About us

Shock Wave Therapy London Team

Leading the way in Shock Wave Therapy across London. The team, led by Liz Tough, excel in effective rapid pain relief treatments.

A large presence in the local community, Body First UK clinic goes beyond just a west London physio. Liz Tough, was recently nominated for female entrepreneur of the year for the Richmond borough.

In 2018, Liz and Body First were nominated and highly commended for People's Choice Award by the Richmond business awards. This was a significant achievement that has inspired BODY FIRST UK to push on even more. The team is constantly growing and in early 2019 a new physio with great experience and a very friendly manner was added to the team.

Body First is also a key supporter of a local charity Rulis.

Here at Body First UK we're all about looking after you and your rapid recovery with quality treatments and cutting edge technology. Meet our outstanding team of highly qualified practitioners and hear from our happy clients here ...

Meet the team

Liz Tough

Liz Tough MA, BSWA

Clinic Owner, Injury Expert and Shock Wave Specialist

Liz is a highly qualified and experienced Injury Rehabilitation Therapist.

Liz has been practicing for over 20 years and specialises in soft tissue injuries such as, muscle tears, tendons, ligament and nerve issues, range of movement dysfunctions and postural issues.

Areas of expertise:

  • Frozen shoulders
  • Rotator cuff issues
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tennis / golfers elbow
  • Sciatica type pains
  • Hamstring/quad issues
  • Calf / Achilles/ plantar fasciitis
  • Head aches
  • Strapping and taping

Ivalyo Tadorov

Senior Physiotherapist and Chiropractor

Ivalyo is a highly experienced and qualified Chartered Physiotherapist and Chiropractor. He is currently practicing for Richmond & Hounslow NHS.

Ivalyo qualified and has been practicing for 22 years. During that time Ivaylo has worked with the NHS in Chelsea and Westminster and Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Trust. Originally from Bulgaria Ivaylo now lives locally and enjoys swimming and working out at the gym.

Ivaylo practices at BODY FIRST UK every Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm – 8pm

Areas of expertise:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Respiratory
  • Neurology
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Chiropractitioning for realignment of spine
  • Neuro Rehab – post strokes
  • Short and long term condition and injuries
  • Football injuries

Victoria Breslin

Senior Sports Therapist and Pilates Instructor

Vick is offering Pilates classes here and 1-1 pilates sessions for 30 minutes to compliment your rehab programme. Qualified and certified Shock Wave practitioner.

Pilates is a fantastic complement to your current conditioning or rehabilitation program. It strengthens your core muscles, improves the mobility of your spine and joints, corrects postural problems and regains muscle balance throughout the body.
It uses functional exercise to realign the body, get rid of aches and pains and promote better performance mentally and physically at work, in sport and in play.

Areas of expertise:

  • Shock Wave Therapy
  • Sports performance enhancement
  • Core strength
  • Injury rehabilitatior
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Rotator cuff issues

Sofie Levick

Sofie Levick

Sports Massage Therapist and Injury Rehabilitator 

Sofie is a highly experienced Massage Specialist with 20 years of experience. She is trained in Sports injury rehabilitation, on-site chair massage, Aromatherapy, and is also a Thai Yoga Massage specialist. Qualified and certified Shock Wave practitioner.

Areas of expertise:

  • Shock Wave Therapy
  • Sports performance enhancement
  • Injury rehabilitatior
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Rotator cuff issues

Lucy Payne

Head Receptionist

We Work With...


Just had my first visit to Body First UK and have just had a fabulous back massage and facial with Georgie and with the added bonus of a foot massage while the face mask was on. Highly recommended. Thank you.

Thank you Liz, I certainly feel the difference. After 3 sessions only, my back pain has eased and my movement has improved. I would highly recommend you.

Liz was amazing. I was suffering with terrible leg pain and I was hardly able to move after the birth of my son. With my husband returning to work and myself unable to walk up the stairs I was in a bad place! One session and Liz nailed to cause of my pain and I was 99% back to full mobility and pain free within 3 days. One more follow up session and I was back to normal. Could not recommend her more highly!

Totally brilliant and totally great value.

Very welcoming and friendly - amazing full body massage too! I can't wait to come back for my next appointment in May. Highly recommended.
Jo Jo

An incredible treatment plan has been put into place for me to regain living without the chronic back pain and neck pain I have been experiencing over the last two years. After a course of treatments of intensive deep muscle tissue massage and trigger point therapy, for the first time I feel progress is being made. Thank you Liz for your incredible work in starting to fix me and making me endure the trigger point therapy.

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