Tony Barnett MCSP
Coming from a background of competitive middle and long-distance running, Tony was perfectly prepared for working in the sport and leisure industry as a fitness instructor, British Athletic Federation coach, sports massage therapist and sports therapist with 20 years experience before graduating as a Chartered physiotherapist. He has studied at masters level in the area of Orthopaedic medicine and is an extended scope practitioner being able to perform joint and soft tissue injections. He has also studied at the Football Association in England and holds a Diploma in the treatment and management of injury in football. Tony has also obtained a Diploma in sports medicine from FIFA.
Tony has worked extensively in private practice since 2000 when he set up Bodytone Physiotherapy. Initially based in Holywood he built up a formidable reputation working with diverse members of the public before moving to Bangor in 2006. He keeps up to date with current research in physiotherapy and attends courses for continuous professional development regularly. Tony has also worked for many years in local Irish Premiership football where he has been the physio for Glentoran and Crusaders FC and is now Lead Physiotherapist with N.Ireland senior women’s team as well as having experience with various other N.ireland international squads. Has worked as a physio in the 2013 World Police & Fire Games. He also provides educational courses for other professionals within the health and fitness industry around the UK.
Tony is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport & Exercise Medicine, The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, The British Medical Acupuncture Society, The Organisation of Chartered physiotherapists in private practice, the Association of Chartered physiotherapist in Orthopeadic medicine & Injection therapy and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics.