Hugo Pinto

Hugo Pinto

Bachelor (Physiotherapy), MCSP, MHCPC
Post Grad Dip in Functional Osteopathy

Hugo embarked on his physiotherapy journey over 15 years ago when he enrolled at The Escola Superior de Tecnologias da Saude in Lisbon. Since that time, Hugo has risen rapidly to become a recognised expert in his field, culminating in his appointment as Physiotherapist to the Swiss National Swimming Team at the European Championships.

After graduating 2003 Hugo went on to work in both hospitals and the private sector. In doing so he has built a deep knowledge and understanding of biomechanics, the rehabilitation of sporting injuries and postural dysfunction. A former elite swimmer himself, in 2006, he started his work both in the Portuguese Swimming Federation (FPN) and Sporting Clube of Portugal; in the swimming, water polo and triathlon department. In 2014, he became head physio for the FPN, overseeing the preparation for the elite swimming team of Portugal at the Rio Olympic games in 2016. During this time, he was co-author of the national guidelines for warm-up, recovery and prevention for swimming, later released as the basic guidelines for these subjects at national level.

Keen to further his knowledge Hugo commenced his extensive (six year’s full time) osteopathy training in 2004, finishing with his post graduate diploma in functional osteopathy in 2015. He was also a lecturer of osteopathy clinical reasoning and sports osteopathy at the Instituto de Técnicas de Saúde in Lisbon.

Hugo’s ability to use combination of physiotherapy and osteopathic techniques allow him to systematically treat the body as a unit, identifying the primary cause thus achieving positive outcomes for his patients. Hugo has a keen interest in upper limb and knee injuries particularly caused by overloading and compensatory movement patterns.

Hugo speaks fluent English, Portuguese and Spanish. In his spare time, he enjoys languages, playing tennis, swimming and running.

In 2017, he decided to move to UK to continue his next chapter of life and work.

To book an appointment with Hugo, call 020 7236 3334, or email us at


"A brief note to register my thanks and appreciation for Mr Ben Lee whom I have now seen for 5 sessions of physiotherapy.
I have felt distinct improvement in the condition he is treating me for and my walk is much improved, enabling me to walk significant distances again without pain.
I recognise that he may not be able to fix the underlying problem which is an impacted nerve but he has certainly alleviated the huge discomfort, indeed pain, I have been experiencing and I am keen to continue under his care.
I understand that spine, nerve and muscle problems are not fixed overnight!

He has used acupuncture in my treatment and while this has been a first time for me, I am sure it has helped my progress significantly.
I also appreciate the fact that he explains what he is doing and how the treatment he delivers is intended to have its effect.

I am particularly grateful that he has been absolutely punctual in seeing me every time. Not an experience I have had in other settings, so I commend him for that."

- Patrick Burns, 2017
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