We at Maghull Therapy pride ourselves on the service and professionalism that we offer. Below are some comments from clients who have had treatments from Maghull Therapy.

Kevin Murray (Irish Dancer)

My name is Kevin Murray and I am a professional Irish Dancer, I have been touring the world for the past 8 years with a variety of Irish dance shows. I have been coming to Derek for treatment over the last few years and thanks to his expertise he has helped me come over many injuries which I got while on tour.

It is very important that i see Derek before and after tours as with his treatment’s helps me perform to a very high standard. I would recommend derek to anyone who is injured and having trouble with sports related injuries especially.

kevin murray

Jennifer Murray (Irish Dancer)

I have been Irish Dancing for 17years at a competitive level, taking part in many competitions around the world. In order to retain a high level of fitness that is required to compete at this level I have had to overcome many injuries. Derek Island was recommended to me by a friend in 2006. I found the treatment extremely successful as it enabled me to take part in my Regional Qualifying (in which I won; top right) for the World Championships (bottom right, in which I won a gold world medal as part of a team). I have since received treatment from Derek on many other occasions to date, and have found that I can rely on him to treat any injuries successfully. Without the treatment from Derek I would be unable to compete at this level as I rely Derekʼs treatment before and after competitions in order to prepare and recover from the physical strain. I would most certainly recommend Derek to anybody with an injury, particularly sports related as I have had excellent results and benefit from his treatment.

jennifer murray


I have been involved in triathlon for a number of years now and injuries are an unfortunate side effect of heavy intense training.

In January 2009 I developed a foot injury, I continued to run through the pain until March when I just couldn’t  run at all my foot was that sore.
I was really frustrated, I had entered Ironman UK which was held in August and the clock was ticking. I went to see Derek in April for the first time and he was brilliant, he didn’t turf me out the clinic after 30 mins like some do, he spent a very long time doing ultrasound and manual manipulation, he never let me leave until he was satisfied he had done all he could.

Within 2 weeks I was running again, only very small amounts but it was a start.
I went form strength to strength after my weekly appointment and before long I was back to full training again, I was over the moon.

I got to compete in Ironman UK and ran a near PB marathon, I also qualified for the world Ironman championships in Hawaii by winning my age group. After Ironman UK I got a regular massage from Derek, which really helped my rehabilitation in training for the big one, which was 10 weeks after UK.

On 10th October 2009 I competed for Great Britain in Hawaii. Thanks to Derek’s professional know how and dedication I was able to realise my dream, I cannot thank him enough.


Sarah Murray 

My name is Sarah Murray and I am a professional Irish Dancer.

I have been touring the world with Irish dance shows such as Lord of the Dance, Riverdance, I am currently on tour with Riverdance and touring America for the next 6 months. (2010 / 11)

I have picked up many injuries over the years and it is very important that I see Derek before and after. His treatment’s keeps me performing to a very high standard. I would recommend Derek to anyone who is injured and having trouble with sports related injuries especially

sarah murray