Our two 1080MAP™ Treatment courses have been approved by the Swedish Naprapath Association and now give 16 continuing educational points each on their training courses: Naprapater – Fortbildning
Our 1080MAP™ Analysis course was also previously approved and gives 18 continuing educational points. We are proud to be a part of the naprapaths continuing educational courses. It is both a quality mark for us and an opportunity for naprapaths to learn how to use an objective measurement tool. Take the opportunity and add more points to your education this spring by attending one of our 1080MAP courses. We promise that both you and your client’s will benefit greatly from them.
1080MAP™ ANALYS OCH 1080MAP™ TREATMENT KURSER GER FORTBILDNINGSPOÄNG FÖR NAPRAPATER
Nu har även 1080MAP™ Treatment utbildningarna blivit godkända av Svenska Naprapatförbundets fortbildningsprogram med 16 poäng vardera: Naprapater – Fortbildning
Sedan tidigare är 1080MAP™ Analysis-utbildningen godkänd med 18 poäng. Vi är så stolta och glada att vi nu finns med bland naprapaternas fortbildningsprogram, en kvalitetsstämpel för oss och en möjlighet för naprapaterna att använda ett objektivt mätverktyg. Passa på och fyll dina poäng med vårens 1080MAP kurser. Vi lovar att du kommer ha stor nytta av dem.
Fredrik is a 50-year-old man who runs regularly and plays paddle tennis. Upon contacting Athletic 1080 he was experiencing stiffness and felt that his mobility was very limited. Jessica did a 1080MAP (Movement Assessment Profile) on him and found very limited mobility. Fredrik wanted to improve his performance and increase his freedom of movement in his daily activities.
The 1080MAP is pictured above. The profile to the left is of when he is standing with his left foot on the 1080MAT, his toe touching with his right foot. He reaches with his hand/hands forward down towards the floor (A0) and in a 45 degrees angel to the left (L45) and right (R45). He also reaches overhead posteriorly (P180), overhead to the sides (L90 and R90) and in a 135 degrees angle to the left (L135) and right (R135). The profile to the right is the same tests standing on his right foot, his toe touching with his left foot.
The yellow ”bubble” gives us an idea of his freedom of movement. ”Big bubble no trouble, small bubble trouble”. The grey bubble is the average score of 3 400 tests.
As you can see, Fredrik has a lot of ”hidden potential”. His total score was 0.9 and the average score of 3 400 tests is about 5.2.
The circles around the ”bubble” is his freedom of movement in rotation involving the shoulder girdle complex, trunk, hips and knees/feet. The grey circles in the background are the average score.
His movement pattern in extension was really limited compared to his flexion pattern. The rotation and extension in the hips and trunk was very limited.
To be able to play paddle tennis well and to avoid injuries it is really important that he increases his rotation in his hips and trunk and also his movement patterns in extension.
It will also affect his running if his mobility is this limited.
PINPOINT AREAS OF RESTRICTION
Fredrik hates doing mobility exercises and he will not do them if he has to do many exercises. That is one of the reasons 1080MAP web-system is so helpful. Now you can pinpoint the areas of restriction and give just a few exercises that will make a difference for him instead of giving 10 -15 exercises hoping at least some of them would help.
Fredrik received 4 home exercises, three mobility exercises and one stability exercise. One important rule is to always follow a mobility exercises with a stability exercise.
To get the most effect out of the exercises it helps to consider the different layers (fascia, muscle, capsule and joint).
The exercises given were two exercises that will increase his extension and internal rotation in his hips also affecting the anterior superficial line, see pictures below.
EXERCISES To improve extension and internal rotation of the hip
Stand in a half kneeling position holding on to a stick with the hand up high to lengthen the superficial front line of the fascia.
Angle the lower leg slightly outwards to get the hip in an internal rotated position.
Posterior tilt the pelvis to prevent over extension of the lower back while moving the pelvis forward. To increase the mobility of the hip in three planes of motion move the pelvis side to side and in rotation while keeping the hip extended. Repeat until an increased mobility is noticed.
Stand in a four point positioning with the knees and hips flexed 90 degrees and the hands together. Move the hand to the side while keeping the elbows straight. Let the pelvis fall to the side towards the floor without rotating the pelvis.
