About Dr. Guy Voyer D.O.
Fascial expert Guy Voyer of France has been teaching and practicing physical Somatotherapy since he developed it 30 years ago. As well as
being an Osteopath, Voyer holds a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Marseilles (1979). Voyer is also qualified as a Massage
Therapist, Physiotherapist and Physical Education instructor. He was world Judo Champion in 1983.
About Jane Stark C.A.T.
Athletic Therapist Jane Stark has studied extensively with Guy Voyer at the Collège d’Études Supérieurs en Somatothérapie in Montreal. She
has also completed the five-year academic program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and holds a B.Sc. from the University of Guelph.
Jane has attended international sports competitions on five continents. Jane founded Somatotherapy Interactive Seminars Inc., a company that
offers distinctly high quality seminars taught by Guy Voyer in the areas of Somatotherapy and fascia. She has clinical practices in both Toronto
and Guelph, Ontario.
About the Video
Guy Voyer will present a theoretical lecture on the interactivity between the fascia, lumbar spine injuries and weight training. The complex nature of the human body along with the distinct lack of therapeutic fascial knowledge helps to perpetuate the fascia’s role in injury and recovery, as one of the greatest problems encountered by therapists. Voyer will present examples of the interactivity between the philosophy, histology, physiology, functional anatomy and liquid concepts of the fascia. This link is necessary to the understanding of the fascia’s role in injury and recovery as well as the therapist’s role in treatment and the patient’s role in rehabilitation.
Jane Stark C.A.T. (c) will lead the delegates in practical exercises aimed at demonstrating the fascial interactivity between the lumbar spine and the rest of the rest of the body using two examples of Somatotherapy exercises developed by Guy Voyer. First, an E.L.D.O.A., a French acronym for
Longitudinal Stretching to De-coapt Spinal Segments, will be presented and practiced for the L4-L5 level. A Myofascial Stretch for the Psoas
muscle will follow. In Somatotherapy the patient participates in his own recovery so the myofascial stretching is actually done exclusively by
the patient under the guidance of the therapist. In Voyer’s approach to myofascial stretching, not only is the muscle stretched but through
tensioning of the continuity of the muscle’s fascial chain, its fascial container is also stretched - the missing link to lasting results.
The presentation will be translated from French to English by Robert Black.