Prentice Sports Therapy

#1 Sports Therapy Clinic in N. Ireland

Sports Therapy and Wellbeing Clinic, - providing a wide range of specialist Therapy Services and treatments to the local community and Northern Ireland’s sporting elite.



Prentice Sports Therapy was founded in 2005 by owner and principal therapist Paul Prentice. Our clinic is based in Lisburn and provides Manual Therapy Services to the Northern Ireland’s sporting elite, the local community and further afield.

At Prentice Sports Therapy we strive to provide a professional, effective and affordable service regardless of your Injury, Physique and Personal Goals.

As a family business, we provide a friendly and welcoming environment for those needing help with physical ailments.


At Prentice Sports Therapy we pride ourselves on delivering a professional and effective service, by listening to our clients and fully understanding what it is they want to achieve from their session.

Sports Therapy

We will conduct a thorough clinical assessment at the beginning of each session to ascertain crucial information which will assist in our diagnosis and treatment plan. Depending on the ailment and patient preference, our highly skilled team of therapists will utilise techniques from a variety of the services listed on this site, in order to improve the entire musculoskeletal system and achieve maximum results.

Pre Treatments

Pre to any treatments, the therapist will fully inform the patient of their diagnosis and treatment plan, to eliminate any concerns and ensure the client feels at ease.

Post treatment

Post treatment, the client may also receive an aftercare plan. This will be fully explained so the client is aware of what is expected of them, in order to achieve the best recovery outcome.

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Sports Massage

A blend of techniques aiding muscle health, injury prevention & recovery.

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Dry Needling

A widely recognised and effective method for treating pain.

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Manipulation Therapy

A manual therapy practiced worldwide by health care professionals.

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Cryotherapy treatment has been reported to reduce inflammation and injury swelling.

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Cupping Therapy

Cupping combines massage movements and negative pressure on the skin.

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Flexibility Programmes

Flexibility is one of the 5 Key components of physical fitness.

Meet Our Team


Paul Prentice

In 2003/04 Paul completed his Advanced Diplomas in Sports Massage Therapy and additional certifications in advanced manual therapy techniques. From then, Paul has achieved his BSc Hons Degree along with additional qualifications in Advanced Spinal & Peripheral Joint Manipulation, Functional Integrated Dry Needling (FIDN), Cupping and Combined Sports Taping.

Paul is a highly experienced therapist who has applied his skills at the top level in his field, working with a variety of elite athletes and professional celebrities over the past 14 years. These include;

  • Irish F.A. – Senior Team Sports Therapist (2005-2017)
  • Double World Champion Boxer – Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton (2016)
  • HBO Production – ‘Dracula’ (2012)
  • HBO Production : ‘Krypton’ – Season 1 (2017)
  • HBO Production: ‘Game Of Thrones’ – Season 8 (2017/18)
  • HBO Production: ‘Krypton’ – Season 2 (2018/19)
  • NABBA – Champion Bodybuilders
  • International & Premiership Footballers
  • Irish Premiership Footballers
  • GAA
  • Emergency Service Personnel

As an avid sports person, representing Northern Ireland in football and achieving his Black-Belt in marital arts, Paul fully understands the benefits of professional Sports Therapy. As well as Paul’s affiliation and commitment in the professional sporting world, he also treats a wide range of clients at his private clinic in Lisburn, Co. Antrim.

Paul is the husband to Samara and father to his four sons, Jude, Ollie, Jesse & Cole.

Simon King

My name is Simon King and I’m 37 years old – how I reached this age so quickly is beyond me, but my journey until now has been great and is continuing for the better!

I have been busy achieving a lot of qualifications and experience in the fitness and sporting industry, such as;

  • Level 2 gym instructor
  • Spin instructor
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Circuits
  • Level 3 personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma Sports Massage Therapist
  • Osteopath techniques – Sport and Spine.
  • Level 5 Manipulative Therapist

I have been working with Paul and the team here at Prentice Sports Therapy since November 2019, helping to serve clients from the entire province with their physical injuries and rehabilitation back to sports/ daily life… And I Love What I Do!

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As Prentice Sports Therapy clinic continues to grow, I am exposed to even more experiences, skills and opportunities, from which my clients can all benefit and I’m really excited for the future!

Trusted Sports Therapist for:

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Sports Massage is a specific type of massage developed over thousands of years. It is a blend of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Neuro-Muscular and Trigger Point techniques; which are designed to Improve, Maintain, Prevent Injury and Aid recovery of the body’s muscular systems.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or just like to keep fit. If you like to push yourself to your physical limits through movements such as running, cycling, hiking etc or simply exert yourself through strenuous daily activities for example mothers with small children, gardening etc. then Sports Massage can help you!

Too many times people resort to taking prescribed tablets to mask out the pain caused by a muscular imbalance, but this is not getting to the root of the problem.

Here is a list of some of the conditions that can benefit from Sports Therapy:

  • Muscular pain
  • Back, Neck & Shoulder pain
  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Stiff neck
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Work-related overuse injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Accidental injuries e.g. whiplash
  • Postural strain & imbalance
  • Painful disorders of joints & muscles
  • Pain of chronic illness & disability
  • Arthritic pain & Rheumatism

The simple answer is YES!.. Providing you have a room spacious enough for the massage couch to be set up and adequate room for the therapist to manoeuvre .

