About us:

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.

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


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.