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Q: Who Do The Top Athletes From Around The World Trust After Surgery?

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Wed, May 2, 2012 @ 08:05 AM

A: Bill Knowles

There is a reason why top athletes and clubs from around the world seek out Bill Knowles after surgery.  He is simply one of the best in the world at returning athletes to pre-surgery performance levels. 

Meet Bill Knowles at the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar, May 19-20th as he lectures about Reconditioning and Return to Competition Strategies for the Joint Compromised Athlete.


Bill Knowles



Notable Athletes

Notable Clubs/Teams  

  • Tiger Woods – Golf
  • Alex Rodriguez – Baseball/NY Yankees
  • Peyton Manning – Football/Indianapolis Colts
  • Jonny Wilkinson – Rugby/England
  • Dara Torres – Swimming/5x Olympian (12 medals)
  • Frank Lampard – Soccer/Chelsea-England
  • Tracy McGrady – Basketball
  • Shawn Horcoff – Ice Hockey/Edmonton Oilers-captain
  • England FA, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers, Middleborough, West Brom
  • England Rugby(RFU), Scotland Rugby(SRU), London Wasps, Leicester Tigers, London Irish, Harlequins, 
    Sale Sharks, Edinburgh
  • US Ski Team, Canadian Ski Team, Edmonton Oilers, Indianapolis Colts, San Jose Sharks


Athletic Development Coach and Sports Rehabilitation Specialist
Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

• 21 years professional experience working with World-class, Olympic, Professional, Elite, & Nationally ranked athletes from around the world.
• Professional and World-Class sports include: Soccer (football), Rugby Union, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Football, Aussie Rules Football, Golf, Alpine and Freestyle Mogul Skiing, Snowboarding and Swimming
•Former Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Strength and Conditioning at Burke Mountain Academy (Vermont, USA) for 12 years. BMA is recognized historically as the best youth sports academy in the world for alpine ski racing. 
The list of Olympic, World Cup, and World Junior success is unparallel in the Unites States and worldwide.
• Author of numerous articles on injury prevention and performance training in ski publications, strength and conditioning magazines and health journals.
• Featured speaker dozens of times around the United States, Canada, England and Scotland on topics related to injury reduction programs, rehabilitation/reconditioning, and performance training for all types of athletes.

For the past 21 years Bill Knowles has been working with elite level athletes from around the world. As a sports rehabilitation specialist, Bill has helped Professional and Olympic level athletes recover from season ending and career threatening injuries. His energy and enthusiasm keeps every training session educational and fresh, while his unique experiences allows a creative approach to address any injury situation. Bill’s rehab philosophy allows each athlete the opportunity to express their inherent athletic ability quickly following injury or surgery. This mean the “down time” is minimal and the athlete stays very active and motivated.

After receiving his education at Cortland State College in New York, Bill began his career at the world renowned sports academy for Alpine and Nordic ski racing; Burke Mountain Academy. As the Head Athletic Trainer and Performance Director Bill took care of countless knee injuries and developed his skills that began to attract world-class ski racers from Europe and North America. Since then athletes from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Australia have visited Bill in Killington, Vermont. Bill has also traveled extensively working with and visiting many of the top sports clubs in the world.

This success has evolved to designing and implementing rehab and performance programs that have placed athletes back into the English Premiership and Championship Football Leagues, The Rugby World Cup and Premiership Squads, Baseball World Series, Winter Olympic podiums and X-Game podiums.

As a former collegiate soccer player, ski racer, and coach, Bill delivers his training programs they way an athlete understands and respects.


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Topics: Craig Liebenson, Bruce Williams, Cal Dietz, Bill Knowles