Chances are you have never heard of this corrective exercise procedure. Developed by the world renowned Osteopath Dr. Guy VOYER after 35 years of research. Eldoa has been designed to improve health, posture and reduce pain by decompressing the spine.
What is Eldoa?
Eldoa is a French acronym which stands for Etirements Longitudinaux avec Decopatation Osteoarticulaire. This exercise method essentially means longitudinal oasteo-ariticular decoaptation stretches. What a mouthful! Put simply that means decompressing the spine.
Basically human beings unlike other animals on earth, walk upright and constantly experience gravity on their spine, and at some point every “body” suffers from this invisible vertical pressure. Over time, this spinal compression along with other exercise and sports, affects all the joints and causes poor posture that can be painful.
Is Eldoa For You?
Everyone can benefit from Eldoa, especially with so many of us sitting at computers for long hours during the work week and beyond. Each joint of the spine has a specific pose, held for 60 seconds, to decompress the joint. This preserves and increases fluidity of joints, reduces the effects of scoliosis, improves posture and pain, creating freedom within the body.
For patients with chronic low back pain, ACP recommends that physicians and patients initially select non-drug therapy with exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction, tai chi, yoga, motor control exercise (MCE), progressive relaxation, electromyography biofeedback, low level laser therapy, operant therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or spinal manipulation.American College of Physicians, Feb 2017