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About Performance Health

Performance Health & Wellness is committed to an elevated patient experience that addresses every aspect of feeling good and living well. We have assembled a team of the industry’s top wellness practitioners whose combined expertise covers a spectrum of services to address whole health. 

Our team includes Chiropractors, Active Release Technique Practitioners, Functional Medicine Practitioners, Movement Therapists, and Wellness Therapists committed to getting you moving more efficiently and without pain. We design our programs so that you will feel better and stronger than before. We believe that life isn’t just about avoiding pain – it’s about thriving.

At Performance Health & Wellness, Our expert team always welcomes new patients, their families, and their friends. No referral is necessary!

Why We Began

Performance Health & Wellness was started 35 years ago by Dr. Christian Barney. He began by studying to be an athletic trainer and then became an exercise aficionado. He entered chiropractic because it was in alignment with his values on health and disease. After chiropractic school, he realized that chiropractic work was focused too much on the manipulation of joints to affect the nervous system. Dr. Barney felt if we treated the muscular system people would need fewer treatments. He then began investigating soft tissue techniques to include in his practice. After finding Active Release Therapy (ART), he created a rehab system based on movement efficiency and supporting appropriate neuro pathways.

The focus of our work is movement, ease of movement, the efficiency of movement, and confidence in movement. Our patients realize that movement is life. This movement has benefits in all areas of life and propels us toward optimum health. Besides physical movement, the internal movement promotes an anti-inflammatory system, movement of blood, blood sugar, movement of optimum hormonal balance, detoxification of the liver and bowels, and the movement of the nervous system.

Our Vision

It is our goal to empower patients with tools and resources so they can facilitate their own health. Our main focus is for our patients to move pain-free with ease and energy. We know that movement can help our patients live with satisfaction and vitality.

ART for Optimal Health

Active Release Therapy (ART) is a specialized movement-based massage technique used to treat a spectrum of injuries of soft tissue. We believe in measurable results offered by ART for a variety of conditions. The entire team at Performance Health & Wellness are ART certified at the highest Level and Dr. Christian Barney is a lead instructor on the board of education for ART.

Let us show you how ART can help you live your best life. Call (949) 476-1250.

We Do What We Do, For You

Remember 20 years ago, when you moved with ease and energy? When it felt like your body worked for you and with you? Do you want to restore those feelings of health and vigor and vitality? That's what we do. 

We are a collaborative healthcare facility that focuses on movement; movement efficiency of not just muscles and joints but of all systems, including the nervous and biochemical systems. We want to make sure that the brain is communicating to every inch of your body and your body is communicating back to the brain.

At Performance Health & Wellness our patients are family, our staff is our tribe; we aim to foster an environment of collaborative wellness care through teamwork and collaboration with a focus on the conversation of health. We facilitate comprehensive health by nurturing a patient experience that is respectful, thoughtful, and fully informed. 

We commit to helping our patients get the results they haven’t been able to achieve with other practitioners. Our average patient has seen three to five other medical doctors, chiropractors, and physiotherapists and they come to us feeling frustrated, defeated, and even hopeless that they will find relief from pain and immobility. We are confident we can help them get the results they seek and feel better again. We are special because we are a true holistic clinic that focuses on all aspects of health. We provide a whole team of experts to help get the patient better. We have a specialized rehabilitation program based on the nervous system that is more effective than typical rehab programs.


We take pride each time we can empower our patients to find relief from pain, to elevate their performance, and to achieve whole health. We are so proud, we could shout it from the rooftops! But you don’t have to take it from us. Here are our stories of success, in the words of our valued patients.

Health For Everyone

We believe that everyone deserves access to services that facilitate complete health. We welcome patients of every age and ability who are seeking relief from pain, enhanced performance, and holistic wellness. We promise to be respectful of your time and your unique journey. We will guide you with the best care possible. No referral is necessary and we offer direct insurance billing. We are here to meet all of your goals for well-being. Call us at (949) 476-1250.

Move Towards Whole Health

Performance Health & Wellness promises a comprehensive approach to find wellness through whole-body health. With a focus on movement efficiency of all systems of the body, our patients can achieve relief from pain, improved quality of life, and balance of their mind and body. Our team of practitioners of Chiropractic, ART, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Sports and Functional Medicine, and Movement Therapy can design a treatment journey that meets every client where they are at and empowers them to get to where they want to be.

Connect with Performance Health & Wellness in Irvine California to explore your options for whole health and wellness. Call us at (949) 476-1250 and move towards a pain-free and vital life today.

What To Expect

We understand that every patient's journey is unique. We promise to help you find the pathways to health that are right for you. When you partner with the team at Performance Health & Wellness you can expect an experience that is different from a typical trip to the doctor’s office. You can expect an experience that is thoughtful, respectful, and fully informed. Here is how it works:

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  • It Doesn’t End There

If you are suffering from persistent pain, reduced mobility, declining performance, or are generally feeling unwell. Reach out to our well-appointed facility in Irvine, California to schedule your initial consultation with our expert wellness practitioners.

Your initial consultation begins with a comprehensive intake and assessment. This includes a posture screen and an INBODY to detect inflammation. Your doctor will perform a detailed exam and evaluation and discuss with you your health concerns and your goals for wellness. This is our opportunity to learn about your lifestyle habits, medical and injury history, and previous obstacles to health. This is also your opportunity to ask questions, explore our treatments, and ensure that our practice is the right fit for you.

With all of the information gathered through your intake, assessment, and examinations, our team will collaborate to design a completely customized plan that leverages all of the tools and techniques at hand to help you reach your wellness goals. Your treatment will begin right away and we are committed to seeing you through your journey -- learning, and adapting, and refocusing whenever necessary.

Our commitment to your health is not over the moment you start to feel better. We promise to be a knowledgeable and skilled expert guide for you and your family as you heal, grow, and live. As you age, evolve, and transform and your health concerns and goals change we want to be your go-to source for information and understanding; your trusted partner for a lifetime of movement, energy, and holistic wellness.

A Collaborative Model For Care

Our team at Performance Health & Wellness is composed of the industry’s top wellness practitioners, We are committed to our craft and committed to our patients. Learn more about the qualifications and experience that each team member provides for our collaborative model of care.


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Performance Health & Wellness is a full-service Wellness Facility located in Irvine California. Our team of Chiropractors, Active Release Technique Practitioners, Movement Therapists, and Wellness Therapists will support you on your journey to energized movement and comprehensive health and wellness.

Connect with us today to achieve your goals for complete health.

Call us at (949) 476-1250.

Connect With Our Team, Connect With Yourself

If you are seeking solutions to find complete wellness and to feel empowered to live your healthiest life, Performance Health & Wellness is the ideal partner on your journey. With a spectrum of comprehensive services to help you find balance and to feel good, our expert team is here to guide you.

Connect with yourself by connecting with the team at Performance Health & Wellness. Call (949)476-1250.

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