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ABOUT ORLAITH

I developed an interest in physiotherapy at the age of seven when my grandmother needed treatment, following a stroke. Then 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 teams in both Rugby League and Union. However, I missed home and returned to Dublin in 2000.

Once home I worked for the HSE. During this time I also completed my MSc in Sports Medicine in UCD.

In 2008, I fulfilled my childhood dream of working 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 & we strive to progress the quality of research and treatment in golf.

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

FAQs

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 report, list of medications or a letter from a consultant or doctor you can bring that too.

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

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Bawn Rd
Rush
Co. Dublin

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