Meet our friendly team of Therapists


Danny Barnes

Clinic Director

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Danny is our Clinic director here at SB Sports Massage & Rehabilitation and during his time here he has had the pleasure of working with the New Zealand Netball Team during their tour of the UK in 2017, treating some of Britains top athletes such as Bradley Wiggins and former world no.1 squash player Laura Massaro. As well as his clinical work, Danny has also worked with Wigan Athletic Football Club, providing match day pitch side first aid, player injury management and rehabilitation.

Danny’s main passion outside of work is golf and he plays off a handicap of 9!! This Golf knowledge has also helped him with his treatment of many local golfers.

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Joseph Bowden

Sports Rehabilitator

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Joe studied Bsc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation at the University of Hull, and more recently completed his Msc Sport and Clinical Biomechanics at Liverpool John Moores University.
Throughout his studies, Joe has developed his skills and experience at Alfreton Town FC, Pocklington RUFC, and the University of Hull AU Clinic, providing hands-on, and exercise-based rehabilitation to both athletes and non-athletes.

Joe’s pathway to becoming a GSR began with his love for sports, growing up playing football, rugby and cricket for local sides. This passion has continued throughout his studies and he currently plays cricket at Euxton Cricket Club!

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Katie Eatock

Sports Rehabilitator

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Katie pursued her education in Sports Therapy at the University of Central Lancashire, simultaneously earning a Level 4 massage qualification. Throughout her three years of study, she gained valuable experience working with Stockport County Academy Football Club, Warrington Wolves Rugby Club, and Preston North End Women’s Academy, where she actively participated in sports massage and injury rehabilitation. Additionally, she collaborates with Wharfdale Rugby Union Football Club in her role.

Katie’s journey towards becoming a sports therapist started with her passion for and personal experience in gymnastics, where she learned a great deal about how injury rehabilitation can affect performance.

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Joe Cropper

Sports Masseur

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Joe is our resident sports masseur and as a qualified sports massage therapist he offers a wide range of soft tissue treatment techniques and advice to our clients. Joe has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 7 years, with most of that time being as a personal trainer. This experience gives Joe a wealth of knowledge around strength & conditioning which will help his clients stay fit and active for longer.

What our patients think...

  • I booked in to see Ben as an old ongoing back injury had flared up again, preventing me from doing the exercise I enjoy. Ben was really friendly, approachable and totally professional and after a comprehensive examination I made weekly visits initially moving to more spaced out visits for treatment until things settled down. I am happy to say I am now pain free. Ben's treatment program was very thorough including exercises to do at home and also in the gym as my condition improved. I'm now back to doing the high intensity exercise I was before and I can't thank Ben enough for his treatment. Would 100% recommend Ben at Chorley SB Sports Massage.

    Lee Coulthard Avatar Lee Coulthard
  • Really professional and friendly service with great results. Elisha got my shoulder working perfectly again and explained to me what was wrong. I’ll definitely be going again.

    Lloyd Willcox Avatar Lloyd Willcox
  • I’m a regular now, with a sports massage booked in monthly. As always, great people proving a great service. Highly recommended 👍

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  • I came to Danny at SB with stiffness and pain in my lower back. He explained in detail what he believed the issue to be and what was needed to get me moving pain free again. He advised of some great core and lower back exercises which I’ve incorporated into my gym workouts, and the pain has slowly eased which I’m delighted about. I highly recommend Danny - great knowledge and excellent facilities.

    Jord Barlow Avatar Jord Barlow
  • I would highly recommend SB Sports massage. I play a lot of sport and have an active job but recently have recently been getting a lot of lower back pain. Ben has fixed all my problems and am now pain and injury free. Really knowledgeable and friendly.

    Amy Craig Avatar Amy Craig