Dr Hughes has extensive experience in treating Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries.
Dr Hughes has worked across a diverse range of elite sport teams and clubs. He was team doctor to the World Champion England Women’s Rugby team and has worked with Engalnd Rugby u18s , UK Athletics, Harlequins Rugby an Chelsea Football Club Academy. He worked for several years with the Ministry of Defence at DMCR Headley Court where he specialised in Complex Trauma Injury Rehabilitation. He was the lead Consultant of the Elite Sports Injuries clinic there.
Dr Hughes delivers an expert Sports Medicine opinion on Knee injuries, Hip and Groin pain, Neck and Back pain and Foot and ankle injuries. He has sub speciality interests in tendinopathy management, running injuries , stress fractures and adolescent sports injuries. His uses a team approach working with the patient and physical therapy team using the same rehabilitation principles used in elite sport. He is experienced in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound and works closely with leading Musculoskeletal radiologists. Dr Hughes sees a high case load of tendinopathies including Achilles, patella, plantar facia and tennis elbow. He works closely with the physiotherapy teams and is experienced in the use of shockwave therapy, High Volume injections and Platelet Rich Plasma.
Dr Hughes is a leader in his speciality as Vice President of the Faculty ( FSEM) . He was Chairman of the Specialist advisory committee and involved in the education of the next generation of consultants. He is an excellent communicator with colleagues and patients. He lectures on and promotes his speciality nationally and internationally.
Recent and current appointments
- Current Vice President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine ( FSEM)
- Past Chairman of the SEM Specialist Advisory Committee - Royal College of Physicians
- Past Chairman of London Training Programme Management Committee
Publications, lectures and teaching
- Faculty Examiner - Sport and Exercise medicine
- Presenter BASEM Conference
- Presenter - Trauma Rehabilitation - British Orthopaedic Association
- Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK
- Member of the Royal Society of Medicine
Tendinopathy Management (Shockwave and injection therapies), Lower Limb Injuries (knee, foot and ankle), Hip and Groin Pain, Shoulder Injuries, Running related injuries, Contact Sport Injuries (Rugby, martial arts), Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound