ELDOA 1 

Length of course: 2 days

Course Description:  The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine

ELDOA 1 is the foundation for the ELDOA Program.  Students learn the history the ELDOA according to Guy VOYER, DO 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.  It is more important student-practitioners begin to think, “How is it possible to do a movement for this region?”

ELDOA 2

Length of course: 3 days

Course Description: ELDOA of the Spine

ELDOA 2  expands on many of the key topics from ELDOA 1, including Factors of Progression, embryology, GAGS and water imbibition.   Cinesiology,  Kapandji’s spine biomechanics and descriptive anatomy are taught in ELDOA 2.

The ELDOA exercises taught in this course include levels L5/S1 to C2/C3.

ELDOA 3

Length of course: 4 days

Course Description: Ribcage and Sternum, Shoulder, and Hips

The focus of ELDOA 3 is the ribcage and sternum, shoulder complex, and coxo-femoral joint.  The first day of this course is a review of ELDOA 1 and 2.  The anatomy used is the classic descriptive anatomy of the aforementioned structures in combination with Kapandji biomechanics.

The ELDOA exercises taught include the ELDOA for the ribs and sternum, the shoulder complex, and the coxo-femoral joint,  as well as a review of the ELDOA of the spine.

ELDOA 4

Length of course: 5 days

Course Description:  The Pelvis and Sacro-illiac Joint

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), Skull, 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, the TMJ and the skull, 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.

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 Practitioner, students take a series of exams.  Upon completion, there is a class graduation.