MSK – Muscular Skeletal – First Contact Physiotherapist – at Picton Medical Centre



First Contact Physiotherapist Information

We currently have two FCP’s working at our practice.


My name is Ishita Newton and I am a musculoskeletal specialist physiotherapist with over for 18 years experience, working in the NHS and in private practice. I have treated patients with a wide range of issues from back, neck, knee and shoulder pain to fractures, sports injuries and post surgery rehabilitation.

I am passionate about providing the right care at the right time to people and strongly believe in early intervention to reduce recovery time and to improve quality of life. First contact physiotherapy functions to accomplish this purpose. Patients can get direct and speedy specialist advice, so don’t struggle with those aches and pains any longer, contact us and take the first step towards recovery. Our dedicated reception staff will be able to book your appointment directly with the First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP).

This is what one of my patients Shamim Aziz had to say about  the service we provided: “ I am very pleased with the consultation and got all my answers in one consultation. I wished I had asked to see Ishita (FCP) earlier but I know what to do for next time!”




Umar is a First Contact Musculoskeletal Practitioner and a Chartered Physiotherapist. He has more than 4 years of clinical experience in musculoskeletal and orthopaedics settings. He has completed his Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Nottingham, one of the leading institutes in this subject with distinction. He also holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree which enable him an expert knowledge-based clinician and an experienced evidence-based physiotherapist.

As a First Contact Physiotherapist, he is very much competent in recognizing the complex musculoskeletal conditions, doing assessments, formulating a diagnosis and appropriate management. If you see him and he suspects some underlying red flags which need GP or specialist involvement, he is competent enough to recognize and signpost you. He has worked in NHS and private musculoskeletal settings as well. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports injury management and also holds different certifications and one trauma management course recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His clinical research area is central pain mechanisms and physical activity, and he has been a part of Pain Centre and Versus Arthritis, University of Nottingham, UK.

He focuses on service delivery at the primary care level to reduce the patient journey and improve the quality of life. He encourages anyone who experiences any musculoskeletal problems (joint, muscle, bone) to get in touch with us and book with FCP directly to advance towards getting better to improve quality of life.

The benefits of booking with Our FCP services are:

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening without any delay
  • Give expert advice on how best to manage your condition
  • Recommend exercises and other approaches to deal with the issue
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary
  • Book follow up if needed

Ask Reception at Picton MC for More Information