Meet The ProSport Physio Team

Dave is originally from Cork in Ireland. He holds an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Huddersfield and is the Head Physiotherapist at the Huddersfield Giants.

Dave O’Sullivan (Clinical Director)

Dave has worked with some of the world’s top international rugby union and league players including British and Irish Lions test players and various other international athletes across a wide range of sports. Dave has up skilled in various highly advanced techniques from all over the world to mould together into his own unique assessment and treatment approach that is successful in helping people return from complex and difficult cases pain free. In the past 8 years, Dave has developed a reputation for getting Runners pain free quickly and back running efficiently and effectively, building endurance and sustainability by finding the true cause of their injuries. Dave’s methodologies and systems have been published in Athletics Weekly. Dave started his career working with Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union where he was present when the team won promotion to the Aviva Premiership during 2008/2009 season before moving to Leeds Rhinos Rugby League where he was fortunate to be involved for two Grand Final winning seasons, a League Leaders winning season and worked for the club during two World Club Challenges and Challenge Cup finals at Wembley stadium. In 2011 Dave moved back to Ireland to work for his home Province, Munster Rugby Union where he enjoyed a successful stint with the Province including a top seeded group stage qualifiers in the Heineken Cup . In 2013 Dave returned to Huddersfield where he took up the post of Head Physiotherapist at Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Club enjoying an historic League Leaders winning season with the club, their first major silverware in 81 years. Dave has also conducted consultancy work with a wide range of other professional actors and athletes including Athletics, Golfers, Footballers, Olympic Snowboarders, Opera Singers, Ice Hockey and Dancers. Dave consults and treats both sporting and non sporting injuries at the Huddersfield Clinics and heads up ProSport Physiotherapy Elite where he works intensely with patients for short periods to rehabilitate from injury and improve performance.

Shane is originally from Waterford in Ireland and is a leading Pro Sports Physiotherapist in Huddersfield. He holds a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Huddersfield.

Shane Mooney (Head Physiotherapist)

Shane has undertaken an intense internship with the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Football Club initially as a student before continuing as a post graduate during the 2013 League Leaders Winning season under the supervision of Head Physiotherapist, Dave O’Sullivan. It was here where Shane began to learn and appreciate the power and importance of soft tissue therapy within the treatment process.

Shane now has a special interest in soft tissue treatment techniques and has studied intensely various techniques to ensure you get the best treatment experience possible making him one of the top sports physiotherapist in Huddersfield.

Shane was instrumental in keeping Keith Senior going in his 4 Marathons in 4 weeks challenge for the Laura Crane Trust, giving Keith some much needed expert Sports Massage and Physiotherapy before the big challenge and during the intense 4 week period! You can read more about Keith’s challenge HERE.

Shane provides both physiotherapy and soft tissue sports massage treatment sessions at the Huddersfield clinics.

Alex Morrell (Senior Physiotherapist)

Alex is a physiotherapist treating both sporting and non-sporting injuries at the ProSport Physiotherapy clinics in Halifax and Huddersfield.
Originally from Beverley, East Yorkshire, Alex completed a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Science and Injury Management in 2013. In 2016, Alex completed a master’s degree in Physiotherapy.

Alex has taken extensive post graduate training in various courses including The ProSport Physiotherapy Academy Mentorship.

In 2015, Alex became the Head of Injury Management for York St John University’s high performance YSJ Excel programme. As part of this role Alex, assesses, treats and rehabilitates injuries from sports including; Football, Netball and Rugby League. Alex utilises skills from his BSc (Hons) degree and strength & conditioning experience to facilitate a safe return to play and lifestyle stresses for all athletes and non-sporting patients.

Alex has also worked with Huddersfield Giants RLFC. Alongside physiotherapy, Alex holds a Level 3 Sports Massage Qualification and offers this as a separate service at both the Halifax and Huddersfield clinic.

Alex has a special interest in back pain and utilises a number of novel treatment methods to resolve this.

Peter Connell (Head Of Soft Tissue Treatment & Sports Rehabilitation)

In 2014, David was appointed as the Head Physiotherapist for Halifax Rugby League Club. David is putting structures in place to make sure Halifax has one of the leading medical departments in the Championship. David also continues to provide physiotherapy services to Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Football Club.

Matt Schofield (Head Of Strength & Conditioning | Soft Tissue Specialist)

Matt is now ready to step up to the plate and join the ProSport Physiotherapy Huddersfield team on a full time basis. Matt has the fundamental understanding that if a person presents with tight and achey muscles, that very often the true cause of this tightness may be else where in the body. Gone are the days of simply rubbing a muscle that feels tight (certainly at ProSport Physiotherapy anyways) and finding the true cause to help your nervous system self regulate the muscle tone.

Originally from Ossett, West Yorkshire, Rachel graduated in 2014 with a first class honours degree in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Bolton. Throughout this course Rachel was provided with a range of opportunities working with numerous sports teams, including providing sports massage to the Fijian Rugby team who competed in the 2013 Rugby World Cup.

Rachel Barrowclough (Sports Massage Therapist Specialist)

Rachel has spent the last two seasons working daily with the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team and was an ever present Soft Tissue Massage Therapist for the players during the 2013 League Leaders winning season with the highlight being pitch side with the team to receive the Shield in September 2013 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Alongside working with the Huddersfield Giants and having a reputation for having the deepest soft tissue massage in the club, Rachel also studied and successfully completed the intense Pro Sport Physiotherapy Certification. It was here Rachel was able to further develop here soft tissue assessment and treatment skills under the supervision of the Dave O’Sullivan.

Rachel provides deep tissue sports massage at the Extreme Conditioning Clinic.

Originally from Ossett, West Yorkshire, Rachel graduated in 2014 with a first class honours degree in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Bolton. Throughout this course Rachel was provided with a range of opportunities working with numerous sports teams, including providing sports massage to the Fijian Rugby team who competed in the 2013 Rugby World Cup.

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