With over fifteen years of work experience in Physiotherapy, I am a Consultant Sonographer at West Middlesex, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, where I perform diagnostic and interventional (Steroid injections) Musculoskeletal (MSK) sonography in the Radiology department for various musculoskeletal conditions. I am also a Manuscript Reviewer for Ultrasound at the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS), where I contribute to the advancement and dissemination of ultrasound knowledge and practice. I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound from Bournemouth University, a Master's Degree in Applied Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Independent Prescribing from Oxford Brookes University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine from SOMM, Hertfordshire.
Overall, I have experience in interventional sonography for more than ten years now and perform a variety of injections for joint and tendon-related problems. In addition, I also teach and offer MSK Sonography supervision to a wide variety of health professionals in NHS and privately.
I have developed strong skills in MSK Diagnostic and interventional Sonography and am passionate about providing high-quality patient care and improving health outcomes. I am always eager to learn and collaborate with other professionals in the field. I value diversity, innovation, and excellence, and I strive to make a positive difference in the lives of the people I serve. I am registered with HCPC, CSP, SOR and BMUS.
Our specialist is trained in ultrasound-guided techniques to perform targeted injections for effective pain relief and joint healing. We offer a wide range of injections for peripheral joints and tendons, including:
Our specialist is also capable of performing advanced procedures, including Barbotage for calcific tendonitis, Hydro-distention for frozen shoulder, high-volume injections
Our highly skilled ultrasound specialist utilises advanced Point of Care Ultrasound techniques to assess and diagnose various musculoskeletal conditions. From tendon-related problems to osteoarthritis in joints, we deliver accurate and reliable imaging for precise treatment planning.
We prioritise the well-being of our patients beyond the procedure. Following the injection, we provide comprehensive advice on post-injection care and can offer referrals for specific rehabilitation if needed.
For patients who are uncertain about undergoing a steroid injection, our specialist offers a 10-minute telephone consultation to address their concerns and provide expert guidance. Please note that our USGI capabilities exclude spinal injections, injections to prosthetic joints, and nerve blocks.
Our ultrasound specialist brings extensive experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound and guided injections, ensuring accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
By offering comprehensive services in one location, we save our patients time and provide a convenient and streamlined experience.
We understand that each patient is unique, and our treatments are tailored to their specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
We work closely with you and the surgery to provide seamless coordination and continuity of care for our patients.
The cost of the appointment is £395. This fee covers the comprehensive one-hour session with an expert who utilizes advanced ultrasound diagnostics. Expert ultrasound evaluation and ultrasound-guided injections are considered the gold standard for treating many musculoskeletal conditions."
If you prefer a shorter initial interaction to explore potential options before committing to a full consultation, you can book a 10-minute telephone call with Alok. This service allows you to discuss your situation and learn about the assistance he may be able to offer. The cost for this service is £45.
During your appointment, Alok will spend up to an hour assessing your specific problem and medical history. He will use an advanced ultrasound machine to evaluate the affected joint or area. If deemed beneficial, he may administer a steroid injection guided by the ultrasound. This ensures that the medication is accurately delivered to the targeted area for maximum effectiveness.
Typically, one appointment is suitable for assessing and treating one specific structure, joint, or body part. If you believe that multiple joints may require assessment or treatment, please feel free to inquire for further information.