Dr.Colm McCarthy Sports Exercise Medicine Physician

Dr Colm McCarthy

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Obstetrics (UCD, Ireland)
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (Ireland)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • MSc (Sports & Exercise Medicine)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI)
  • Membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners (MICGP)
  • Diploma in Child Health
  • Diploma in Medicine for the Elderly
  • Current Team Doctor for Western Force Academy, Western Force Super W’s and Rugby WA High Performance Pathways.

Former Team Doctor to:

  • Western Force (Super Rugby)
  • Perth Spirit (NRC Rugby Union)
  • UWA Rugby Union Club
  • Claremont Tigers WAFL (assistant doctor)
  • UCD AFC (Irish Premier League Soccer)
  • Wicklow Senior Football Team (Gaelic Football)
  • Irish International Rules Team (assistant doctor)
  • Asia Pacific Dragons, Fijian and Japanese visiting Rugby Union teams

Event Doctor For:

  • Leinster Loop Cycle Sportive (Ireland)
  • Perth Velofest
  • Langley Park Corporate Triathlon
  • Alice Springs Masters Games
  • Rottnest Channel Swim
  • USA vs Canada Ice Hockey Classic
  • Wallabies vs Argentina (Concussion)
  • Wallabies vs South Africa (Concussion)

Clinical Interests:

  • Concussion
  • Running Injuries and Biomechanics
  • Acute and chronic knee injuries
  • Stress Fracture Management & Rehabilitation
  • Rugby, Soccer and Football Injuries
  • Ultrasound guided in-clinic procedures
  • Exercise as Medicine
  • Diabetes

Professional Memberships:

  • Australasian College of Sports Physicians
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Sports Doctors Australia & Sports Medicine Australia
  • Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (Ireland)
  • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Publications & Research:

Barefoot running and hip kinematics: good news for the knee?
McCarthy C, Fleming N, Donne B, Blanksby B.
JMed Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 May;47(5):1009-16. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000505. PMID: 25207927

12 weeks of simulated barefoot running changes foot-strike patterns in female runners.
McCarthy C, Fleming N, Donne B, Blanksby B.
Int J Sports Med. 2014 May;35(5):443-50. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1353215. Epub 2013 Sep 18. PMID: 24048910

Personal Interests:

Colm’s first love was running. He competed in cross country and middle distance at national level as a junior, as well as playing soccer and gaelic football throughout school, university and into adult life. Once he discovered wetsuits Colm took up surfing, triathlon and adventure racing around Ireland’s coast, before moving to Perth in 2013 in search of warmer waters and bluer skies. The majority of Colm’s spare time is now spent enjoying the ocean on a surf-ski or board with Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club. Outside of sport Colm enjoys music, travel and introducing his young son to the joy of running, jumping and kicking a ball.

Past and Present Affiliations

  • Triathlon International Triathlon Union
  • Football Federation Australia
  • Swimming Australia
  • Westcoast Eagles
  • Australian Boomers
  • Precision Biomechanics
  • Western Force
  • Aquatic Super Series Western Australia
  • Cricket Australia
  • Sports Medicine Australia
  • Australasian College of Sports Physician
  • The Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Life Care
  • Front Runner
  • Kokkaburras
  • Catalyst Nutrition Dietetics
  • Westcoast Fever
  • Cloud Running
  • Netball Australia
  • Cirque Du Soleil
  • Perth Wildcats