The Soma-ELDOA™ training Program is a series of Courses from the Comprehensive ELDOA™ Certification Program and the Soma-Training Diploma Program.  Both Programs are based upon the work of Guy VOYER, DO and respect his education paradigm, which includes tensegrity biomechanics, Fasciae and the Formative work of Guy VOYER, DO, descriptive anatomy, complexity and systems theory, and the “Learn by Doing” method.

This customized program series was created by Scott Herrera and SomaTraining Texas Institute.  Its content is specifically designed and organized for medical staff personnel and strength training practitioners who work in athletics.  Courses can be scheduled in an intensive format to accommodate scheduling constraints.

The goals of an athlete training for sport or competition are not the same as exercising to be well. Legacy’s sport training program is for athletes and very active individuals who strive to perform at the highest level.  With every sport, there are injuries and in competitive athletics there is no time to lose. As a conditioning specialist with advanced training in corrective exercise and performance rehabilitation, Scott Herrera has worked with the most difficult of orthopedic cases.  For these cases, he uses Legacy’s innovative approach in conjunction with the medical team to maximize time and get results. Athletes who consult with the Center receive comprehensive programs custom-designed to address their goals using many of our sport specific exercises.

In addition to one-on-one training, Legacy is host to workshops and sport-specific camps using our innovative approach. Professional camps include Pre- and Post-Season, as well as In-Season Training,  for Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, and Golf.

Warm-Up/Cool Down

A good warm up is very important to prepare the body for exercise. A warm up typically starts with a bit of cardio to raise heart rate and body temperature. Followed by an osteo-articular warm up to prepare the tendons/joints along with anything else that may be beneficial for your needs/goals. The most optimal warm up will be dependent upon the type of workout to be done.

No exercise session is complete without a good cooldown to normalize the tissues worked. Cooldown after exercise may include ELDOA, Myofascial Stretching, or Global Postural Stretching.


The Center’s Sport & Wellness Program integrates Analytical Segmental exercises – ELDOA, Myofascial Stretching, Muscle Reinforcement, Proprioception, etc., based upon the work of Guy VOYER, DO -with traditional “Global” analytical exercises.

Analytical Segmental Exercises are specific to a particular muscle or muscle group and used for a specific purpose. An example of this would be sideline leg raises with the working leg at a forty-five degree angle in order to strengthen the gluteus medius. The gluteus medius stabilizes the pelvis so this exercise would be used with a client who has an unstable pelvis and no glute medius muscle. The SomaTrainer would design the client’s program with a small number of repetitions to start, building reps each week, culminating in a healthy, strong, working muscle and the ultimate goal of a stabilized pelvis.

Global exercises are less precise and are used to build over-all stamina and strength. An example would be the gravity squat. The goal of using the squat in a client program would be to teach a basic movement properly and then build the clients mastery of that movement. There are certain things we need to be able to do in our everyday living – bend down, raise our arms up, walk (or run), stand for periods of time. The more we are able to do these everyday movements with the least amount of energy expended the better we are able to use our bodies properly and with the least amount of wear and tear.

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.

Stretching a muscle is only effective once the “skin” that covers it is no longer dry and retracted. Myofascial stretches respect the anatomy of the muscles, their aponeuroses as well as their function. At this point, the analytical study of the fascial chains allows for an incredibly effective stretch position.

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.

The ELDOA™ are postural exercises (LOADS) that you can do yourself with the primary goal being to increase the space within a chosen articulation. As the ELDOA “create” space, there is an improvement in joint mechanics, increased blood flow, reduced pressure on the discs, a reduction of pain, spinal disc rehydration, better muscle tone, improved posture, and a sense of well being and awareness.