Tony is a registered Osteopath since 2004 and sports injuries therapist since 1999. Following an 18 year career as a professional footballer during which he played at Championship level in England and premier league level in Ireland, he decided to pursue a career in Osteopathy. Having suffered with lower back issues during his career in England he was pointed towards Osteopathy and never suffered with injuries thereafter.
I feel so fortunate to be working in an area in which I have a total belief as I have first hand experience of the benefits of osteopathic treatment. This belief has instilled in me a passion to pass on the benefits of the truly magnificent osteopathic medicine to patients
Tony has an honours degree in Osteopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Tony also has a Masters Degree in Sports Injuries from Manchester Metropolitan University added to a diploma in Sports Injuries. He has taught anatomy to undergraduates in Physical Therapy.
Tony’s practice sees patients of all ages from the general public as well as sports people. He has practised as senior therapist at Shelbourne FC (2006-2008), Bohemians FC (2008-2012) and is presently lead therapist at Shamrock Rovers (2012- present). He has also practised as Osteopath to the Republic of Ireland soccer team since 2008 until 2020. He has attended the Euro finals in 2012 and more recently in 2016 with the team.
I have had fantastic access to travelling and interactions with many elite sports people and sports medical personnel with my involvement in football. I love the mix of my practice where I treat mostly the general public in Swords. Every patient I see provides a unique set of challenges which is fantastic and drives me to seek solutions to their reason for referral
Tony works with many specialists and has access to referral to these where required. “Football has enabled me to work alongside specialists that are elite in their fields and thankfully I am able to send patients to these talented practitioners when required, should they require further investigations or consultant referral”.
Tony McCarthy BA, DO, BSc (hons) Ost, MSc (sports injuries), MOCI, GOsC registered.