The Dorn Method

The Dorn Method – What to expect

Backphoto with LogoA Dorn Treatment begins with a good look at your spine and the (apparent) length of your legs. You will have opportunities to see any differences yourself, and right from the beginning of the treatment you’ll learn ways that you can keep your hips and back aligned.

The Dorn Method does not use manipulation, so there is no clunking or painful adjustments. Instead, the treatment is led by you, the client, who is guided to gently move your legs, arms and head to aid the realignment of each joint.

It’s important that you are comfortable and pain free throughout, so lots of communication between you and the therapist is important. Your therapist will help you learn simple exercises to use at home, and tricks to help avoid future problems.

The idea is that you don’t have to have to come back and see us too often – though of course, you may send your friends!

The treatment ends with a unique Breuss Massage, which is a spinal massage focusing on nourishing and aligning the spine. It’s a very gentle, relaxing and soothing form of massage and is the perfect way to end a Dorn Method treatment. .

Dorn Method treatments are now available in central Exeter, Devon!


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The Dorn Method – A New Approach To Backpain

spineIt’s no secret that I am a big fan of this ‘new’ approach to treating back pain. For one thing, the Dorn treatment completely transformed my own back, and in addition, this approach makes a LOT of sense to me as a Complementary Therapist.

It’s all about creating alignment in the body, from the (apparent) length of your legs and the tilt of your pelvis, to the very base of your skull. Freeing up each joint and allowing it to glide back into its natural position. There is no painful manipulation of the joints, instead, the body remains relaxed and gentle movements are made that allow the joints to return to their natural alignment.

Your Dorn practitioner will not only help you to realign your spine, but will also teach you how to avoid ongoing back problems in the future. By learning simple daily exercises (2 minutes a day) you can help your back to realign and stay aligned. The idea is that you don’t need to come back and visit us too often!

And then there are the fringe benefits! Working on spinal alignment has some potentially wonderful side affects because the nerves which eminate from the spine supply the whole body. Not to mention the fact that finally being free from back pain has the potential to improve your energy levels, your moods, your sleep and even your relationships!


“As with all complementary therapies, it’s about creating the perfect conditions for the body to return to its own natural balance.”


Dorn Method treatments are now available in central Exeter, Devon.


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My Dorn Story

Dorn Logo Thomas ZudrellMy back had stood up to life pretty well until I became pregnant! But a difficult pregnancy, a tricky epidural and the challenges of motherhood caused it to unravel rapidly.  Fast forward 6 years and I was strangely quite used to the discomfort. Propping my hips up with pillows at night. ALWAYS doing my yoga. Shuffling in and out of bed etc.

Strangely, I would never have said I had a ‘bad back’ I guess it crept up on me and I didn’t realise how ‘adapted’ my life had become, until the day the pain disappeared!

Driving home from my second Dorn treatment my body felt amazing. My hips felt so even in the seat, my spine had a lovely fluid feel to it. Bliss!

That night, I had a very strange night’s sleep. Every time I came to the surface and prepared myself to shuffle my hips into a new, less painful position – I got such a big smile on my face. I could just roll! Effortlessly! It had never occurred to me that comfort would feel so good!

And so life changed. I noticed that I could stand up for long periods of time with out shuffling from foot to foot, I noticed I no longer crossed my legs all the time (in fact it would feel a bit weird to do so) and I noticed that I no longer wanted to twist my spine and hips when I curled up on the sofa. I even had a few complements about my posture!

One other thing…

I’m a bit wary of miracle stories as there is ALWAYS more to them than meets the eye. That’s true in this case too. Of course I didn’t live ‘pain free’ and happily ever after! I did exactly what we would all do – I got used to feeling good and I stopped doing my daily (2 min/day) exercises! Then I noticed I was crossing my legs a little at the ankles. Then I lifted a bag into the car in a funny way…. Well you can guess what happened!

Lesson learnt. A few more Dorn treatments, a renewed effort with my Dorn exercises and things feel good again. It was inevitable really wasn’t it!

Dorn Method treatments are now available in central Exeter, Devon.

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The Dorn Method – What to expect

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