Length: 2 days
Course Description/Objectives: L5-S1, T8-9, T6-7, C4-5, TV ELDOA
The new ELDOA 1 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 a two-day course.
ELDOA 1 is the BASIC Training for all other levels in the ELDOA program.
Lecture topics include: The History of the ELDOA, Guy VOYER, DO & His Educational Paradigm- “Learn by Doing”, The Spine: A Complex Multi-purposeful Structure- Mobility vs. Stability, Introduction to Cinesiology and General Anatomy, Functional Spine Unit of Junghans, The Role of the Intervertebral Disc, The Medical Approach to Back Pain vs. the ELDOA, The Philosophy of the ELDOA- “You Are Your Own Best Therapist.”
ELDOA 1 is base-building course. It is the foundation for the ELDOA program. A significant portion of the course is devoted to the practical application of the most commonly 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?”
Length: 3 days
Course Description/Objectives: ELDOA of the Spine- Levels L5/S1-C2/3
ELDOA 2 is a three-day course. The first day is a review of ELDOA 1. The course expands on many of the key topics from ELDOA 1 such as embryology, the role of water in the body, and water imbibition. Classic spine biomechanics and descriptive anatomy are taught in ELDOA 2. Periodization, program design and the theories of the ELDOA program are introduced in ELDOA level 2. The ELDOA exercises taught in this course include levels L5-S1 to C2-C3.
Upon completion of level 2, practitioners are encouraged to supplement the course work and training with self-study of the topics covered in ELDOA levels 2 and 3.
Length: 3-4 days
Course Description/Objectives: Hips, Shoulder, 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.
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,
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 biomechanics of the skull and the respective ELDOA, and the final day is the ELDOA for herniations of the spine, case histories, and clinical application questions.
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 Soma ELDOA program.