Danny Barnes - Clinic Director
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.
Becca Grimshaw - Sports Rehabilitator
Rebecca is based at our Chorley & Bolton clinics giving access to her wealth of injury knowledge, rehabilitation advice and hands on treatment. Becca has a First Class honours degree in Sports Rehabilitation from Bolton University and has also had sporting experience working with Blackburn Rovers and Burnley FC, providing sports massages, injury rehabilitation and recovery sessions. She has been involved in providing pre and post massage and injury advise for local running, charity and iron man events. Rebecca’s other passion is with playing badminton and netball as well as dance and gymnastics, giving her a great knowledge in these specific areas and help SB Sports Massage & Rehabilitation provide an even better service.
Joe Gannon - Sports Rehabilitator in Leeds
Joe Gannon graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the University of Bradford and has sporting experiences in rugby clubs such as Batley Bulldogs, Featherstone Rovers and Wakefield Trinity, providing sports massage, injury rehabilitation and rehab circuit sessions. Other experiences include providing soft-tissue massage at running events in Bradford and at the Powerlifting Special Olympics.
A keen footballer, he has also worked in roles at semi-professional sides Silsden AFC and more recently Glasshoughton Welfare AFC providing treatment and pitch side first aid, as well as injury advice to the first team. His specialist area is in issues dealing with the lower limb, with his history in football a large reason for this. He is also trained in acupuncture, a helpful tool in relieving pain and muscle tightness. He is looking forward to bringing all this knowledge and experience to the clinical setting in Leeds.
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.