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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.





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.

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Fredrik’s mobility more than doubled in just two weeks!


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.




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.




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. 1080map_2

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.

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Why 1080MAP™?

I have always been eager to learn more about human function. And I have never been afraid of asking for help when I don’t know the answer.


1080MAP_testingThe more I learn, the more I realize how much I still don’t know. That is why I love my job as a physical therapist and personal trainer. I can always learn more. It is a journey without an end.


Early on I realized that human function is so complex, with all the joints, muscles, fascia and systems in the body, that we need tools to figure out how it works.


That is why we at Athletic1080, in 2011, came up with 1080 Movement Assessment Profile (1080MAP™). A 3D testing system of functional movement patterns.


We wanted to figure out how the joints, muscles and fascia in the body work together and how they compensate for each other.
We wanted to find out how ridged or unstable joint can affect the rest of the chain.


With the help of 1080MAP we have been able to see the connection between the foot, hip, trunk and shoulder.


How to use 1080MAP as a physical therapist and personal trainer?


As a physical therapist and personal trainer I have always asked myself: what exercise should I give to whom and when?


In personal training, many times the goal of a client is to look good and be strong. Why not look good, be strong and function optimally without pain?


That is where the hard part comes in. It is not difficult to come up with exercises that will make them work hard, sweat and feel good about themselves for working so hard. The hard part is making them function optimally without compensation patterns, and to stay pain free.


The key is not the exercise itself. It is WHEN to give a certain exercise and to WHOM.


The first step in any personal training or rehab session should be to find out where the clients is at, what state their body is in, before we can give them any individualized exercises.


We have to make sure that the client/patient has good mobility and stability before we add any exercises. If we start doing heavy weight training before good mobility and stability is in place, we will just reinforce wrong movement patterns and compensation patterns that may cause pain.


1080MAP is not only good for the trainer/therapist. It is also an excellent tool to motivate the client and patient to do the exercises given.


When the mobility and stability is in place, we can start adding weights.


The last step is performance exercises that are task and sport specific. What is the goal of the client/patient? It can be anything from hitting the golf ball further or being able to work in the garden.


A common mistake is to start too soon at this level.


If we start to give sport and task specific exercises before mobility, stability and strength is in place we will just reinforce wrong movement patterns, which can actually lead to them performing worse than before.


If you are interested in quick and measurable results, and in learning more about integrated and linked human function, I can really recommend our 1080MAP courses.


// Jessica Parnevik-Muth

Jessica performing a 1080MAP™ Screen on pro-golfer Jesper Parnevik.