ELDOA 1 

Length of course: 2 days

Course Description:  The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine

ELDOA Level 1 Certification Course Description & Objectives

Course Description

The ELDOA Level 1 Certification Course – The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine – is designed for the client-practitioner with minimal or NO formal training in classic spine biomechanics or descriptive anatomy. ELDOA 1 is a two-day course. It is the BASIC training for all other levels in the ELDOA Program.

Lecture topics include: Who is Guy VOYER, DO, The History of the ELDOA, What are the Goals of the ELDOA?, Introduction to Spine Biomechanics and the Functional Spine Unit of Junghans, and Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause.

ELDOA Level 1 is a course for EVERYONE: exercise professionals and physical trainers, athletic trainers, massage therapists, coaches, golf and movement instructors, Pilates and yoga teachers, athletic directors, all healthcare providers AND clients.

A mastery of the anatomy and biomechanics at this level is not necessary!

In the ELDOA Level 1 Course, it is more important that student-practitioners begin to learn how to think and problem solve – “How is it possible to do a movement for this region?” The course is designed so any person can enroll and, within two days, learn and confidently use the most frequently used ELDOA of the spine.

Course Objectives:

Guy VOYER, DO, His Educational Paradigm & the Teaching Method “Learn by Doing”

The History of the ELDOA, According to Guy VOYER, DO (2 parts)

The Comprehensive Historical Synopsis of the ELDOA

Introduction to Spine Biomechanics & The Functional Spine Unit of Junghans

Water is Life

Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause

Good Posture, The Gravity Line, and Spine Curvature Disorders

Teach the ELDOA Postures for The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine

Teaching Principles: Awareness, Myo-fascial Stretching, & Lemniscate

Philosophy of the ELDOA: “You Are Your Own Best Therapist

 

At the end of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion as a Student-Practitioner.

ELDOA 2

Length of course: 3 days

Course Description: ELDOA of the Spine

ELDOA Level 2 Course Description and Objectives

Course Description

ELDOA Level 2 Certification Course – The ELDOA of the Spine – is a three-day course

The first day is a review of ELDOA 1, the Educational Paradigm of Guy VOYER, DO, and the Teaching Method“Learn by Doing.”. The History of the ELDOA, According to Guy VOYER DO, and the Historical Synopsis of the ELDOA are discussion topics. In days 2 and 3, Kapandji spine biomechanics and descriptive anatomy are taught. Students learn the ELDOA postures of the spine from the level of L5-S1 to C2-C3 and the Factors of Progression are introduced.

Lecture topics include: Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause, What are the Goals of the ELDOA?, Descriptive Anatomy and Kapandji Biomechanics of the Spine, Factors of Progression and the Teaching Principles – Awareness, MFS, and Lemniscate, and The Philosophy of the ELDOA – “You Are Your Own Best Therapist.”

Course Objectives:

Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause

The History of the ELDOA, According to Guy VOYER, DO (2 parts)

The Comprehensive Historical Synopsis of the ELDOA

The General and Local Effects of the ELDOA

Kapandji Biomechanics, Descriptive Anatomy, and Cinesiology

Functional Spine Unit of Junghans and the Role of the Intervertebral Disc

Water is Life: Intercellular vs. Extracellular Water

Introduction to Dura Mater & Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF)

Teach the Postures for the ELDOA of the Spine – L5-S1 to C2-C3

Teaching Principles – Awareness, MFS, Lemniscate – & Factors of Progression

Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM

Importance of a Home Program

Discussions and Theories

 

At the end of the course, students receive a Certificate of Completion as a Student-Practitioner.

ELDOA Level 1-2 Intensive Certification Course

Course Description:  4-day Course

ELDOA Level 1-2 Intensive Certification Course combines ELDOA Level 1 – The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine – with ELDOA Level 2 – The ELDOA of the Spine – taught in a four-day course format.

The first part of the course is dedicated to topics specific to ELDOA 1:  The Educational Paradigm of Guy VOYER, DO and the Teaching Method – “Learn by Doing”. The History of the ELDOA, What are the Goals of the ELDOA?, Introduction to Spine Biomechanics and the Functional Spine Unit of Junghans, and the Philosophy of the ELDOA – “You Are Your Own Best Therapist.”