In this position, move the pelvis forward and back along the floor. If they are able to touch the floor with the pelvis while keeping the elbows straight, they do not need this exercise.
Fredrik was also given one exercise that will improve his trunk rotation and extension and one stability exercise.
EXERCISING IN THE MORNING AND EVENING FOR TWO WEEKS
Fredrik was told to do the exercises morning and evening for two weeks. He had to repeat the exercises until he felt a difference.
He came back October 3rd, two weeks later, see profile below. He was surprised that he already felt a big difference. As you can see on the 1080MAP profile below, he had more than doubled his freedom of movement. His average score had increased from 0.9 to 2.4. It is a great improvement but he was still far away from the average score. He got two new exercises to improve his shoulder girdle movement.
The body is so integrated and linked that we need tools to figure out how it works. With the help of 1080MAP you will, in a short amount of time, be able to find the main areas of limitations. With the help of 1080MAP you can with just a few specific exercises make a big difference. Fredrik more than double his freedom of movement in just two weeks.
In February, during the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, Olympiatoppen (The Norwegian NOC) offered young athletes aged 16-18 years the chance to be tested and measured using the same validated methods as used with the Norwegian Olympic team. The testing station was set up as part of the Learn & Share activities taking place during the YOG, with an aim of combining sport, culture and education to engage and influence young athletes about sports, leading a healthy lifestyle and the role they play in their communities.
– We were present at the Youth Olympic Games to share with the youth athletes how we at the Olympic center go about working with athletes at an elite level. We performed several tests on individual athletes to measure their body movement patterns and to map their current status. All data was put into our system, and their digital body charts then compared to elite athletes. This allowed us to give the youth athletes and their coaches suggestions on how to train more efficiently going forward, says Ola Eriksrud, part of Olympiatoppen and assistant professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Science.
Why is it important to measure the movement patterns of athletes?
– When you have an understanding of how an athlete moves, and you are able to compare that data to other reference values, you learn to understand why certain movements are more important and relevant to specific sports. The knowledge can be translated to hands-on advice on how the athlete can start training and stretching to perform better in their sport, explains Ola.
– If you are a ski jumper or skier for example, it is important to understand how you generate the most force from the ground in order to move faster. The force you are able to create depends on what kind of alignment your body has. Through our tests, we can see where strengths and weaknesses are, and help athletes understand where the best force is transferred, while also helping them stop with unnecessary movements. This can be adapted in their training to optimize their performance, explains Ola.
How are the tests performed?
– Measurements are performed though giving the athlete a task, and then having them perform it; like reaching as far to the right as you can when in an upright-position, and then having us measure and chart the degree of that angle in our database. Looking at and combining these tests give a story of how an individual athlete likes to move, which can be useful information for the athlete to better understand their own body’s strengths and weaknesses, explains Ola.
– We then compare the digital profile charts of the youth athletes directly to the data we have of the national team level athletes in Norway in the same sport. Through this we are able to see how certain movements are more important and relevant to specific sports, and also give advice to the athlete and their coach on what movements the youth athletes could train to higher their chances of performing at an elite level, says Ola.
What did you learn from testing young athletes during the games?
– It’s a little bit early to say, but an overall impression we got is that there is less difference between athletes in different sports at this young age. It seems that for elite athletes specializing in their sport, and having done more receptions of certain activities during a long time, their body’s mobility is effected to better fit their specific sport. When we are now able to compare athletes from an early age, it gives us a better idea of how the body develops over time. We can then link this data to both performance and/or dysfunction going forward. We can possibly find how a person’s body was moving before pain or discomfort occurred, which may enable us to look at specific movements or movement patterns as a possible precursor to dysfunction. This understanding could help us in being better at helping athletes throughout their careers, explains Ola.
The Learn & Share programme was popular among the 1100 athletes from 71 countries participating in the Youth Olympic Games. Olympiatoppen, together with volunteers and students, performed over 300 tests during the games.
– We were well received by the visitors and the International Olympic Committee, and a lot of athletes and coaches were interested in our method of testing. We had athletic role models and Olympic game role models who have won medals in past senior games come and try out our system and be impressed by our scientifically validated results, says Ola.
Professor Ola Eriksrud (Left) at the Elite Sport Center with Matt Nielson NZL (Right). Source: IOC Young Reporters