| | PA Radio – Episode 201: Fred Willis

Author / Cali Hinzman

 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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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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