Fergus McCarthy

What is your role at Nolan Osteopathy?

I am the practice manager at Nolan Osteopathy and look after the operational and financial side of the business, which allows our highly qualified osteopaths to focus on delivering the highest levels of patient care, service and education.

Why did you decide to become involved in the business?

Osteopathy has been brilliant for me in overcoming long standing neck problems, which have been due to spending long hours sitting at a desk. It has also helped me to become more aware of keeping active, learning to stretch properly and maintaining good posture to stay pain free. That, coupled with the fact that I love helping people, means that Nolan Osteopathy is a great fit for me.

Name a fun fact someone might not know about you?

I lived in Boston for a summer during my university days and decided to bleach my hair a rather dodgy blond colour. I couldn't go anywhere without people laughing their heads off at me. It lasted about a week before I shaved the whole thing off. Not my brightest idea.

What do you do to relax?

I'm a huge rugby and golf fan and also enjoy a good book and long country walks with my dog.

Favourite movie?

The Shawshank Redemption. I also love movies based on true stories.

Favourite travel destination?

Italy. I have also had some great holidays in the U.S.

What is one of your favourite quotes?

“I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan