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Tony Spain, Chartered Physiotherapist

Tony Spain, Chartered Physiotherapist

Tony Spain provides athletes, sports clubs and large workplaces with professional chartered physiotherapy services.
With almost 2 decades of experience, Tony Spain has helped hundreds of athletes, sports enthusiasts and teams, optimise their sporting performance, manage injuries and treat pain.

Tony has an honours Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy from University College Dublin finishing first in his class.
Tony 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.

To schedule an appointment with Tony Spain, Chartered Physiotherapist, get in contact with our offices today.


Extra-Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy Machine.

I am delighted to announce that I recently have purchased an Extra-Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy Machine.

This provides sonic pressure/shock waves to the body through the transducer head and is primarily used for the treatment of chronic non-inflammatory injuries.

The basic principle of ESWT is the transfer of shock wave energy to the body in order to stimulate an inflammatory reaction. This inflammatory reaction is desired in non-inflammatory conditions in order to stimulate a healing response.

Shockwave provide the following benefits:

Mechanical stimulation

Increased local blood flow

Increase in cellular activity

Transient analgesic effect on afferent nerves

Break down calcific deposits (primarily, but not exclusively in tendon)

One of the strongest arguments for the use of shockwave in therapy is that it effectively takes a tissue from a more chronic to a more acute state, and in doing so, provides a stimulus (trigger) to a 'stalled' repair sequence (Watson 2012).

The main body of evidence supporting this treatment covers:

Plantar fasciitis

Achilles tendinopathy

Patellar tendonipathy

Tennis and Golfers elbow (medial and lateral epicondylalgia)

Biceps tendinopathy

Supraspinatus tendinopathy

Trochanteric bursitis


Tony Spain, Chartered Physiotherapist

Tony 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 Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

In 2009, Tony obtained a 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 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and as a result is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Last year he published an article: "Assessment and treatment of the TMJ" in Irelands Dental Magazine.

Tony has worked extensively in the public and private sector for the last seventeen years:
Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital,
St. James’s Hospital (where he was Senior Physiotherapist in Cardiac Rehabilitation), The Leinster Clinic in Maynooth, Beacon Hospital (where he was a Senior Physiotherapist in the outpatient team and manager of UPMC Beacon Naas).

Tony Spain, Chartered Physiotherapist

Tony has worked exclusively in the area of musculoskeletal and sports injuries for the past eleven 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.


To book a private season or to inquire about class availability, get in contact with Tony Spain, Chartered Physiotherapist today.



Pilates classes specifically designed to rehabilitate the spine & surrounding muscle groups run by a chartered physiotherapist.

Monday 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Wednesdays: 9:30 am - 10:30 am                      


Soft tissue massage

Trigger point release

Muscle energy techniques

Joint Mobilisations

Back Rehabilitation


Acupuncture for acute and chronic pain management

One to One Rehabilitation post-surgery

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Sports injury clinic

Prompt MRI Referral – No waiting weeks or even months

Prompt Referral to Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons



Paediatric chartered physiotherapist

Paediatric chartered physiotherapist now available with 15 years experience, 8 of those full time in paediatric orthopaedic and musculoskeletal specialties.

Conditions treated include: hypermobility, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, musculoskeletal pain and musculoskeletal variances including coast feet, toe walking, intoeing and out-toeing.

Please contact 087 6274926 or and request a paediatric appointment

A variety of physiotherapy interventions are offered:

Manual Therapy

Dry Needling

Orthotic Prescription



Pre and Post-operative assessments


Are you a smart, driven physio with a can-do attitude? Do you want to re-focus your career?

If you have got a passion for helping patients get their lives back on track and to achieve things they never thought possible, you might just be the person we are looking for.

Here at Tony Spain Physiotherapy Ltd. we strive to help people get back to their best and stay there. We are renowned for our hands-on approach to treatment and clinical Pilates program and are laser focused on enabling you to become an expert clinician.

You'll be part of a company who is driven to help our patients achieve their goals. Please ONLY apply for this position if YOU are a TRUE Team Player wishing to excel each and every day.

You will be expected to:
Follow our proven clinical processes and signature systems to ensure our clients reach their optimal goals within the expected timelines.
Take on constructive feedback with grace, but also bring your knowledge and skills to us so we can learn from you!
Bring passion and fun to the workplace. This needs to complement a high level of professionalism with both colleagues and clients.

This role is a part-time position that reports directly to the Practice Owner, while also working closely with other key members of the team.

Contact us today


On site free parking available

Home visits available



Tony Spain, Chartered Physiotherapist
Tony Spain, Chartered Physiotherapist
Tony Spain Chartered Physiotherapist
Tony Spain Chartered Physiotherapist



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Tony Spain, Chartered Physiotherapist

Castlewarden, Straffan

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday

07:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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