Max Sports Therapy is a North East based sports therapy business which was founded by Stephen Taylor in 2015. Stephen completed a BSc Applied Sports Science Degree at Northumbria University and a Sports Therapy MSc Degree at Teesside University. Since then, Stephen has took on the challenge of founding his own Sports Therapy business, Max Sports Therapy.

Here at Max Sports Therapy our aim is to provide a service of the highest standard that meets every clients specific needs to help you return to maximum physical function as quickly as possible. You may be returning to compete at an International event, or returning to the gym, or even being able to return to work, we cater for everyone. We specialise in evidence-based musculoskeletal injury management, exercise rehabilitation, and sports massage so that everyone receives the most up to date, tried and tested treatment available.

We provide morning, day, evening, and weekend bookings so we can accommodate everyone and give you appointments most convenient to you.

We can assist in the treatment of a range of problems including:

  • Ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist joint pain
  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Pre and postoperative care (knee surgery, hip surgery, back surgery, joint replacements)
  • Adolescent sporting injuries
  • Work related injuries


About Stephen

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Stephen graduated from Northumbria University in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science with Coaching degree before graduating from the University of Teesside in 2015 with a MSc Sports Therapy Degree. During Stephen’s time at Northumbria University he completed a level 3 sports massage diploma and a distance learning sports therapy diploma where he discovered his passion and enthusiasm for helping people to overcome injuries and reach their full potential, whether that be to return to recreational activity or to perform at International level. This lead him to complete a MSc in Sports Therapy degree to further his existing knowledge of sports injuries while also using the knowledge gain through his sports science degree to compliment his own practice.

Before founding Max Sports Therapy, Stephen gained a vast amount of experience through working with a variety of sports including: Middlesbrough Football Club, Gateshead Senators American Football, Newburn Rowing Club, as well as with Netball, Rugby League & Union, Athletics, rowing, and Lacrosse scholarship students at Newcastle University. Specifically, during Stephen’s time at Middlesborough F.C. he had the pleasure of working alongside leading sports science and medical practitioners which enabled him to further develop his assessment, manual therapy, and rehabilitation skills. Stephen also spent 2 years working at a Newcastle therapy clinic where he dealt with a wide range of differing occupations from office workers, to musicians, to full-time parents which has allowed him to understand not only the needs of sports person but also how to cater for the recreational and sedentary population.

In Stephen’s spare time he participates in American Football for Gateshead Senators. He also has a keen interest in football and athletics which he trained and competed in for over 7 years before beginning his transition into Olympic Weightlifting and American Football. Over Stephen’s sporting career he has trained under many high level coaches and has experienced a wide range of exercises and training methods to help further his own knowledge of training programs and conditioning which he feels has transferred directly into his exercise rehabilitation practice.

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