In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Director of Reconditioning and Athletic Development at HPSports, Bill Knowles. I have been stalking Bill for well over a year now so it was a pleasure to finally get our diaries aligned and get him on the podcast. Anyone that knows Bill’s work or spoke to Bill will know just how many elite athletes from around the world come to him for his reconditioning expertise. Premier League players, AFL athletes, NBA players etc etc, have all used Bill. With his consultancy business as well as his work with the Philadelphia Union MLS academy, Bill gives us great insights into his current thinking about the topics below.

In this episode, you will learn –

  • Who is Bill Knowles (background, experience, and current role)?
  • RTP in ACL
    • Predictors/risk factors for ACL’s (apart from previous ACL)
    • RTP for load compromised athletes post ACL. Continued markers, protocols and things to avoid
    • Knock on factors in movement patterns in joint compromised athletes
    • Movement screens for joint compromised athletes
  • Movement screens in general
  • The importance of gymnastics
    • Measuring impact
  • Landing & deceleration training
  • Warm-ups in football/soccer

Bill can be found on Twitter @Billknowles_HPS

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at and you can get more information on the groin bar at and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

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