The Legacy Institute is one of two divisions at Legacy Sport & Wellness Center.

The Institute is a teaching facility that regularly hosts programming for exercise professionals and health practitioners.  Course work includes original programming – Legacy’s Professional Development Series, Practical Application Workshops, and The Legacy Experience – in addition to ELDOA and Myofascial Stretching Certification Courses (Guy VOYER, DO).

Courses are organized into short, intensive modules offered throughout the year, with yearly review sessions.  This organization of the modules is designed to stimulate problem solving, provide supervised practice time, and give practitioners move in-depth exposure to the material so they can master their skill set.

This works for Doctors, D.O.s, PTs, trainers, coaches, or wellness, exercise and lifestyle practitioners.

Topics for Legacy’s Professional Development Series include the following:

ELDOA Certification Course – The ELDOA are postural exercises (LOADS) that you can do yourself with the primary goal being to increase the space between a chosen joint.  Designed by French osteopath, Guy VOYER, DO, the ELDOA utilize myofascial stretching to put tension around a primary lesion, making it the center of  “separating forces”.  The myofascial tension creates a postural normalization in a specific joint, resulting in numerous benefits. The ELDOA Program is a 6-level, stand-alone program.

Upcoming Courses at Legacy: ELDOA 3 April 2017

ELDOA 4 coming May 2018

Myofascial Stretching (MFS) Certification Course – The Myofascial Stretching Course, originally developed by Guy VOYER, DO, is now a three-level Certification Program.

 

Myofascial Stretching Level 1:  The most frequently used myofascial stretching postures

Myofascial Stretching Level 2:  Expands upon the stretching postures from Level 1 with Factors of Progression and introduces new stretches for the upper and lower limb, and trunk

Myofascial Stretching Level 3:  The theory and descriptive anatomy of the fascia and the fascial chains are key points of discussion and adaptations to the classic stretching postures in Levels 1 and 2 are taught.

For a long time now, we believed we knew how to stretch muscles, but how is it possible to stretch a muscle when it is sheathed in a “leather casing”?  Stretching a muscle is only effective once the ‘skin’ that covers it is no longer dry and retracted. Fascia is the thin ‘skin’ weaving into and surrounding structures like the muscle tissue. Myofascial stretches respect the anatomy of the muscles, their aponeuroses, and  functions. To date, the analytical study of the fascial chains allows for an incredibly effective stretch position.

How to Teach a Group ELDOA Class – Level 1 – In this course we will be discussing how to organize all of the basic elements of a group ELDOA exercise session and how to plan the session to meet the needs and goals of your clients/team.

How to Teach a Group ELDOA Class – Level 2 – In this course we will be discussing how to organize all of the elements of a group ELDOA exercise session and how to plan the session to meet the needs and goals of your clients/team.

How to Teach Group Workouts, MFS, and ELDOA for Athletes – In this course we will be discussing how to organize all of the elements of a group exercise session and how to plan the session to meet the needs and goals of your athletes.

Practical Review of ELDOA 1 and 2 – A course designed to review all of the spinal ELDOA exercises as well as discussion and practice to help you better implement these tools in your practice.

Introduction to Myofascial Stretching

Course Overview: Introduction to Myofascial Stretching is a workshop designed to teach several of the most frequently used MFS postures, based upon the work of Guy VOYER, DO.

What is Myofascial Stretching? For a long time now, we believed we knew how to stretch muscles, but how is it possible to stretch a muscle when it is sheathed in a ‘leather casing’? Stretching a muscle is only effective once the ‘skin’ that covers it is no longer dry and retracted. Fascia is the ‘skin’ weaving into and surrounding structures like the muscle tissue.

Workshop Organization: In this workshop, students break into groups and organize stretching postures that respect the functions of the muscles. Group corrections are made and students discuss the anatomy and biomechanics with respect to the exercise posture. Myofascial stretching respects the anatomy of the muscles, the aponeuroses, and their functions. To date, the analutical study of the fascial chains allows for the incredibly effective stretch position.

Conclusion: Myofascial stretching is an excellent compliment to the ELDOA exercises in the ELDOA Cerification Program. This workshop is designed for students of all levels.

How to Teach a Group Myofascial Stretching Workout (Collective Class – Level 1 and Level 2) – In this course we will be discussing how to organize all of the elements of a group MFS workout and how to plan the session to meet the needs and goals of your clients.

Practical Review of Abdominal Training – A thorough review of the abdominal training course as well as in depth practical discussion on how best to use these tools in your practice/training.

Introduction to the Squat, and How to Warm-up for a Squat Workout

Integrating Your Team

Nutrition and Lifestyle – Nutrition and lifestyle are hugely important factors when considering an athletes performance and career longevity. In this module we will discuss diet, hydration, and creating a home program.

How to Integrate Global Exercise and Analytical/Segmental Training – Proprioception, Myofascial Stretching, ELDOA

Practical Review of Pumping of the Lower Limb, Upper Limb, and Trunk – With inflammation before we thought the best way to address it and all its repercussions was RICE or Cryotherapy. Now we know there are better strategies. Osteo-articular pumping is one of the modalities used to address inflammation.

All course work includes a review of the descriptive anatomy and biomechanics and respects the educational philosophy, “learn by doing”.

Legacy Quarterly Review Session – The Legacy Experience

 

Upcoming Courses at Legacy: Legacy Summer School: Dates TBA

Legacy welcomes groups to our School or will travel to your location.

Contact Legacy Sport & Wellness Center for more information:
legacyperformwell@gmail.com            214-377-9115