The ELDOA method is an innovative model developed by world-renowned osteopath, Guy Voyer, MD, DO. ELDOA exercises utilize a series of specific postures designed to relieve pressure and increase tissue quality around particular joints or spinal segments.
The goal of each ELDOA exercise is to create fascial tension above and below the joint or disc that we want to “open up”. When you decompress you make space in the line of gravity. ELDOA is a kinetic contraction in extreme range, a contraction with the maximum length of the muscles.
The benefits are direct:
Improved posture and body awareness
Improved joint mechanics
Reduced vertebral compression
Spinal disc rehydration
Increased muscle tone, strength and endurance
Improved balance, stability, mobility, and flexibility
Improved core function and brain function
The ELDOA 1&2 Combination Course represents the foundation for the ELDOA Program. In the first part of the course, students learn the history of ELDOA as written by Guy Voyer D.O. and the comprehensive methodology that forms the foundation of the ELDOA exercises. A significant portion of the course is devoted to the practical application of the most frequently used ELDOA exercises. A mastery of the anatomy and biomechanics at this level is not necessary or expected. It is more important student-practitioners begin to think, “How is it possible to do a movement for this region?”
The second part of the course, The ELDOA of the Spine, concentrates on topics like Back Pain, the Gravity Line and Spine Curvature Disorders, Kapandji Spine Biomechanics and Descriptive Anatomy, Intracellular Water vs. Extracellular Water, and the Introduction for the Factors of Progression. In this four-day course format, student-practitioners complete both ELDOA Level 1 and Level 2 Certification Courses.