What is ELDOA™?
Precise postural exercises incorporating myofascial tensioning in order to target a specific joint to decoapt or create “space” in that joint. Why does the joint need “space” in the first place? A few possibilities would be:
- Poor posture that changes the curves of the spine over time
- Injury, surgery, or trauma
ELDOA™ was created by Dr. Guy VOYER, a renowned European Osteopath and Orthopedic MD. It’s been around for over 25 years in Europe and for about a decade here in the States. You used to have to become certified in a multi-year training program to even learn aspects of ELDOA™, but Dr. VOYER decided to allow ELDOA™ certification to be a stand alone program recently and more people are now able to learn it and teach it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens when the joint gets “space”?
When a micro amount of space is created it decompresses the joint, allows access for hydration and nutrients, and increases movement potential because of these things. Decoaptation (“space”) is just one of the many benefits of ELDOA™.
Why is it such a weird word?
ELDOA™ is actually a French acronym. It translates to Longitudinal Osteo-Articular Decoaptation Stretches in English.