What we do
What you don’t know CAN hurt you.
So when it comes to getting out of pain, guessing should not be the norm.
When it comes to pain, one fact is obvious – pain relief must be personalised.
Sadly, for most people, getting out of pain is a “best guess” type of process. They try “one size fits all” pain relief solutions – from popping pills to over the counter medications and potions, to generic exercise recommendations.
Unfortunately, these approaches are imprecise – not acknowledging your unique requirements.
The truth is that amongst athletes of all types and ages– from ultra-elite to “keyboard athletes” – injuries seem commonplace. A day does not go by that you don’t see or hear someone complaining about aches, pain, or some sort of injury. This usually ends with, “I guess I’m just getting old…”
You may have even experienced this yourself, becoming frustrated and angry because you’ve missed moments, but pain slammed on the brakes – affecting the way you feel about you in your sport, your career, and your life.
We define functional training as preparation for purposeful movement. Functional training techniques are developed from their design, rather than the exercises or equipment themselves. I treat your body the way it was intended to move – we work together to create strategies to improve movement patterns, not just individual muscles.
Whether your goal is to increase your fitness by increasing agility, strength, speed, balance, power or to just not be in pain, we believe the exercise and treatment must compliment you. I can help prepare your body to react, control, and overcome the forces of gravity and momentum in all three planes of motion (sagittal- forward and back, frontal – side to side, and transverse- that’s rotation) specific to you and your goals.
We encourage this success by following these principles and strategies:
• Treatment, stimulate and train your body in three planes of motion; Every movement you undertake involves muscles lengthening (loading) or shortening (unloading) at different speeds, over a distance. Therefore, to make you an effective and efficient athlete, protocols will challenge your muscles to accelerate and decelerate three-dimensionally in a multitude of environments.
• Treatment of movement patterns and you will given Sport-Specific Exercises: The body performs sport-related movements synergistically, i.e. multiple joints function together to produce movements used during your sport and competition. My treatments develop movement patterns, rather than isolated muscles. Many traditional strength and conditioning programs divide exercise routines into specific muscles and assign a certain number of sets and repetitions; doing so may overlook the actual complexity of movements and miss individual muscles involved in the movements our body encounters during sport and life.
• Train speed of movement (Deceleration and Acceleration): To throw harder, run faster, kick more accurately or tackle harder, you must train explosively. To truly prevent injury, you must also prepare your joints, your ligaments and your muscles to tolerate the speeds required to perform explosive movements and the strength necessary to decelerate (slow down) these movements.
• Treatment for the chaos of Sport: Preparation reduces injury risk, FACT!
3DFC ltd. practitioners will prepare you for anything your sport may throw at you. We analysis and treat to enhance your ability to function in the choas of sport . . . with and without distractions . . . in controlled and uncontrolled environments. With proper preparation, execution, and progression, your body will develop a “been there, done that” mentality and have the ability to effectively react to unpredictable situations, thereby reducing the risk of injury and increasing potential for optimal performance.
Join on a bespoke journey of true flexibility, mobility, and strength that is needed to reach that ultimate achievement.
Troy Bradley, Chris Bull, and the medical team will help to achieve the results required to reach your full potential. 07795018245
The latest Preston Park Osteopathic service is a system of complete medical practice, based on the principle that health depends on the maintenance of proper relationships between the various parts of the body. With their hands Osteopaths identify abnormalities within the human structure and function. They then facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself through a variety of stretching, mobilising and manipulative techniques. With added exercises and health advice, Osteopaths help to reduce the symptoms and improve your health and quality of life. If required, the Osteopath may recommend x-rays or further investigations.
The recognition of Osteopathy also means that doctors can now refer patients to Osteopaths for treatment with the transfer of clinical responsibility rather than simply delegating the responsibility for care, as is the case with other healthcare professionals. It may or may not be a covered benefit under the National Health Service depending on where in the UK you may live. Osteopathic medicine is regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) under the terms of the Osteopaths Act 1993 and statement from the GMC.
