“I had recently started training with the hope of competing in a handful of triathlon’s this summer. Having come from a professional rugby background I was very aware of the importance of injury prevention from high intensity training so I was pretty frustrated when I started suffering from severe heal pain while running, otherwise known as plantar fasciitis.
I tried rest and many treatments until shock therapy was suggested to me by my Coach . I Contacted Darren out at Base to Race in Ballymount and after two sessions of shock therapy I was back Running lightly and after four shock therapy sessions I was back in full training .I found this amazing for an acute Injury such as mine and massively recommend it to anyone frustrated with their injury.”
“Thanks Darren for your care, keeping my body healthy after all those miles on the road with deep tissue massage and dry needling, especially the extra boost from the Shockwave Therapy machine that the calve niggle needed.”
“Darren not only knew all there is to know but importantly for me understood my mind-set in wanting to get back to 100% as soon as possible. I trusted his advice even if it was something I didn’t necessarily want to hear! Darren was key to getting me back to full training when an injury first occurred. Then by seeing him regularly I was able to keep on top of my training, keeping my body strong and healthy, to train more and recover faster”
“I’ve been to numerous physiotherapists over the years and left not really satisfied with the end results. DK was recommended to me by a professional athlete so I decided to give it a go. Darren listened to my issues, made an assessment, explained the problem in an easy to understand way and set to work. I’ve had 3 sessions so far, my mobility and range of movement has far exceeded my expectations. I couldn’t be happier. Side note, the price is far more competitive than my previous experience with physiotherapist which is a massive bonus. All in all I’m a happy customer.”
“I n May 2015 I was operated on my right big toe I had been diagnosed with Hallux Rigidus which causes stiffness of the joint which really affected my activity levels. I was a keen walker and runner before this operation and wanted to return as quickly as possible. I was recommended to visit Darren Kelly to be assessed for orthotics insoles to help support the area operated on as I was over pronating and has flat feet. Since I’ve been wearing the insoles I have started to get back walking progressing to short runs and currently running up to 1 hour pain free.”
“I wanted to let you know how well I am doing after attending your clinic. The improvement in my foot and ankle in little over a month is amazing. I am very glad I took my Orthopaedic consultants advice and contacted you. The front of my foot had a number of chipped bones and a fractured shin bone they are all much stronger. I completed a 5km walk this week, this time last month I could only manage 1km. A combining treatment plan of orthotics insoles and laser treatment has worked wonders, again thank you for helping me improve my quality of life and getting me back on my feet!”
June Flattery –
“I work as a hairstylist so I am on my feet a lot and started to suffer with Achilles pain which has been going on for 20 years now. I noticed a lump, redness and swelling in the Achilles tendon developing. I continued to try run and joined the local running club whilst battling with my Achilles and getting Plantar Fasciitis on my other foot but managed them the best I could but was never able to shake it or get away from the pain. I couldn’t give the running up as it meant so much to me and struggled on but it came to a point where I had no choice as it was so bad. I went to an enormous number of physios to try to get back running but had no joy.
I was referred to Darren Kelly as he was known well for treating lower limb injuries and he had a Shock Wave Therapy machine which worked so well for another member of the club. I met Darren and found him very professional. After 3 sessions with Shock Wave Therapy and having been prescribed with orthotic insoles for both my Achilles and Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) I could honestly see a huge difference. I’ve returned back to running three times a week and I have my sights set on Dublin City Marathon 2016.”
“I went to Darren in DK Injury Clinic after attending a physio with an Achilles Tendinitis/Tendinopathy injury for about 3-4 weeks. I had also tried a number of exercises and stretches (Alfredson Achilles eccentric strengthening) to alleviate the pain/injury myself but nothing was working. I had heard about Darren and his Shock Wave Therapy treatments from a friend in my triathlon club but to be honest, I ignored the suggestion at first as I was sceptical it would do anything to help the Achilles. However, I was only 4-5 weeks out from my first Ironman and I couldn’t even run 500 meters without serious pain. I decided to give Darren a go as I had nothing to lose and had no other options at this stage.
Darren was confident from the very first consultation that he could get me back running before the Ironman (I on the other hand was still very sceptical). Over the course of the next 8-12 days, I attended Darren’s clinic 3-4 times and I received shock wave therapy on each occasion. After the 4th session, Darren told me that I could go for a small 5-6km jog to test it out. To my amazement and utter delight, I was able to run pain free for the first time in about 6 weeks. As I was running, I just kept waiting to feel the pain but nothing. I even ran an extra 3km as I was so delighted with myself.
I was two weeks out from Ironman at this stage and I managed to run 2-3 more times before the event which was just what I needed for my confidence. I went back to Darren for one more precautionary treatment the week of the race and off I went to Austria for my first Ironman. The couple of runs that I did the two weeks before the race were all less than 10km as I didn’t want to risk aggravating the injury. On the day of the race, I was prepared to have to walk parts of the race as I was convinced the injury would flair back up somewhere along the marathon after the pounding it would take throughout the day. However, to my delight, it didn’t. I managed to run the whole marathon without the Achilles flaring up once.
Looking back on the race now, I am extremely grateful for the advice to go to Darren and more importantly, to Darren for getting me to the start line without any Achilles pain/injury.“