Bury St Edmunds physio firm RehabWorks creates nationwide brand after acquiring Crystal Palace Physio Group in London

Derrick Farrell, chief executive of RehabWorks.

Derrick Farrell, chief executive of RehabWorks. Picture: REHABWORKS - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk specialist in musculoskeletal and mental health programmes has expanded to 20 sites to create a nationwide brand after acquiring a London-based physiotherapy firm.

RehabWorks, based at Bury St Edmunds, purchased Crystal Palace Physio Group, which has a network of 12 sties in London and the south-east providing musculoskeletal services to the corporate and NHS markets.

RehabWorks already has centres in Bury St Edmunds, Manchester, Fareham, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Glasgow, Rotherham and Swindon, offering preventative and treatment programmes.

Its chief executive, Derrick Farrell, said: “This is an important step in our ongoing journey of respect healthcare provision, and in pushing the business towards becoming the leading UK provider of musculoskeletal and mental health solutions.”

The firm was advised on the deal by law firm Mills & Reeve and accountants Grant Thornton.

Natalie Wade, Partner at Mills and Reeve said: “This was a great deal to work on. Combining the two businesses means they can capitalise on a variety of different opportunities and grow and expand into different markets.”