Congratulations to the L.A. Dodgers on winning the 2020 World Series!
Scott Herrera was consulted to work with Dodgers staff to teach Legacy’s innovative approach to training and recovery.
Courses taught to the Dodgers Staff:
ELDOA Level 1&2 Combination Certification Course combines ELDOA Level 1 – The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine – with ELDOA Level 2 – The ELDOA of the Spine
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.
For a long time now we believed that we knew how to stretch muscles; however, how do you stretch a muscle when it is sheathed in a leather casing? Muscles are three dimensional in shape with multiple sites of attachment and fascia is the thin ‘skin’ weaving into and surrounding structures like the muscle tissue, ‘linking’ various structures together in a chain that includes the joint or joint capsule.
All the connective tissue in the body is made of water and this water is arranged in microscopic tubules. Perhaps even more amazing is that the fascia is continuous upon itself: it is one single entity. In order to stretch a specific muscle it is better to consider it as a link in a specific chain extending from the toes to the back of the knee, inserting into one or more of the ligaments of the pelvis. This is the ‘real anatomy’ of the body and respects the global organization of its tissues. A stretching posture will be chosen to solicit the tension of the whole fascial chain in order to correct the specific muscle link.
With myofascial stretching (MFS), the goal is not to gain flexibility of a muscle, but to improve the quality of the movement of the tissues in relation to one another. MFS is the only type of stretching that respects this organization.