Length: 2 days
The Four Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine – L5-S1, T8-9, T6-7, C4-5
The ELDOA Level 1 Certification Course in the reformatted 6-level ELDOA program is designed for the student-practitioner with minimal or NO formal training in classic spine biomechanics or descriptive anatomy. ELDOA 1 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 1 is base-building course. It is the foundation for the ELDOA program. 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!
It is more important student-practitioners begin to think, “How is it possible to do a movement for this region?”
At the end of the course, the participants receive a Certificate of Completion as a Student-Practitioner.
Length: 3 days
The ELDOA of the Spine – Levels L5/S1-C2/3
The first day of this three-day course is a review of ELDOA 1. 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. Student-practitioners learn the ELDOA postures of the spine from the level of L5-S1 to C2-C3, and the Factors of Progression are introduced.
Participants receive a Certificate of Completion as a Student-Practitioner.
Length: 3-4 days
The ELDOA of the Hips, Shoulder Complex, Sternum and Ribcage
The focus of ELDOA 3 is the hips, shoulder, sternum and rib cage. The anatomy is the classic descriptive anatomy of the aforementioned structures and the biomechanics is Kapandji biomechanics. The ELDOA exercises include all the ELDOA for the ribs, coxo-femoral joint, the shoulder- all parts, and a review of the ELDOA of the spine.
At the end of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion as a Student-Practioner.
Length: 4 days
Course Description/Objectives: The Pelvis and Sacro-iliiac Joint
The first part of ELDOA 4 is a review of all the ELDOA levels 1-3. The second half of the course focuses on the biomechanics of the pelvis including the sacro-iliac joint and the 22 axis of rotation of the pelvis. The priority of this course is the sacro-iliac joint and the biomechanics of the pelvis.
There is a written examination and a practical exam in front of Guy VOYER, DO. Those who pass these tests are Certified as ELDOA™ Trainer and eligible to enroll in Level 5. All participants receive a Certificate of Completion as a Student-Practitioner, even if they do not sit for the exams.
Length of Course: 5 days
Course Objectives and Description: ELDOA of the Upper Cervical region, TMJ, Skull, and Spine Herniations,
The first two days of the course are a review of the sacro-iliac joint and ELDOA levels 1-4. Another day is allotted for the biomechanics of the upper cervical, TMJ and the respective ELDOA for each region. The forth day is for the respective ELDOA, and the final day is the ELDOA for herniations of the spine, case histories, and clinical application questions.
Another examination is given in front of Guy VOYER, DO. Those who pass are Certified as ELDOA™ Therapist and eligible to enroll in Level 6.
Length of Course: TBD
ELDOA Level 6 is a review of all 5 levels of the ELDOA program using tensegrity biomechanics in place of the classic biomechanics. In Level 6, Guy VOYER, DO will discuss clinical applications in addition to clinical ADAPTATIONS to the classic exercises based upon the case specifics.
In level 6 there will be an exam to prove practitioner proficiency with the ELDOA techniques as well as a class graduation from the ELDOA™ Certification Program as ELDOA™ Expert..