The second part of the course, The ELDOA of the Spine, concentrates on the following topics:  Back Pain:  Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA – Address the Cause, Good Posture – The Gravity Line and Spine Curvature Disorders, Kapandji Spine Biomechanics and Descriptive Anatomy, Water is Life:  Intracellular Water vs. Extracellular Water, and Introduction fo Factors of Progression.  In this four-day course format, student-practitioners complete both ELDOA Level 1 and Level 2 Certification Courses.

Course Objectives:

The History of the ELDOA, Including the Comprehensive Historical Synopsis of How the ELDOA was Organized by Guy VOYER, DO

What are the Goals of the ELDOA? – General and Local Effects

Good Posture:  The Gravity Line and Spine Curvature Disorders

Teach Classic Spine Biomechanics and Descriptive Anatomy

Water is Life:  Intracellular vs. Extracellular Water

Introduction to Dura Mater and Cervical Spinal Fluid

Teaching Principles:  Awareness, Myo-Fascial Stretching, Lemniscate & Introduce Factors of Progression

Teach the Classic ELDOA Postures of the Spine Levels L5-S1 to C2-C3

The Importance of a Home Program

Discussion and Theory:  ELDOA Philosophy – “You Are Your Own Best Therapist”

ELDOA 3

Length of course: 3 days

Course Description: Ribcage and Sternum, Shoulder Complex, and Hips

The focus of ELDOA 3 is the Peripheral Joints – ribcage and sternum, shoulder complex, and coxo-femoral joint.  This Certification course begins with a review of ELDOA 1 and 2.  Kapandji biomechanics and descriptive anatomy are taught for the aforementioned regions and kinesiology laws are discussed.

The ELDOA postures taught in the course include the ELDOA for the hips, the shoulder – all parts – and for the ribs and sternum.

Prerequisties:  completion of ELDOA Level 2 in the Comprehensive Certification Program.

Course Objectives:

Review of ELDOA Levels 1-2

Descriptive Anatomy and Kapandji Biomechanics of the Hip

Teach the ELDOA Postures of the Hip

Descriptive Anatomy and Kapandji Biomechanics of the Shoulder comples

Teach the ELDOA Postures of the Shoulder complex

Descriptive Anatomy of the Trunk and Kapandji Biomechanics of the Ribcage and Sternum

Teach the ELDOA Postures for the Ribcage and Sternum

Factors of Progression

Fascia Overview

Discuss the Importance of a Home Program

discuss the Examination for ELDOA Level 4 – ELDOA Trainer

At the end of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion as a Student-Practitioner.

ELDOA 4

Length of course: 5 days

Course Description:  The Pelvic Axes and the ELDOA for the Pelvis and Sacro-illiac Joints

ELDOA 4 is taught by Guy VOYER, DO. A part of this course is a review of ELDOA Levels 1-3.  The focus of ELDOA 4 is the pelvis and the biomechanics of the pelvis, which include the sacra-iliac joint and the 22 axes of rotation.  The ELDOA techniques are taught for these structures.

In order to graduate from ELDOA Level 4 as an ELDOA Trainer, students must pass a written exam about the history of the ELDOA according to Guy VOYER, DO, and discuss the comprehensive methodology that forms the basis of the ELDOA techniques.  Students present two ELDOA techniques and their corrections in front of Dr. VOYER as part of a practical examination.  Marks will be given and students must pass these tests before proceeding to ELDOA Level 5.

ELDOA 5

Length of Course: 5 days

Course Description:  ELDOA of the Upper Cervical Region, Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ), and Pathologies

Level 5 is taught by Guy VOYER, DO and Levels 1-4 will be reviewed.  Topics of discussion include the descriptive anatomy and biomechanics of the upper cervical spine, and the TMJ with the respective ELDOA for each region.  Dr. VOYER will discuss specific pathologies and herniations of the spine and what can be done with respect to the ELDOA.

Students complete a written exam in order to graduate Level 5 as an ELDOA Therapist and proceed to Level 6.

ELDOA 6

Length of Course: To be determined

Course Description:  ELDOA Level 6 is the final Level in the ELDOA Program.

In Level 6, Guy VOYER, DO will discuss clinical applications, case histories, and adaptations to the classic postures.

To graduate from Level 6 as an ELDOA Expert, students take a series of exams.  Upon completion, there is a class graduation.