Physiotherapy & Sports Massage

Physiotherapy - Petrina Scullion 

Petrina Scullion

For further information or to book an appointment please contact Reception on 028 90 681126

Common complaints treated by our Physio:

  • sports injuries
  • spinal problems
  • joint problems
  • work related conditions
  • after surgery rehabilitation and fractures                                                

Treatments used include:

  • Exercise programmes - helping you improve your mobility and strengthen you muscles
  • Manipulation and mobilisation - intervention to reduce pain and stiffness
  • Electrotherapy - for example, ultrasound to speed up the healing process
  • Advanced Dryneedling Therapy - some specially trained physiotherapists use this technique to alleviate your pain
  • Massage - for relaxation or to ease muscle tension
  • Advice on ways to self manage your injury and prevent recurrence 

Physio Profile- Petrina Scullion

 Petrina is a highly experienced and enthusiastic chartered physiotherapist. Having qualified from the University of Ulster in 1996, Petrina worked for 5 years at the Royal Victoria Hospital. After her period at the Royal and for a further 8 years, she owned and managed her own clinic specialising in sports injuries, here she gained extensive experience working with elite, sub-elite and recreational sporting injuries across many different disciplines. Petrina joined Queen’s Sport in 2009.


BSc (hons) Physiotherapy (UUJ)

BSc Physiology, biochemistry and applied mathematics (NUIG)

Csp and hpc registered (Indemnity included)

Physiofirst Committee member (treasurer 2005 – present)

Member of ACPSM

Member of CPAF (Association Football)

Registered with Irish Sports council for carded athletes

Advanced Dry Needling Practioner


Belfast Giants Physio

Team New Zealand Milk Cu Physio

Team Austrailia Olympic Boxing 2012 Physio

Antrim GAA Seniors Physio

Team Ireland China World Student Games Physio

Bredagh Hurling All-IrelandChina World Student Games Physio

Elite Rowers Physio

Medical Planner (lead physio) Special Olympics 2006

Special Olympics World Games (physio at events) 2003

Team Physio for N.I. Ladies soccer x 3 years

Team physio at UEFA Cup for Newtownabbey strikers

World GAA Games – physio for team Canada x 3 years

Team Physio – Antrim Seniors x 5 years (also U18/U21’s)

Sigerson team physio x 8 years (St Mary’s University)

Appointed physio for White Collar boxing (Battle of Belfast 2009)

Appointed physio for professional Irish Dancers “Noctu” (2010)

Team Physio for Derry masters All-Ireland Champs 2008

Key Training

CPR training

Taping technique for Sports

Cyriax Manipulations A/B/C

Anatomy post graduate sessions completed

Kinesiology Taping basic and advanced course completed

MACP and McKenzie courses attended

Qualified as a Canadian 1st Responder

Functional rehab courses

Gym ball training

Strength and Conditioning 2011

Mulligan technique x 2 courses completed



Sports Massage

Sports Massage is the term applied to the discipline of using massage for the specific benefit of all sports and exercise participants. It covers the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body e.g. muscles, ligaments and tendons. Sports Massage should be tailored to each individual's needs to positively enhance ones ability to perform. Sports Massage is provided by Steve Spence, who is a very experienced in the area.

What are the benefits of Sports Massage?

  • Improve circulation & lymphatic flow
  • Assist in the removal of metabolic waste and sedate or stimulate nerve endings
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone and assist in mental preparation for sporting preparation
  • Increase or decrease muscle length  and remodel scar tissue when required

Who would benefit from Sports Massage?

Regardless of whether you exercise or play sport to keep fit, or compete from club to international level, then sports massage may have something to offer you. Sports Massage can be beneficial at varous stages of participation.

  • The conditioning/training phase
  •  Pre, inter & post-competition preparation & recovery
  •  Post travel
  •  Injury prevention
  •  Injury recovery