IPRS Group & History

What is the IPRS Group?

The IPRS Group was established in 1995 to provide physiotherapy to employees of local organisations within Ipswich and Suffolk. The founder, a former physiotherapist in professional football, wanted to adopt the ethos of “sports injury management” into commercial organisations by comparing staff absence in the workplace with injured football players, where return to  “game-ready” fitness shares similar traits to “return to work” fitness.

Over 27 years of clinical excellence

This ethos and innovative approach to corporate physiotherapy led to growth within the company resulting in a 2002 move to a larger head office premises on the outskirts of Ipswich. In 2004, IPRS broadened its client base into the Corporate and Government sectors and has continued to develop and grow with a varied customer base, focussing on the provision of high-quality musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Two years later, IPRS launched a range of mental health services.

In 2014, IPRS went through a rebrand, which included dividing the Group into 4 divisions (see below) with each delivering specialist healthcare services and sales, whilst developing 4 distinct brands and businesses. This rebrand resulted in the launch of IPRS Health, the Health & Wellbeing division of the IPRS Group, who today help over 50,000 individuals recover from musculoskeletal and mental health conditions and disorders every year.

“IPRS Group is continuing to experience steady growth year on year, in terms of employed staff numbers, the reach of its network of specialist healthcare clinicians and financial turnover, which exceeded a record £20m in 2020. In 2021 the group is continuing to develop new, innovative services to provide our clients with the best possible services to meet an ever-changing health landscape.”

Martyn Jackson, IPRS Group CEO

IPRS MTS are proudly part of the IPRS Group, a wider group of diverse organisations providing market-leading healthcare services, you can read more about the IPRS Group below.

Award-winning Physiotherapy and Mental Health Services

Leading provider of security based Clinical Services

UK & Ireland’s distributor of Biodex Equipment

Provider of high-quality clinical assessments

Part of the handl Group

In April 2022, IPRS Group was acquired by Investment portfolio management company handl Group providing the group with the opportunity to experience a new level of growth.

North-west based handl Group is a mixture of exciting start-ups and established market leaders, all united by the idea of improving and evolving the way their markets operate. At its heart is a deep understanding of the legal, insurance and healthcare sectors, and a forward-thinking viewpoint that seeks to innovate, disrupt, add value and ultimately lead as strategic partners for its clients.