Richard Hughes

I graduated in 1998 with a 1st Class Degree in Physiotherapy from Keele University. Prior to graduating I enjoyed a successful cycling career which included winning numerous British Championships, competing in the Commonwealth Games in 1990 & 1994 and the World Championships in 1988, 1989 & 1991.

My cycling career was cut short through a back injury and subsequent surgery. This in turn led to a career focus on complex spinal dysfunction. I have worked as a Spinal ESP in the NHS, although I now work solely in Private Practice, where I treat a wide range of patients.

My focus of treatment is restoration of function, I utilize myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, manipulative therapy, K-taping and rehab.

I still have a special interest in cycling and have developed a dynamic Bikefit service.

I have also helped to develop and provide Physiotherapy support to the British Superbike Championship over the last 10 years, which is where I first became familiar with Kinesio tape.

I underwent training at K-Tape headquarters in Germany and have many years experience in its application and effects. The course content will follow the classic K-Tape structure, the focus is on what you do with the tape. We will cover the different application techniques, and there will be the opportunity to request specific applications for specific conditions. The course is focussed on the practical elements so be prepared to tape and get taped!

Classic K-Tape structure 16th June 2019


Physio at the Lodge (Richard’s website) provides a lot of information relating to Physiotherapy including a comprehensive look at Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS aka ‘Armpump’).