Matt Hughes takes on the role of Managing Director.

One autumn morning in 2001, an eager young prosthetic and orthotic graduate walked through the doors of a small private patient care clinic in Hampshire called Dorset Orthopaedic, ready to begin an exciting and fulfilling career in prosthetics and orthotics.

Matt’s career with Dorset Orthopaedic spans a little over 18 years and he has literally grown up with the business. Starting in the orthotic department working closely with the SAFO and its development as well as forging long term relationships with clinics around the world where we provide world class silicone products. In 2012, Matt took over from David Hills as Clinic Manager in Ringwood and has worked closely with David in developing clinical and silicone services.  

Matt has recently become the new Managing Director of Dorset Orthopaedic, taking over from David who will continue to work with the company undertaking medical and personal injury expert witness work. 

Matt has taken great pride over the years in providing the highest quality of prosthetic and orthotic care for his patients and ensuring they achieve whatever goals they have set themselves. From youngsters like the formidable Rio Woolf to amazing adults like Mark Pattenden and Hannah Moore.

“I am passionate about the industry I work in and want to see Dorset Orthopaedic excel in prosthetic and orthotic provision. This role is a huge privilege for me and one I take extremely seriously. I look forward to working hard with the team to strive for better across all aspects of the business to ensure we can satisfy all our users and allow them to fulfil their wants and dreams”

Mark Pattenden commented on Matt’s promotion saying “I am delighted to hear that Matt has been appointed MD of Dorset Orthopaedic."

“Matt is an extremely dedicated and hard working person whose drive and enthusiasm for perfection is reflected in all aspects of his work. He is an extremely talented and modest man who has an amazing personality and deserves this recognition for his work. I am very privileged to have Matt as my prosthetist and I cannot think of a more fitting way to say thank you.

Well deserved Matt many congratulations!”

Hannah Moore “It’s great to hear Matt is the new Managing Director at Dorset Orthopaedic. I met Matt in early 2017, probably about 6 months after having my amputation, and shared my goals and ambitions with him. Matt is someone who has always believed in me and my potential. I think it is so great to see someone like Matt who sees people as people, not just patients. 

He is always creative in looking for the best solution for the individual and how this can be achieved to enhance someone’s ability, self-confidence and ultimately for me, performance.”