Founder of b project, is a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Brad Jones has dedicated his career to the development and progression of injury prevention, sports rehabilitation and performance, through the use of manual therapy techniques, strength training and recovery strategies.
Brad graduated with his professional degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2002; he began working at an outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapy clinic in San Marcos, CA. Brad quickly realized the need for manual therapy in creating progressive rehabilitation programs, and the transition from rehabilitation to strength training.
During his time in San Marcos, Brad developed close relationships with athletes from the California State University San Marcos cross country and track teams as well as their coach Steve Scott. Brad’s experiences at the clinic initiated the foundation of how to bridge the gap between the injured athlete and their return to sport.
His process of rehabilitation continued to evolve from traditional Physical Therapy protocol to more specific manual therapy techniques and biomechanical strength training, he began traveling as a team Physical Therapist for the newly formed professional snowboard team, The Collection.
The mission of The Collection were to produce Olympic ready athletes, which due to it’s over-whelming success of qualifying four of the eight riders to the 2006 US Snowboard Olympic Halfpipe Team, Brad was then sent by The Collection to assist in Physical Therapy treatments, during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.
After the success in Torino, Brad began traveling internationally as the Burton Snowboard Team Physical Therapist. In that same year, he continued to expand his relationship with the US Snowboarding Association (USSA), and began bio-mechanically evaluating and then individualizing a strength-training program for each rider of the US Snowboard Halfpipe Team.
The Individualized program was based on correcting compensations or limitations that could be affecting the athlete’s overall performance with halfpipe riding.
In 2010, Brad decided to set up shop in Carlsbad, CA, and b project was opened to the public. Stemming from Brad’s career experiences, b project began injury recovery and the transition to performance through a new type of strength training specifically designed for mechanics. Brad also continued to expand his relationships in professional snowboarding to include sponsors such as Oakley, Nike, Volcom, as well as continuing his relationship with Burton and the USSA.
Brad was again named a US Team Physical Therapist and Strength Coach for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.
Since the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Brad’s focus has been on the continued evolution of b project. The mission of b project is to provide clients a unique process of manual Physical Therapy and progressive bio-mechanical strength training, which is individually tailored for all stages of injury, any level of individual as well as all types of sports.
This type of rehabilitation is also appropriate for chronic pains as well as any combination of mechanical compensations that are preventing an individual from training or competing to their potential. The goal of bridging the gap from injury to returning to sport activity is not a new concept, but the methodology used at b project has been a proven path to success.