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 using a combination of modalities. These include Osteopathy, Exercise Rehabilitation, Sports Massage Therapy, Medical Acupuncture and IASTM. Dale is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and holds a Masters Degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost) with Distinction.
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.
Dale is a former professional athlete and is passionate about helping other sports men and women recover from sports related injury and get back to competitions. This includes athletes in a variety of sports, professional, international and amateur (boxers, footballers, tennis players, martial artists, power lifters, body builders, and endurance athletes).
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.
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 and evidence based advice and rehabilitation to help his patients recover in a timely and efficient manner.
Appointments can be made using the online booking form below or by contacting the clinic on 01582 318980.