Below are a few comments from the professional sports team that use Mike as their hand and wrist surgeon. In addition to treating professional sports people, Mike also treats the general public with all aspects of hand, wrist and elbow conditions.


"I have referred a large number of patients to Mike over a period of several years; these referrals include elite Professional footballers, Academy footballers, amateur athletes and individuals with hand and wrist conditions from a broad range of occupations. Without exception the attention to detail and promptness of service from Mike has been second to none and there has been a high level of patient satisfaction and excellent functional outcomes relevant to the patients' specific sporting or occupational needs. Mike understands the requirement for 24/7 support for Team Doctors in elite Sport and has always been readily contactable and available for consultations or advice. Mike is ably assisted by members of his extended team and this has been of great value during follow-up care and liaison with Club Physiotherapy staff".
Dr Steve McNally, Club Doctor, Manchester United FC

"We have used Mike for all our hand injuries over recent times to great success. He is the first person we call when hand injury occurs as the service he provides is second to none!"
Matthew Connery Msc MCSP SRP, Senior Physiotherapist, Everton Football Club

"Elite athletes demand the highest possible standards when they are injured, in order that they can continue competing or resume play as soon as possible. Mike offers the highest possible clinical standards regarding hand and wrist injuries and he is my first port of call when I need help in this area. He is always helpful and fully satisfies the expectations of athletes from all over the world."
Dr Philip Batty, Former Club Doctor to Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City Football Club and the  England Rugby Football Union

"I have used Mike Hayton for wrist and hand injuries for the Wigan Football and Rugby League players for many years. I have found his surgical expertise and post operative rehabilitation excellent. His availability, team work ethic and liason with medical staff and physios faultless".
Dr Ansar Zaman, Chief Medical Officer, Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby League

"Approachable, excellent opinion, easy to discuss individual problems, takes into consideration the athletes wishes, would gladly let him operate on my wrist (if I had a problem!)". 
Dr Mike Stone. MBChB. FFSEM(UK). Birmingham City Football Club. 


"Mike has managed hand wrist and forearm injuries for both Sale Sharks and EIS for the last three years. I have always been impressed by his surgical and conservative management of patients. Working in an elite sport environment I have to work with surgeons who are prepared to be flexible and innovative with their management plans".
Dr Dave Jones FFSEM, Sports Physician 
English Institute of Sport, Former Doctor to Sale Sharks Rugby Union. 

"I have had the pleasure of working with Mike professionally for over a decade, both in NHS and sporting spheres. He has always offered the highest possible standard of care to our players here at St Helens RFC. I believe that his expertise has been a major factor in minimizing the loss of playing time for our players with significant hand injuries. He, and his team offer a complete service from initial contact through to return to play. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anybody involved with the treatment of elite athletes".
Dr Simon Perritt, Club Doctor, St Helens Rugby League

"Mike has helped me out immensely over the years. I am always confident that the advice I get is both sensible and trust worthy, he is always mindful of the requirements of professionally athletes. Giving clear and concise guidelines to allow all of his patients to make informed choices".
Becky Hodgkiss - Head physio, Wigan Warriors Rugby League

"Mike Hayton offers a complete, professional service for all types of hand injuries. I have worked closely with Mike in my role as first team physiotherapist at Wigan Warriors and as a private practice clinician and his availability, advice and management is first class. His expertise is invaluable in managing injuries".
Emma Fletcher MCSP, SRP. Wigan Warriors Rugby League FC

"Mike Hayton provides Warrington Wolves Rugby League with a first class hand and wrist injury service. He is always available and happy to sort our players at the weekend if required. We have had excellent results following his surgery and the players feel comfortable with his approach to their injuries".
Dr Paul Stockton. Team Doctor. Warrington Wolves Rugby League FC

