Jon has wide and extensive experience in treating the general public, Elite Athletes,
Military Personnel, City Workers, and all those who are physically active
or in pain. He specialises in Tendon pain utilising Ultrasound and UTC
scanning for diagnosis and Ultrasound Guided Injections and ESWT
(Shockwave) as potential treatments. He runs a specialist one stop achilles/patellar tendon clinic.
He also has a wide range of experience in Upper and Lower Limb Overuse and Running injuries, Bone
stress injuries, adolescent overuse injuries, Hip and Groin pain,
Exercise Induced Leg pain and injury rehabilitation. His Rheumatology
interests are Gout, Inflammatory Spinal conditions and inflammatory
joint conditions that affect young or athletic people.
Jon has excellent communication skills and promotes a
multidisciplinary approach, liaising effectively with Physiotherapists,
Osteopaths/Chiropractors, pain doctors and Orthopaedic Surgeons to get
the best results for his patients. He understands the significant
effects that injury and pain can have on normal day to day life and
promotes physical activity in all of his treatment plans. Jon was head
of the Wales Medical Team in the hugely successful EURO 2016 tournament
and continues to look after Wales Football and the recent county cricket
champions, Surrey. He is a consultant to the Royal Ballet.
MBBS St Marys Hospital London 1996
BSc Sociology applied to Medicine 1993 University of London
Diploma In Sports and Exercise medicine (distinction) University of London 2006
Diploma In Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (distinction) University of Bournemouth 2013
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Chair of the Royal College of Physicians Sport and Exercise Committee
Sports injuries and Rheumatology
Dr Houghton and I work together regularly providing care for both acute and chronic situations and often medically complex patients. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Houghton to both colleagues and patients alike.