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The Importance of Dorn Method Self-Help Exercises

One of the Dorn Methods aims is to educate people to look after themselves. The role of the therapist is to first treat the client, look for any problems and help to sort these out, but then the role of the therapist turns to that of educating the client in order that they can continue doing for themselves what the therapist started. This is vitally important and sadly something not addressed by many other therapies; if after a session the client continues to do what caused the problem in the first place, then it is likely that the health problem will return at some time in the future.

Anybody having some sort of misalignment of the spine or pelvis area if not corrected will over time usually lead to some kind of health problem. If a person is very mobile, fit and active, very often problems won't occur or show themselves as the body will keep making adjustments to the body structure (through mobility and exercise) and therefore is more or less self-correcting. For any people, especially those who are less mobile e.g., those sat in front of a computer all day long, any misalignments in the body structure will often end up manifesting as some sort of health problem.

After the session the body normally takes anything from 6 to 8 weeks or more to adjust to a new state initiated by the Dorn therapist. This means for example, that if any spinal misalignments were found and corrected by the therapist through therapy, then Dorn self-help exercises, or a further session(s) should be continued for at least that time span for the full healing or the new state of balance to become the norm.

The body simply takes time to adjust, and a little Dorn each day encourages the body to adjust to this new state - and then of course continuing with self-help exercises will help keep the body balanced and healthy over the long term.

The Dorn Method therefore teaches of a set of simple self-help exercises which can be performed easily in a few minutes a day from any location, at home or even at work. These exercises are meant to help continue what the therapist began during initial session, providing life long health benefits and also an awareness of the importance of keeping the body in balance to avoid all manner of health problems from occurring.

Basic Dorn Self-Help Exercises
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Leg length correction exercise
while laying down


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Leg length correction
exercise while standing


Lower back self-help

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Neck self-help exercise

Typical Dorn Method lower back self-help exercises (left leg, not right leg as mentioned)

Simple Dorn Method knee self-help exercise

Lower back self-help exercise while out walking

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