HARTMANN - international


Douglas Wakiihuri

Douglas Wakiihuri (KEN)

"Gerard Hartmann, I will always run to your healing hands.

Your touch is a miracle. Thank You."

Sally Barsosio

Sally Barsosio (KEN)

"Gerard, thanks a lot for treating me in 1995 which led me to a gold medal.
May God bless your efforts with the work of your hands. May he lead you to live 120 years to help his people including me to do wonderful things on earth. Daktari, you mean so much in the world with sports and everybody will live to know you! Even unborn ones. Thanks for being loving and caring to every sportsman.
With big love, Sally Barsosio."

Khalid Khannouchi

Khalid Khannouchi (USA)

"I owe a lot to Gerard Hartmann who has helped me enormously with my injuries. Gerard is the very best man in the world to treat athletic injuries."

Sonia O'Sullivan

Sonia O'Sullivan (IRE)

"To Gerard, thank you for the time and patience and hard work you have given me over the years, without which I would find it impossible to run as fast and win so many races.
Thanks a million, Sonia."

Moses Kiptanui

Moses Kiptanui (KEN)

"Thank you for your help and God bless you."

Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes (GBR)

"Gerard is very, very committed. He knows what athletes need and he is very meticulous. He is very hands-on and above all, gives you lots of confidence which is what you need when you are down. And because you have confidence in him and his ability, it helps the healing process. You don't leave his care until you are back running. That is why he is so good."

Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe (GBR)

"I believe Gerard has a special gift or sense that enables him to identify and treat injuries and problems. A bigger strength though, is his ability to treat the person as a whole. Gerard understands people, and he can make you believe that the problem will get better, and he develops enormous levels of trust in short spaces of time.
I was injured five weeks before the World Cross Country Championship, and I would not have won that race or indeed contemplated running the London Marathon without his resolving my knee injury."

Eamonn Coghlan

Eamonn Coghlan (IRE)

"Gerard, thank you most sincerely for everything you did for me. Without your expert skills in treating my injury problems, I would never have become the first master to run a sub 4 minute mile. More importantly, thank you for instilling the air of confidence in me."

Marcus O'Sullivan

Marcus O'Sullivan (IRE)

"It is not just the knowledge he has accumulated. It is the hands, I am convinced he has a healing power. He has a gift."

Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson (GBR)

"An Irish man, whom seems to have great healing powers when it comes to sport injuries'.Those are words the name Gerard Hartmann would have after his name, if he was listed in a dictionary! As a professional athlete, this kind of knowledge is as important as training itself. I am one of the lucky ones, and Gerard has saved my career on more than one occassions.... Forever in debt, Colin Jackson"

Bob Kennedy

Bob Kennedy (USA)

"I think the thing that sets Gerard apart from every other physio, physical therapist, athletic trainer and even most doctors is that he develops a comprehensive plan for you when you are injured. His plan includes direct treatment of the injury, strengthening exercises and exercise for fitness maintenance. Whereas most others will see you for your injury 2 or 3 times per week, Gerard will see you everyday if that is what it takes to make it right. And finally, after he has fixed the injury problem, his plan ends with helping to design your training program during the transition into full training again. All of this breeds an awesome amount of confidence in the athlete that everything will be just fine!"


Suzy Favor Hamilton

Suzy Favor Hamilton (USA)

"I first learned of Gerard in 1999 when recovering from Achilles tendon surgery. I had seen every doctor and tried every kind of treatment with no success in recovery. I flew to Ireland to meet with Gerard and quickly learned that this was the guy.
Within 10 days, I was running pain free. It was extremely painful treatment and a lot of work, but that's what it takes if you really want to recover. If I feel an injury coming on these days, I'm on a plane to Ireland with confidence I'll be fine in a matter of days. No only in Gerard the BEST therapist, but also a wonderful friend and person, someone who I can always turn to."


