Matthew Hughes - Managing Director / Prosthetist & Orthotist

Matthew joined Dorset Orthopaedic in 2001 after graduating from the University of Salford with a degree in prosthetics and orthotics. He began his career with Dorset Orthopaedic as an Orthotist and Prosthetist, developing a particular interest in paediatric treatment and orthotic treatment.

Before becoming Clinic Manager at the Ringwood Clinic in 2013, Matthew was responsible for the development of clinical partners for Dorset Orthopaedic around the world, presenting and lecturing on the use of silicone in prosthetics and orthotics, as well as developing new everyday silicone solutions for patients.

In 2016 Matthew became Clinical and Silicone Services Director with the goal of growing and developing clinical care services in the UK and external silicone partner networks on behalf of Dorset Orthopaedic.

Matthew is passionate about his clinical work and helping patients return to improved levels of comfort, mobility and independence. As his role takes him further into management, he finds that staying in regular contact with his patients and spending time in the clinic helps him to stay motivated. He particularly enjoys helping children and feels inspired when he sees a child overcome the obstacles that face them.

When he isn’t working, Matthew loves the outdoors and enjoys water sports including sailing and paddleboarding, where he is often accompanied by his dog.