Danny Barnes - Clinic Director
Danny has a degree in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Salford. Danny has had the pleasure of working with the New Zealand Netball Team during their tour of the UK!! As well as his clinical work, Danny also works with Wigan Athletic Football Club, providing match day pitch side first aid, player injury management and rehabilitation.
Danny's main passion is golf and he plays off a handicap of 9!! He brings a wealth of golf-related expertise to the business.
Sam McCarthy - Sports Rehabilitator
Sam has a degree in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Cumbria. In addition to his clinical work, Sam has a wealth of experience working within sporting industry including Bury Football Club, Huddersfield Town Ladies Football Club and Barrow Raiders Rugby League providing pitch side first aid, sports massage, injury management and rehabilitation.
Sam’s hobbies include playing football, going to the gym and marathon running. He has recently competed in the Windermere Marathon.
Charlotte Park - Sports Rehabilitator
Charlotte has a First Class Honours degree in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Salford. As well as working for SB, Charlotte is a Supervisor at the University of Salford Sports Injury Clinic, where she guides and supports students when treating their patients. Additionally, Charlotte provides pitch side first aid for the university teams.
Charlotte is passionate about horse riding and competes regularly in Equestrian Eventing and her aim is to qualify for the Badminton Mitisubushi Motors Cup.
The history of SB Massage
Sally Barker was the original founder of SB Sports Massage & Rehabiliation back in 2009. Sally started off with a job at Reebok UK selling sports clothing and footwear and this was the start of a successful career in sales and marketing that spanned 12 years. In an attempt to break away from the corporate lifestyle, she decided to use the knowledge gained from her degree to work in sport. She therefore qualified with a UCAPD Advanced Diploma in Sports Massage, specialising in Biomechanics and SB Sports Massage & Rehab was formed
SB Sports Massage & Rehabiliation was taken over by Danny Barnes in 2018 who had at the time been working for Sally for 3 years, progressing to senior therapist under her leadership. Danny has been involved in sport from a very early age and has always had a strong interest in how this connects with the science and anatomy that comes with exercise and sport. He originally started on this journey by completing a BTEC Sport & Exercise Science diploma at Runshaw College in 2012 which then opened the door for him to go to Salford University and complete his degree in BSc Sports Rehabilitation in 2015.
Danny has since gained vast experience working with both sports teams (Widnes Vikings RFL, Rochdale AFC, Wigan Athletic FC, Chorley FC) and in a clinical setting which has given him the tools to offer a high level of treatment to both the general public and some of the top athletes in the country. Since SB Sports Massage & Rehabiliation started back in 2009 it has expanded to Chorley & Bolton as well as still remaining in Leeds where it all began. Danny is now looking to expand SB Sports Massage & Rehabiliation into other areas of health whilst striving to maintain it's reputation as one of the leading sports massage and injury clinics in the North West & Yorkshire.