Case Study

(May 23, 2018)
Written by: Hembre, A.1 and Eriksrud, O.2 1 Apex klinikken, Oslo, Norway 2 1080 Motion AB, Stockholm, Sweden Background In soccer, muscle injuries account for 25-31% of all injuries (Ueblacker, Muller-Wohlfahrt & Ekstrand, 2015; Ekstrand, Hagglund & Walden, 2011). Muscle injuries of the lower extremities dominate (92%), with injuries to the major muscle groups as […]
(April 06, 2018)
Jumping and sprinting are key performance indicators in basketball as indicated by their inclusion in the NBA Combine. Vertical jump is a classical power test, which is determined by the ability to generate force into the ground at increasing velocities. The interaction of force and velocity can be determined from single or multiple jumps and presented as a force-velocity (F-v) curve. In a single jump F-v curve information of how the athlete is able to generate force as the velocity increases is provided. From multiple jumps both F-v and load-velocity curves can be generated to determine how an athlete is able to generate force and speed across a continuum of loads.
(November 07, 2016)
Athletic performance, such as throwing, kicking and hitting, can be quantified by the accuracy and velocity of the performance. For a batter in baseball this is to hit and give the ball high velocity in the right direction. High velocity of the ball after impact with the bat is dependent upon both the speed of the bat at impact and the type of collision between the bat and the ball. Speed of the bat is dependent upon the ability of the body to generate force and speed (power) throughout the body.
(November 07, 2016)
Performance in golf is measured by accuracy and distance, where the type of shot will determine their relative importance. The physical factors that determine golf performance are; mobility, stability, strength, power and endurance. Mobility and power have been reported to be more important than maximum strength in determining maximum club head speed (Hellstrom, 2009). Mobility, and in particular axial rotation, will provide the important distance needed to create speed. Power is important, since the downswing takes about 0.2–0.3 seconds for the average tour player, and the mass of the club is light as compared to 1 Repetition Maximum in axial rotation. Well trained top-class players with high club speed may therefore develop a slower club speed after a period of slow velocity strength training (Hellstrom, 2009). The purpose of this case study was to document the combined effect of flexibility and power training on club speed in a professional golfer.
(November 07, 2016)
One reason why athletes and patients come to rehabilitation is to decrease pain and dysfunction, and to enhance physical performance. Any functional performance is dependent upon the interaction of mobility of different joints. Global movements, where subject engage the entire kinematic chain, will quantify total movement, or output of the body. One part of 1080 Movement Assessment Profile (1080 MAP) is based upon the unique combination of upper extremity reaches in different directions either measured in centimeters or degrees. Performance on these different global movements will give indications as to what joint(s) or region(s) to target in an intervention that is based upon movement and not symptoms. Furthermore, 1080 MAP can also guide combinations of movements to be used in treatment. The quantitative component of 1080 MAP does not say anything about the quality of the movement. The addition of qualitative assessment to the quantitative measures will provide further information as to what joints and regions to target in follow-up testing and treatment. The purpose of this case study is to investigate the effectiveness of the quantitative and qualitative components of 1080 MAP in guiding treatments for a high level triathlete with low back and shoulder pain.
(November 07, 2016)
One reason why athletes and patients come to training and rehabilitation is to increase physical performance. Any functional performance is dependent upon the interaction of the mobility of different joints and regions. Joint mobility is traditionally tested joint-byjoint and plane-by-plane in open kinematic chains. This may be one of the reasons why current methods of joint mobility testing fail to correlate with functional movement patterns (Moreside & McGill, 2012) and performance (McGill, Andersen, & Horne, 2012). As a response to this lack relationship to performance Athletic 1080 has developed a whole body mobility screen. 1080 Movement Assessment Profile (1080 MAP) is based upon the unique combination of upper extremity reaches in different directions that are measured in centimeters and degrees. The ability to perform the different reaches is dependent upon the combination of specific joint mobilities. Consequently, the results and analysis of different tests will give information about restricted or normal mobility of different joints and regions (Eriksrud, 2013). The purpose of this case study is to use 1080 MAP movement screen as a measure of mobility and to determine what joint(s) that should be targeted by a mobility intervention.


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Arno Galmarini – Elite Training, Zurich

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Chris Korfist – Slow Guy Speed School, Chicago

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Jon Bowskill – The Bowskill Clinic, London

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Per Drömek – Chiropractor

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Ato Boldon

The 1080 Sprint is letting us push our bodies beyond what we would normally be able to do. We have women running over 11 meters per second and men running beyond world record phase. It’s doing things that we need to do to get their bodies used to running at the phase of world finalists and medalists.

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