Greta Waitz

Greta Waitz (NOR)

"Many other therapists just put you on a machine. He goes very hard with his hands and he doesn't give up.
If he knows something is there, he works on it for as long as he needs to. So many athletes go to him because he knows when an athlete is really hurt. Having gone through it himself, he can relate to it."

Liz McColgan

Liz McColgan (GBR)

"There was a time when I thought I'd never get back. My knee was so bad I thought 'That's It!'.
I was so determined to find the person to help me. Gerard Hartmann got me from no runnning whatsoever, with a very bad knee back to full training. After a short time working with Gerard, I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. He is very much hands on, there was so much improvement that I suddenly realised that I would be coming back and that I would get over my injury."

Greta Waitz

James McGee (IRE)

"Dear Gerard, Getting to know you has been one of the greatest gifts I have been given in my life. I am deeply thankful for the opportunity to learn from you. Your loving energy, generosity and healing spirit have inspired me in the greatest of ways. Thank you Gerard and everyone at Hartmann International Sports Injury Clinic for being the kind people that you are. I absolutely love being around you all. James McGee."

Greta Waitz

John Mayock (GBR)

"Dear Gerard, Many thanks for the years of help and pain! I wont forget. Best wishes, John Mayock."

Anthony Daly

Anthony Daly (IRE)

“I first met Gerard Hartmann when I was playing with Clare. My calf was injured coming into the All Ireland Final. I saw him the Wednesday before the game. He told me to bring a towel to bite, he was right, I needed it but we won the final and I played the full game. Now as a manager I know he will not only give my players the best opportunity to turn around their injury but also give them the confidence and mental strength they need, to know they are fully prepared and fit to play. Both Gerard Hartmann and Ger Keane are an invaluable source of expertise in conjunction with our own medical team.


Setanta O Hailpin

Setanta O Hailpin (IRE)

To Ger,”Short term pain for long term gain”. Your text message that day has changed my life. Thanks so much for the great work you have done for me I wont forget it.
P.S. “Those who work hard reap the rewards”- Thanks for showing me this.


Sean O Hailpin

Sean Og O Hailpin (IRE)

“Ger, Thanks for the belief“


Moses Kipsiro

Moses Kipsiro (UGA)

“Daktari Gerard Hartmann, Thank you for fixing my Achilles injury. Asante Sana

Lornah Kiplagat

Lornah Kiplagat (HOL)

“Gerard, Knowing you was a great treasure in my career. I will never forget that you fixed my injury 5 weeks before World Half Marathon in Udine 2007 and I came out as a winner with a world record, your positiveness inspires me a lot. May God bless you as we go together again through 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Thanks, Lornah Kiplagat.

Vivian Cheruiyot

Seamus Moynihan (IRE)

“Ger, the dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was a miracle! Thanks for making 2006 so special, Seamus Moynihan“


Vivian Cheruiyot

Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)

“To Doctor Gerard Hartmann, Daktari thank you so much for your hospitality and commitment in assisting me with my injury, really you are the Doctor of Doctors and blessed hands from the Almighty Father, that can treat many people in this world. May God give you more strength. God reward Gerard Hartmann for his work and give him more years in order to help needy people.
God Bless You!
From grateful Vivian Cheruiyot


Vivian Cheruiyot

Davy Fitzgerald (IRE)

“It is very important that players have the best of everything. Injury is our biggest problem but as a manager I am so lucky to be able to deal with Gerard Hartmann and Ger Keane.

My players totally trust and believe in them and from a management point of view they always seem to achieve the impossible.

They never put doubts in the player’s heads, which is so important for any player. They always come back in great spirits.

As long as I am in sport I hope to be always able to call to my good friends in Limerick because good sports people need to deal with the best people in sports injury.“


Greta Waitz

Jack O Connor (IRE)

"Gerard Hartmann sees the big picture. He gets inside the mind of the players when they are injured and turns their vulnerability into strength. He treats the body and mind and has years of experience treating and working with athletes and players at the highest points of their careers. Because of this his work and advice is laden with practical knowledge."