Etirements Longitudinaux avec Decoaptation Osteo-Articulaire™

In English, Longitudinal Osteoarticular Decoaptation Stretches (LOADS)

ELDOA™ was developed by world renowned French Osteopath, Dr. Guy Voyer.  The ELDOAs are precise self-normalizing exercises that create healthy tension on the fascial line to decompress articulations (joints) in the body.  Most ELDOAs focus on the spine, strengthening muscles along the back body and stretching tight or constricted fascia to create a normalizing effect amongst tissues surrounding the central nervous system.  The following are some of the benefits of the ELDOA™ postures.

What does is an ELDOA™ posture look like?


​Increases Joint and Body Awareness

Increases Muscle Tone, Muscle Performance, Flexibility and Joint Stability

Decreases pressure between vertebrae, reducing disc herniations & delaying degenerative disc disease by increasing disc hydration

Reduces Joint Inflammation & Arthritis

​​​​Improves Posture Reducing Forward Head Posturing

Facilitates Athletic Recovery & Injury Prevention

Improved Recovery Time for Sports & Training

Decrease Excessive Pressure on Nerves Relieving Chronic & Acute Neck and Back Pain.

Improves blood flow throughout the body

Improves flow of cerebrospinal fluid

Reduces Stress

ELDOA™ classes should only be taught by those who have studied with Dr. Guy Voyer or his certified Instructor trainers as each postural alignment is so specific that performing them before one is strong enough or if taught incorrectly can actually do more harm especially those with spinal pathologies such as scoliosis/rotoscoliosis and disc herniations.  Classes are specifically designed around those who participate with respect to their injuries, strength and intentional goals to continually challenge each individual and encourage the body back to health.  Therefore, ELDOA™ postures are taught in proper progressions as taught by Dr. Voyer to ensure quality.

The ELDOA™ postures have been described as a stretching technique, but much like Yoga, these postures are designed for balancing the body.  If you are too hyper-mobile, the postures will be for strength and stabilizing the joints. If you are too stiff, the posture will elicit more mobility and flexibility.