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Dorn Method

The Dorn Method is a set of non-manipulative techniques working with the clients body to provide a gentle and safe way to correct common areas of misalignment in the Spinal Column, Pelvis and other joints.

The Dorn Method treatment can help to relieve:

  • Back pain
  • Joint pain e.g hip, knee, ankle and shoulder issues
  • Neck pain, headaches and jaw discomfort

    It is different to an appointment with an Osteopath or Chiropractor as for the Dorn Method the client actively moves the joint while the therapist gently pushes or guides it back into its proper position using only the thumb or hand.

    Advice is also provided in the form of follow up exercises for the client to practise in between appointments to help prolong the benefits. For example, clients are shown simple, easy to learn short exercises to perform each day to help keep the hip and the lower back in place.


  • How does it work?

    The Dorn Method is effective because during movement the muscles are in a distracted state and it is reasonably easy to realign the joints without having to overcome much muscle “resistance”.

    Step by step, the joint is guided back into its proper/natural position.

    This form of manual therapy is completely safe because it requires only light pressure and the correction pressure is halted as soon as any discomfort arises. No thrust moves or heavy pressure is used at all.

    At work are logical mechanical principles of counter pressure and levering forces in combination with the active participation of the client who provides muscle mobilisation meaning this form of correction is usually readily accepted by our body.


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