Eamon O’REILLY

Clinic Lead & Performance PHYSIOTHERAPIST 

(Msc. in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, MISCP, CSCS)

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There is nothing more satisfying than seeing an athlete achieve their goals following an injury

Eamon founded SPARC Ireland in 2016 to share his passion for athlete rehabilitation and physiotherapy. His vision is to create a positive learning environment and culture where athletes grow, improve and benefit long after their injury. 

Eamon has a keen interest in performance rehabilitation and has worked with various teams at an elite level. He was physiotherapist with the Dublin Senior & u21 hurling teams for 7 seasons from 2011. He is the current physiotherapist with the Irish International Rules team and works with Dublin and Cavan GAA. He is also involved in physiotherapy services for the Irish  high performance boxing teams. Eamon is also a current serving member on the national GAA’s medical, scientific and welfare committee. He also serves on the sports science expert group for the GAA.

Eamon worked in the Sports Surgery clinic for 5 years prior to founding SPARC. He was clinical lead for Hip/Groin, dealing with a range of complex chronic athletic injuries around the hip including recurrent hamstring issues, lower back, abdominal and hip/groin issues. He enjoys treating all musculoskeletal injuries. 

Eamon graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2007 with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy and completed his taught masters – Msc. in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Manual Therapy) at Sheffield Hallam University in 2014.

He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

He has a love of all sports and has represented Cavan GAA at all levels in Gaelic football. 

Eamon has a special interest in lower limb biomechanics, chronic groin and hamstring injury, kicking injuries and long term athlete development. 

His current research undertakings include utilising 3D motion capture to examine lower limb biomechanics & investigating return to play tests post hamstring injury, and hamstring rehabilitation.