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Dorn Method History





Dorn has its humble origins based in a small village called Lautrach/Allgaeu deep in the South German region of Bavaria over 45 years ago, where it is now very well recognised, respected and practised by thousands of therapists as well as some Doctors and Physiotherapists.

The Dorn Method was developed by Dieter Dorn, a sawmill owner who injured himself whilst lifting a heavy log, and consequently suffering very badly with lumbago (a form of lower Back Pain). Unable to continue working, he remembered an old farmer from a nearby village known as the local village healer, and who could help people who had bad backs. The village healer came to Dieter’s aid and after a single treatment was able to free Dieter Dorn of his pain. Impressed with his speedy recovery, Dieter Dorn asked the healer whether he could learn the techniques used and he managed to help his wife who had been suffering from severe migraines for many years. He soon began to help his neighbour and others and many more came looking for help. 

Over the years he was encouraged to teach his method to others and thus was born the Dorn Method. All this happened in the 1970's, but it wasn't until the early 1990's that Dorn was taught in larger numbers in classrooms throughout Germany. Today Dorn is being taught all over the world and I've been teaching it in the UK since 2008.


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