When performed everyday, the ELDOA have been shown to significantly relieve back and neck pain, nerve compression, improve joint mechanics and increase a sense of well-being. These are just a few of the immediate effects that most people experience. Some of the long term effects include very strong posture, metabolic/hormonal balance, diminishing or eliminating chronic joint pain, and increased proprioception (body awareness).
The corrective technique was created by French Osteopath, Dr. Guy Voyer. ELDOA is a French acronym that translates to English meaning L.O. A.D.S. (Longintudinal Osteo-Articular Decoaptation Stretches).
I have been using the ELDOA in my practice since June of 2012. The results I have experienced have been remarkable. I’ve been teaching corrective exercise and stretching techniques for over eight years with the goal of improving pain, posture, and joint mechanics. Although, I’ve received tremendous results with my work in the past, the benefits of practicing these exercises far eclipse my previous corrective endeavors!
I have noticed greater mobility in my joints and stronger posture within a shorter period of time as opposed to practicing conventional stretches. This is highly rewarding, because people don’t particularly enjoy the corrective phase of their exercise program. I have found that most people want to advance straight into the high performance exercises without having to do the tedious but more important corrective and stabilization exercises.