ELDOA 3 Course
April 20-23, 2017 Instructor: Scott Herrera
The Legacy Experience
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Myofascial Stretching Conference
November 15-19, 2017 Levels 1 & 2
the First ELDOA - SomaTraining Center
Legacy Sport & Wellness
ELDOA 1 Course New Orleans, LA
December 2-3, 2016 Instructor: Scott Herrera
SomaTraining at Legacy
The ELDOA are postural exercises (LOADS) that you can do yourself with the primary goal being to increase the space between a chosen joint. Designed by French osteopath, Guy VOYER, DO, the ELDOA utilize myofascial stretching to put tension around a primary lesion, making it the center of “separating forces”. The myofascial tension creates a postural normalization in a specific joint, resulting in numerous benefits.
The GOALS of the ELDOA are the following:
• To create more space between the vertebrae.
• To create more space for the intervertebral disc.
• To depress the nerve between the vertebrae.
• To improve proprioception of the vertebral joint segment.
• To improve proprioception of the Functional Spine Unit (FSU).
• To hydrate the intervertebral disc.
• To move all parts of the annulus fibrosis.
• To stimulate the water intake.
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Legacy Sport & Wellness Center
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Dallas, Texas 75207
Phone (214) 377-9115
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Legacy Sport & Wellness opens the first ELDOA-SomaTraining Center in North America. The Center has two divisions: the Sport & Wellness SomaTraining Program and the Legacy Institute. At the Center, SomaTraining clients receive customized exercise programs adapted for a specific problem or goal: sports related, preventative, corrective, maintenance or aesthetic. The Legacy Institute is a teaching facility concentrated on the research in physical exercise and osteopathy.
After 20 years of research into exercise and study of osteopathy, Legacy opened our Center, based upon and faithful to the principles of the Complexity Paradigm, Tensegrity Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy. As we teach the science of human movement, wellness, and sports performance, SomaTraining clients receive customized exercise programs adapted for a specific problem or goal: sports related, preventative, corrective, maintenance or aesthetic.
Legacy works with professional athletes in private training sessions. We also design programs for pro and collegiate strength and medical staffs, teaching specific SomaTraining exercises and the tensegrity biomechanics and functional anatomy philosophies. Legacy hosts pre- and post-season sports camps to prepare pros for the upcoming season and help them “regen” once the season is over.
Scott Herrera will travel to your facility to instruct your staff or you may send coaches to our Center for training in Legacy’s Professional Development Series.
After more than 20 years of travel and concentrated research in the fields of physical exercise and osteopathy, Legacy Sport & Wellness opened the first ELDOA-SomaTraining Center in 2008.
The Center is dedicated to teaching the science of human movement, wellness, and sports performance while staying faithful to the Complexity Paradigm, the philosophies of Systems, Tensegrity Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy.
The Legacy Center has two divisions: the Sport & Wellness Soma-Training Program and the SomaPractitioner Institute.
The Institute is a teaching facility. Students from around the world travel to Dallas to attend courses that are organized into short, intensive modules covering any number of topics ranging from ELDOA Certifications, Back Pain Workshop, to Applied SomaTraining & Therapy for Professional Athletic Teams.
All the course work at the Institute respects the Educational Paradigm – “Learn by Doing” – organized by Guy VOYER, DO.
Dr. Voyer asked Legacy to be the Administrative Office for the newly reformatted ELDOA Program. Scott Herrera is the Director of the ELDOA Program, Lead Instructor and the author of the ELDOA Teaching Manuals, Levels 1 – 3.
The ELDOA exercises are postural self-normalizing techniques, which aim at widening the space within a pair of joints. It is possible in one minute a day to relieve disc compression between L5-S1 or even more specifically at the base of the long arm of the left sacroiliac joint.
EXERCISE AND NORMALIZE!
The Sport & Wellness Program integrates Analytical Segmental exercises – ELDOA, Myofascial Stretching, Muscle Re-Enforcement, Proprioception, etc., based upon the work of Guy VOYER, DO – with traditional “Global” analytical exercises.
Analytical Segmental Exercises are specific to a particular muscle or muscle group and are used for a specific purpose. An example of this would be sideline leg raises with the working leg at a forty-five degree angle in order to strengthen the gluteus medius. This is one of the muscles that stabilizes the pelvis so this particular exercise would be used with a client who has an unstable pelvis and no glute medius muscle. The SomaTrainer would design the client’s program with a small number of repetitions to start, building reps each week, culminating in a healthy, strong, working muscle and the ultimate goal of a stabilized pelvis.
Global exercises are less precise and are used to build over-all stamina and strength. An example would be the gravity squat. The goal of using the squat in a client program would be to teach a basic movement properly and then build the client’s mastery of that movement. There are certain things our bodies need to be able to do in our everyday life – bending down, raise our arms up, walking, standing for periods of time without losing our balance. The more we are able to do these basic movements well, the less energy we expend, the better we are able to use our bodies properly, and the more active we can remain.
As we teach the science of human movement, wellness, and sports performance, SomaTraining clients receive customized exercise programs adapted for a specific problem or goal: sports related, preventative, corrective, maintenance, or aesthetic. After an evaluation, Legacy clients are given personalized Home Programs, which are complimented by participation in group exercise classes, private, and semi-private instruction/training sessions.