The ELDOA classes at ELDOA The Woodlands are THE ULTIMATE restorative tool for athletes. Having worked with many athletes who have practiced for hours every day striving for that extra edge and that extra bit of strength or skill to achieve peak performance, I can tell you that the number one piece they are missing is a recovery-based exercise.
The ELDOA postures open all the tissues that are closed and compressed all day as we fight against the effects of gravity, as well as the negative effects our chosen sport has on our body. Athletes who are at the top of their game understand that sport and recovery exist on a spectrum that must be balanced. For example, a good football player knows that he must practice the sport to be the best. However, if he made a choice not to sleep and allow his body to recover, he would only get worse no matter how much football he played.
ELDOA is an amazing tool for athletes because it allows for rehydration and oxygenation of ALL tissues. It incorporates breath, strength, stretching, and fascial movements to allow the body to recover maximally, and ALL competitive athletes who care about their performance should be doing it.
Runners and Endurance Athletes
If you live an active lifestyle, then it is very important to establish a restorative routine to balance your training. Athletes putting in the miles need to find time for the recovery exercises done on the mat. If you do not find the balance between training and recovery, then it is only a matter of time before your body will break down, or you limit your performance. Sports-related injuries can sideline you for weeks, months, or even years and can be frustrating for any athlete whom has a competitive goal in mind. Classes at ELDOA The Woodlands can shorten recovery time not only for acute, localized injuries but can also help heal nagging chronic pains caused from inflammation and overuse.
Professional athletes from all over the world have been using these techniques to help get the edge on their competition and to have continued success and longevity in their sport. Remember, the most important thing an athlete can be is durable.
At ELDOA The Woodlands, we make durable athletes.
Working Professionals and Students
People today are in more pain from just living their lives than ever before. The destruction of our spine and posture is largely the fault of the requirements of everyday work life. Because we live in a forward-facing world, the repetitive use of computers, TV, smartphones, tablets, and even backpacks have forced the body to adapt to a posture that doesn’t suit health but instead suits sitting and sedation. This causes us to develop the forward-head posture or “text neck” that we see so often lately. It also contributes to rounded shoulders and compressed airways that don’t allow for proper breathing mechanics. All of this results in a lack of quality of sleep, and the cycle continues.
The bottom line is that as a society, we are structurally unhealthy, but there is something that can be done! Enter ELDOA. Repetitive movements in a certain direction will reinforce nerve and muscle pathways to move that way more readily. ELDOA The Woodlands Classes can help reverse these pathways by re-establishing your gravity line, strengthening the muscles of your abs, back, and spine, while correcting tensions of the restricted, overused muscles in your body. If you are ready to walk taller, work more efficiently, be in less pain, breathe better, and sleep better, classes at ELDOA The Woodlands are for you.
Aging Spines and Joints
We all wish we could reverse time and make better decisions regarding our health and well-being. We have become a product of our physical environments. Luckily, ELDOA The Woodlands offers tools to reverse the signs and effects of aging on our joints.
Fighting gravity and the effects of inactivity is a lifelong endeavor. What are you doing to keep your spine strong, mobile, and healthy? Chronological aging may be inevitable, but just as brain health can be maintained with mental exercises, your biological health can be maintained and improved with the proper physical exercises. It is never too late to start!
At ELDOA The Woodlands, we can work with all ages and fitness levels. All the positions can be modified to your specific needs or restrictions. The ELDOAs and Myofascial Stretches are incredible tools that can help combat the detrimental effects that aging can have on your body. You can feel younger, taller, and more energetic when you make ELDOA The Woodlands classes part of your lifestyle.
Pre and Post Surgical Patients
If we were to gather a simple, random sample of middle-aged people (45 yrs. average age) whom have NEVER had back pain before and shoot MRIs of all of them, here’s what we would find:
o 38% would have disc bulges
o 37% would have disc protrusions (aka: contained herniations)
o 11% would have disc extrusions (aka: non-contained herniations)
o 4% would have nerve route compression by disc herniation
Some statistics of Low Back Pain and how it could be related to degenerative disc disease and herniated discs:
o Most common complaint among adults
o Lifetime prevalence in the working population (up to 80%)
o 60% experience functional limitation or disability
o Second most common reason for work disability
o Despite advances in imaging and surgical techniques, Low Back Pain prevalence and its costs are relatively unchanged
o 90% of people over the age of 50 have degenerative disc disease
If you are suffering from or have recurring bouts of back pain caused by spinal injuries, then ELDOA may help! These postures can alleviate your symptoms by addressing the cause at the source of the problem. Attending ELDOA The Woodlands classes will help to decompress your spine and reinforce ideal posture, so you can help re-establish a healthy spine!