Move Freely | Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic | Edinburgh

Meet The Team

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.

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

I have a specialist interest in back injuries, sports injuries and therapy performance. I am 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.

It is my belief that the best treatment is multi-faceted. It should include a combination of individualised assessment, manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation, and education on current concepts relating to injury management.

My interest in sports and fitness began at a young age. I enjoy competitive football and played up until last year. I also worked as a personal trainer before completing my BSC sports therapy and this is something I still enjoy.

Qualifications:

BSc Hons Sports Therapy
HND Sports Therapy
Member of Society of Sports Therapists

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Lorenz Clausen - Physiotherapist & Sports Scientist

Lorenz Clausen

Physiotherapist & Sports Scientist

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.

I came to Scotland for personal reasons. Here, I worked at Astley Ainsley Hospital to rehabilitate clients with traumatic brain injuries and strokes.

I have also worked for several years in the fitness industry as a personal trainer for a wide range of clients.

During this time I pursued further studies in Physiotherapy. I completed a second Masters Degree at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

I qualified in 2012 and worked as a physiotherapist in the NHS immediately after graduation. Since then I have worked with a variety of clients with orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

With a keen interest in sports performance and rehabilitation, my expertise blends the background of a sports scientist with the clinical experience of a physiotherapist.

From 1991 through to 1996 I played German top-level American Football for the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes and Cologne Crocodiles. My sports career ended after a serious shoulder injury. After this, I decided to focus on my studies of sports science at the Sport University Cologne, with a specialisation in rehabilitation and prevention.

Qualifications:

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

Calum Marshall

Physiotherapist + Sports Therapist

I completed my Masters degree in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University (2021). I also have a Sport Therapy degree which I completed at Teesside University (2017).

I enjoy working with musculoskeletal (MSK) and neurological conditions. I am particularly interested in knee injuries. During my time within the NHS, I gained experience within their MSK outpatient service, stroke rehabilitation unit, specialist chronic pain service and pediatric respiratory service.

I am passionate about helping people regain their independence. I intend to provide my clients with the treatment and guidance they need to meet their goals.

I have lived in various towns and cities around Scotland but consider Edinburgh my home. I have been involved with sports my whole life and still play competitive rugby in Edinburgh for Murrayfield Wanderers. I am also a proud dog owner to my German Shepherd Loki. I enjoy going to the gym regularly and have recently discovered a passion for golf.

Qualifications:

Masters of Physiotherapy
Bachelors of Sport Therapy
Diploma in Sport therapy
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Delphine MacDonald

Physiotherapist

I have extensive experience in holistic health. I graduated with a diploma in Complementary Therapies in 2006 from Glasgow College of Commerce. Here I learnt the art of twelve different massage techniques, counselling and nutrition. I specialised in sports massage and treating sports injuries.

Since then I have completed further training in Nasik, India as a yoga teacher and in Thailand learning Thai body and foot massage. I am passionate about learning and am now a qualified physiotherapist. I graduated in 2015 from Glasgow Caledonian. I have experience working in a Nepalese hospital, sports and holistic clinics throughout Scotland and England, and on the NHS.

From the College of Chinese Medicine in London, I hold certifications in herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping, and Tuina massage.

In the last twelve years, I have worked with athletes from many sporting backgrounds, dancers, musicians in the film and music industry. I use a hands-on approach to help those with work-related MSK issues such as low back pain & neck/shoulder pain. I incorporate all the skills I have gained to tailor the appointment to your holistic needs.

Qualifications:

Masters of Physiotherapy
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Member of Health Professionals Council
Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Cathal Hayes

Athletic Therapist (Sports Therapist)

I completed a degree in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy at the Institute of Technology Carlow in Ireland. I’ve recently moved to Edinburgh. Here I am continuing my studies with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University.

I am passionate about treating patients using manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation and education to empower a full recovery. I enjoy working with athletes and the general population to address long and short term injury issues and movement limitations.

I have experience working in private physiotherapy clinics in Ireland working with a wide range of patients. I have worked doing pitchside sports therapy with a vast array of sports teams. I am currently working with the Hibernian F.C. academy teams managing and rehabbing injuries.

I have played sports from a young age playing soccer for my local club in Ireland. I am an avid cyclist and regularly compete in triathlon events.

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy.
Member of the Athletic Therapy Association.
Student member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.