ELDOA refers to a revolutionary corrective exercise created by a French osteopath named Dr. Guy Voyer.
This French acronym translates to LOADS, or “Longitudinal Osteo-Articular Decoaptation Stretching.”
Dr. Voyer invented nearly one hundred ELDOA positions that affect different joints, including positions for every individual disc in the spine.
Practitioners actively create opposing lines of tension from their toes to the top of their head for 60 seconds to get the full benefits of an eldoa position.
The body can learn to maintain space made during eldoas on its own over time. This is how we affect the root cause of pain, instead of continually treating symptoms.
Jessica teaches functional exercise techniques invented by Dr. Guy Voyer D.O., a French M.D., osteopath, and physiotherapist. Dr. Voyer is famous for creating Eldoa and many more cutting-edge corrective exercises like Myofascial Stretching, Global Postural Stretching, Analytical Strength Training, and Segmental Strength Training.
About ELDOA Inventor, Dr. Voyer
Dr. Voyer spent his life learning about the body to create healing modalities that empower people to heal themselves and professionals to help them do so. He understands that people can resolve their imbalances by respecting how the body moves naturally. Dr. Voyer has nearly 35 years of experience working with athletes. He travels around the world teaching seminars to coaches and healthcare professionals.
About My Teacher, Mark Albrecht
Mark Albrecht owns Balanced Bodies, a gym in South Austin. Mark is a master instructor of corrective exercise and wellness. One of sixteen active ELDOA Instructors® in the world, Mark leads ELDOA certification programs for practitioners who want to deepen their personal practice or teach ELDOA to their own clients.
He spent 10 years of his 20+ year career learning directly from Dr. Voyer. He has earned is diploma in SOMA Training and many other certifications including CHEK Practitioner Level II, ELDOA Certified Trainer, and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). He is currently working toward his SOMA Therapy degree.
Eldoa in the media
- POPSugar – Why you should incorporate ELDOA into your fitness routine
- Ben Greenfield – A Little-Known, Highly-Effective Hack To Heal Your Spine, Get Massive Mobility Improvements & Change The Way You Move Forever
- Ben Greenfield – Concussions: A Must-Listen Podcast If You Or A Loved One Have Ever Had A Head Injury
ELDOA in action
Try ELDOA for yourself! Follow along with Mark’s cues while I demonstrate ELDOA for the disc between the L5/S1 vertebrae.