Why ELDOA will work for you


ELDOA is the active use of reinforcement exercise movements, myofascial stretches and posture techniques which aim to increase the space between joints and lengthening the spine. 

Performing the ELDOA movements as part of the overall design for your health and fitness program will help to increase your flexibility, improve muscle performance and tone, reduce stress, reduce joint inflammation, delay disc degeneration, improve posture, relieve chronic and acute back pain, relieve neck and shoulder tension,  and improve the longevity of the spine and your overall wellbeing.

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    ELDOA 3, Feb 7-9th, Seal Beach CA

    Take your ELDOA education to the next level! Level 3 covers the ELDOA for the coxo-femoral joint, shoulder complex, sternum and rib cage combined with the classic biomechanics for the respective regions. The ELDOAs for the spine is also reviewed during this course. Instructor: Bryce Turner. Course Fee: $899.

  • ELDOA 1 & 2 Combination Course, Feb 20-23rd, Seal Beach CA Image

    ELDOA 1 & 2 Combination Course, Feb 20-23rd, Seal Beach CA

    Learn all the ELDOA's of the spine! Welcome to ELDOA 1 & 2, Feb 20-23rd in Seal Beach, CA. Instructor Bryce Turner is hosting this 4-day course covering anatomy, biomechanics, fascial performance and all the ELDOA's of the spine and their factors of progression. Course fee: $1399.

  • ELDOA 3, March 27-29th, Nashville TN Image

    ELDOA 3, March 27-29th, Nashville TN

    Take your ELDOA education to the next level! Level 3 covers the ELDOA for the coxo-femoral joint, shoulder complex, sternum and rib cage combined with the classic biomechanics for the respective regions. The ELDOAs for the spine is also reviewed during this course. Instructor: Bryce Turner. Course Fee: $899.

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  • What is ELDOA?

    The revolutionary technique improving the longevity of the spine, fascia and joints. 

     

    ELDOA

    Etirements Longitudinaux avec Decoaptition Osteo-Articulaire

     

    ELDOA™ are postural exercises that you can do yourself with the primary goal being to increase the space within a chosen articulation. As the ELDOA “create” space, there is an improvement in joint mechanics, increased blood flow, reduced pressure on the discs, a reduction of pain, spinal disc rehydration, improved posture, and a sense of well being and awareness.

     

    The fundamental structure of our bodies, the spine, is the base of our health and our longevity. Due to its complexity and integral structure, many of our health conditions are based on improper function of the spine and surrounding joint regions. When a human experiences compression, blockages and neurological imbalances the body are looking for a way to restore. An effective solution to these are the ELDOA.

     

    For over 35 years French Osteopath Guy VOYER, DO has continued to develop and master the ELDOA and today it is one of the few techniques that effectively heal the spine. VOYER is world renowned to have mastered the treatment of fascia and how to prescribe exercises to reinforce these treatments.

     

    The ELDOA are meticulous posture formations with the intention of targeting a specific functional unit, joint region, in the body. It is a self-normalizing technique with the purpose of increasing space within an articulation. By utilizing myofascial stretching, the ELDOA combines tension with separation, also known as LOADS – Longitudinal Osteo-articular Decoaptation Stretches.

     

    Performing a posture takes only a few minutes and may also demand several factors of progression. It is imperative to build the biomechanical foundation and gradually strengthening the base to build upon. The ELDOA practitioner’s assignment is to guide the patient within each posture and maximize the normalization and effect within each ELDOA. ELDOAs performed with the guidance of a certified practitioner generates vital and sustainable performance and health benefits to the patient.

     

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  • ELDOA Level 1-5 Certification Program

    ELDOA 1-5 Course Descriptions

     

    The primary goal of ELDOA is to increase space by decompressing (decoaptation) the specific joint. There is an ELDOA for every joint in the body. As the ELDOA "create" space, there is an improvement in joint mechanics, increased blood flow, reduced pressure on the disc, reduction of pain, spinal disc rehydration, improved posture, and a sense of well being and awareness.

     

    ELDOA 1 

    ELDOA Level 1 is a two-day course designed to teach practitioners the most frequently used ELDOA exercises of the spine. A significant portion of ELDOA 1 is devoted to the practical application of these exercises. ELDOA Level 1 is a course for EVERYONE: exercise professionals and physical trainers, massage therapists and athletic trainers, all healthcare providers, coaches, golf and movement instructors, yoga teachers, athletic directors AND clients.

