About Us

August 30, 2016

Hughston Foundation

 

At Hughston Clinic and the Hughston Foundation, we believe that to the exact degree possible, people shouldn’t be in pain. They shouldn’t have the free and easy movement of any parts of their body restricted. They shouldn’t be denied participation in the activities they enjoy.

 

We believe that despite the myriad traumas that may befall the musculoskeletal system—from sports or any other cause—people should be able to work, play, and live their lives with the highest degree of freedom and comfort modern science and medicine can provide.

 

That’s what Hughston Foundation is all about.

 

Hughston Foundation seeks to continually push the boundaries of orthopaedic medicine finding new and better ways to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.  Since our founding in 1968, we have helped improve the skill and knowledge of literally hundreds of orthopaedists and physicians through residency and fellowship programs, and helped advance the science of orthopaedics through a wide range of clinical research. Hughston Foundation has also provided support for regional high school athletics for more than 60 years.

 

Hughston Foundation History

The Hughston Foundation is named for Dr. Jack C. Hughston, widely considered to be the father of sports medicine. A skillful, dedicated orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Hughston took an early interest in the toll sports could take on the bones and joints of athletes, especially student-athletes. Working within his own practice, Dr. Hughston began to pioneer techniques and treatments in sports medicine that are still in use today.
As Dr. Hughston’s stature in this burgeoning new field grew nationally and internationally, he shared with others his vision of a foundation for teaching and research in orthopaedics and sports medicine. After literally years of preparation, his dream became a reality with the establishment of the Hughston Foundation in 1968.

Since then, the Hughston Foundation has helped establish sports medicine as a specific subspecialty in orthopaedic surgery and developed the first residency training program in orthopaedic and sports medicine. We have provided training for over 120 orthopaedic residents, 400 fellows, and 50 primary care fellows in sports medicine, and developed and championed important techniques such as the preseason screening exam that are widely in use today. We have been instrumental in establishing some of the leading academic societies in sports medicine, and have been providing coverage of regional high school athletics for over 60 years.

 

Hughston Foundation Location/Map

Address

 

The Hughston Foundation, Inc.

6262 Veterans Parkway

Columbus, GA 31909

Directions to the Hughston Foundation, Inc.

 

From the Columbus Metropolitan Airport:

  • Turn left on W. Britt David Road.
  • Vear left onto Airport Thruway.
  • Continue on Airport Thruway.
    About 4 mins (1.0 mile)
  • Turn right, north, on GA-1/US Hwy 27/Veterans Pkwy.
    About 3 mins (1.3 miles)
  • Turn right on Frist Court.
  • Turn right at the first entrance, turn left into the Foundation parking lot.

From Atlanta:

  • Take I-85 South to I-185 South.
  • Exit onto Hwy 80 East–Exit 10 (toward Macon).
  • Exit at US Hwy 27/Veterans Parkway. Turn left onto Veterans Parkway.
  • Turn left onto Frist Ct. (4th light–Hughston Hospital sign at the entrance).
  • Turn right at the first entrance, turn left into the Foundation parking lot.

From Birmingham/Montgomery (I-85):

  • From I-85 North, take Exit 62 and turn right onto Hwy 280 East.
  • Just past Super Wal-Mart in Phenix City, turn left onto Hwy 80 East.
  • Stay right as Hwy forks (follow signs for I-185)
  • Then exit onto US Hwy 27/Veterans Parkway. Turn left onto Veterans Parkway.
  • Turn left onto Frist Ct. (4th light – Hughston Hospital sign at the entrance).
  • Turn right at the first entrance, turn left into the Foundation parking lot.

From Birmingham (Hwy 280):

  • Take Hwy 280 east into Opelika
  • Then turn left onto Hwy 85 North (to Phenix City/Columbus).
  • Take Exit 62 and turn right onto Hwy 280 East.
  • Just past Super Wal-Mart in Phenix City, turn left onto Hwy 80 East.
  • Stay right as Hwy forks (follow signs for I-185)
  • Then exit onto US Hwy 27/Veterans Parkway. Turn left onto Veterans Parkway.
  • Turn left onto Frist Ct. (4th light – Hughston Hospital sign at the entrance).
  • Turn right at the first entrance, turn left into the Foundation parking lot.