Physiotherapist Orlagh Sampson:
Orlagh Sampson is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has worked extensively in her field with an impressive client list from around the world, Dublin, London, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Orlagh established Sampson Physiotherapy in 2001, initially in the Cabra area of Dublin. Orlagh’s vision is always to treat her patients as a whole, she recognises that we are metal/emotional beings, no just physical.
Orlagh trained as a physiotherapist in Guy’s Hospital London, sat the U.S. board exams in Chicago and completed her Masters in Sports Medicine in UCD. She also completed a 3 year diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Lansdown College, Dublin, a diploma in Homeopathic Medicine from Santa Monica, California and is a qualified Pilates instructor.
Orlagh would love to complete a PhD some day!
Orlagh chose a career in physiotherapy from her love of sport. Orlagh had the honour to represent Ireland and Leinster as a junior Badminton player and was privileged to be asked to be involved in the Irish Boxing team, canoe slalom team, Riverdance and the set of “King Arthur”.
Orlagh would consider herself as being a movement specialist. She believes in a patient centred approach to physiotherapy treatment. Listen first, then treat! This is the ethos that she instils in her physiotherapist that work in the practice.
Orlagh loves her work and finds it very rewarding and satisfying and hopes never to retire!
Orlagh is lead physiotherapist at Sampson Physiotherapy in Blanchardstown Dublin 15. Upon returning home to Ireland, Orlagh completed her Masters in Sports Medicine in U.C.D. She completed her thesis on shoulder injuries in relation to badminton players, her interest in the sport stems from her many years as a badminton player competing for Ireland and Leinster at a junior level and receiving her colours in the sport from the University of London. Orlagh worked for a number of years with the Irish Boxing team and the Irish Canoe Slalom team, travelling with them to tournament s and being an integral part of the team.
Orlagh has also been invited to work with River Dance and was lead physiotherapist on the set of Kind Arthur, shot in Ballymore Eustace, where Clive Owen and Ray Winstone were some of the lead actors. Treating the whole person has been the approach for Orlagh for many years and led her to complete a 3 year diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Orlagh really enjoys solving the puzzle as to what may be causing her patients niggles through analysis of movement and identifying muscle imblances. Her motto is always “you are only as good as last movie”!
Despite her years of experience and wealth of knowledge she always approaches her patients with a fresh ideas and new ways to achieve her patient’s goals and expectations.
It is the personal approach that matters to Orlagh most.
Today Orlagh keeps fit running after her young son, engaging in rugby, soccer, tennis. She cycles and has found swimming fantastic rehab following a tear to her Achilles which has sidelined her badminton career!
Orlagh finds Pilates a great well to stay strong and fit to cope with the physical demands as a Chartered Physiotherapist and Mom!
Orlagh is a member of the Chartered physiotherapy Association of Ireland