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SomaTherapy Year 1 Pumping: Whole Body & Tests for the Lower Limb

€2250
Jan 25 - 30, 2023
9am to 5pm

Osteo-Articular Joint Pumping is a painless soft-tissue technique developed by Guy VOYER, DO. Pumping focuses on moving the fluid into or out of a structure whether it be a general joint or a specific structure such as a ligament or tendon.

Many practitioners agree, this is the best technique for addressing inflammation whether acute or chronic. Contrary to what is still being practiced today, ice is not so effective after the first 12-24 hours of injury. Other modalities such as kinesio-taping, IASTM, flossing, and NSAIDS are all temporary and non-specific.

Learn directly from the creator of the ELDOA™ Method, Guy VOYER, DO in this hands-on seminar teaching over 100+ Joint Pumping techniques covering: Lower Limb, Upper Limb, TMJ, Trunk, Spine & Pelvis along with diagnostic tests of the lower limb (hip, knee, ankle, foot).

This seminar is open to therapists of all modalities, but especially useful for chiropractors, physical therapists, osteopaths, manual or massage therapists, acupuncturists, physiotherapists, athletic trainers and sports trainers.  

Learn manual techniques and assessments used to normalize injuries for current and retired athletes in the professional sports arena such as the NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL, PGA, and UFC.

Course Info.

Course Description

Osteo-Articular Joint Pumping

The description and treatment of the body’s fasciae is tremendously popular in today’s world of therapy and performance training (sport or health).

A precise understanding of the anatomical, biochemical,  and histological constructs of the fasciae leads one to the awareness of the need for many types of treatment for the fasciae.

In the VOYER paradigm, Osteo-articular Joint Pumping, Fascial Normalization andTransverse Tendonious & Ligamentous Stretching (TTLS)  are the three main techniques used to address the varied needs of the fasciae.

Osteo-articular Pumping is a painless soft-tissue technique developed by Guy VOYER, DO. Where there's a joint, there's a pump. Where there's fascia, there's a pump. Pumping focuses on moving the fluid into or out of a structure whether it be a general joint or a specific structure such as a ligament or tendon.

Many practitioners agree, this is the best technique for addressing inflammation whether acute or chronic. Contrary to what is still being practiced today, ice is not so effective after the first 12-24 hours of injury.

Other modalities such as kinesio-taping, IASTM, flossing, and NSAIDS are all temporary and non-specific.

You must first understand what inflammation is and the cause in order to properly treat it.

Fluid, especially water, is a major element of the fasciae. The proper flow of fluid: within the fibers and ground substance, within an articulation, from one fascia to another and during acute and chronic inflammatory processes is requisite for proper physiological and biomechanical function of a specific fasciae, articulation and kinetic chain.

Joint pumping improves this fluid flow and improves function with respect to maintaining or improving the health of a specific joint, fasciae, or kinetic chain.

Why learn this technique? Rehabilitation of joint movement can be ascertained through the use of many techniques of mobilization that come from a mastery of the articular pumping. As we stated above, articular pumping can influence the migration of neutrophils in the early stages of inflammation, it can also accentuate the transport of hormonal mediators.


A 6 day, in-person, hands-on seminar teaching over 100 Pumping techniques covering the entire body. Areas covered include: Lower Limb, Upper Limb, TMJ, Trunk, Spine & Pelvis. Guy VOYER, DO will also be teaching diagnostic tests of the Lower Limb. An invaluable way to not only narrow down specific issues of the lower limb, but also as a way to demonstrate successful treatment outcomes to the client/patient. Increase patient compliance dramatically using these tests & assessments.

Common injuries that are essential to use pumping on: lumbago (a sprain of the lumbar muscle), sprain of any ligament such as in the ankle or knee, Bursitis, sprain of the TMJ, Tennis Elbow, AC joint separation, Ankle Inversion sprain, etc.

Learn directly from the master himself. Guy VOYER, DO teaches precise techniques rooted in deep knowledge of fascial relational anatomy and tensegritive biomechanics. Over 40 years of dissections, clinical work, and patient treatments worldwide, prove VOYER's techniques and instruction invaluable. He has (and continues to) successfully treated world-class athletes with the same techniques he teaches today.

