Dorn Method

The Dorn Method helps to realign the spine and joints. It has been widely used in German-speaking countries for over 30 years and has recently been introduced to the UK.

Who can benefit from the Dorn Method?

Dorn methodAnyone suffering from

  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • headaches
  • migraines
  • hip/knee/ankle problems
  • jaw problems
  • shoulder problems
  • sciatica
  • scoliosis

What is the Dorn Method?

  • gentle spinal column and joint treatment designed to help alleviate back problems and headaches caused by misaligned vertebrae or a difference in leg lengths
  • non-manipulative treatment that may help joints and vertebrae slip back into their original position through dynamic movements by the client, i.e. the client aids the therapist by swinging a leg or the arms or moving the head depending on the area the therapist is working on
  • holistic treatment, as working on the meridians and chakras can often relieve centres of pain related to the vertebrae

What happens in a treatment?

Dorn methodThe treatment starts with checking the length of your legs. A high percentage of clients suffering from back pain appear to have legs of different lengths. This is often caused by misalignment of the hips, knees or ankles. If the leg is anatomically longer, this treatment cannot help. If it is a functional imbalance, the joint may ease back into place while the leg is being moved. Next, the sacroiliac area will be checked for imbalances followed by the spine (lumbar, thoracic and cervical vertebrae, i.e. lower, middle and upper back and neck). All corrections are carried out in a dynamic way, i.e. you assist me by swinging a limb or moving the head depending on which area of the body we are working on. This safe and gentle method may help to ease the joint back into its original position. This, in turn, relieves pain. Misaligned vertebrae or joints may lead to imbalanced nerve and muscle tension. By realigning the vertebrae and/or joints tension leaves the muscles and nerves and you may begin to feel the benefits in many areas of your body. Whatever area we address during your treatment, I will ask you to work on the area at home so you can stabilise what we have achieved in the session together. And often there is noticeable improvement between treatments. I normally recommend three to six treatments depending on the severity of the problem. Single treatments can do a lot and some clients do only require one treatment.

History of the Dorn Method

Dorn methodThe Dorn method is named after its founder, Dieter Dorn, who was a German sawmill worker. He injured his back after lifting a heavy log. Having heard about an old farmer who could help relieve back pain, he went to see him and after only a few moves, Dieter Dorn was free from pain. He learned some of this technique from the farmer, but soon after the farmer died. So Dieter Dorn had to discover and develop most of the method by himself. His work evolved into what is now known as the Dorn Method which he taught for more than 20 years. Although still a fairly new therapy in the UK, the Dorn Method is widespread and extremely popular in German-speaking countries and has been for several decades. The Dorn Method is a gentle ‘fix in motion’ treatment, which can be controlled by you. This therapy uses a holistic approach and a unique self-help guide that enhances the therapy. Every step of the therapy can be demonstrated for the client to do at home without assistance.