    Length of course: 2 days

    Course Fee: $499

    Course Description:  The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine

    ELDOA Level 1 Education Course Description & Objectives

    Course Description

    The ELDOA Level 1 Education Course – The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine – is designed for anyone with minimal or NO formal training in classic spine biomechanics or descriptive anatomy. ELDOA 1 is a two-day course.

    Lecture topics include: Who is Guy VOYER, DO, The History of the ELDOA, What are the Goals of the ELDOA?, Introduction to Spine Biomechanics and the Functional Spine Unit of Junghans, and Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause.

    ELDOA Level 1 is a course for EVERYONE: exercise professionals and physical trainers, athletic trainers, massage therapists, coaches, golf and movement instructors, Pilates and yoga teachers, athletic directors, all healthcare providers AND clients.

    A mastery of the anatomy and biomechanics at this level is not necessary!

    In the ELDOA Level 1 Course, it is more important that you begin to learn how to think and problem solve – “How is it possible to do a movement for this region?” The course is designed so any person can enroll and, within two days, learn and confidently use the most frequently used ELDOA of the spine.

    Course Objectives:

    Guy VOYER, DO, His Educational Paradigm & the Teaching Method “Learn by Doing”

    The History of the ELDOA, According to Guy VOYER, DO (2 parts)

    The Comprehensive Historical Synopsis of the ELDOA

    Introduction to Spine Biomechanics & The Functional Spine Unit of Junghans

    Water is Life

    Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause

    Good Posture, The Gravity Line, and Spine Curvature Disorders

    Teach the ELDOA Postures for The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine

    Teaching Principles: Awareness, Myo-fascial Stretching, & Lemniscate

    Philosophy of the ELDOA: “You Are Your Own Best Therapist

     

     

    ELDOA 2

    ELDOA Level 2 is a three-day course specific to the ELDOA exercises of the spine. You will learn all of the ELDOAs of the spine.

    Length of course: 3 days

    Course Fee: $899

    Course Description: ELDOA of the Spine

    ELDOA Level 2 Course Description and Objectives

    Course Description

    ELDOA Level 2 Education Course – The ELDOA of the Spine – is a three-day course

    In this course you will learn the History of the ELDOA, According to Guy VOYER DO, and the Historical Synopsis of the ELDOA. Kapandji spine biomechanics and descriptive anatomy are taught. Students learn the ELDOA postures of the spine from the level of L5-S1 to C2-C3 and the Factors of Progression are introduced.

    Lecture topics include: Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause, What are the Goals of the ELDOA?, Descriptive Anatomy and Kapandji Biomechanics of the Spine, Factors of Progression and the Teaching Principles – Awareness, MFS, and Lemniscate, and The Philosophy of the ELDOA – “You Are Your Own Best Therapist.”

    Course Objectives:

    Back Pain: Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA: Address the Cause

    The History of the ELDOA, According to Guy VOYER, DO (2 parts)

    The Comprehensive Historical Synopsis of the ELDOA

    The General and Local Effects of the ELDOA

    Kapandji Biomechanics, Descriptive Anatomy, and Cinesiology

    Functional Spine Unit of Junghans and the Role of the Intervertebral Disc

    Water is Life: Intercellular vs. Extracellular Water

    Introduction to Dura Mater & Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF)

    Teach the Postures for the ELDOA of the Spine – L5-S1 to C2-C3

    Teaching Principles – Awareness, MFS, Lemniscate – & Factors of Progression

    Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM

    Importance of a Home Program

    Discussions and Theories

     

    ELDOA 1 & 2 Combination Course

    Course Description:  4-day Course

    Course Fee: $1399

    ELDOA Level 1 & 2 Combination Course combines ELDOA Level 1 – The Most Frequently Used ELDOA of the Spine – with ELDOA Level 2 – The ELDOA of the Spine – taught in a four-day course format.

    The first part of the course is dedicated to topics specific to ELDOA 1:  The Educational Paradigm of Guy VOYER, DO and the Teaching Method – “Learn by Doing”. The History of the ELDOA, What are the Goals of the ELDOA?, Introduction to Spine Biomechanics and the Functional Spine Unit of Junghans, and the Philosophy of the ELDOA – “You Are Your Own Best Therapist.”

