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First Contact Physiotherapist joins the Ivy Medical Group Team
~ a month ago
17 October 2020

The Ivy Medical Group is delighted to announce new services for our patients with the availability of a First Contact Physiotherapist.

Working with our PCN, Arrow Health, we are delighted to welcome Mr Gurpal Matharu to our team. Gurpal is a highly trained First Contact Physio and will be working with us on Mondays. He is directly bookable by our patients for musculoskeletal problems and will be able to provide one for the most comprehensive musculoskeletal assessments available.

The role of First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) in Primary Care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway. FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. 

Here is a message from Gurpal:

"Hi, I’m the First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP). I have almost ten years of experience assessing and treating musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions across hospitals and clinics up and down the UK. I’m here for your MSK needs; whether it be a painful back/neck, a new injury or even something that has been bothering you for a while and starting to affect your day-to-day tasks. My role will be to expertly assess and refer you on to the service that suits you best. Or it might even be something which will clear up with a few simple exercises and time!"

Gurpal will be available on Mondays to book appointments for patients with Musculoskeletal problems.