Definition: The ELDOA are postural exercises (LOADS) that you can do yourself with the primary goal being to increase the space within a chosen articulation. As the ELDOA “create” space, there is an improvement in joint mechanics, increased blood flow, reduced pressure on the discs, a reduction of pain, spinal disc rehydration, better muscle tone, improved posture, and a sense of well-being and awareness.

The human spine is a complicated and vital structure. Compression and articular blocks can cause pain, arthritis and neurological conditions. The ELDOA exercises are a highly effective solution to these conditions. The ELDOA are very precise postures that target a specific joint region to provide relief from pain and restore balance.


The ELDOA General Group Classes are designed to enhance a client’s home program, whether that be an ELDOA program or as part of their on-going training program at Legacy.  Each class is structured to include ELDOA for each segment of the spine – lumbar, thoracic, cervical – and the exercises are beneficial to anyone and everyone taking the class.  The General Group Classes are open to Legacy Center Members and, if space permits, to non-Members wishing to drop-in for a class.

The ELDOA Specialized Group Classes are designed to focus on a specific area of the spine or a specific joint or set of  joints in the body.  They may also be formatted to enhance a specific sport, such as golf, tennis, hockey or rowing, by creating space in the areas of the body most affected by that sport.  This normalizes and reorganizes the tissue after the sport has unorganized the body.