Freedom From Pain Clinic

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About Dan

The Freedom From Pain Clinic was set up in 2003 by Dan Carter to effectively treat people who have muscular and skeletal pain and imbalances. Dan's clinics are based in and around the Saffron Walden area of North Essex.

Dan is an ex-international athlete and has studied both in the UK and USA and has a BSc in Sports Science from Brunel University.


Since 2002 he has been qualified and practising as a Sports Therapist. In 2010 he has developed his skills further and has become a certified Advanced Myoskeletal Therapist and Pilates Instructor. In 2013 he also added the qualification of Manipulative Therapist to his skill set when he was awarded a Doctorate in Osteomyology. In 2017 to 2018 Dan was invited to teach on the Advanced Manipulation Diploma Course at the Midland School of Massage.  


As well as running his own private practices, Dan has worked with many of the UK’s and worlds top endurance athletes both for UK Endurance Performance Centre and PACE Athletic Management. This allowed Dan to develop a wealth of expertise treating endurance runners including World and Olympic Champions, from the UK and Kenyan National Running Team.


The average person’s working and social life often results in large amounts of time spent at a desk or in a sitting position, this can results in certain muscles shortening and other lengthening due to the plastic nature of muscles. People then participate in a variety of physical pursuits ranging from Rugby, Football to the Gym and DIY. This lifestyle often results in muscular skeletal pain. Dan has a lot of experience in helping people resolve these issues; posture and good movement patterns are crucial to a pain free life.

Dan's Qualifications and Memberships

  • Sports Science BSc

  • Doctorate in Osteomyology

  • Licentiate Diploma in MET

  • Licentiate Diploma in Osteomyology

  • Licentiate Diploma in Manipulation

  • Grade V Spinal Manipulation

  • Advanced Diploma in Manipulation (Distinction)

  • VTCT diploma in Sports Massage and Sports Event Massage

  • Level 5 BTEC in Sports Massage (Distinction)

  • Medical Acupuncture Diploma

  • Advanced Medical Acupuncture Diploma 

  • Myoskeletal Therapist Diploma

  • Advanced Myoskeletal Therapist Diploma

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Therapy

  • Electrotherapy Diploma

  • Gait Analysis Diploma

  • Level One Shockwave Therapy

  • Member LCSP and NAMMT

  • Qualified Pilates Instructor

How Dan Can Help You:

All therapies work to relieve pain caused by muscular skeletal issues. However, many therapists have become indoctrinate believing that only their methods can resolve the issues causing their pain. At the Freedom From Pain Clinic, Dan uses a variety of manual therapy methods, Dan believes in using the best aspects of all forms of therapy, whether that is Manipulation, Exercise Therapy, Pilates, hands on Massage, Acupuncture, Shockwave Therapy or Electrotherapy. Working together with Dan, you´ll be able to find the best approach for you to prevent and/or recover from injury or discomfort. Dan's therapy can be arranged as you require them or on a regular basis as a preventative measure.

Dan can treat the following:

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Back Pain

  • Golfer's & Tennis Elbow

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Shin Splints

  • Sciatica

  • Anterior Knee Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Sport's Injuries



35 minute appointment


Student / Under 18
35 minute appointment


Exercise Therapy / Pilates
30 minute session


Shock Wave Therapy
20 minute session

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