ABOUT MICK HUGHES
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During my Sports Physio career I have worked with elite junior sporting teams such as the NQ Cowboys U20s rugby league team and the Newcastle Jets National Youth League and Emerging Jets Academy soccer teams.
In addition to my physiotherapy degree, I have also completed a Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy and a degree in Exercise Science.
As a result I have a unique skill-set that allows me to accurately diagnose a patient with an acute injury and rehabilitate them all the way back to high performance.
Clinically, I am happy to treat all patients, of all ages, with all musculo-skeletal complaints. I do however have a special interest in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of lower limb sports injuries, in particular ACL injuries.
Overall, I think my approach to physiotherapy is quite unique in that I combine my clinical assessment and diagnostic skills as a physiotherapist, and combine it with my skill-set in tailoring exercise programs to the patient's injury for optimal short term and long term improvements in pain and function. As a result, I spend as little time possible using passive forms of treatment, and instead try to promote active treatment strategies to my patients for what I personally believe results in superior and sustained long term improvements in pain and function.