Sally Barker - Clinic Director
As well as running SB Sports Massage & Rehabilitation, Sally worked with the Great British Team at the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016. She has worked as a Sports Massage Therapist for the British Cycling Team for 6 years, where she prides herself on having massaged the cycling legends Sir Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish! Sally has travelled the world with the GB Cycling and Para-Cycling Teams. Throughout her career, Sally has also worked with:
New Zealand Netball
Great British Para-Swimming
New Zealand Men's Rugby League
England Women’s Rugby League
Sally has been a runner since her teens. She has completed Marathons in Paris and Edinburgh, with a PB of 3 hours 22 minutes. She raced a 1/2 Ironman in 2011, finishing 3rd behind a pro and a GB athlete.
Danny Barnes - Senior Therapist
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 - Therapist
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.
Justine Fraser - Clinic Receptionist & Administrator
Justine has a background in Healthcare Research and Events Management. She lived in Spain for 5 years where she owned and ran a restaurant. Educated with a degree in English Literature, Justine went to Drama School, training in both classical and modern theatre.
Justine enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren and is currently studying for a qualification in Nutrition.
Judy Barker - Finance Officer
Keeping business within the family, Sally has recruited her Mum, Judy as Finance Officer at the company. Judy has a degree in Mathematics and a passion for spreadsheets and Sudoku! She has spent 32 years working in Teaching and, now retired, is enjoying managing the business accounts at SB Sports Massage.
The history of SB Massage
Sally Barker is the founder of SB Sports Massage. With a childhood passion for all sports, she decided to study sport and graduated in 1995 with a degree in Sports Science. After graduating, Sally landed 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. SB Sports Massage was born in April 2009 and has been trading successfully ever since, evolving with a second location and expanding with the recruitment of more Therapists.