Troy Bradley Osteopathy Preston Park, Sussex.
Troy Bradley Osteopathy in Preston Park is a primary complementary health care discipline that treats the body holistically.
This means our Osteopaths’ aim is to not only alleviate the symptoms of your condition, but to look for the underlying cause. This will help to prevent your problem from re-occurring in the future.
An Osteopath will use “palpation” as one of the tools for diagnosing the problem. This is a very adapted sense of touch that the practitioner has developed to identify any structural impediments to your health. Once the Osteopath has formed a diagnosis, a treatment plan will be made that is specific to you.
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.
Where there is movement, there is life. Osteopathy appreciates the significance of even the smallest motion within all the tissues and cells of the body, and applies this understanding in it’s unique form of medical care. Simply put, when the body’s motion is in balance, a state of health exists. When this motion is disturbed, health is affected and a state of disease can arise.
Osteopaths generally have a degree or postgraduate degree in Osteopathy. In order to be admitted onto the course it is usually preferable to have qualifications in science-related subjects. Generally, candidate are expected to have at least 3 good A-level results and a minimum grade C in GCSE mathematics and English. At university, the BSC in Osteopathy involves a four or five year course which combines academic research and study as well as practical work experience in a clinical setting. Many graduates go on to pursue postgraduate study which usually involves following the Master’s degree in Osteopathy. All practising Osteopaths are also obliged to undergo at least 30 hours of continuous developmental training per year.
For those who already possess a qualification in a related subject such as nursing, physiotherapy or medicine it may be possible to follow a shorter, accelerated course. Osteopaths are monitored by the General Council of Osteopaths ( GOsC register ) and must provide treatment in accordance with set guidelines established by this institution.
Functional Sports Medicine
Biomechanics, movement science and a holistic approach are terms used to describe Functional Medicine. This new treatment concept is a method that analyzes the way your body moves, asking why, and finding the cause while not just treating the symptoms. In finding the cause to treat the symptom, a course is set for sustained wellness, fitness and prevention.
We specialize in Osteopathy and Applied Functional Science™ (AFS).
Applied Functional Science™ is a distinctive and integrated approach to evaluation rehabilitation, training, and conditioning that enhances neuro-muscular-skeletal comfort and performance for people of all ages and conditions. AFS™ differentiates biomechanical symptoms and compensations to focus on root causes. Leveraging the proven and trusted principles of the physical, biological, and behavioural sciences, 3D-FC uses natural three dimensional movement strategies to subconsciously normalize biomechanical chain reaction efficiency and effectiveness. With this approach in mind 3D-FC produces accelerated results that are measureable and sustainable for the individual.
What is the difference?
Traditional medicine treats the part and Functional Medicine treats the person. For example, when treating a painful shoulder:
•Focus: What part of the shoulder is damaged or weak
•Analysis: the shoulder and its parts only
•Treatment: improve or strengthen that part of the shoulder
•Focus: what caused the shoulder to weaken
•Analysis: you and the way you move and how it affects your shoulder
•Treatment: correct the problem that caused the shoulder to stress
Osteopathy – As defined, is a clinical approach utilising skilled, specific hands on techniques, including manipulation/mobilisation to diagnose and treat soft tissues including joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain, increasing range of motion, reducing inflammation, improving tissue repair and extensibility and facilitating movement while improving function.
Example of how it is applied; involves the practitioner working with your myofascial chains with varying degrees of pressure & tension, as well as speed & force with and without movement. Utilising The True Stretch™
Practitioners are registered by the General Osteopathic Council and covered by Public Indemnity Insurance.
Most conditions all have one important thing in common; they are often a result of overused muscles.
How do overuse conditions occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
•Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
•Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
•Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes’ tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
These treatment protocols are unique to Osteopathy. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.
How can our unique 3D Functional Screening and Analysis Help You?
We analysis and review movement in several ways:
Gait Analysis and FOOT Review- “Functional Orthotic Observational Testing” consists of a unique functional approach to enhance the athletes ability to move in the tri plane chain reaction™ of Bio-mechanics, using Specialised analysis of the biomechanical movements of the feet, and the correct positioning of orthotics in function, Known as the FOOT review will improve true foot mechanics and provide better movement throughout the patient.
