Our interest in the integrated human body started years ago. It is a journey without an end. The day we say we know it all is the day we have stopped growing. We hope that day will never come.
Jessica Parnevik-Muth is a licensed Physical Therapist in Sweden and USA. After almost 10 years in the US she moved back to Sweden in 2001 and started to spread the word of function through seminars around Europe.
After 8 years of teaching she contacted Ola Eriksrud, whom she had met in 2002 at a Seminar in Boston, to see if he was interested in doing seminars together.
They ended up being a perfect match, Ola with his academic and clinical background and Jessica with her clinical background and years of experience in teaching.
Ola Eriksrud lived in Connecticut for 10 years where he studied at the University of Connecticut to become a licensed Physical therapist. He moved back to Norway in 2005 and has since than been teaching and doing research in the fields of biomechanics and motor control at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences. He formally started on his PhD in 2012 involving 1080MAP. He is also working at Olympiatoppen as a physical therapist and is involved in a big testing project. In addition, he is involved in a few innovation projects with the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and Innovation Norway. He is also a sought after lecturer.
Ali Ghelem attended one of the first seminars with Jessica and Ola in 2010. With his great experience working as a physical trainer for professional athletes and his great knowledge of systemizing measured values into profiles, he joined the team in 2011.
That was the beginning of Athletic1080. With the great results they achieved through testing, training and rehabilitation they started to document and quantify what they did. After many hours of hard work they came up with 1080MAP™ (Movement Assessment Profile).
In 2012 they received the Stockholm City innovation award in the category of Life Science for the 1080MAP testing system.
The 1080MAP/Hand Reach Star Excursion Balance Test (HSEBT) has been validated by 1 PhD and 5 master students at the Norwegian School of Sport Science based upon the scientific work of Ola and his colleagues.