ELDOA™ is a French acronym that stands for Etirements Longitudinaux Decoaptation Osteo-Articulaire. It is an exercise approach that combines the philosophy of osteopathy and movement. The term is complicated, but the postures are very simple. The objective is to contract in depth the muscles around the different segments of the spine to create a decompression effect and restore space between the bones or the joints. And, ultimately, relieve pain and improve posture.
Regulars of Yoga or Pilates will not be confused with these stretches. It is very similar in that it is a postural technique where you go pose to pose. It is grounded in controlled movements and incorporates low-impact postures designed to decompress the discs in the spine and stretch the suspensory muscles and connective tissue for organs. We work sitting cross-legged, or lying on the back, then we contract certain muscles in depth by performing different stretches that are held for 1 minute. We aim for precision and posture maintenance rather than high intensity effort.
History of ELDOA™:
Created by world-renowned Osteopath, Guy VOYER, DO, the ELDOA™ method has been around for more than 30 years, but it is a newcomer in the regeneration scene. He was looking for a tangible solution to the recurring pains of his clients. Obsessed with diagnosing the causes of the problem, he developed the ELDOA™ method of teaching movement and exercises which “normalizes” bodily and vertebral tensions in connection with myofascial chains. Mr. VOYER, DO is internationally known for his osteopathic expertise and his extensive background in the field of sports, manual therapy and medicine, which includes degrees in physical education, physiotherapy, sports medicine and traumatology.
Benefits of ELDOA™:
- Spinal Strength and Mobility
- Improved Muscle Performance and Tone
- Improved Athletic Performance and Recovery time
- Injury Recovery and Prevention
- Relief of Back, Neck, and Shoulder Tension
- Reduced Joint Inflammation
- Improved Posture and Increased Flexibility
What to Expect:
Every session is designed to alleviate physical pain and improve overall posture through intelligent sequencing, cueing, and hands-on adjustments. No two bodies are alike; therefore, we adapt the ELDOA™ exercises to work within a person’s limitations so that over time those limitations become strengths. Our tailored approach allows us to observe and monitor your movement as you progress.
Kick start your new year by adding an ELDOA™ into your schedule to maintain your body’s youthfulness and relieve stress.
Ace Sports Clinic is excited to introduce you to our new team member Ashley Frejlich, a certified yoga instructor and ELDOA™ practitioner. It is a perfect session for before or after your treatment with us to enhance and gel results and put a new tool in your toolbox!
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