Physiotherapist Orlagh Sampson:
Physiotherapist Orlagh Sampson has worked extensively in her field with an impressive client list from around the world. Her interest in Myofascial Release began with her training in Chicago and progressed to her becoming a course instructor on Travell & Simons Dry Needling courses Click here for a full list of Orlagh’s Physio Services.
In Los Angeles for 5 years she worked in hospitals, private clinics and home health settings. Treating athletes, musicians, actors, stuntmen and other clients from the entertainment industry and sporting world. She also holds a diploma in Homeopathic Medicine from Santa Monica College, California and a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture from Lansdowne College, Dublin.
Orlagh Sampson trained at Guy’s Hospital School of Physiotherapy, London before moving to the United States working in Chicago and Los Angeles. Orlagh worked in a number of different facilities. Hospitals – Michael Reese, Daniel Freeman. Private practices including The West Coast Spine Institute and community healthcare – Pacific Coast Healthcare. This experience has been invaluable as there isn’t a condition Orlagh has not encountered and treated.
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