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The Man Who Designed the ELDOA

By July 13, 2013December 9th, 2014Daily Posts/Tips


With upcoming ELDOA seminars scheduled to be taught in August in NYC, and the last ever ELDOA 1-2 Intensive Seminar scheduled for November in Dallas, the Legacy Sport & Wellness Center thought a few facts about the man who organized the ELDOA might be of interest…

Guy VOYER DO, is a classically trained French Osteopath with an assortment of degrees completed throughout his career. VOYER has an extensive background in the field of sport, manual therapy and medicine, which includes studies and degrees in physical education, physiotherapy, and various forms of body work including massage therapy. He has initiated and collaborated on numerous research projects including studies on intervertebral disc compression and herniation. With over 25 years of experience, VOYER has developed several programs in addition to the original techniques that he teaches in these various disciplines, one of which is the ELDOA. VOYER was formerly a competitive athlete in many sports including, judo, in which he qualified as alternate on his country’s Olympic team. For more information on the ELDOA or seminars that teach the ELDOA techniques to healthcare and wellness practitioners contact the Legacy Sport & Wellness Center in Dallas-

The Legacy Sport & Wellness Center was the first facility in North America to implement an exercise curriculum based upon the work of VOYER and this programming. For more information about this and other Legacy exercise programs visit the exercise and training section on the website.


  • The English translation of ELDOA is LOADS- Osteo Articular Decoaptation Stretches. ELDOA is a French acronym for Etirements Longitudinal avex Decoaptation Osteoarticulaire.

  • ELDOA is not “stretching” and ELDOA is not a passive technique. Further, there are mechanical ELDOA and fluidic ELDOA. Compressions and articular “blocks” or blockages can cause pain, arthrosis, neurological pinching, disc compression pathology, and articular lesions… one of the goals of the ELDOA is to give more space between two parts of a joint.

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