Another new addition to the club's medical department for 2017/18, Hughes joined Pompey as first team physio after leaving fellow Sky Bet League One club Gillingham.
Brought in as part of Kenny Jackett's new-look backroom team, the B.Sc. Physiotherapy graduate received a first class honours degree from Cardiff University in 2015.
Hughes was awarded a Clinical Prize as part of his study whilst volunteering in the medical department at Newport County AFC, for whom he subsequently worked as academy physio between July 2015 and February 2016.
Left his native Wales to become Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine at the Gills, before his arrival on the south coast prior to the start of this season.