ELDOA is a French acronym that translated stands for Stretching in the longitudinal axis to create decoaptation (separation) of the osteo-articular joints. It is a revolutionary rehabilitative technique that involves decompressing and strengthening a targeted joint segment. The technique was developed by world-renowned French osteopath Guy VOYER.
HOW ELDOA™ works?
The ELDOA is an active strengthening techniques that uses self-induced global myofascial tension in specific postures. Each posture is linked to a specific joint segment when the lower part of the joint segment is fixated while the upper part is mobilized. There are specific ELDOA exercise for all spinal segments, the costo-transverse joints, sterno-clavicular joints, sterno-costal articulations, the gleno-humeral joints, the hip joints and the sacroiliac joints.
Benefits of ELDOA™
Whats on offer?
ELDOA 1 is the prerequisite for all other levels in the reformed 6-level ELDOA Certification Program. A significant amount of time in this course is devoted to the practical application of the most frequently used ELDOA of the spine.
Kapandji’s spine biomechanics and descriptive anatomy are taught in ELDOA 2. It expands on many of the key topics including, embryology, GAGS and water imbibitions, and Factors of Progression.
Periodization, program design, and the theories of the ELDOA program are introduced. Level 2 includes ELDOA exercises from L5/S1-C2/3.
Lecture topics include:
Dr. Guy Voyer’s Educational Paradigm (Learn by Doing, Complexity, Tensegrity & Biomechanics)
What is a Spine – Mobility vs. Stability
The General Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Spine
What is an Intervertebral Disc?
The Medical Approach to Back Pain vs. the ELDOA
The Philosophy of the ELDOA “You are your own best therapist”
Osteo-articular warm up
ELDOA exercise practice
With the help of the course instructor participants will work in small groups to work out the exercise progressions for each spinal segment and coach each other on how to correctly perform each exercise. This way everyone learns to both do and coach the ELDOA.
The goal of the intensive format is to immerse yourself in the anatomy and mechanics of the ELDOA while getting plenty of practical experience with it. So by the time you walk out of the class the last day, you will not only feel better and have an improved posture, but are also capable of teaching it to your clients or patient the very next day and deliver amazing results.
Who should attend?
Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Exercise and Movement Practitioners, Experienced Personal Trainers, Pilates instructors, Yoga teachers, Sport and Remedial Massage Therapists, Sport MDs. Any committed health and fitness professional who seek to deliver unparalleled result to their patients and clients.