Alex Wheatman

Since gaining his degree in Exercise Physiology from Bath University in 2004, Alex has worked in many places around the world namely:

  • Dubai
  • Sweden
  • Bahrain
  • Spain
  • Finland

In 2017, he had the honour of being a guest speaker at Harvard University on the use of electro therapy - the same electro therapy that he currently uses in both his private clinic and at Molecule. In addition to electro therapy, Alex uses a range of techniques in his practice, including massage and manipulation. 

Outside of his clinic, Alex spent 7 years competing for Great Britain as a power lifter, winning British, European and a world title, and has set 13 British and world records along the way, and then spent 2 years in the British Skelton development team.

Since 2014, Alex has been using a technique formulated by Donnie Thompson, called ischemic flossing or ischemic therapy, which has had great results. This technique is used predominately on joints, and can also be used on tissue (muscle).

The treatment offered at Molecule is comprised of four different types of stimuli:

  • Microcurrent
  • Fraxelling
  • Radio frequency
  • Low frequency ultrasound

Microcurrent:

This uses a two prone sphere that emits a microcurrent that can interact with the nerves directly to help reduce pain signals to the area by aiding the reduction in swelling of the nerves themselves.

This can be used in both acute and chronic phases of injuries.

There has also been some recent research into the treatment of acute bruising of an area post operative or contact injury. 

Fraxilling/fraxel

This technique is used in both acute and chronic phases of injury. The main purpose of this is to reduce the swelling into the area itself by emitting an athermal (non heat) radio frequency wave into the area being treated.

This can be used to treat both muscular and joint injuries with great results.

Radio frequency

This is also used in the same manner as the fraxelling but this emits heat from the wave length itself.

It can heat an area safely up to 43 degrees centigrade.

This can be used for varies treatments but the main purpose is to increase oxygenation into an injured area. Studies have proven that an increase in oxygenated blood through the use of heat can increase recovery time from injury as well as post training recovery.

There has also been some research into the use of treating scaring into areas. Both newly formed by use of the it can help the body to lay down a more efficient fibroblast reducing the size of the scar.

As well as using the heat to warm up and break down existing scar tissue.

Low frequency ultrasound.

Where as most ultrasound being used on the market is high frequency 1-3mhz. Having a penetration depth of around 1-1.5cm

The low frequency ultrasound is 38mhz and has a penetration depth of around 5-6cm.

As you can tell by the numbers there is a far greater penetration into the muscle spindals and goli tendon to agitate them and promote a better blood supply into the area.

This can also be used on tendon pain as well has lymphodemia.

There has also been some research into the treatment of adipose reduction but studies are still on going.