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.
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:
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:
Tennis and Golfers elbow (medial and lateral epicondylalgia)
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).
Pilates classes specifically designed to rehabilitate the spine & surrounding muscle groups run by a chartered physiotherapist.
Wednesdays: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Thursdays: 5:40 pm - 6:40 pm
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Soft tissue massage
Trigger point release
Muscle energy techniques
Acupuncture for acute and chronic pain management
One to One Rehabilitation post-surgery
Sports injury clinic
Prompt MRI Referral – No waiting weeks or even months
Prompt Referral to Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons
Pre and Post-operative assessments
On site free parking available
Home visits available