ELDOA Level 1 Certification Course

The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine

Length of course: 2 days

Course Description

The ELDOA Level 1 Certification Course – The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine – is designed for the client-practitioner with minimal or NO formal training in classic spine biomechanics or descriptive anatomy. ELDOA 1 is a two-day course. It is the BASIC training for all other levels in the ELDOA Program.

Lecture topics include: Who is Guy VOYER, DO, The History of the ELDOA, What are the Goals of the ELDOA?, Introduction to Spine Biomechanics and the Functional Spine Unit of Junghans, and Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause.

ELDOA Level 1 is a course for EVERYONE: exercise professionals and physical trainers, athletic trainers, massage therapists, coaches, golf and movement instructors, Pilates and yoga teachers, athletic directors, all healthcare providers AND clients.

A mastery of the anatomy and biomechanics at this level is not necessary!

In the ELDOA Level 1 Course, it is more important that student-practitioners begin to learn how to think and problem solve – “How is it possible to do a movement for this region?” The course is designed so any person can enroll and, within two days, learn and confidently use the most frequently used ELDOA of the spine.

Course Objectives:

Guy VOYER, DO, His Educational Paradigm & the Teaching Method “Learn by Doing”

The History of the ELDOA, According to Guy VOYER, DO (2 parts)

The Comprehensive Historical Synopsis of the ELDOA

Introduction to Spine Biomechanics & The Functional Spine Unit of Junghans

Water is Life

Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause

Good Posture, The Gravity Line, and Spine Curvature Disorders

Teach the ELDOA Postures for The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine

Teaching Principles: Awareness, Myo-fascial Stretching, & Lemniscate

Philosophy of the ELDOA: “You Are Your Own Best Therapist

 

At the end of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion as a Student-Practitioner.

ELDOA Level 2 Certification Course

ELDOA of the Spine

Length of course: 3 days

Course Description

ELDOA Level 2 Certification Course – The ELDOA of the Spine – is a three-day course

The first day is a review of ELDOA 1, the Educational Paradigm of Guy VOYER, DO, and the Teaching Method“Learn by Doing.”. The History of the ELDOA, According to Guy VOYER DO, and the Historical Synopsis of the ELDOA are discussion topics. In days 2 and 3, Kapandji spine biomechanics and descriptive anatomy are taught. Students learn the ELDOA postures of the spine from the level of L5-S1 to C2-C3 and the Factors of Progression are introduced.

Lecture topics include: Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause, What are the Goals of the ELDOA?, Descriptive Anatomy and Kapandji Biomechanics of the Spine, Factors of Progression and the Teaching Principles – Awareness, MFS, and Lemniscate, and The Philosophy of the ELDOA – “You Are Your Own Best Therapist.”

Course Objectives:

Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause

The History of the ELDOA, According to Guy VOYER, DO (2 parts)

The Comprehensive Historical Synopsis of the ELDOA

The General and Local Effects of the ELDOA

Kapandji Biomechanics, Descriptive Anatomy, and Cinesiology

Functional Spine Unit of Junghans and the Role of the Intervertebral Disc

Water is Life: Intercellular vs. Extracellular Water

Introduction to Dura Mater & Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF)

Teach the Postures for the ELDOA of the Spine – L5-S1 to C2-C3

Teaching Principles – Awareness, MFS, Lemniscate – & Factors of Progression

Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM

Importance of a Home Program

Discussions and Theories

 

At the end of the course, students receive a Certificate of Completion as a Student-Practitioner.

ELDOA Level 1&2 Combination Certification Course

Length of Course:  4-day Course

Course Description

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 – taught in a four-day course format.

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.

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”

ELDOA Level 3 Certification Course 

Ribcage and Sternum, Shoulder Complex, and Hips

Length of course: 3 days

Course Description

The focus of ELDOA 3 is the Peripheral Joints – ribcage and sternum, shoulder complex, and coxo-femoral joint.  This Certification course begins with a review of ELDOA 1 and 2.  Kapandji biomechanics and descriptive anatomy are taught for the aforementioned regions and kinesiology laws are discussed.

The ELDOA postures taught in the course include the ELDOA for the hips, the shoulder – all parts – and for the ribs and sternum.

Prerequisties:  completion of ELDOA Level 2 in the Comprehensive Certification Program.

Course Objectives:

Review of ELDOA Levels 1-2

Descriptive Anatomy and Kapandji Biomechanics of the Hip

Teach the ELDOA Postures of the Hip

Descriptive Anatomy and Kapandji Biomechanics of the Shoulder comples

Teach the ELDOA Postures of the Shoulder complex

Descriptive Anatomy of the Trunk and Kapandji Biomechanics of the Ribcage and Sternum

Teach the ELDOA Postures for the Ribcage and Sternum

Factors of Progression

Fascia Overview

Discuss the Importance of a Home Program

discuss the Examination for ELDOA Level 4 – ELDOA Trainer

At the end of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion as a Student-Practitioner.

ELDOA Level 4 Certification Course 

The Pelvic Axes and the ELDOA for the Pelvis and Sacro-illiac Joints

Length of course: 5 days

Course Description

ELDOA 4 is taught by Guy VOYER, DO. A part of this course is a review of ELDOA Levels 1-3.  The focus of ELDOA 4 is the pelvis and the biomechanics of the pelvis, which include the sacra-iliac joint and the 22 axes of rotation.  The ELDOA techniques are taught for these structures.

In order to graduate from ELDOA Level 4 as an ELDOA Trainer, students must pass a written exam about the history of the ELDOA according to Guy VOYER, DO, and discuss the comprehensive methodology that forms the basis of the ELDOA techniques.  Students present two ELDOA techniques and their corrections in front of Dr. VOYER as part of a practical examination.  Marks will be given and students must pass these tests before proceeding to ELDOA Level 5.

ELDOA Level 5 Certification Courses

Course Description

ELDOA Level 5 is designed to take the ELDOA Trainer from a general understanding of the spine as taught in levels 1-4 to an advanced understanding by teaching the specific causes of spinal pathologies and back pain.

This level is broken down into 3 courses and is taught only by Guy VOYER, DO:

  • ELDOA Level 5.1 – 4 day course
  • ELDOA Level 5.2 – 4 day course
  • ELDOA level 5.3 – 3 day course

In ELDOA 5, the spinal pathologies are discussed and the respective ELDOA postures for those pathologies are taught. Questions from case histories may be presented. This is a comprehensive course and the ELDOA Trainers attending need to have a thorough understanding of the exercises and biomechanics from the previous 4 levels.

Students complete a written exam in order to graduate Level 5 as an ELDOA Therapist and proceed to Level 6.

ELDOA Level 6 Certification Course

Length of Course: To be determined

Course Description

ELDOA Level 6 is the final Level in the ELDOA Certification Program.

ELDOA 6 is taught by Guy VOYER, DO. There is a review of all previous levels of the program, but using tensegrity biomechanics. Specific adaptations of the classic postures taught in levels 1-5 will be discussed.

ELDOA 6 is organized into 2 parts:

  • Part 1 focuses on the tensegrity biomechanics and the techno-methodology.
  • Part 2 is an examination that the ELDOA Therapists take in order to prove their level of proficiency with the material.

Following the exams, there is a graduation ceremony and those who pass are awarded a certification as an ELDOA Master.