Mr Stephen Hughes


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About us

Steve Hughes graduated from Manchester University in 1985 with an Honours degree in biochemistry and genetics. Frustrated with the constraints of medical science he enrolled at Chiropractic College and competed his diploma in 1990. In 1991 he established the Octagon Clinic as a family practice reflecting his particular interest in paediatrics and pregnancy care.
He has held academic posts as external examiner at Portsmouth University and Academic Dean of the College of Chiropractic and has taught widely in the field of paediatrics but his real passion has always been clinical practice.
The event which really shifted his perspective was being asked to work at the Cheyne Centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2005. The Cheyne is an international centre for excellence for the treatment of children with severe cerebral palsy and related conditions. It was whilst working here that Steve was exposed to the pioneering work of Noreen Hare, a physiotherapist who had been superintendent of the centre between 1969 and 1983. Noreen advocated the importance of establishing stable trunk control in severely physically handicapped children and the value of a truly integrated approach to the children’s care.
As a Chiropractor I was slightly out of the main medical loop but was blessed to work with the best physiotherapists, OT’s and speech and language therapists in the field. Working there I began to realise the small contribution we all had to play in the care of these children. I hope some of this is reflected in our approach at the Octagon.

Areas of interest

Headache / migraine; Neck pain; Lower back pain; Pelvic disorders including gynaecological pain; Thoracic; Ankle pain; Foot pain; Knee pain; Lumbar (lower back)

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