principle osteopath

Dale is the founder and head of clinical practice at Hardiman Performance. His focus is on the evidence based diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal complaints.

Dale is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and holds a Masters Degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost) with Distinction.

Dale is a former professional MMA athlete, a keen AG triathlete who recently completed his first full distance race qualifying for the 2021 Ironman World Championships.  He is passionate about helping other sportsmen and women recover from sports related injury and get back to competitions.

His current client case load includes athletes in a variety of sports at all levels, professional, international, amateur and novice (boxers, footballers, tennis players, martial artists, power lifters, body builders, and endurance athletes).

At Hardiman Performance Dale works with a broad patient group of including manual workers, office workers, entrepreneurs, athletes, expectant mothers and elderly populations. Of note Dale has a particular clinical interest in the treatment, rehabilitation and management of back, neck and shoulder pain.


His Story

At 16 years of age he joined and spent 5 years serving in the Royal Marines. During this period of time he developed his passion for life, health and wellness. Post service and whilst studying to become an Osteopath Dale competed internationally and professionally in MMA where he became British Champion

treatment for shoulder pain luton

Pushing his body on a daily basis led him to experience many injuries which left him in intense pain and frustrated at not being able to use his body to the full. When he was offered surgery for a traumatic shoulder injury but being keen to avoid such a drastic intervention, Dale wanted to find an alternative which led his to this fascinating career.

His specialist area is in the treatment of back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. He has also carried out research into the treatment of athletic groin pain/hip pain and due to his past is extremely passionate about treating helping athletes reduce and recover from injury. 

Dale’s ethos is to provide honest, evidence based advice to rehabilitate to his clients in a timely and efficient manner.

Appointments can be made using the online booking form below or by contacting the clinic on 01582 318980.



We are a team. We work with you to deliver you the outcome you deserve. Decrease pain, recovery from injury and a return to your best.

We listen. Without understanding your story, how you got to this point and what your goals are, how would it be possible to truly help you? For this reason, on your initial consultation, you will sit down with one of the team who will take a thorough case history and examination.

No rushing. We allow for plenty of time to truly understand your needs, however complex, discuss any concerns, provide you with a detailed explanation of your current complaint and if appropriate begin treatment to get you on the path to recovery. We believe in resilience over reliance.

We always aim to provide you with all the tools you need to succeed not only in the short term but the long term. This means we focus on building stronger, more mobile, more fit and more educated patients.

We aim to, within an appropriate period of care, get you functioning at a level and with the confidence to not need our constant care. We want you out there performing and functioning with independence. Your body is strong, resilient and amazing. 

Whatever the pain or injury, at Hardiman Performance, our osteopaths aim to help you recover in a timely and efficient manner that suits your current life. From office worker to athlete, if you work with our team, we will take you from a position of survive mode and take you back to a place where you can thrive again.




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