Dr. Mark was introduced to the Eldoa Method last fall at the TPI World Golf Classic and saw a great deal of refinement in the way they handled back related discomfort and pain when integrating exercises and stabilization movements into the mix. Once getting back and sharing some of the short videos he took at the seminar, his daughter Jill, a certified Pilates instructor took immediate interest since she has such close relationships with 5 chiropractors!
So what is the the Eldoa Method? The ELDOA exercises and Myofascial Stretches are specific techniques created by world renowned osteopath, Guy VOYER DO. ELDOA METHOD Classes are semi private group classes organized by certified instructors. To see our last post about Dr. Mark and Jill taking the Eldoa part 1 certification courses last month, see the link below!
Without warning, and without Dr. Mark, Jill pressed on to part II of the Eldoa certification this month. The mix at Eldoa certification seminars ranges from Pilates and Yoga instructors all the way up to Physical Therapists and Chiropractors, which for the most part are the practitioners who deal most with back pain of all sorts.
BENEFITS OF ELDOA METHOD Classes and Instruction
ELDOAs and Myofascial Stretches are very specific and complex techniques that require strong attention to form and correct progressions. Everyone will benefit from the effects of ELDOAs and MFS but each person is different and without proper instruction and help from a Certified ELDOA/MFS Instructor, these techniques will not be as effective. By attending the classes, you not only receive instruction from a certified instructor but the full hour dedicated to stretching enhances the many benefits including:
- Normalize Disc Bulges
- Reduced Degrees of Scoliosis
- Increased Flexibility
- Improved Muscle Performance and Tone
- Normalization of Visceral Function
- Reduced Stress
- Injury Recovery and Prevention
- Reduced Joint Inflammation and Arthrosis
- Delayed Disc Degeneration
- Increased Disc Hydration
- Increased Blood Flow
- Improved Posture
- Relief of Chronic and Acute Back Pain
- Relief of Neck and Shoulder Tension
- Improved Awareness and Overall Wellbeing
- Improved Recovery Time for Sports and Training
- Reduced Forward Head Posture
Definition: 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.
The human spine is a complicated and vital structure. Compression and articular blocks can cause pain, arthritis and neurological conditions. The ELDOA exercises are a highly effective solution to these conditions. The ELDOA are very precise postures that target a specific joint region to provide relief from pain and restore balance. LOADS (Longitudinal Osteo-articular Decoaptation Stretches) are postural self-normalizing techniques, which aim at widening the space within a pair of joints. It is possible in one minute a day to relieve disc compression between L5-S1 or even more specifically at the base of the long arm of the left sacroiliac joint.
The coolest part of the seminars are that portions of the classes are taught right outside of the Super Dome in New Orleans! Check out these pictures and more from Jill’s second round of certifications in the ELDOA Method.