The Amazing development of Best Performance Systems

Hello, I'm Dr. Barry Carlin, the developer of Best Performance Systems, which is a truly unique program that empowers people to feel better, be happier, be healthier, and to prevent injury and be more productive.

I am probably not the first to tell you that my program is unique and well, the β€œBest”. But read on to learn the amazing journey that led to the development of Best Performance Systems, and I believe you will agree.

I am passionate about empowering people to be healthier. It has been my mission through 3 evolving careers. First as a doctor. Not just treating patients but empowering 1000’s to be healthier for the rest of their lives.

Then as a speaker and seminar leader, empowering 10,000’s.

And finally as a consultant to large businesses and a course creator, empowering 100,000’s.

The story of the evolution of how I developed Best Performance systems is interesting and perhaps strange.

This story began in my 20s working in a small town hospital in Pennsylvania as a respiratory therapist.

Children would come into the emergency room with a severe respiratory condition, such as smoke inhalation, wheezing and flailing. There was one doctor, Michael Driscoll, one of my great mentors. He would stand at the foot of their bed and do a magic trick. The child, still wheezing would stop flailing, and look at him. He would say, If you let us treat you, you will feel better and I will do another magic trick for you. Nine times out of 10, that's all it took to get the child to be willingly treated. Dr. Driscoll took me under his wing and taught me many things, including magic. I became a working magician.

Then in my journey to become a chiropractor, I moved to Los Angeles for graduate school.

I needed money for tuition, books, rent, food and all the things a college student likes to do.

I took some classes in Mime.

I formed a little troupe with 2 women friends. We did jazz dance, white face mime and close-up magic. We street performed at Venice beach on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and in a touristy area called Westwood Friday and Saturday nights, then birthday parties on yachts, weddings, bar mitzvahs, art openings and more.

I was able to put myself through school performing.

Then I was still a student, but an intern. I'm in the school clinic treating patients. Because of all that I was doing and all the people that I knew through that world, guess who my patients were? They were jugglers, gymnasts, dancers, musicians and circus performers.

I noticed certain types of injuries in most ballet dancers. And different than ballet, but certain types of injuries in most jazz dancers. And then I noticed all the people in a particular show had the exact same injury. And all the people in another particular show had different, but all had the exact same injury.

I still treated them like any good doctor, but therapy included exercise based on the physical demands of what they did. What happened was not only did they get better but they told me other injuries, that I did not know about were going better. And further, they were all telling me that their performance was improving.

I developed a big practice as an intern with professional performing artists. They were coming to see me from all over the United States. Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, San Francisco.

Then I graduated and moved to Pisa Italy for three years which was my first practice. I treated regular people and soon dancers were coming from all over Italy, France, Spain and Germany.

Then I moved back to Los Angeles, opened a practice, and saw performing artists. I was at one point the doctor for Cirque Du Soliel, the Joffrey Ballet, the San Francisco Symphony, stunt organizations and athletic teams. The treatment was all about not stopping pain like all other doctors. But making the body healthier to prevent future pain and improve performance.

Then I left private practice and evolved into teaching seminars.

Here comes the evolution into industrial care folks.

I realized: what does a performing artist do? Hold sustained postures and repetitive activity.

What does a worker do? Hold sustained postures and repetitive activity.

So I evolved to teach seminars and consult for large companies like Hilton, Omni Hotels, KSL Hotels, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Boeing Corporation, and for hundreds of companies in Southeast Asia, Asia, Europe, and America.

Over the years we have taken many courses and developed groundbreaking approaches in Ergonomics, Leadership, Influencing human behavior, creating happy positive cultures, and more.

We are frequent speakers sharing our unique and effective approaches at conferences internationally.Β 

And that is a condensed version of how Best Performance Systems came to be.

We want to make the world a better place. And this is how we are doing it.

Let's go on this mission together of empowering your workers to be healthier, more productive and happier.

And for them to teach their friends and families to feel and function better.