Étirements Longitudinaux avec Decoaptation Ostéo Articulaire
Longitudinal Osteo-Articular Decoaptation Stretching
What is ELDOA?
Why the ELDOA?
VOYER developed the ELDOA over 30 years ago with the original intent of curing the chronic back pain epidemic.
While the ELDOA initially proved itself as a great tool to combat chronic and acute back pain, VOYER soon discovered that his patients using the ELDOA also experienced benefits that extended well beyond back pain including improved visceral function and an overall improved sense of well-being.
The ELDOA achieves its results by working on many levels, including but not limited to:
- Facet joints separation (De-coaptation)
- Creation of disc imbibition
- Improvement of venous return of the joint
- Normalization of muscle tone (achieved by extreme range contraction)
- Improvement of spinal proprioception
- Improved overall kinesthetic sense
- Normalization of myo-fascial tension
- Normalization of the autonomic nervous system
VOYER started with the spine, but then applied the basic ELDOA principles to every joint of the body until he had an exercise for all of the joints of the pelvis, TMJ, lower and upper extremity, rib cage and the cranial bones.
Are you a HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL and would like to learn new tools? SomaTraining is the perfect addition to your approach to:
- Athletic Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Any other medical practioners
This course is both ELDOA 1 and 2
Foundations of ELDOA and the Four Foundational Exercises
The BASE for all other levels in the 5-Level ELDOA program. Lecture topics include: The History of the ELDOA, Dr. VOYER’s Educational Paradigm (Complexity, Tensegrity Biomechanics & Learn by Doing), 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, and most importantly – the Philosophy of the ELDOA – “You Are Your Own Best Therapist.” In ELDOA 1, a significant amount of the course is devoted to the practical application of select ELDOA of the spine.
ELDOA of the Spine – Segments C2 to S1
Instructors will expand on many of the topics from ELDOA 1 including the general anatomy and biomechanics of the spine using the descriptive anatomy.
The biomechanics will be the classic biomechanics from Kapanji’s Physiology of the Joints: Volume 3 : Trunk. The ELDOA exercises taught in this course include the levels of the spine L5-S1 to C2-C3.
LISA-MARIE FARLEY, D.O.
FOUNDER OF THE SOMA TRAINING INSTITUTE IN MONTREAL
Osteopath and SomaTrainer. Former international gymnast, she began her career in private training. Over the years, she has incorporated the techniques of SomaTraining, Massage Therapy, Active Release and Osteopathy. She has been practicing manual therapy since 2011 and currently works with a diverse clientele of professional athletes, children and the general population. She is President of the Soma Training Institute. Lisa-Marie also offers training in anatomy, bio-mechanics, Soma Training, osteopathy and ELDOA. Her passion: helping as many people as possible to live without pain through exercise prescription and osteopathy.