The content of Frisk.Friidrott is based on current scientific evidence, proven experience or best practice and has been developed via a working group consisting of researchers and practitioners involved in Swedish Athletics.
Jenny Jacobsson, certified physiotherapist, PhD. Medical coordinator Swedish Athletics. Post doctor at the Athletics Research Center (ARC), Linköping University, with a primary research focus on health and performance in athletics. She has also undertaken post-graduate studies in biomechanics and completed a master (manips) at University of Queensland, Australia.
Current research areas are children & youth and adult elites, with the aim of gaining an increased understanding and knowledge of the health of athletes in order to prevent possible ill health. Jenny has been involved in Swedish Athletics for more than 20 years and since 2004 as a head physiotherapist. She has also undergone the Swedish Athletics’s Child and Youth Coach educational programs and has a background as a youth coach in athletics. Works clinically in Stockholm.
Sverker Nilsson, Sports Medicine Physician, PhD
Sports medicine physician. Chair of The Medical Committee Swedish Athletics. Member of the Medical Committee Swedish Football Association. Member of The Swedish Sports Confederation (RF’s) Anti-Doping Commission.
Works clinically and is the head of the Neptune Clinic in Varberg. Federal physicians athletics and club doctor in soccer, Falkenbergs FF.
Marina Sjöberg, Certified Dietician, MSc
Sports teacher, behavioral scientist & certified dietician. Marina has been working as a clinical dietician for a few years on eg. Karolinska Hospital in Solna and in sports nutrition and sports medicine and has been the Swedish Athletics Association’s dietician since 2004.
Marina teaches at Karlstad and Gothenburg Universities, sports colleges and educates national team coaches / leaders in sports such as length, alpine skiing, athletics and horse sports. Marina is located in Karlstad and also accepts customers / patients both privately and from occupational health and medical care.
Lena Haggren Råsberg, Sports Medicine Physician, pediatric orthopedics, chief physician Astrid Lindgren’s Hospital, Stockholm. Head physician Swedish Athletics.
Certified physician, specialist in orthopedic surgeon and pediatric orthopedics. Graduate studies at Karolinska Institutet. Lena has undergone post-graduates studies in walking analysis and biomechanics, sports medicine and administration of botulinum toxin in children with spasticity.
She has undergone Swedish Athletics Coaching Training for children between 7-10 years + 11-14 years and coach training in medium and long distance running. She is a Co-author of the book * Compendium in children’s surgery and child orthopedics *. Lena has been involved in Swedish Athletics since 1995. Works clinically as a senior physician at Barnortopeden, Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital in Stockholm.
Joakim Ekberg, PhD, MSc. Public health scientist at Region Östergötland with a special focus on mental health and e-health. Process leader for assignments mental health Östergötland and healthcare strategist with specialization in ehealth. Sports research interest for psychosocial determinants of injury in individual sports, especially among young people.
Dejan Mirkovic, is a trained naprapath but has for many years mostly worked as athletics coach where he works with youth and adult athletes at both national and international level. He has also been responsible for the coach education at Stockholm Athletics Association, lecturer at SISU and responsible for the sport high school activities at the Swedish Athletics Association. In addition to the coaching, Dejan also works with Swedish Olympics Committee as the Swedish Athletics Association’s responsible for the “Talang 2022 project”.
Tommy Eriksson, is a trained naprapath with long professional experience from having worked with four major national teams in Sweden; football, cross-country skiing, tennis and athletics.
Tommy is a much appreciated lecturer of physiotherapists, coaches, doctors and other professional groups in the field of taping. Known under the nickname “Tommy Tape”. He is the head therapist for the Swedish Athletics Team.
Pictures: Ryno Quantz, Deca Text&Bild, och Jenny Jacobsson
Illustrations: Carin Carlsson, Ritbolaget
Infographics: idea and design Jenny Jacobsson (inspiration YLMsportscience)
Taping: Tommy Eriksson
Acute care: Jenny Jacobsson och Dejan Mirkovic
External review, reference below
Richard Thompson, certified physiotherapist, MSc. Athletics Research Center, Linköping University
Mariehill Reklamproduktion, Jonas Andersson
Jacobsson J, Ekberg J, Timpka T, Haggren Råsberg L , Sjöberg M, Mirkovic D, Nilsson S. Developing a web-based health guidance for coaches and parents in youth athletics (track and field): participatory action research study based on best scientific evidence and sports practice (In manuscript 2018)