    The second part of the course, The ELDOA of the Spine, concentrates on the following topics:  Back Pain:  Treat the Symptoms vs. ELDOA – Address the Cause, Good Posture – The Gravity Line and Spine Curvature Disorders, Kapandji Spine Biomechanics and Descriptive Anatomy, Water is Life:  Intracellular Water vs. Extracellular Water, and Introduction fo Factors of Progression.  In this four-day course format, student-practitioners complete both ELDOA Level 1 and Level 2 Certification Courses.

    Course Objectives:

    The History of the ELDOA, Including the Comprehensive Historical Synopsis of How the ELDOA was Organized by Guy VOYER, DO

    What are the Goals of the ELDOA? – General and Local Effects

    Good Posture:  The Gravity Line and Spine Curvature Disorders

    Teach Classic Spine Biomechanics and Descriptive Anatomy

    Water is Life:  Intracellular vs. Extracellular Water

    Introduction to Dura Mater and Cervical Spinal Fluid

    Teaching Principles:  Awareness, Myo-Fascial Stretching, Lemniscate & Introduce Factors of Progression

    Teach the Classic ELDOA Postures of the Spine Levels L5-S1 to C2-C3

    The Importance of a Home Program

    Discussion and Theory:  ELDOA Philosophy – “You Are Your Own Best Therapist”

     

    ELDOA 3

    ELDOA Level 3 is the ELDOA for the coxo-femoral joint, shoulder complex, sternum and rib cage combined with the classic biomechanics for the respective regions. The ELDOA exercise for the spine will be also reviewed during this course.

    Length of course: 3 days

    Course Fee: $899

    Course Description: Ribcage and Sternum, Shoulder, and Hips

    The focus of ELDOA 3 is the ribcage and sternum, shoulder complex, and coxo-femoral joint.  The first day of this course is a review of ELDOA 1 and 2.  The anatomy used is the classic descriptive anatomy of the aforementioned structures in combination with Kapandji biomechanics.

    The ELDOA postures taught include the ELDOA for the ribs and sternum, the shoulder complex, and the coxo-femoral joint,  as well as a review of the ELDOA of the spine.

     

    ELDOA 4

    Length of course: 5 days

    Course Fee: $2249

    Course Description:  The Pelvic Axes and the ELDOA for the Pelvis and Sacro-illiac Joints

    ELDOA 4 is taught by Guy VOYER, DO. A part of this course is a review of ELDOA Levels 1-3.  The focus of ELDOA 4 is the pelvis and the biomechanics of the pelvis, which include the sacra-iliac joint and the 22 axes of rotation.  The ELDOA techniques are taught for these structures.

    In order to graduate from ELDOA Level 4 as an ELDOA Trainer, students must pass a written exam about the history of the ELDOA according to Guy VOYER, DO, and discuss the comprehensive methodology that forms the basis of the ELDOA techniques.  Students present two ELDOA techniques and their corrections in front of Dr. VOYER as part of a practical examination.  Marks will be given and students must pass these tests before proceeding to ELDOA Level 5.

     

    ELDOA 5

    ELDOA 5 is a three level course progressing from 5.1 - 5.3.

    Course length, fee and schedule:

    TBA

    Course Description:  ELDOA of the Upper Cervical Region, Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ), and Pathologies

    All Level 5 courses are taught by Guy VOYER, DO and Levels 1-4 will be reviewed.  Topics of discussion include the descriptive anatomy and biomechanics of the upper cervical spine, and the TMJ with the respective ELDOA for each region.  Dr. VOYER will discuss specific pathologies and herniations of the spine and what can be done with respect to the ELDOA.

    Students complete a written exam in order to graduate Level 5 as an ELDOA Therapist and proceed to Level 6.

     

    ELDOA Level 1-3 organized and written by Scott Herrera, Director of ELDOA Certification Program and founder of ELDOA School of Training, Dallas - Legacy Perform Well

    Read and approved by Guy Voyer DO

    For more information about ELDOA - visit ELDOA.com

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  • ELDOA USA

     

    ELDOA USA is an education company that teaches students how to think comprehensively about the body to enable human performance.

     

    Since 2015 ELDOA USA has been providing education through Guy VOYER DO's education programs for hundreds of students around the world. We are committed to providing the highest quality courses to all students. Bryce Turner continues to be one of the most sought after and respected instructors with the most course offerings.

     

    Uncompromised Quality Teaching

    ELDOA USA is committed to provide the highest quality courses providing education in a professional environment and manner to ensure the best student experience.

