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.
Ahead of a busy month ahead in February, Skills and the physio team have our latest update inside The Physio Room.
First inside the physio room is Mike Carter. Having undergone an operation five weeks ago, he resumed full training with the first team on Thursday Night. Skills was quick to mention his superb healing ability, a process which was so quick and without any reaction either.
Bradley Tarbuck and Dan Strugnell both have knee injuries, but Skills believes that both players will be due to return to selection next week before the game against Gateshead.
Paul Robinson is awaiting a knee scan on his injury picked up earlier in the season. Robinson hasn’t featured for the Hawks since the 2-1 National League win over Braintree Town in December.
Skills also wanted to point out the superb attitude of the lads to get over their respective injuries, and said that the attitude is “the best it’s ever been”.
He also wanted to point out the hard work that Jake, Luke, Ash and everyone else inside the Physio Team have put in to ensure that the players get back fit and ready for the gaffer to select as soon as possible.
LAST UPDATED JANUARY 28