I developed an interest in physiotherapy at the age of seven when my grandmother needed treatment following a stroke. In 1993 I attended the Carroll’s Irish Open in Mount Juliet where I saw the European Tour Physiotherapy Unit and decided that being a physiotherapist, with a bias in golf, was the job for me.

I qualified in 1997 with a BSc (HONS) Physio from Victoria University of Manchester. I spent the following three years in the NHS honing my basic physiotherapy skills and working with both Rugby League and Union teams. 

I returned to Dublin in 2000 to work for the HSE and during this time I completed my MSc in Sports Medicine in UCD.

In 2008 I fulfilled my childhood dream of working as a physio with European Tour Golf.  As part of the European Tour Performance Institute I work with a multi disciplinary team of physiotherapists, sports medicine doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths, strength & conditioning coaches and nutritionists. Our team leads are some of the best in the business and we strive to progress the quality of research and treatment in golf.

I have looked after the players on the Legends Tour since 2008 and therefore have a keen interest in keeping golfers active and competitive to their highest level, particularly golfers over the age of 50.

Now I am delighted to have my own practice and my aim is to help clients focus on and better their long term health whether that is managing or minimising pain or increasing strength and endurance. Whether it’s golf or gardening, my goal is to get you back doing what you love pain free.


First I assess a client – this aims to get to the root cause of any issues. Then I can form a treatment plan for recovery. This can be for example to either tackle pain or simply improve the clients’ capacity to enjoy a sport or hobby.

Subsequent treatments would then reassess that we are achieving our goals and if we’re on the right course and  that the proposed treatment is working. I find this also helps clients stay on track with their own exercises and goals!

I like to empower my clients to self manage and offer advice that supports them in getting back to normal in as few sessions as possible. For some that may be achieved in one session, for others they may feel they need closer support for a little longer.

For any more queries, see our FAQs below.


Who do you treat?

Everyone! I am more than happy to treat anyone with a musculoskeletal injury. So any muscle or joint issue whether it relates to golf or not, I can help with.

I just happen to love golf and keeping golfers in the game.

On the off chance your issue is outside my scope of practise, I will help find the person that best suits your needs.

Do I need a referral?

No, anyone can self refer for physiotherapy. Just call, WhatsApp or email to make an appointment.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Just yourself. However, if you have any MRI or X-Ray reports, list of medications or a letter from a consultant or doctor you can bring those with you.

If the appointment is related to golf, a recent video of your swing taken down the line and from behind you can be of benefit.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes. If your appointment relates to a leg issue or injury, you can bring a pair of shorts or wear clothing that can be folded up easily.

Does physiotherapy hurt?

Despite the rumours physiotherapists do not aim to cause pain. However, the assessment can have you moving more than you are used to & that can make you uncomfortable. The aim will always be to minimise this as much as possible.

How long does an appointment last?

Anywhere between 45 and 60 mins. The aim is to be as thorough as possible in the sessions to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

How many sessions will I need?

For general aches and pains:

As few as possible! I aim to offer you advice that supports you in getting back to normal in as few sessions as possible. For some that may be achieved in one session, for others they may feel they need closer support for a little longer, that’s ok too.

For golf specific issues:

As few as possible. If you are given a program it will be reviewed every 4-6 weeks for best results.

How much does a session cost?

The first appointment costs €100 as this takes an hour and a full assessment is made. Sometimes this is enough for a client and no further sessions are necessary.

A standard appointment thereafter costs €70 and lasts for 45 minutes.

Telephone and Zoom consultations are also available, please contact me at orlaith@golfphysioclinic.com to discuss this option.

How can I reduce the cost of my physiotherapy sessions?

You can submit your physiotherapy receipts to your insurance provider to get partial reimbursement.

If you do not have private health insurance, you can avail of tax relief for your physiotherapy appointments. Please contact Revenue for more information.


The Golf Phsyio Clinic
Bawn Rd
Co. Dublin