     

    The attention is in the details

    The difference between something good or something great is the attention to details. It can't be added later, it's an entire philosophy, method and culture that runs through our courses. Practice, focus, relentless attention to details and insistence on the highest quality of education and experience is our standard.

     

    Commitment to continuous improvement

    We are committed to continuing education. Staying at the forefront of the latest techniques and research is of the highest priority. Bryce's lifetime dedication to learning is what makes his courses highly appreciated and valuable for the students.

     

    Teamwork

    The ELDOA USA network is combined of practitioners, doctors and researchers that allows all of us to attain outstanding results and success.

  • COURSE DATES 2020

    Sign up here for your next ELDOA course!

     

    February:

    • ELDOA 3 Seal Beach, CA February 7-9th - $899
    • ELDOA 1 & 2 Combination Course, Seal Beach, CA, February 20-23rd - $1399

     

    March:

    • ELDOA 1 & 2 Combination Course, Seal Beach, CA, March 12-15th - $1399
    • ELDOA 3 Nashville, TN March 27-29th - $899

     

    April:

    • ELDOA 3 Seal Beach, CA April 17-19th - $899

     

    April/May:

    • ELDOA 1 & 2 Combination Course, San Jose, CA, April 30 - May 2nd - $1399

     

    July:

    • ELDOA 1 & 2 Combination Course, San Diego, CA, July 9-12th - $1399

     

    August:

    • ELDOA 3 San Jose, CA Aug 21-23rd - $899

     

    September:

    • ELDOA 1 & 2 Combination Course, Santa Monica, CA, Sep 10-13th - $1399

     

    October:

    • ELDOA 1 & 2 Combination Course, Seal Beach, CA, Oct 15-18th - $1399

     

    November:

    • ELDOA 1 & 2 Combination Course, Nashville, TN, Nov 5-8th - $1399
    • ELDOA 4 Long Beach, CA November 28th - December 2nd Instructor: Guy VOYER DO - $2249

     

  • West Coast SOMA Training

     

    New in 2020! 

    WestCoast SOMA Training is re-starting the program with Year 1.

    SOMA Training

    Considered by Guy Voyer DO to be one of the most important components of his paradigm. The SomaTraining program is a three-year course of study offered to those who are interested in working with athletes at all levels, and those who are interested in using exercise and wellness techniques to improve the general health and function of their clients. This includes but is not limited to: sports trainers, fitness consultants and physical therapists. The SomaTraining curriculum integrates very precise and specific exercise techniques, ranging from analytical and segmental training to proprioception and myofascial stretching. The exercises learned are an integral and supportive part of VOYER’s therapeutic treatment paradigm, helping clients reach optimum health, and athletes reach maximum levels of performance.

    Schedule Coming Soon!

  • Approved Continuing Education Provider

    ELDOA USA™ is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America as an Approved Continuing Education Provider.

    Approved Course(s):

    Level 1&2 Combination

     

    ELDOA USA™ is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as an Approved Continuing Education Provider.

    Approved Course(s):

    Level 1

    Level 2

    Level 1&2 Combination

    Level 3

  • Videos & Literature Resources

    Videos

    What is ELDOA? Interview with Bryce Turner, hosted by Mike Salemi

    Strolling Under the Skin

    Guy VOYER DO on the ELDOA

     

     

    Bryce Turner and Mind Pump Media

    Click HERE to watch the entire 9-video series with Bryce Turner and Sal di Stefano from Mind Pump Media.

    Thoracic ELDOA

    Cervical ELDOA

    Lumbar ELDOA

    Cervical Awareness

    Thoracic Awareness

    Psoas Stretch

     

     

    Online Course

    ELDOA For Golf - TPI 

     

     

    Literature Resources

    Functional Atlas of of the Human Fascial System
    Author: Carla Stecco

    Architecture of Human Living Fascia
    Authors: Jean-Claude Guimberteau and Colin Armstrong

    Fascia - Clinical Applications for health and human performance
    Author: Mark Lindsay

    Fascial Manipulation - The practitioners perspective
    Author: Julie Ann Day

    The endless web: Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality
    Authors: Schultz and Feitis

    Three-dimensional treatment for scoliosos
    Author: Christa Lehnert-Schroth P.T.

