| | PA Radio – Episode 201: Fred Willis

Author / John

 Getting the Word Out

These days contact sports, namely football, are on the chopping block for their propensity to cause serious brain injury. Luckily Fred Willis has stepped in as an advocate for players and is dedicated to combating the machine that pumps out TBI’s, CTE’s, and undiagnosed concussions any given Sunday.

A former NFL veteran, Willis considers himself lucky to have the capacity to fight for those athletes who have suffered from not only their irreversible head trauma but from being ostracized by the very institution that employs them.

No matter your opinion on whether the NFL owes these players anything, one thing is for sure. Hearing Willis speak of the complex politics surrounding the issues reminds us that these men are the gladiators of the modern age deserve treatment.


You heard Mr Willis. If you want to join the fight, start by sharing this episode with your athletes, teams, and coaches. Also take the time to check out his website www.hpnconcussionmanagement.com. There you’ll find the most recent research findings and the signs and symptoms of concussions. Willis not only helps your identify your brain related injuries but provides step by step instructions on how to manage and treat them.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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