Integrative Manual Therapy

Integrative Manual Therapy is a from of manual therapy that emphasizes manual movents, myofascial release and other re-alignments of the structure to improve over all health. Integrative Manual Therapy can be used for many different health complaints including, back pain, neck pain, bulging discs and many other musculoskeletal conditions. The Integrative approach means that multi-modalities are used in order to improve outcomes. This many include

  • Myofascial therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • structural re-aligment
  • Neuromomuscular technique
  • Exercise therapy
  • Positional release
  • Strain counter strain
  • The dorn Method
  • Self help exercises
  • facilitated stretching
  • Antinflammatory diet advice
  • Oral Natural medicines
  • and other

The Dorn Method

“A Wholistic Manual Therapy for Spine and Joints of the body”
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Dorn Spinal Therapy is a low force, non manipulative spinal and joint therapy suitable for patients that need correction of their spine and other structures of their body. The therapy originated in Germany over thirty years ago and was developed by Dieter Dorn, it is now practiced by over 1000 practitioners world wide. DORN therapy involves gentle re- alignment techniques which work on balancing the leg length, spine and all of the joints of the body. Dorn spinal therapy can work in conjunction with other therapies including Chiropractic, Naturopathy and Acupuncture or on its own as an alternative to these therapy.

One of the main advantages and points of difference to other manipulative therapies is that it involves no high velocity thrusting or cracking. The technique instead uses a combination of pressure/mobilisation 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 re-alignments as part of their own home maintenance regime.

History of The Dorn Method

As mentioned the Dorn method was developed by Dieter Dorn some 30 years ago in Germany it is now fast becoming the widest used Therapy for Back Pain and many Spinal Disorders in Germany and around the world. In Australia the number of practitioners is growing fast and as result the first Dorn Method Association was formed in 2006 www.dmaa.info. The Method is featured in numerous books and medical expositions, it’s also taught to medical students in some universities, in Germany it is covered by most private medical insurances and is becoming more and more recognized in general.

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