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What Our Clients Say

I've had Stephen as part of my recovery and competition preparation phases since 2012 and I've never looked back. He played a vital role in my return to athletics after overcoming a cruciate knee ligament injury and preparing for the 2014 Great North Run with his key tissue massages and advice.

No problem is too big for him to deal with and he is my first port of call, from a tiny niggle to a bad muscle pull, he'll aid recovery with mobility stretching and provide advice on how to recover. He really does know his stuff.

Without Stephen and Max Sports Therapy, I'd probably be a knotted mess, curled up in a ball with injuries. I'd highly recommend him and his services to anyone who has injuries problems and in need of a sports massage.

Michael Briggs

I approached Stephen Taylor because I was suffering from lower back pain but I was unsure how or why the pain had been caused. Stephen helped me through using sports therapy as the result was a locked joint at the bottom of my spine. One thing that I liked was that Stephen was very professional and I found the service to be of a high standard in his field. I would recommend Stephen to anyone who needs injury management or sports massage as he is brilliant at what he does.

Lynette Tucker

I was very impressed with the service Stephen provided, very comfortable and relaxed. I first came to Stephen with back and neck problems but now i rarely suffer from these issues. I would recommend this therapy to anyone who is a sporty person with knotted or tight muscles or anyone with these type of problems.

Jack Bullock

I have used Stephen at Max Sports Therapy many times and I cannot fault him at all. His approach is very professional, he is extremely reliable, and his knowledge of injuries and the human body is second to none. I honestly couldn't thank him enough and would recommend him to anyone! Lifesaver!

Danielle Harkus

Fantastic very professional and amazing massage fixed my shoulder which had been bothering me for months highly recommended!

Lisa Ryan

Fantastic! Would defiantly recommend to anyone ! Was extremely helpful and worked wonders! Really listened to my issue and also gave me exercises to strengthen where the weakness is! Thank you so much!

Charlotte Smith

Amazing !! Would happily recommend to anybody and everybody!

Victoria Mahmood

Had an excellent sports massage tonight. Freed my back up completely. Would highly recommend.

Catherine Waugh

110% Highly recommend Max Sports Therapy if you work in an office all day like me!
After years of sitting at a computer desk I decided it was time to address my neck back pain with treatments from Steve. I've noticed a significant difference in my pain levels and general mobility since, and Steve has given me some great tips on avoiding muscle related pain for in between treatments.
5 star service from a 5 star guy!

Laura Henderson

Excellent massage therapist and very knowledgeable in all aspects of his profession

Barry Brown

Excellent sports massage I'm preparing for the GNR. highly recommend the friendly and professional service!

Leanne Conway-Wilcox

Sorted my bursitis and ITB issue
Very knowledgeable

Neil Atkinson

Very informative and extensive treatment. Would certainly recommend to anybody who is having issues with mobility.

Sean Lindsay

Stephen was great- friendly and professional and did an excellent job of working on my very tight hips (helped me PB my back squat the next day!). I would definitely recommend to others. A very reasonable price too.

Kate Liston

Stephen is absolutely fantastic I’ve had shoulder pain due to a rotator cuff tear for years and through targeted exercises and sports massage I’m greatly improved. I would highly recommend Stephen he’s great!

Claire Louise Campbell

I had a brilliant experience with Max Sports Therapy. A while ago I broke 5 metatarsals across both feet and sprained one ankle whilst abroad and didn't get the right treatment initially. After 6 weeks in casts I had a consultation with Stephen. His assessment was in-depth, reassuring and he really listened to my concerns and considered them. Very good knowledge and professionalism and dealt very well with a complex case.
A few weeks later, after following personalised exercise advice from the consultation and follow-up, I have improved so much and am back to working on my feet all day as normal. Absolutely recommend Max Sports Therapy, 5 stars!

Frankie Archer

Would not go anywhere else!!!

Adam Gray Wilkin

Had session with Steve and by far the best I have had, had good few sessions at various places and by far this one was the most effective!
Very knowledgeable and friendly guy followed up deep tissue and mobility session with some great advice on things I can do moving forward! If any one reading this has a niggle or really bad injury book in! Well worth it!
Thanks Steve!

Stuart Appleby

Stephen was fab! really helpful. Talked through my problem. Offered some take exercises and advice to help my problem. The massage was first class and deffinatly made a difference. Would 100% recommend going to see Stephen. Thanks

Claire Taylor

First time at MAX and would defo recommend. Stephen is very friendly and knowledgeable. Felt the benefit from treatment the next day.

Emma Hetherington

Accredited by Society of Sports Therapist