Daniel Cassells - Director and BSc Sports Therapist

Daniel is director and Sports Therapist at Move Freely Sports Therapy + Performance. He graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a BSC in sports Therapy in 2008.

Soon after graduating Daniel was employed as a Sports Therapist at 21st Century Back Care (Move Freely’s previous business name). Daniel worked at 21st century back care for 6 years before taking over the clinic and rebranding it as Move Freely Sports Therapy +Performance.

Daniel has a specialist interest in back injuries, sports injuries and therapy performance. Daniel is a certified provider of Kinetisense functional movement screens, concussion analysis, light force deep tissue laser therapy, IASTM (rock blades), TAMARS spinal mobilisation and reflex stimulation.  

Daniel believes that the best therapy should be multi-faceted and include a combined approach including an individualised assessment, manual therapy, exercises rehabilitation and education of current concepts relating to injury management.

Daniel has been involved in sports and fitness from a very young age playing competitive football until just last year. Daniel also worked as a personal trainer prior to completing his BSC sports therapy and this is something Daniel still enjoys very much.

 

 
Lorenz Physiotherapist

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Physiotherapy
  • Masters in Sports Science
  • Diploma in Sports Massage
  • Member of Health Professions Council
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Lorenz Clausen - Physiotherapist

Lorenz is a physiotherapist with a strong background in sports science. In 2002 he completed his MSc in Sports Science, at the prestigious Sports University of Cologne, Germany.

Personal reasons brought him to Scotland, where he initially worked in the rehabilitation of clients with traumatic brain injuries and strokes, at Astley Ainsley Hospital, Edinburgh.

He has also worked for several years in the fitness industry, as a personal trainer for clients of a wide range.

Laterally he pursued further studies in Physiotherapy, and he completed a second Masters Degree at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

Lorenz qualified in 2012, and been working as a physiotherapist in the NHS immediately after graduation. Since this time Lorenz has worked with a variety of clients with orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

With a special interest in sports performance and rehabilitation, Lorenz’ expertise blends the background of a sport scientist with the clinical experience of a physiotherapist.

A keen sportsman himself, Lorenz played German top level American Football for the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes, and Cologne Crocodiles between 1991 and 1996. His sports career ended after a serious shoulder injury and with a decision to focus on his studies of sports science at the Sport University Cologne, with a specialisation on rehabilitation and prevention.

 

     

     
    Performance Psychology

    Jatta Muhonen – Performance Psychologist

    Jatta is a performance psychologist specialised in wellbeing and performance enhancement. She conducted her MA in psychology at the University of Dundee in 2016 and graduated with a MSc in performance psychology from the University of Edinburgh in 2017. Jatta is an accredited graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Health & Care Professions Council.

    Jatta believes in a holistic approach to wellbeing, performance and success, which she has applied across domains from sports to law. During and after her studies she has worked with several actors, performance artists as well as athletes to help them with issues such as stress and anxiety. In 2016 she worked with Scotland’s first professional women’s basketball team Caledonia Pride and developed psychological training techniques for the injured players.

    In addition, Jatta is passionate about research and immediately after graduation she collaborated with Universities of Helsinki and Tampere to research and develop lawyers’ and social workers’ workplace wellbeing and teamwork.

    As an ex-elite athlete in synchronized (ice) skating Jatta personally understands the many challenges performers face. She ended her athletic career in 2012 to pursue a career in psychology in order to help others who struggle with issues she experience as an athlete, such as performance anxiety.