Meet the team

Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes - Chiropractor - The Octagon Family Chiropractic & Pilates Clinic

Steve graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 1990 with a previous degree in Biochemistry from Manchester University. After working in general practice in Brighton and London he established the Octagon Clinic in 1998 as a true family Chiropractic clinic with a particular interest in the treatment of babies, children and pregnant women and as such was one of the very first of its kind in London.

Steve was also the first Chiropractor to work at the Cheyne Centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital established for the integration of treatment and education for children with profound special needs, especially with Cerebral Palsy and associated disorders. The Cheyne benefitted from a conventional hospital framework with input from Paediatric consultants, Neurologists, Speech and Language therapists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists and OTs but also contributions from Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Massage Therapists to create a true holistic environment to meet the children’s needs.

‘It was such a privilege to be involved in this extraordinary institution and to see first hand how an integrated approach in Paediatric care can have such profound effects.”

Steve was Academic Dean of the Royal College of Chiropractors and an External Examiner at the AECC as well as teaching Paediatrics and Pregnancy care at undergraduate and postgraduate level both in the UK and in Europe.

But Steve’s real passion is still clinical practice and he continues to work at and run the Octagon, over 25 years after it was first established.