La Quinta High School Football Team
  • Ironman
  • Ringling Brothers Circus

Specializes in:

  • General Chiropractic Practice in Orange County since 1985
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
  • Qualified Medical Examiner
  • Certified Active Release Techniques Practitioner/Lead Instructor

Symptoms treated

Carpal tunnel

Frozen shoulder

Golfers’ elbow

Groin Pull

IT Band Syndrome

Numbness down the arm

Plantar Fasciitis

Post surgical complications


Tennis elbow

  • Todd Miller (USA Master's National Champion-2010)
    "I have been seeing Dr. Christian Barney for over 20 years.  I am involved in master's volleyball and my training and competitions sometimes causes injuries. Dr. Barney has cured me numerous times the very first visit.  He has a sixth sense it seems as his healing abilities are intuitive and remarkable.  He has surpassed the orthopedic surgeons in his knowledge of how to teach his clients how to avoid injuries in the future. I have sent over 50 friends and family members to Dr. Barney over the past 20 years and he uniformly earns their trust and business.  His skill set includes treating and healing the body's entire muscular-skeletal system.  He also has great success as one of the top practitioners of ART (active release technique) in the nation.  He has also helped me quite a bit with his vast knowledge of nutrition and diet. Lastly, unlike many doctors, Chris walks the walk as he is one of the fittest and healthiest persons I have ever met."
  • Christopher Franke ( Hollywood Composer)
    "It's always interesting to realize how important it is to not only work with a good doctor, but one of the best. I use a piano and computers all day long to compose music. This is a challenge for my arms and posture and I develped chronic Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. Dr. Christian Barney was able to alieviate my syndrome where others had failed. I had been treated for sometime by my Beverly Hills Chiropractor without any significant or lasting results. With Dr. Barney, I found that Active Release Technique was the treatement that was missing from my previous chiropractic care. His skill, expertise and physical strength set him apart from the average chiropractic practitioner and released my shoulder from chronic pain. In addition to solving the shoulder issue, Dr. Barney has also relieved the pain from my lower back and other areas associated with my long hours in front of a computer. Not only am I pain free now, but my overall wellness and posture have improved dramatically thanks to the daily exercise routine Dr. Barney designed and bi-monthly sessions with him at Performance Health & Wellness."
  • Luke Hudson (Major League Baseball, Pitcher)
    "I've been fortunate to spend parts of 6 years in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals. Unfortunately, I've encountered more than enough physical hurdles during those years and the 5 years in the minor leagues. I went through my share of doctors, trainers, chiropractors and active release therapists throughout my professional baseball career. Then I found Performance Health & Wellness and Dr. Chris Barney. This is by far the best find I have ever come across. Dr. Barney is the most knowledgeable health care provider I've met. I've been to other ART providers but he is by far superior, it still amazes me. His passion for what he does and the sincerity he brings to every patient is impossible to beat. If I have one regret it is having not discovering him earlier."
  • Andy Sutton (Professional Hockey Player, NHL Edmonton Oilers)
    "I was one of the first NHL players to start using Active Release Technique (ART). Over my 15-year career I've seen dozen of ART providers, but hands-down Dr. Chris Barney is the most competent. Dr. Barney sets out a plan to permanently fix the issue. His awaremess of the body and its function, or lack thereof, is what sets him apart. His manipulations are well thought out and precise. I would recommend Dr. Barney to anyone who wants to feel better and function optimally."
  • Jason Tunks (3-Time Olympic Discus Thrower)
    "In my 11 years as a professional athlete, I have been treated by more therapists and specialists than I care to remember. But finding Performance Health & Wellness has finally allowed me to fix a back and hip problem that left me unable to train. As a discus thrower, I require a lot of heavy weight training in conjunction with aggressive body movements. This can be extremely taxing on the body. There were times that the pain in my back and hip kept me from training properly and not able to perform at my best. I understood the benefits of Active Release Techniques so finding Performance Health & Wellness was a perfect match. After 4 sessions, I was at 100% again and performing better than ever. Dr. Barney is one of the best ART specialists I have ever seen. My back and hip problems are in the past and I can concentrate of being at the top of my game. Thanks Performance Health & Wellness!"
  • Abigail Villena (Head Tennis Pro, The Billie Jean King Tennis Center)
    "I came to Performance Health & Wellness with Lateral Epicondylitis, after tolerating the discomfort for a couple of weeks. As a tennis pro I could not afford to take time off the court, but I also realized I couldn’t continue playing with that much pain. The pain started affecting the technique of my strokes and just icing my elbow wasn’t helping. I was grateful to be referred to Performance Health & Wellness by one of my clients who also overcame a shoulder and elbow injury. During the first week, I was treated three times and had my elbow taped with Kinesio Tape. The second week consisted of two sessions and playing without the Kinesio Tape so I would not become dependent on it. I then came in once a week for the next two weeks. So within a month of beginning treatment, I was back to pain-free playing without having to take any time off. Active Release Technique was new to me, but it really helped me understand the reasons for my other aches and pains. Performance Health & Wellness challenged me to take my overall stretching to another level. Since coming to Performance Health & Wellness my performance on the court has been more explosive and the recovery after workouts have been easier. Thanks for Performance Health & Wellness, I am a more flexible athlete and am confident I will be able to play tennis for a lifetime."