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Dorn Method

What is Dorn Method?

Developed in Germany by Dieter Dorn, the Dorn Method is a gentle manual complementary therapy, designed to correct misalignments in the spinal column and other joints through the use of self-determined movements of the patient and gentle guidance from the therapist of the joint in question,


How it works

A gentle dynamic pressure is applied to a joint in question during motion (guided by the therapist) to divert muscular tension. This induces a relaxed state to the associated structures enabling the joint in question to move more readily into its natural position thereby helping to correct the misalignment of the joint.


The Dorn Method is also a system in which the therapist teaches the patient a set of simple but effective self-help exercises. Exercises are designed to suit individual patient needs to promote or maintain long term health and injury prevention.  

Dorn Method complementary therapy

Why choose Dorn Method

The Dorn Method is a safe, gentle manual therapy designed to help relieve joint pain and their associated tissue structures. Typical injuries and conditions may include back pain, hip pain, shoulder pain and knee pain etc.


The Dorn Method consists of the following 3 parts:- 

  • The therapy itself and treatment techniques

  • The self-help treatment exercises  

  • A holistic understanding of the causative factors


With the patient’s consent all corrections occur in a gentle rhythmic dynamic way, through a series of self-determined movements by the patient actively participating with the therapist.


Other Benefits Include:-

  • Focuses on correcting imbalances within the body

  • Promotes the use of better posture to avoid postural bad habits which over time may lead to health problems 

  • Induces deep relaxation of muscle and nerve fibres (helps relieve chronic pain arising from overuse injuries)

  • Helps to restore the body’s vital energy flow (through the stimulation of meridian pathways)

  • Permits logical mechanical principles of counter pressure and levering forces to come into play for dynamic correction 

  • Promotes and re-trains the stimulation of neural pathways and proprioceptors that are currently in a pathological habit 


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Robin Ruston

Three visits to Nick in 3 weeks and to my amazement not only did I make the start line but I ran the 26 miles, non-stop in under 4 hours, without any problems with my calf muscle..

Ondrea Daniels

I consulted more than ten different specialists before being recommended to Nick's No.1 Pain Relief Clinic. Nick was the first to not only offer a holistic approach, but also administer a wide range of techniques which he varied according to my symptoms.

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