Jon Houghton qualified from St.Marys Hospital Medical School, London, in 1996. He undertook specialist training in Rheumatology between 2000-2006. During his training he undertook specialist clinics in Sports Medicine at the Olympic Centre Harrow, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and specialist Musculoskeletal Ultrasound clinics at Charing Cross Hospital. He gained a distinction in the University College London Sport and Exercise Medicine Diploma in 2005 and was awarded his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine in 2006.
Between 2010 - 2013 Jon was the lead consultant for the Lower Limb Rehabilitation Unit at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court. He is an examiner and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sports medicine at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is the Chief Medical Officer for the Wales Football Association International Team and works with Surrey County Cricket Club. He is the secretary of the Royal College of Physicians sport and Exercise medicine committee as well as part of the Faculty of Sport and exercise medicines Ultrasound committee. He is coauthor of the recently published Ultrasound training guidelines.
Jon has a wide spectrum of experience including NHS rheumatology, military injury rehabilitation and elite level sports medicine, enabling him to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints.
Medical management of training and overuse injuries, soft tissue rheumatism, ultrasound guided injection therapy, injury rehabilitation, stress fractures, hip and groin injuries, tendinopathy, exercise induced leg Pain, extracorpeal shock wave therapy.