The Dorn Method is a low force, non-manipulative spinal and joint therapy suitable for patients that need gentle balancing of their spine and soft tissue structures of their body. The therapy originated in Germany over thirty years ago and was developed by Dieter Dorn. It is now practised by over 1000 practitioners worldwide.
Dorn Therapy involves gentle re-balancing techniques which work on re-aligning the leg length, sacrum, spine and peripheral joints of the body. Dorn Therapy can work in conjunction with other therapies including Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Naturopathy and Acupuncture or on its own as a stand-alone therapy.
One of the main advantages and points of difference to manipulative therapies is that it involves no high-velocity thrusting or cracking. The technique instead uses a combination of pressure and joint movement through its normal range to facilitate the body to realign itself in a gentler fashion.
Another advantage is that the patient is not completely passive during the treatment. It requires and encourages the patient to get involved in their treatment. The patient can then as a result mimic the techniques as part of their own home maintenance regime.