COURSE DESCRIPTION: ELDOA of the Spine – Spinal Segments from L5/S1 to C2/C3

Designed for those who already have an understanding of anatomy and biomechanics such as experienced trainers, pilates instructors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, medical doctors etc who want an intensive format.

Course Objectives:

  • The History of the ELDOA, including the Comprehensive Historical Synopsis of How the ELDOA was Organized by Guy VOYER, DO
  • What are the Goals of the ELDOA? – General and Local Effects
  • Good Posture:  The Gravity Line and Spine Curvature Disorders
  • Teach Classic Spine Biomechanics and Descriptive Anatomy
  • Water is Life:  Intracellular vs. Extracellular Water
  • Introduction to Dura Mater and Cervical Spinal Fluid
  • Teaching Principles:  Awareness, Myo-Fascial Stretching, Lemniscate & Introduce Factors of Progression
  • Teach the Classic ELDOA Postures of the Spine Levels L5-S1 to C2-C3
  • The Importance of a Home Program
  • Discussion and Theory:  ELDOA Philosophy – “You Are Your Own Best Therapist”

Study Questions

  1. What does ELDOA stand for?
  2. Why did Guy VOYER, DO develop the ELDOA?
  3. Define ‘posture’ and list four components of posture.
  4. In five lines, define ‘fascia’
  5. What are five important functions of the fasciae?
  6. What is Junghan’s Functional Spine Unit?
  7. What is the main function of the articular processes of the vertebrae?
  8. In a few lines, discuss the vertebrae in the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine.
  9. What is the intervertebral disc, and its components.
  10. In several lines, discuss the topic of back pain.