Testimonials

17th April 2019

R Bowen

Ever since training for my first marathon in 2013, I've enjoyed long distance running.  However, it's been a bit of a bumpy ride with several long-term injuries. 

In February 2018, I woke up the day after a short race with a nagging knee pain that didn't feel like a normal ache.  A few weeks off and some physio treatment from DTR clinic hadn't been able to cure it so I was referred to Spire Cardiff, and specialist, Mr Stuart Roy.  (I'd had a similar problem several years previously so I knew what to expect.)  The service from Spire Cardiff was excellent from the moment I was referred, with appointments with Mr Roy, an MRI, and a date for a minor operation all within a few weeks of each other.  All the staff were friendly and helpful.

As a committed runner (although not necessarily someone who is particularly good!), I hugely appreciated Stuart Roy's understanding of how important it was for me to get back to running, and how much it matters to me.

I made a quick recovery from the operation, followed my physiotherapy and gradual comeback instructions to the letter!  I decided that an autumn 2018 marathon would be too much too soon and so concentrated on shorter distances, including the Cardiff half marathon.  However, for several years, I have had my eye on the Barry 40.  This is a 40 mile race on the running track in Jenner Park with a six hour cut off.  It incorporates the Welsh ultramarathon championships.  With careful training, I was able to increase the distance of my long runs and eventually entered the race about a week before entries closed.  Conditions on the day were far from perfect - gale force winds and a few hailstones too!  Nevertheless, I managed to complete all 161 laps, was one of only two women to finish, and the only Welsh female finisher.  This made me the Wales ultramarathon champion for 2019.  The race was on 10 March, almost exactly 11 months after my knee operation at Spire Cardiff.  This achievement would never have been possible without the team at Spire and DTR clinic and I am incredibly grateful to them all.  I cannot recommend them, and Mr Stuart Roy, highly enough.

I am not a particularly 'good' runner but I am stubborn and I persevere.

Thanks to Spire Cardiff, I finally had the chance to put this into practice in the Barry 40. 

Roll on 2020....

Rachel Bowen

13th February 2019

Mike

Dear Stuart,

I just wanted to express my thanks to you regarding my new knee. Having suffered for most of my life (with several interim operations) following a bad knee injury in my late teens and because I was in ‘the profession’ I was very reluctant to have any further tampering with it. However I had got to the stage where I had to hold onto my wife every time I walked down a slight decline and down stairs, was in constant pain day and night and was unable to join in with long family walks. 

I came to see you very reluctantly (under direction from my wife!) but your easy-going attitude, your confidence, persuasiveness and professionalism won me over almost immediately and ultimately it was one of the best and easiest decisions of my life.

The actual procedure was so straight forward as was the recovery and here I am just over a year later, doing everything I want to do and completely pain free. My surfing has even improved!
I will always be very grateful for the help you have given me and I hope this testimonial will help others make the right decision as I did.

I have included some photos of me surfing in November - not the biggest waves ever but will give you an indication of what I can now do! 

Kind regards

Mike
(Consultant Physician)

20th April 2018

Stuart Roy,

The attention and care I received at Spire Cardiff Sports was Excellent.

P.M.

17th December 2016

Angus Robertson,

Thank you for your professionalism throughout the whole process.

B.D.

23rd November 2016

Daniel Lewis, 

Very good service from beginning to end, really happy with result.

D.S.

29th December 2014

SE Ireland Cup

Dear Angus, 

Just a quick note to wish you and your family seasons greetings and a very Happy New Year. I would also like to thank you for the operation and support you have given M. It has paid off, yesterday his team Gorey created history by beating Enniscorthy (existing all Ireland champions, in a higher league and for the first time) 27 to 17 in the South East Ireland cup please see attached photograph. M was voted  man of the match and his brother G second man of the match. Not bad for two little welsh boys and down to your magical hands. 

Thank you very much! 

Kind regards

S.B.

15th September 2014

Subject: IRON MAN

Hi stu,
Just a quick note to say thanks again for helping me achieve the impossible
without your confidence and advice and (magic needles) it would have always
have remained a dream.
Webby

R.W.

15th July 2014

Total Hip Replacement

29th May 2012

Haverford West Rugby Champions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Robertson,
 
In October 2009 you performed surgery on my shoulder.  I did my physio through early 2010 and started playing rugby again at the start of the 2010/11 season, after not having played for over 2 years.  I was named captain for the 2011/12 season, and my team, Haverfordwest RFC, won the league this year, getting promoted for the first time in 14 years.
 
So this is just a quick note of thanks, as I haven’t had an issue with my shoulder since, and there was a time when I didn't think it would ever be strong enough for me to play rugby again.  Thank you for fixing me.

Regards,

D.W.


10th January 2012

Dear Stuart,

Just a few lines to say a big thank you to yourself and staff at the Spire Hospital, Cardiff.  Having recently had a knee replacement operation, I was extremely impressed with the whole set-up from initial consultancy through the operation itself and the post op treatment with physiotherapy etc.

Everything was done in a thoroughly professional manner and I would recommend anybody who has been in extreme pain for a long time, for recovery after a few months, to contact the Spire Cardiff Hospital and solve your problems.

Yours faithfully

S.F.