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Welcome inside the Physio Room, a new feature on the Hawks Official website for the 2018/19 season. This tab will see Skills and his team keep tabs on the players and update us on the latest injury news and other stories coming from the Physio Room. 


Meet the Physio's:


Phil "Skills" Ashwell


Phil started at the club in 1998 for the Hawks' first season since the transformation. Phil started his career 10 years previous at Portsmouth and is trained in many aspects of the therapy world. These include Acupuncture, Ultrasound, Laser Treatment and different types of massage. Skills also does remidial therapy (ask the players!!). This season Skills will reach the achievement of 2000 games seeing many great players and managers coming and going in the process. Having physioed in the National League South for a number of years, Phil is looking forward to the challenge of the upcoming season. My role at the club is to maintain the health and the fitness of the players (and Galey) and if so it then gives the manager the best chance to select the best team. 


Jake Travis 

Jake started at the Hawks in the 2016/17 season while still studying Sports Therapy at the University of Chichester. Jake finished his degree and graduated in November 2017. His main role within the Physio team is to provide pitchside first aid, pre and post match treatments and training rehabilitation. Heading into his 3rd full season with the hawks Jake is looking forward to the challenge of the National League.

Luke McBride


Luke's been with the Hawks since the 2017/18 season after graduating from Brunel University London with a degree in Physiotherapy. Luke now currently works a Chartered Physiotherapist for the NHS between Portsmouth and Southampton. Current roles within the club include pitchisde treatment, sports massage and rehabilitation post injury. This season Luke is embracing the challenge of treating the players whilst they compete in the National League for the first time. 

Latest Updates:

December 2018 update:

With the Hawks enduring problems with injuries over recent weeks, Head Physio Phil “Skills” Ashwell has given us a latest update in The Physio Room.


Mike Carter is about to undergo an operation on his ankle injury within the next two weeks, as he continues to work through his injury during training sessions and on matchdays, which for those which follow Carter on social media would see on his Instagram stories.


Ed Harris, who played yesterday through the injury barrier with a groin strain is managing well, with a consultation to come but is soldering through and continued to work hard to get back to full fitness.


Wes Fogden is progressing well with his knee following the injury picked up in the 2-1 win over Aldershot Town in September.


Fogden has been using a Watt Bike and a Alter G anti gravity treadmill to help him through his recent injury woes.


Foggy is working hard during his rehab to reduce the amount of pain in his knee, with the hope that Fogden will be back in action for the Hawks sooner rather than later.


Paul Robinson has an inflamed knee following a clash in the 4-0 defeat away to Leyton Orient in late October. Skills is hoping that Robinson could return to action within the next couple of weeks.


And finally, Alex Bradley has tweaked a ligament in his back. He trained well on Friday during a daytime training session in Birmingham, with his injury being dealt dually between both the Hawks and West Brom's medical teams.


Ashwell was keen to stress how impressed he was with the hard work of the Hawks players in the recovery of their injuries and hopes that the hard work will prevail in getting them back in action soon.


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