Dale Walker

School of Health and Society

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Current positions

Lecturer in Physiotherapy


Dale joined the University of Salford in 2015 after having a career in the Armed Forces. Dale lecturers in Physiotherapy, specialises in Exercise Prescription and is the module leader for “Principles of Exercise Therapy “on the undergraduate Physiotherapy course. Dale also runs the “Student-Led Physiotherapy Service” at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP). Dale is a public speaker and has presented nationally on the following topics: • Injury associated with CrossFit • Raise your movement standards • Functional Movement Screening • How to Bulletproof your Squat Dale is a champion for the Armed Forces and together with Dr Celia Hynes organised a Military Veterans Conference in 2016 that was opened by Gen Sir Nick Parker (former head of the British Army). Dale is member of the Military Education Committee and is still a serving Army Officer as a reservist at 207 Field Hospital in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Dale is a non-executive director of a charity “Positive Adventure” that helps Armed Forces Veterans deal with their transition to Civilian life/PTSD through outdoor adventure and team-work.


  • UG Physiotherapy
  • MSc Advancing Physiotherapy

Research Interests

  • Military Training & Rehabilitation
  • Injury Prevention
  • CrossFit
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Women in Ground Close Combat 
  • Injury associated with CrossFit

Qualifications and Memberships

  • MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc Exercise Physiology & Nutrition
  • Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • Health Care Professions Council