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Tony Spain

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MISCP, Lic Acup

  1. Sc (Sports Physiotherapy), B.Sc. (Physiotherapy), B.Sc. (Sports and Exercise Science), MISCP, MSOM, CSCS, Lic. Acupuncture

Specialities: Sports Injuries, Spine, Hip, Knee, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Tony Spain has an honours degree in Physiotherapy from the Royal College of Surgeons together with an honours degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick. He also holds a certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy and is a member of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine.  In 2009, Tony obtained further professional qualification in acupuncture and in 2011 successfully completed the Stott Pilates Instructors course. Tony completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy degree from UCD in 2013 and wrote his dissertation on the effects of Kinesio Tape in Gaelic footballers. He presented his findings at the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Conference in September 2013 winning first prize in the Physical Activity and Population health category. Most recently he qualified as a certified strength and conditioning specialist and as a result is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Tony has worked extensively in the public and private sector for the last thirteen years –Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, St. James’s Hospital (where he was Senior Physiotherapist in Cardiac Rehabilitation) and the Leinster Clinic in Maynooth, Co. Kildare). He has been a Senior Physiotherapist in the outpatient team since 2007. Tony has worked exclusively in the area of musculoskeletal and sports injuries for the past eight years and during this time has worked with numerous sports teams including Soccer (Republic of Ireland U17s), Hurling (International Shinty, inter-county and club level) and Gaelic football (inter-county and club level).

He has also lectured on the undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy programmes in Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin respectively.