"Mike understands the demands of working with elite sportsmen and his service reflects those demands. His professional approachable manner allied to his unquestionable surgical expertise are just a few of the reasons why for hand, wrist and elbow surgery Mike is my surgeon of choice. Mike's timely assistance when needed always exceeds my expectations and I look forward to working with Mike for many years to come".
Ian Kelly Head Physio Hull Kingston Rovers Rugby League FC

"Within my work both as an NHS GP and a Sports Medic, conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow are common and can range from being uncomfortable to incapacitating. I am extremely fortunate to be able to call on Mike Hayton to assist with treating not only common complaints but also providing a service for the management of complex conditions. In particular, hand and wrist injuries in an athlete constitute a unique challenge. A specialised management approach is often necessary and for this reason, I refer all my significant hand and wrist injuries to Mike. He is easy to contact and readily available at short notice, including weekends. He rapidly makes the correct diagnosis and establishes the most effective treatment plan to achieve maximum results. In addition to his undoubted expertise in hand, wrist and elbow injuries, he is knowledgeable and attentive to the specific needs of the elite athlete as a patient, to permit their return to sporting activities, without impairment, at all levels of participation."
Dr John Morgan, Team Doctor, Widnes Vikings Rugby League

Motor Sport

I have no hesitation in recommending or using Mike for all hand and wrist related injuries for any elite performer.  Mike's skill as a surgeon combined with his specific sports medicine experience means he deals with the athletes in a sport specific way, with total empathy - completely putting the athletes mind at rest and ensuring the treatment path is the fastest for returning to competition and career longevity.  Equally, Mike gives clear and frank explanations - managing athlete expectations expertly.
Darren Roberts, High Performance Manager, Red Bull UK

"In my sport hand and wrist injuries can be career threatening if not treated in the correct way. I can't speak highly enough about the level of treatment I have had from Mike and his team. From the first consultation, I was well informed and given informative and frank explanations of my injuries. Mike and his team have now successfully repaired both my right and left wrists after ligament damage, and I have been able to return at the highest level and winning World Championship races!"
Jonathan Rea, 2015 World Superbike Champion


"We have used Mike on a numerous occasions and all with resounding success. He truly understands the needs of professional sport and always attempts to do all he can within the very tight timescales available".
Leigh Halfteck PGDip MCSP GSR, GB Taekwondo Physiotherapist, English Institute of Sport  


Mr Mike Hayton has provided an excellent diagnostic and surgical management service for many of my elite athletes over the past ten years. Not only is he approachable, almost at any time, he has kept me up-to-date on his management throughout their care.
He fully understands the needs of the professional athlete and their sports physician.

Dr Richard Freeman, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine,Team Sky ProCycling and GB cycling team


"Mike Hayton has worked very closely with the Great Britain Boxing Team and has helped considerably in a number of boxers attaining selection for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.I would not hesitate in recommending him".
Dr Mike Loosemore, British Boxing Team Doctor, EIS London Lead Physician  

As a professional boxer my hands are my tools. Mike has looked after
my hands and wrists for the last 5 years. He has given advice on
taping techniques and splinting to prevent injuries and has allowed me to compete at the highest level."
Amir Khan, Unified World Champion ( WBA and IBF) Light Welterweight

"I am Tony "The Bomber" Bellew. I would like to thank Mr Hayton for the work which he has done to repair the damage I have done to my hands over time, I personally feel Mr Hayton is without doubt the best in the business, All I have to say is thank you Mike for getting my career back on track, Without you I'd be lost".
Tony Bellew, Light Heavyweight Commonwealth Champion

"As a heavyweight boxer, hand injuries are an occupational hazard, and one which I don't manage to avoid very well. Luckily I have known Mike for the best part of 7 years and in that time he has helped me out on countless occasions, whether it be a simple diagnosis or going under the knife. I have always put 100% trust in him and time after time has proved me to be right. Without doubt I consider him to be the best and would highly recommend him to anybody."

David Price Olympic Bronze Medaliist - Beijing 2008, British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion