BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MISCP, Lic Acup
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 more recently in 2011, successfully completed the Stott Pilates Instructors course. Tony has just completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy degree from University College Dublin 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. Tony has worked extensively in the public and private sector for the last eleven years – at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, St James’s Hospital (where he was Senior Physiotherapist in Cardiac Rehabilitation and also lectured in Biomechanics on the undergraduate programme for Trinity College Dublin), and the Leinster Clinic in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. He is a senior physiotherapist in the outpatient team since 2007. Tony has worked exclusively in the area of musculoskeletal and sports injuries for the past six 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).