The ELDOA Method
The ELDOA method was created by world renowned osteopath, Dr. Guy Voyer. It is a French acronym for Longitudinal Osteo-Articular Decoaptation of the Spine. His technique uses principals of tensegrity, biomechanics, and anatomy to create space at targeted junctions in the spine. These postural exercises use an extremely important connective tissue called “fascia” to fix and put into tension parts of the body in order to create separation at a specific junction in the spine. This creates a chain reaction that pulls moisture, nutrients, and oxygen to the disc in between the junction. This reaction promotes a larger environment for the disc to breathe, better disc positioning, and an increase in hydration levels. These exercises can be used for any junction in the spine; L5-S1, C1-C2, S2-S3, etc.
What Can it Help With?
- Normalize Bulging disc
- Delay Disc Degeneration
- Improve Posture
- Reduce Scoliosis
- Relief of Lower Back and Neck Pain
- Increase Awareness of Head Posture
- Improve Muscle Performance
- Normalize Visceral Function
- Reduce Stress
- Improve Recovery Time for Training
- Increase the Flow of Cerebral Spinal Fluid to the Brain
The Beauty of ELDOA...
it requires zero equipment and, once mastered, can be performed by the individual. This comes into play as it can help those suffering from mental and physical stress as it has a direct correlation to the autonomic nervous system. All organs have either a ligament or fascial connection to the spine. The better quality the junction related to the organ the better it will function (think adrenal gland, heart function, bladder function, etc).
The ELDOA not only can help relieve pain and stress, but can also help keep sports injuries at bay. The method is currently being used in the training/rehabilitation model for several professional sports teams and is growing more popular in that world every year. The reality is that you don’t have to be an athlete to use the ELDOA. Poor posture has become an epidemic thanks to computers and phones. This technique is one of the best ways to combat this outbreak of poor posture.