Also, there may be an additional charge depending where you live .

Depending on the ailment different techniques such as Deep Tissue Massage/Trigger Point Therapy may be required. Due to the fact that your muscles may already be tender and inflamed, this may cause some discomfort. However, the therapist will always consult you and work within the parameters of your individual pain threshold.

Each treatment will differ from the last depending on the ailment and how much pressure is required to benefit this. At PRENTICE SPORTS MASSAGE we use a variety of techniques in order to alleviate the problem . Such as:

  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Neuro-Muscular Techniques
  • Trigger Point Therapy

After each session the therapist may demonstrate a number of stretching techniques for you to perform at home between sessions. These stretches can help aid the healing process. At this time you will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions that may be concerning you. However, if you have any further queries, feel free to contact Paul via email or by telephone.

Sessions will usually last approximately 45mins. This is inclusive of a short consultation, in which a brief medical history is required, detailing any Contra-Indications to treatment.

Follow up appointments may vary in duration depending on the treatment required, but on average will last between 45mins and 1 hour.

All ailments will differ in severity, depending on the Type, How it occurred and How long you have been suffering.

Although clients may be slightly tender after certain treatments (Treatment Pain), they should notice improvement within a few days, if not immediately!

Contra-Indications are conditions that may be negatively affected by Sports Massage, such as:

  • Heart Condions
  • Haemophilia
  • High/ Low Blood Pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Pregnancy (within the first 16 weeks)
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Blood Disorders

These are just a few examples of the more commonly encountered Contra-Indications and if you suffer from any of the above please seek advice from your medical practitioner as a letter of consent may be required.

Appointment times vary. If you have a strict working schedule please contact Paul directly via email or by telephone .

For details please see contact information.


Katherine Gorman

Paul has treated lots of issues regarding posture and tension for me over the past year; which has really helped me by significantly reducing my overall pain in day to day life. However, the most beneficial treatment I have received was the pelvic floor dry needling. I've had constant lower abdominal and pelvic pain for years in which I've seen multiple physios, chiropractors and consultants about and none of them were able to help me or really took the time to fully understand the level of discomfort I've been experiencing. I always feel totally at ease and comfortable with Paul and can say it's worth every penny.

David Morton

Fantastic service, Paul was able to clearly explain what was wrong and how he would treat the plantar fasciitis. The results were clearly showing within few hours. Great service, highly professional and would definitely recommend his company to anyone.

Michael Wheavil

Simon provided dry needling treatment to prevent the onset of plantar fasciitis, a lot of knowledgeable information provided prior to treatment. I have been going to Simon for dry needling and other treatments for over a year now, and always come away feeling like I’ve got a new pair of legs!! As a runner, preventative maintenance is crucial and helps avoid injuries (which in the past I’ve been prone to). I like to get in with Simon at least once a month for dry needling treatment as I run a lot of mileage throughout the month. Fantastic and friendly service and always gets it right first time!!

Suzanne Dickson

Can't recommend Paul highly enough. Just had my 2nd session with him and the difference he made to my back is amazing. He does seem to enjoy inflicting pain though lol. Honestly will never go anywhere else. Brilliant at what he does!

Martin Blakely

Paul provided excellent treatment, (almost magical) on a badly sprained ankle and following 2 visits to his clinic, the recovery has been amazing. It feels brand new. The depth of knowledge and understanding, to identify the root cause (lots of detail), deploying corrective treatments plus the after care support with follow up messages. A totally professional sports therapy service utilising the latest technology.

Alison Wallace

I can highly recommend Paul and the team. He has helped my son through a few different injuries. He explains the injury, the treatment and gives realistic expectations of the recovery process. Thanks to the team.

Paula Fitches

Best Sports Therapy in this country!
Paul is an expert in sports injuries, especially football injuries, he went above and beyond after my daughter sustained injuries on the pitch.

Nicola Taggart

My daughter and I were suffering really badly with hayfever and it was ruining summer for us AGAIN! Tablets, arm bands, eye drops, and nasal sprays weren’t working! It was leaving us exhausted, low in energy and unable to enjoy anything really - We went to see Paul on Saturday to get dry needling done - both of us done within the hour and I can safely say I am stunned at the difference in us both - total game changer, thank you Paul, you just saved summer!!!

William Higginson

Couldn't recommend this place enough. After just 1 session and less than 1 hour with Simon I had immediate pain relief and almost full mobility of my frozen shoulder which has been a problem for 2-3 years. If you have a similar problem and have been told nothing can be done , book in with Simon and thank me later. If I could give higher than 5 stars I would.

Michelle Smyth

I was recommended Paul by a friend, and decided to contact him regarding my very painful shoulder and arm. Paul suggested doing the dry needling to get my arm recovered quickly. Paul was amazing, he made me feel comfortable and reassured me, keeping asking me if i was ok. It took only 2 appointment, and I am delighted with the results. If you have any problems with regarding any kind of pain I would highly recommend prentice sports therapy.

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