This seminar is open to therapists of all modalities, but especially useful for chiropractors, physical therapists, osteopaths, manual therapists and sports trainers.  

What to Expect:
  • PDF Manuals are distributed the morning before class. If you wish to take notes, bring an electronic device that is conducive for digital note taking or an empty notebook to write in.
  • An additional $120 USD is collected on the first day of class for daily lunches held from 12:30-1:30pm. The fee is not optional. Please bring cash in USD.
  • Diagnostic Tests of the Lower Limb: hip, knee, ankle, foot
  • Techno-methodology - learning and practicing over 100 techniques for osteo-articular joint pumping of the entire body: pelvis, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers, TMJ, and the full spine (sacrum, lumbar, thoracic, cervical).
  • **If you have not taken the anatomical, recorded online lectures accompanying this course (24 hours total), will be sent with course registration. These are provided courtesy of Guy VOYER, DO to encourage new students to have confidence in entering the live practical portion of class. Please note, full certification in Year 1 - Pumping will only be granted upon completion of both the live virtual lecture and the live hands-on practical.
Location & Travel Info
Seminar Location:

Courses are held at the UFHEC - Metropolitano Campus in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The district is called La Esperilla.

Lodging:

We have a group rate with the Courtyard Marriott which is a 3 minute walk to the school. There are also many Airbnbs available for rent. Do a search for La Esperilla if you wish to be within walking distance to the school. There are also 2 hotels in the area: 


Transportation:
  • Uber is available but sometimes unreliable in that no drivers will be available
  • InDriver is a rideshare app that has more usage than Uber in Santo Domingo - More Info
  • Private drivers are available for hire. JC Taxi is a reliable company. Other options can be found on tripadvisor.

Documentation and COVID Travel Tips:

There are currently no testing or vaccine requirements for entry into the Dominican Republic for citizens of most countries (USA and Canada included).

To enter the USA as a US citizen, there are currently no testing requirements needed. Should you need one, there is a testing site 5 minutes from the school, Amadita, that provides antigen tests for about $30-40 USD and PCR tests for $80-90 USD.

Your passport must be valid for the period of stay in the Dominican Republic. 1 blank page is required for the entry stamp. The expiration of your passport must be no less than 6 months from the date of entry.

All foreign and Dominican passengers entering or leaving on commercial flights must complete a free electronic entry and exit form.

Safety

We have taught over 40 courses in Santo Domingo since 2021 with no issues. Exercise the same amount of caution you would traveling to any foreign destination.

Payment Options
Credit Card payment
  • An additional 3.5% fee will be included for any payments via credit card.
  • Payment is charged in €uros.

Wire Transfer
  • Wire transfer of 2250 €uros must be the total amount that arrives in the SASA bank account
  • Please account for any additional service fees your bank charges.
  • Wise.com provides the lowest wire transfer fees we've seen and makes it easy to account for any additional fees. Please send tracking link once payment has been submitted.
  • Contact Lydie for the bank details of SASA company.

Cash payment
  • Only €uros are accepted on the first day of class.
  • Inform Lydie via email your intent to register for class at least 10 days prior to the start date.
Refund Policy

All in-person seminars are 100% refundable if cancelled 30 days before the event start date. If cancelled within 30 days of the seminar start date, the event fees are non-refundable, though they may be applied as credit towards future in-person seminars.

Please arrange for your own cancellation insurance. In the event that a seminar is cancelled due to but not limited to a scheduling issue, host-issue, serious weather or geo-political issue, SomaVOYER will refund or credit your attendance fee but WILL NOT compensate for any flights, accommodation/lodging, rental cars, any other related expenses or days missed from work. Credit can be applied towards a future in-person seminar.

Refunds will typically be applied to the purchasing credit or debit card or otherwise by original form of payment, though SomaVOYER reserves the right to issue refunds by check, EFT, or wire transfer, in its sole discretion. All SomaVOYER seminar fees are collected in Euros. International refunds will be based upon the Euro amount collected, will not include taxes required by the country of payment origin, and may fluctuate based on the monetary exchange rate on the date the refund is processed. SomaVOYER is not responsible for discrepancies caused by differences in exchange rates.  

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