ELDOA™ Certification Program

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The ELDOA™ certification program consists of 6 levels, spread over a course of 3-4 years. Each level teaches the theoretical aspects of ELDOA, including relevant anatomy, biomechanics and physiology, while emphasizing the practical application of the technique with numerous practice sessions where students learn the coaching principles and factors of progressions of the ELDOA, and start to develop the eyes and practical skills necessary to become a good ELDOA practitioner.

ELDOA TRAINER CERTIFICATION: In order to become a Certified ELDOA Trainer, students need to successfully complete and show competence of the content of Certification Levels 1, 2 and 3. There is a written and practical test in front of Guy VOYER.

ELDOA THERAPIST CERTIFICATION: Each level builds on top of the previous level. In order to become a Certified ELDOA Therapist, students first need to successfully complete Level 1-3 before advancing to the therapy modules, which starts with Level 4.

Who should attend?

Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Exercise and Movement Practitioners, Experienced Personal Trainers, Pilates instructors, Yoga teachers, Sport and Remedial Massage Therapists, Sport MDs. Any committed health and fitness professional who seek to deliver unparalleled result to their patients and clients.

ELDOA™ Trainer Certification

ELDOA™ Level 1 & Level 2 intensive in LONDON, UK
Length of course: 4 days DATE: 24-27th of October 2019

Course Description: ELDOA of the Spine – Spinal segments from L5/S1 to C2/3
ELDOA 1 is the prerequisite for all other levels in the reformed 6-level ELDOA Certification Program. A significant amount of time in this course is devoted to the practical application of the most frequently used ELDOA of the spine.
Kapandji’s spine biomechanics and descriptive anatomy are taught in ELDOA 2. It expands on many of the key topics including, embryology, GAGS and water imbibitions, and Factors of Progression.
Periodization, program design, and the theories of the ELDOA program are introduced. Level 2 includes ELDOA exercises from L5/S1-C2/3.

Lecture topics include:

  • Dr. Guy Voyer’s Educational Paradigm (Learn by Doing, Complexity, Tensegrity & Biomechanics)
  • What is a Spine – Mobility vs. Stability
  • The General Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Spine
  • What is an Intervertebral Disc?
  • The Medical Approach to Back Pain vs. the ELDOA
  • The Philosophy of the ELDOA "You are your own best therapist"
  • Osteo-articular warm up
  • ELDOA exercise practice

With the help of the course instructor participants will work in small groups to work out the exercise progressions for each spinal segment and coach each other on how to correctly perform each exercise. This way everyone learns to both do and coach the ELDOA.

The goal of the intensive format is to immerse yourself in the anatomy and mechanics of the ELDOA while getting plenty of practical experience with it.  So by the time you walk out of the class the last day, you will not only feel better and have an improved posture, but are also capable of teaching it to your clients or patient the very next day and deliver amazing results.

ELDOA™ Level 3
Length of course: 3 days DATE: 24-26th of April 2020

Course Description: Hips, Shoulder, Ribcage, and Sternum
The focus of ELDOA 3 is the coxo-femoral joint, shoulder complex, ribcage and sternum. The anatomy used is the classic descriptive anatomy of the aforementioned structures and Kapandji biomechanics.

The ELDOA exercises taught include all the ELDOA for the coxo-femoral joint, the shoulder – all parts – the ribs and the sternum as well as a review of the ELDOA of the spine.

Lecture topics include:

  • The Philosophy of the ELDOA "You are your own best therapist"
  • Review and Q & A of spinal ELDOA content from Level 1 & 2
  • Factors of progressions
  • The General Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder girdle
  • ELDOA practice for the AC, SCCC, and GH joint
  • General anatomy and biomechanics of the coxo-femoral joint
  • ELDOA practice for the coxo-femoral joint
  • General anatomy and biomechanics of the thorax
  • ELDOA practice for the ribs

With the help of the course instructor participants will work in small groups to work out the exercise progressions for every joint and coach each other on how to correctly perform those exercises. This way everyone learns to both do and coach the ELDOA.

The goal is to immerse yourself in the anatomy and mechanics of the ELDOA for the peripheral joints while getting plenty of practical experience with it. This way it is not just a theory that makes sense in your mind but also something that you got in touch with so sharing and teaching it is easier.

TESTIMONIALS

ELDOA™ Therapist Certification

ELDOA™ Level 4 in London, UK
Length of course: 5 days

Course Description: ELDOA for the pelvis: The Sacroiliac joint and the pubic symphysis
The first day of ELDOA 4 is spent on reviewing the content of ELDOA Levels 1, 2, 3 and answering any questions arising from the technical and practical application of the material covered in these courses. From Day 2 the focus will be on the anatomy of the pelvic girdle, its content, the sacroiliac joint, and the pubic symphysis. Following that detailed biomechanics of the pelvis will be discussed which include the sacro-iliac joint and the 22 axes of rotation of the pelvis. On day 3 and 4 students will spend a considerable amount of time learning and practicing specific tests for the 22 axes of rotation of the pelvis, while on the last day they will learn targeted ELDOA techniques to address the various parts of the sacroiliac joint and pubic symphysis.



The goal of the level 4 course is to immerse yourself in the anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvis while getting plenty of practice with testing of the 22 axes of rotation and the ELDOA for the sacroiliac joint and pubic symphysis.

 





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