    Human Anatomy
    Author: Martini, Timmons and McKinley

    Tortora's Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
    Get the study guide and the Anatomy Coloring Book as a bundle on Amazon!
    Authors: Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson

    Fascia In the Osteopathic Field
    Author: Torsten Liem, Paolo Tozzi, Anthony Chila

    Anatomy of Movement
    Author: Blandine Calais-Germain

    Gray's Anatomy
    Author: Henry Gray

    The Physiology of the Joints
    The A. I. Kapandji books consists of 3 books:
    Volume 1: Upper Limb
    Volume 2: Lower Limb
    Volume 3: The Spinal Column, Pelvic Girdle and Head
    Author: A. I. Kapandji

     

    Website suggestions:

    Eldoa.com

  • The Team

    Bryce Turner

    Owner ELDOA USA™

    SOMA Trainer, SOMA Therapist, ELDOA Trainer, ELDOA Instructor, SOMA Training Instructor

    Contact: bryce@beachfitness.com

     

    Annika Turner

    Director, Course Coordinator

    Contact: annika@beachfitness.com

    For general inquiries: eldoa@beachfitness.com

Meet the team

Bryce Turner

OWNER

Since 2012, Bryce Turner has been studying under the world renowned Osteopath Dr. Guy VOYER DO.  He graduated from the SomaTraining™ and  SomaTherapy™ programs in 2016.  In 2014, under the guidance and tutelage of Dr. VOYER DO, Bryce entered into the Osteopath program at Southerland University in Montréal, Canada.  Because of his advanced level, Bryce is one of a very elite few in the USA, of approved ELDOA instructors, offering educational courses for advanced level trainers, therapists, and practitioners.  He has also completed Dynamic Neuromuscular Stimulation (DNS) Sport 1 & 2 from the Prague Rehabilitation Institute. Bryce is a European/Canadian D.O of 2020.

Bryce is a statewide recognized Fitness Practitioner, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Golf Biomechanics Specialist, personal trainer and a body worker. He is the co-founder of Beach Fitness in Seal Beach, CA, a world-class facility that provides personal training, strength and conditioning, therapeutic massage and bodywork, Pilates, yoga, nutrition, ELDOA, acupuncture and chiropractic programs. 

His gym, Beach Fitness, was named Small Business of the Year for the 35th district of Orange County in 2010 and 2011. Beach Fitness also appeared on OC’s Top 10 Hot List, and attracts many fitness enthusiasts of all ages, shapes, sizes, and levels who want to improve their overall health and fitness performance. His team of 20 trainers, coaches, and therapists deliver results to hundreds of clients weekly. Bryce held the honor title City of Seal Beach Businessman of the Year 2010.

Bryce earned his B.A. from UC Santa Cruz in Physical Anthropology.  Due to his background as an avid fitness enthusiast and athlete, he concentrated in the field of Physical Therapy and Exercise Science.  At one point, his ambition of attending physical therapy school was replaced by a more comprehensive approach to health via personal training in 2004. He is a perpetual student of life and health and continues to learn by exploring several philosophies and practices in the health and fitness industry.  His journey continued from his undergraduate experience through the CHEK Institute where he has completed certifications as an Exercise Coach, Level 3 Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Golf Biomechanics Specialist and a Level 2 Practitioner. Bryce is also a CrossFit Level 1 coach and a USA Weightlifting Performance Coach.

Bryce has excelled in training all levels of clients and professional athletes helping them improve function, strength, conditioning, and performance.  He facilitates complete and intensive fitness assessments; created Beach Fitness'® healthy lifestyle and nutrition program, and corrective therapy programs at Beach Fitness®.  His goals are to teach, motivate, and work clients to surpass their goals while reaching balance and longevity in life.

Bryce is a sought after and respected educator who travels regularly around the country for ELDOA and Soma Training education and public speaking engagements. 

He and his wife, Annika, reside in Long Beach, CA, with their three children, James, Jade, and William.

For more information about Bryce Turner and educational agenda visit www.ELDOAUSA.com.

Bryce Turner

Meet the team

Bryce Turner

OWNER

Since 2012, Bryce Turner has been studying under the world renowned Osteopath Dr. Guy VOYER DO.  He graduated from the SomaTraining™ and  SomaTherapy™ programs in 2016.  In 2014, under the guidance and tutelage of Dr. VOYER DO, Bryce entered into the Osteopath program at Southerland University in Montréal, Canada.  Because of his advanced level, Bryce is one of a very elite few in the USA...

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