ELDOA Courses

 

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ELDOA 1 | April 21-22, 2018 | Toronto

Presented by Petra Baethmann

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This 2-day course is designed for participants to gain a basic understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine and to build confidence in applying and teaching the most frequently used ELDOA exercises with proper form and technique.

The course is beneficial for anyone interested in learning about ELDOA: wellness and athletic coaches, trainers, massage therapists, movement instructors, ELDOA students, and others.

Course Registration

2-Day Course :

Saturday April 21 12-7pm (registration 11:30)

Sunday April 22  8:30-5pm

Host Facility: Better Life Studios, Toronto

Cost: $725+hst

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Course Details

2-Day Course

Description/Objectives:

Designed for the student & practitioner with no formal training in the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine, ELDOA 1 is the prerequisite for all other levels in the reformed 6-level ELDOA Program.

A significant amount of time in this course is devoted to the practical application of the 4 classic ELDOA of the spine (C4/5, T6/7, T8/9 + L5/S1).

Lecture topics include:

  • The History of the ELODA
  • 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”

 

ELDOA 1 | July 14-15, 2018 | Toronto

Presented by Petra Baethmann, see description above

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ELDOA 1 | Sept 22-23, 2018 | Toronto

Presented by Petra Baethmann, see description above

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ELDOA 2 | JUNE 22-24, 2018 | Toronto

Presented by Petra Baethmann

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3-Day Course

Course Description/Objectives: Spine Levels L5/S1 to C2/C3

  • The ELDOA taught in this course include the levels for the spine L5/S1 to C2/C3.
  • The first day is a review of ELDOA1, day two and three an expansion on many of the topics from ELDOA 1 such as classic spine biomechanics, descriptive anatomy, water imbibition, the role of water in the body and program design and more!
  • Pre-requisite: ELDOA1

Course Registration:

Friday June 22 | 10-7pm (registration 9:30)

Saturday June 23 | 12-8pm

Sunday June 24 | 9-5pm

Host Facility: Better Life Studios, Toronto

Early-Bird: $1120+hst (save $105 – till April 22nd)

Regular Rate: $1225+hst

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ELDOA 2 | October 26-28, 2018 | Toronto

Presented by Petra Baethmann, see description above

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FULL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

ELDOA 1 – 6

 

 

ELDOA 1

2-Day Course

Description/Objectives:

ELDOA 1 is the base for all other levels in the new reformatted 5-level ELDOA program, it is designed for the student-practitioner with minimal or no formal training in the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine.

Lecture topics include:

  • The History of the ELODA
  • 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”

A significant amount of time in this course is devoted to the practical application of the most frequently used ELDOA of the spine.

ELDOA 2

3-Day Course

Course Description/Objectives: Spine Levels L5/S1 to C2/C3

  • The ELDOA taught in this course include the levels for the spine L5/S1 to C2/C3.
  • Instructors will expand on many of the topics from ELDOA 1 including the general anatomy and biomechanics of the spine using the descriptive anatomy.
  • The biomechanics will be the classic biomechanics from Kapanji’s Physiology of the Joints Volume 3:Trunk.

ELDOA 3

3-4 Day Course

Course Description/Objectives: Shoulder, Ribs and Hips (excl. pelvis and SIJ)

  • ELDOA exercises in this course include the ELDOA for all the ribs; coxo-femoral joints; the shoulder-all parts; and a review of the spine ELDOAs.
  • The concept of Tensegrity biomechanics and functional anatomy will be introduced in this course.
  • The anatomy is the classic descriptive anatomy of the spine, ribs, shoulder and hips.
  • The biomechanics are based on Kapanji’s Physiology of the Joints texts (all).

ELDOA 4

4-Day Course

Course Description/Objectives: Sacro-iliac Joint and the Pubic Symphysis

  • The focus for the ELDOA 4 course is the Sacro-Illiac Joint and the Pubic Symphysis.
  • The first part of the seminar is a review of all the ELODA from the first three levels, in the view of Tensegrity biomechanics.
  • The second part includes the biomechanics of the pelvis, which includes the sacro-illiac joint and the 22-axis of rotation of the pelvis.
  • The priority of this course is the sacro-iliac joint and the biomechanics of the pelvis but students are encouraged to present questions with respect to the content presented in the in the first 3 levels of the ELDOA training program.

ELDOA 5

5 Day Course

Course Description/Objectives: The skull, upper cervical, TMJ, head injuries and lesions of the spine.

Of all the courses in the new ELDOA program, ELDOA 5 has changed the most.

This is the course that Dr. Voyer always wanted to teach. This level has the most complex biomechanics and material of all the levels in the new program.

  • The first two days of the course is a review of the sacro-iliac joint and the pathologies of this specific region.
  • Two more days are devoted to are devoted to the biomechanics of the pelvis and the respective pathologies. The ELDOA for both regions are reviewed as well.
  • Another day is devoted to the biomechanics of the skull, including the upper cervical, TMJ and the respective ELDOA exercises for each.

Specific pathologies of the spine will be reviewed with respective ELDOA exercises.

Practitioners may bring case histories to discuss as part of this course.

ELDOA 6

Length of Course: Tbd

ELDOA Level 6 is a review of all 5 levels of the ELDOA program using tensegrity biomechanics in place of the classic biomechanics. In level 6, Guy Voyer, DO will discuss clinical applications in addition to clinical adaptations to the classic exercises based upon the case specifics. In level 6 there will be an exam to prove practitioner proficiency with the ELDOA techniques as well as a class graduation from the Soma ELDOA program.