Dorn Method – Spinal Alignment for back and neck pain.
The aim of Dorn Method therapy is similar to Osteopathy and Chiropractic, i.e. to help people who suffer from back pain and joint pain. Dorn is a gentle and very safe manual therapy developed to correct misalignments of the Spinal Column and other joints, which so often are the cause of pain and grief, such as referred pain down the sciatic nerve, sciatica.
Rather than remaining passive, a person undergoing Dorn therapy works together with the Dorn Therapist at all times using dynamic techniques designed to help vertebrae and joints slip more easily back into their natural positions without using any heavy force or thrust moves.
During Dorn Method therapy, 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. 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, and this form of correction is usually readily accepted by our body.
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 pain arises, and no thrust moves or heavy pressure is used at all.
The patient is also given self help exercises, for them to do at home. This is a key part of the therapy it gives the clients the power to look after their pelvic & spinal alignment at home. Most clients will only need 2-3 treatments if they do their self help exercises and will not have to rely on visiting the therapist.