I have recently finished my ELDOA 3 for certification in order to help my clients, friends and family get out of back pain because so many people are plagued with this type of pain including, yes, myself. Before this course I had already been somewhat familiar with this new revolutionary method used to help people with back pain from herniation, disc bulges, strained muscles, scoliosis and any other compressions that may stem from years of sitting at a computer, being an athlete or, an accident.
A few years ago when I worked with Dan Hellman in Ft. Lauderdale he was introduced to the works of Guy Voyer, D.O. and started learning everything he could from him. He was so excited and intrigued by what he was learning and would bring it back to help his clients. Thankfully I was fortunate enough to also learn about some of what he was absorbing when I was working there.
Years later when I moved to Southern California I also had the privilege of being treated by Guy Voyer, D.O. who created this cutting edge method that really helped me after an accident I’d been in when living in Florida. To be honest, when I first heard about this method my initial thoughts were somewhat skeptical as I wondered “How does this ELDOA method really help back pain” and then I thought if it’s legit, how can I use it for my clients? Although, I respected the opinion of my colleague Dan I wasn’t fully convinced until I started taking Guy Voyer’s courses, got treated by him and, started doing my own courses of the ELDOA methods for my own back issues. I am deeply impressed with this method, his brilliance and knowledge of the body and, of all the practitioners I’ve met who also study with him. They are all so very knowledgeable and have a deep passion and drive to help others feel better. Since I’ve started taking courses and gaining additional certifications in his works, with a deeper knowledge of the body, I have been able to help my clients so much more especially, by getting them out of pain as well as other results such as better sleep, hydration, energy, and much more.
“The ELDOA are postural exercises (LOADS in English) 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…… Designed by French osteopath Guy Voyer DO, the ELDOA (Etirements Longitudinaux avec Decoaptition Osteo-Articulaire utilize myofascial stretching to put tension around a primary lesion making it the center of “separating forces.” The myofascial tension solicits a postural normalization in a specific joint resulting in numerous benefits.
LOADS is the acronym in English of ELDOA meaning Longitudinal Osteo-articular Decoaptation Stretches which 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.” Legacy Performance and Integrated Wellness Center, LLC
Most back pain issues stem from some type of compression either from an accident, sitting at your computer all day working, staring at your phone texting, all types of bad posture and or congenital scoliosis. So, how then to reverse the compression? Guy Voyer, DO found that the ELDOAs greatly helped and minimized the degree of disc bulges and other back pain issues. He looked at the body as a whole and not just the age old model of one vertebra in relation to the next but rather in terms of the whole of the spine in relation to all of the body.
So, how does the Eldoa method help back pain? The simplest way to think about it is that it ‘creates space’ in the segments of the spine. It is an amazing method that can greatly reduce the amount of surgeries people have to endure the older they get, after years of poor postural alignment sitting at a computer, injury from accidents, or extreme exercise athletic endeavors.
If you have back pain and are looking for a cutting edge method to eliminate it I highly recommend trying this. You won’t regret it.