Segmental Reinforcement of the Lower Extremities

In this course we will learn techniques to best recruit each muscle in the lower extremities individually. We will learn a minimum of three techniques for each individual muscle to target specific fiber regions of the muscle. This style of training the lower extremities is essential for creating balanced recruitment and joint loading for global training and offers the practitioner a much needed method of troubleshooting global movement pattern disfunction.

Transverse Abdominus Reinforcement and Relative Influence

This course is not the simple segmental reinforcement of the transverse ardominouse presented in the Abdomen course. The ability to selective improve the function and posture of the entire contents of the abdomen and the Pelvic Lumbar and Thoracic regions of the body can be accessed with these groundbreaking techniques utilizing the unique influence of the Transverse musculature of the abdomen.

Global Postural Stretching

GPS is a great tool to transition from rehabilitation and post-surgery to normal life and sport-related activity. It is also a catalyst for integrating the tissues which have been trained by the segmental strengthening and specific stretching techniques acquired in the earlier courses.

This technique targets the spaces in the body and improves the function of entire regions by balancing the relationships between the anatomic structures in that region. These structures include muscle ligaments, tendons, Joint Capsules Bones, and visceral organs. It improves the health and mobility of all the tissues in the targeted region by creating movement between the layers of the tissue (fascia) but not increasing its length.

Myofascial Stretching

This specific type of myofascial stretching is active and acting on the fascia that runs throughout your body. MFS allows you to feel better and also improve your athletic performance. It is great after all types of sport activities and aids in tissue regeneration. The health of the fascia regulates nutrient delivery and the removal of toxins as well as the mechanical performance of the muscle. In this course you will learn how to isolate individual segments of the fascia relating to specific muscles aiding in the rejuvenation of the needed muscles and creating balance throughout the fascial system.

More in depth...

FASCIA is a layer of fibrous tissue that permeates the human body. It's a connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, binding these structures together. It consists of several layers and extends uninterrupted from the head to the tip of the toes.

Myofascial stretching is the stretching of a muscular chain within a fascial chain. The ultimate goal is not to gain flexibility but freedom at the level of the articulation. Also it has a very important role in the quality of posture since kinesthetic information is carried in the fascia.

Squat and Posturology

The Squat has never been analyzed and applied in such a complex manner. The Tensegrity Biomechanics underlying the Soma Training Paradigm are truly brought into the training world for the first time in this course and this will in many ways set the stage for the conceptual transformation needed to better assess and direct effective programming for our clients training. If you think you know the Squat inside and out, think again.

Segmental Reinforcement of the Upper Extremities

In this course we will learn techniques to best recruit each muscle in the upper extremities individually. We will learn a minimum of three techniques for each individual muscle to target specific fiber regions of the muscle. This style of training the lower extremities is essential for creating balanced recruitment and joint loading for global training and offers the practitioner a much needed method of troubleshooting global movement pattern dysfunction.

Segmental Reinforcement of the Abdomen and Diaphragm

In this course we will learn how to reinforce the abdomen in its discreet functional segments both by individual muscle and even specific regions of the individual muscle. Also we will learn how to reinforce the different movements the muscles of the abdomen can make in coordination. We will also analyze the function of the Thoracic Diaphragm and methods of reinforcing specific regions of the diaphragm individually.

Sauna

In the Sauna course we will be reviewing the history and classic uses of the sauna. We will also go into the physiology and how to use the sauna in many ways to intelligently create many adaptations for health and performance including Cardiovascular, Neurohormonal and Visceral functions. Conditioning in the Sauna will also be discussed. All of these techniques will be applied in the course by the students in a guided sauna session.

Course Cost ("à la carte"): $1065.98

ELDOA General/ELDOA 1&2

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

  • Pain reduction

  • Improved joint mechanics

  • Reduced vertebral compression

  • Spinal disc rehydration

  • Better circulation

  • 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.