3D Functional Concept Review is a true demonstration of the patients’ ability to succeed within their bio mechanics, taking in gait analysis, balance, proprioception, 3D dynamic movement review to attain the patient’s true ability to function.
•Specific sports analysis of Golf swing & Football analysis
•How certain movements affect your whole body and its Biomechanics. Creating more balance and reactions
Specially Tailored Athletic Movement Patterns – STAMP are identified to the individual to make you stronger, faster, fitter pre and post match to prevent injury
•We offer you a specific exercise regime, in film format, so you can be sure to use the perfect form, even when your Functional Osteopath and athletic trainer can’t be with you.
•Available to all types of athletic training including, golf, kite boarding, football, tennis, netball, athletics, and rugby.
Only The Training Pod offers the innovative combination of movement expertise and collaborative therapeutic practices in order to bring out the best in you. Whether a golf swing, football kicking analysis or gait analysis for runners or walkers, The Training Pod can show you how to improve your game, avoid injury and get more enjoyment from activities you love.
TRAIN OUTSIDE THE BOX
Human motion is a complex synergy of tri-plane segmental actions performed to accomplish a specific task. The body’s reaction to those segmental motions is necessary for efficient and economical results. To fully assist our patients, health and fitness professionals need to develop strategies that address the problem, not the symptom, which the patient possesses. We do a marvellous treating local Sports Injuries Brighton and Hove addressing the “what,” “when,” and “how” for program design and managing Sports Injuries. For instance, if a patient has a knee problem, our industry inherently thinks that we are going to address the knee problem (what), by doing certain exercises with machines or body weight (how), and will plan this approach in a certain sequence of events (when). However, our industry does not address the “why” of the problem. In order words, if a patient has an injury issue, particularly an overuse problem, the site of the injury is not the problem, it is the symptom. The problem is typically a joint level or two levels above or below the symptom
We must step back and learn how the body moves through a three-dimensional approach and look at movement from a global perspective, not just a local one. When this paradigm is embraced, program design will take an entirely different approach. We will then be creating a truly personalised exercise prescription that addresses the limitations, compensations, and idiosyncrasies of our patients, thus improving performance and helping to prevent injuries occurring. Sports Injuries are common, especially in contact sports where bruises and strains are part and parcel of everyday life. The nature of professional sports is so intense and frantic today that injuries are almost inevitable; to address this, osteopathy has emerged as an important component of the condition process; for example, the number of sport clubs employing an osteopath has increased significantly in recent years. Professional sports players depend on osteopathic treatment as a means of keeping their bodies in optimum physical shape as well as a way to heal or ease existing conditions. Common Sports Injuries include strains and sprains, which affect the tendons, muscles and ligaments as well as swelling, bruising and areas of muscular pain or aching
Osteopathy identifies problems relating to the muscles, bones and tissues; this broad approach helps to identify wider issues which can contribute to localised pain or specific complaints. In sport, osteopathy is often used as a preventive measure in order to keep the body in optimum condition and to reduce the risk of Sports Injury in the future. The 3DFC team in Brighton and Hove offers, and is widely known for, our individualised performance conditioning packaged to fit any athletic goal. We have experience in working with pro athletes, olympic medalists and non-professionals covering a variety of sports including: Golf, Premiership Football, Sussex Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, Ultra distance Runners, Crossfit competitors, and Professional Performing Artists
Sports Injuries Therapists Brighton and Hove
Unlike many other Sports Injuries Therapists based in Brighton and Hove our evaluation program will factor in your sport, your position in the sport, your teams conditioning demands, your current threshold; then work with you to develop the best holistic program to meet your individual potential Our clients tell us how much they have improved in their field and how quickly they have recovered from unresolved injuries that have mentally held them back from going further. We can design a program for anyone regardless of age, gender, skill level, or athletic or fitness goals.