The Dorn Method
A Yes to Self Responsibility and a No to Back Pain
A wholistic, effective, safe and Non-manipulative therapy to correct misalignments in the spine and joints and a True Self Help Method!
Note: Dorn Therapy is NOT the same as Dorn Method!
This international Information Platform is trying to openly present the Dorn Method in all its Details and therefore offer a free guideline for practitioners and users from all disciplines.
Developed by Dieter Dorn in the 1970's in the South of Germany, it is now fast
becoming the widest used therapy for Back Pain and many Spinal Disorders in Germany.
The Dorn Method ist presented under different names like Dornmethod, Dorntherapy, Dorn Spinal Therapy, Dorn-Breuss Method, Dorn-XXname-method and (should) have as 'core' the same basic principles.
There are many supporters of the Dorn Method but also Critics (see: Dorn controversy) and because it is a free Method and therefore not bound to clear defined rules and regulations, this issue will not change so quickly.
The Method is featured in numerous books and medical expositions, taught to medical students in some universities, covered by most private medical insurances and more and more recognized in general.
However because it is fairly new and not developed by a Medical Professional it is often still considered an alternative Healing Method and it is meant to stay FREE of becoming a registered trademark, following the wish of the Founder Dieter Dorn (†2011) who did NOT execute his sole right to register this Method as the founder, this Method must become socalled Folk Medicine.
As of now only licensed Therapists, Non Medical Practitioners (in Germany called Heilpraktiker (Healing Practitioners with Government recognition), Physical Therapists or Medical Doctors are authorized to practice with government license, but luckily the Dorn Method is mainly a True Self Help Method therefore all other Dorn Method Practitioners can legally help others by sharing it in this way.
Many Courses however are held by Non Medical People, but with long Experience and Expertise as Health Consultants and Coaches. This shows a somewhat liberal and changing attitude of governing authorities and recognized educational Institutions like Universities, a necessary change in modern times.
The independant governing body was an association of around 130 authorized Dorn Method Teachers establishing rules and regulations, guidelines and listings in the Dornfinder.org (former Dorn-Forum) also represented in the international Foundation, Dorn-International e.V. and Information platforms like:
www.dorn-method.com, www.dorn-therapie-methode.de, www.dorn-methode-therapie.de.
A new official german DORN association (since 2015) with the name "Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer die Dorn Bewegung e.V.", is now starting to coordinate the DORN movement in germany and international, worldwide by establishing guidelines and the possibility to become an approved DORN pratitioner / instructor through their rules, regulations, exams and directory presented at:
A regular Dorn Congress is held by a team of Dorn Instructors and guided by Hildegard Steinhauser and Helmuth Koch, two of Dieter Dorn´s early students and is becoming a well visited event with many lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions all around the Dorn Method.
Outside of Germany there are only very few (not enough!) authorized Dorn Method Teachers but the numbers are slowly growing as the Dorn Method becomes more widely recognized in other parts of the world.
New Organizations and Information Platforms with Practitioner Directories like the DMTA, Dorn Method Therapist Association UK (www.dmta.org.uk) and the DMAA, Dorn Method Academy Australia (www.dmaa.info) are encouraging Dorn Therapists to coordinate their work and agree on a Code of Ethics and Conduct.
» Please check the Dorn Codex (Dorn Method Code of Ethics and Conduct)
Open Minded People in Key positions like Government, Health departments, Universities and Conventional Medical Institutions fast accept the undeniable value of the Dorn Method and help to speed up the acceptance procedure and later surely the licensing procedure for the faster and better benefit of the general public.
The number of Dorn Method Practitioners is steadily growing and will help people to cope with one of the most common ailments of modern times: Back Pain!
Your Help in this - Mission - is highly appreciated. Come and make the Difference now!
Thomas Zudrell, MD(AM), International Dorn Method Specialist and Seminar Lecturer
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