In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Sports Medicine at Healthy Baller, Teddy Willsey. I am absolutely delighted to get Teddy on the podcast. He works alongside his good friends, Blair O’Donovan who is Director of Physical Preparation at Washington Wizards and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Matt Boyd. As a strength coach who retrained as a physical therapist, Teddy offers a unique perspective on rehabilitation. He has also developed a thriving Instagram account that shares some fantastic information and is well worth checking out.

In this episode we discussed…

  • Who is Teddy Willsey (background, education and experience)
  • Movement mechanics
    • Restoring running mechanics during rehabilitation
      • Using technology to understand issues
    • Does a perfect model exist?
    • Where does physio end and S&C start? (the grey area between sport and rehab)
    • Real world examples (knee rehab, hammy rehab etc)
  • 3 sets of 10
    • General understanding of strength training from physios
    • Rehabilitation exercise selection and prescription
      • The simple made difficult?
  • Athlete centred care
    • Designing a rehab programme alongside the multidisciplinary team
    • Importance of clear lines of communication
    • Return to play vs return to performance
      • Refocus thinking?

Teddy can be found on Twitter @TeddyWillsey

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs’ Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company’s unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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