is the Dorn Method?
How do Dorn practitioners align the spine and joints?
the Dorn Method we can, in a very gentle way, align vertebrae and other joints
with a little pressure of the thumb in the right place and some muscle movement
at the same time. The work is very precise. We can align a single vertebra,
without having to align any others.
may think this sounds too easy to be true. Well, there is a little handicap.
That is called home care, responsibility of the client, and having to part
with old patterns, which are for example:
Sitting with crossed over legs
Standing lazy just on one leg (creates a scoliosis)
Carrying a handbag/backpack on one shoulder
Big wallets in the back pocket
it can also mean, sleeping on your right side instead of your left side, moving
the screen of your computer in front of you instead of having it at one side
permanently, turning your head more to one side
than to the other. After each treatment we issue a home care prescription
for the client.
the Dorn Method we work from the toes up to the head. That means, first we align
the feet, knees, and hips and then work our way up with the pelvis, back, and neck
we make sure that both legs are the same length, once the legs have the same
length, we feel the pelvis and align it, then we work the lower back, then the thoracic region,
and then the neck area.
Dorn Method is correction in motion. The relevant muscles are put in movement by
conscious swinging of the leg, or arm, or turning of the head.
the same time the ligaments and the muscles that hold the joint together are
strained and stretched, so the more often a joint is aligned in this manner, the
looser the ligaments and muscles become, and because they are loose, things can
more easy slip out of place again.