THE PHYSIO ROOM
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.
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 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'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.