ELDOA Certification Courses for the Student-Practitioner

ELDOA CERTIFICATION COURSES IN CANADA

The new ELDOA Certification Program – Six Levels

ELDOA Level 1 – Length: 2 days

Date: 28-29 Sep, 2019,
Location: North Thornhill Community Centre, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Instructors: Hajnal Laszlo & Bob Bowers
Cost:   
$725 + HST

Course Description: The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine

The ELDOA 1 program in the reformatted 6-level ELDOA program is designed for the student-practitioner with minimal or NO formal training in the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine.

ELDOA 1 is a two day course and is the foundation for all other levels.

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).

This 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.

ELDOA Level 1 is a course for EVERYONE: exercise professionals and physical trainers, athletic trainers, coaches, RMTs, golf and movement instructors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors AND clients.

Lecture topics include:

  • The History of the ELDOA
  • Dr. Guy Voyer’s Educational Paradigm (Complexity, Tensegrity, Biomechanics & Learn by Doing)
  • Paradox of the Spine – Mobility vs. Stability
  • The General Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Spine
  • What is an Intervertebral Disc?
  •  Back Pain: Medical Approach: Treat the Symptoms vs. the ELDOA: Address the Cause
  • & most importantly – The Philosophy of the ELDOA “You are your own best therapist”

PREREQUISITE: None
EXAM: There is no exam for this course 
CERTIFICATION: ELDOA Student-Practitioner Level 1

BECOME AN ELDOA PRACTITIONER


ELDOA Level 2 – Length: 3 days

Date:   TBA
Location: North Thornhill Community Centre, Thornhill, ON
Instructors: Hajnal Laszlo & Bob Bowers
Cost: 
TBA

Course Description/Objectives: The ELDOA of THE Spine – L5/S1-C2/3

ELDOA 2 in the reformatted ELDOA program is a three-day course. The first day is review of ELDOA 1.

 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

The ELDOA exercises taught in this course include the levels of the spine L5-S1 to C2-C3.

Lecture topics include:

  • Back Pain: Address the Cause vs Treat the Symptoms
  • What are the goals of the ELDOA
  • Descriptive Anatomy and Kapandji Biomechanics of the Spine
  • Special ELDOA & Factors of Progression
  • Functional Spine Unit of Junghans and the Role of the Intervertebral Disc
  • Philosophy of Tensegrity Biomechanics & Functional Anatomy
  • Water is Life: Intercellular vs Extracellular Water
  • Introduction to Dura Mater & Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF)
  • The Teaching Principles – Awareness, MFS and Lemniscate
  • Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM)
  • The Philosophy of The ELDOA – “You Are Your Own Best Therapist.“
  • Techno-methodology and practice of ELDOA postures from C2-C3 to L5-S1
  • Importance of A Home Program

PREREQUISITE: ELDOA Level 1. You are able to attend the course as an observer but will not be certified until taking Level 1
EXAM: There is no exam for this course ​
CERTIFICATION: ELDOA Student Practitioner Level 2. 

ELDOA CERTIFICATION IN CANADA


ELDOA Level 3 – Length: 3 days

Date:  Spring 2020
Location: North Thornhill Community Centre, Thornhill, ON
Instructors: Hajnal Laszlo & Bob Bowers
Cost:    TBA

Course Description/Objectives: The ELDOA of the Ribcage and Sternum, Shoulder and Hip

The focus of ELDOA 3 is the Peripheral Joints – Ribcage and Sternum, Shoulder Girdle and Hips ( coxo-femoral joint)

This course does not include the pelvis and sacro-iliac joint.

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).

The 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 ELDOA.

Lecture topics include:

  • Reviews of ELDOA Levels 1-2
  • Descriptive Anatomy and classic Biomechanics of the Hip
  • Techno-methodology and practice of ELDOA postures of the Hip
  • Descriptive Anatomy and classic Biomechanics of the Shoulder Complex
  • Techno-methodology and practice of ELDOA Postures of the Shoulder complex
  • Descriptive Anatomy of the Trunk and classic Biomechanics of the Ribcage and Sternum
  • Techno-methodology and practice of ELDOA Postures for the Ribcage and Sternum
  • Factors of Progression
  • Fascia Overview
  • Discuss the Importance of a Home Program

The goal of ELDOA Level 3 is for the student to leave with an in-depth level of anatomical, mechanical and tensegrity principals of the Peripheral Joints while getting plenty of practical experience. 

PREREQUISITE: ELDOA Level 1 & 2. You are able to attend the course as an observer but will not be certified until taking Level 1&2
EXAM: There is no exam for this course ​
CERTIFICATION: ELDOA Student Practitioner Level 3. 

6 LEVELS – ELDOA CERTIFICATION


ELDOA STUDENT-PRACTITIONER

LEVELS 1-3 Taught by Infinite Healing

ELDOA Level 1 – History, Methodology

  • Most frequently used ELDOA of the spine
  • ELDOA 1 is the Foundation for all levels in the Certification Program
  • no formal training in anatomy and biomechanics required

ELDOA Level 2 – Full spine

  • L5-S1to C2-C3.
  • more comprehensive with respect to the biomechanics, relational anatomy, and the number of the ELDOA techniques

ELDOA Level 3 – Peripheral Joints

  • Ribcage and Sternum, Shoulder Complex, and Hip.
  • ELDOA 1-2 are reviewed and the postures for the above regions are taught along with their respective biomechanics

ELDOA Trainer Certification

Levels 4-6 taught exclusively by Dr. VOYER

ELDOA Level 4 – Sacroiliac Joint

  • The Pelvis and Sacro-iliac Joints.
  • Practitioners learn the 22 axes of the pelvis and the ELDOA for the sacro-iliac joints

ELDOA Level 5 – Spinal Pathologies

  • Upper Cervical Spine, TMJ, and Spine Pathologies

ELDOA Therapist Certification

ELDOA Level 6 – ELDOA for Specific Conditions

  • the Cranial ELDOA
  • The previous five levels are reviewed, modifications to the classic ELDOA techniques are taught, and case histories are discussed. There is a final examination and graduation from the Certification Program.

ELDOA Expert Certification

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