About us

The team at Pro Sports Medicine have extensive experience within elite level sport, private practice and the National Health Service.

Our clinic was established in 2020, with the goal of delivering the same level of care provided to elite professional athletes to the general public. We treat many elite athletes, however we experience a wide and varied patient demographic, taking the same dynamic approach to benefit everyone.


Dr. Daniel Vaughan
BM, BS, MRCGP, PGDipSEM, MFSEM, PGCMedUS

Director / Sports Doctor
Dr Vaughan is first team doctor for Newport County Football Club, Cardiff Blues Rugby and Medical Officer to the British Boxing Board of Control. Having completed undergraduate training in Exeter, he has worked within the UK and Australia where he has developed his sport and exercise interests with the Newcastle Knights & Manley Sea Eagles NRL teams.

He has post-graduate qualifications in sport and exercise medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound and has been awarded membership to the faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Ireland. Dr. Vaughan has a special interest in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of joint and soft tissue problems in elite athletes and the non-sporting population alike. He believes strongly in the use of sports medicine as a way to develop a strong and robust individual to achieve their aspirations – whether this be in sport, life or both.

He prides himself on providing bespoke, evidence based care, centred on the individual. He is proficient in diagnostic ultrasound examinations as well as using this to guide a variety of joint and soft tissue injections including steroids (cortisone), platelet rich plasma (PRP) and visco-supplementation like hyaluronic acid. He works closely with other members of the Pro Sports Medicine team and can request blood tests, imaging (like x-rays and MRI) and perform onward referral to his close network of specialists such as orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Vaughan has a background as a semi-professional rugby and cricket player, gaining schoolboy honours for Wales in both sports. His current sporting and clinical interests include rugby, football, cricket, weightlifting, athletics and golf.


Gruff Parsons Msc MCSP

Director / 
Chartered Physiotherapist
Following his undergraduate studies at the University of Nottingham in 2010, Gruff worked in private practice in London, before joining Health & Sports Physiotherapy whilst taking up a role as the Lead Academy Physiotherapist at the Cardiff Blues. Following two seasons with the Blues and completing his Sports and Exercise Medicine masters, Gruff worked in an interim role with Wales National Rugby Sevens Squad as the Lead Physiotherapist.

Subsequently, Gruff joined London Scottish Rugby club as the Head of Medical Services for a two-season period before joining England National Rugby Sevens as Head Physiotherapist in 2016. During this period, Gruff worked at numerous tournaments across the globe on the World Sevens Series and was a part of the Commonwealth Games bronze medal winning team on the Gold Coast in 2018.
After a successful period at the RFU, Gruff re-joined the Heath & Sports Physiotherapy team in July 2018, alongside his primary role as Senior Team Physiotherapist at the Cardiff Blues.


Daniel Jones Msc MCSP

Director / 
Chartered Physiotherapist
Daniel graduated from the University Of Wales College Of Medicine in 2003, with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Throughout his career he has developed a broad range of clinical experience, from working with the general public to elite sports athletes.
He has previously worked in New Zealand, Australia and the U.K., with a specialist interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine and has completed an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at Cardiff University.

Daniel has worked with a number of professional sports teams including Worcester Warriors, Gloucester Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union as Head Physiotherapist to the Wales National Sevens Squad. Daniel is currently Head of Medical Services for Guinness Pro14 rugby team the Cardiff Blues.