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If you have a sports injury, those ongoing ‘niggles’ or need a tailored plan for recovery then book your initial appointment today.

Who We Are:

DA Human Mechanics (DAHM) is a Carlisle based Sports Injury clinic with an associated Academy delivering Sports Massage and Strength and Conditioning courses to various levels.

DAHM strive to develop the person, not just the injury or complaint. Education is key to success.

The aim is to reduce pain, by minimising muscle, joint and nerve pressure, restore function and develop athletic ability so you can continue to do the things you love to do.

DAHM provide a hands-on approach with appropriate use of manual therapy and corrective exercises, as well as offering an athletic performance-based programme to those who require it.

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Dan Anderton

DAHM Sports Scientist / Sports Therapist

Dan, Director of DA Human Mechanics came from a Sports Science background with experience working in professional football, then found his way into Sports Therapy with a Masters of Science degree. He has a wealth of experience working in elite level sports including football, rugby league and travelling the world working in motorsport. Day to day Dan spends his time working in a busy clinic in Carlisle, Cumbria with patients of varying backgrounds from tradesmen, to the office and factory workers all the way to professional sportsmen and women including Olympians, all with different complaints and needs.

If you want to be treated like a professional athlete then DA Human Mechanics is the place for you to go to. Honest, non-judgemental and practical advice!

Neil Dalton - Physiotherapist

Neil Dalton


Neil “Dolly” Dalton has joined the DAHM team as resident Physiotherapist.

Dolly is a Chartered and State Physiotherapist with 29 years working in professional football, 23 of them years as head physio at Carlisle United FC, along with short stints with Aberdeen and Celtic FC First Teams, totally over 1250 games as physio in professional football.


Dolly is a great acquisition to DA Human Mechanics with his laid back and friendly approach with a wealth of knowledge and experience in physio, strength and conditioning, acupuncture and electrotherapy

Paddy Mahler

Paddy Maher

DAHM Consultant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Paddy is a Strength and Conditioning coach and lecturer. He has 8 years experience in the S&C industry working in both elite sport and with the recreational athlete.

He currently works as a lecturer in S&C at Myerscough College and head of S&C for Barrow Raiders RLFC. He has held previous S&C roles with Carlisle United FC, Barrow AFC, Cumbria Storm RLFC and Castleford Tigers RLFC.

Paddy is a UKSCA accredited coach and holds the British Weightlifting level 1 qualification. He has a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in Strength and Conditioning.

Paddy specialises in sports specific programming, strength and power development, physique transformations, nutrition, rehabilitation and weight loss.

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