Our players are in the very best of hands, if requiring injury diagnosis, physiotherapy or rehabilitation.
Gary Lewin – BSc (hons) Dip Phys. MCSP.SRP has worked with football clubs Arsenal and West Ham United and the England national team. Gary Lewin was the head physiotherapist at Arsenal for a total of 22 years. He held a similar position from 1996 with England, and from 2008 to 2017 assumed the post of England’s Senior Head of Physiotherapy. He was Head of Medical Services for West Ham between May 2017 and May 2018.
Gary said ‘We are delighted to be offering support in the areas of diagnosis, rehabilitation and physiotherapy to any injured players in the Elites programme.’
Colin Lewin – Cousin of Gary, Also spent 15 years at Arsenal FC.Colin has a BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy.MCSP. SRP. Colin joined the Arsenal staff in 1995 and then took over as first team physiotherapist in 2008/09.
This is a 2 hour assessment carried out by our partners the London Sports Institute. They test the players in all area’s of fitness and strength conditioning as well as hydration and body fat composition. The players will also be tested to see if there are any issue’s with joints and muscle condition.. Once again this provides great data to both our coaches and players, key to their education.
Paul Johnson Elites director said ‘Fitness testing a hugely important part of our programme. The data we & our players receive from the sports institute assists with developing key areas in our players fitness but also allows our players to take responsibility to improve those weaker areas themselves’.