Foundation Certificate Course

This foundation course aims to provide you a brief theoretical background and lots of hands-on practice that is necessary to understand and securely practice the DORN METHOD, within a small group of max 16 people.

  • Basic Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Knowledge of causes of spinal problems and other health problems
  • Assessment and diagnosis of Structural Imbalances (Misaligned joints)
  • Correction of spinal and joint misalignment
  • Safe application of the Dorn Method Self Help Exercises
  • Understanding of correct applications and limitations
  • The Breuss Massage

After the course, the student will be able to assess structural imbalances on people of any age, apply the manual therapy principals of the Dorn Method in a safe and effective way, explain and demonstrate the Dorn Method Self Help Exercises, understand and is able to explain the correct application and limitations of the Dorn Method.

Theoretical Part:

  • What is the Dorn Method?
  • The History of the Dorn Method
  • How to use the Dorn Method (Self Help, Therapy), Incl. legal considerations, Listing in the Therapist’s List
  • Advanced Training towards therapist, and Importance of following the principles and guidelines!
  • Course sequence explanation – Demonstration and Explanation followed by Hands on Training, Step by Step
  • Basic Anatomy (Spine, Joints, Muscles, Nerves and their connection to ailments)
  • Basic Physiology (Misalignments cause Imbalances followed by Muscular Tensions and Stressed Nerves that impair the Information Exchange between Brain and Organs/Body)
  • Body – Mind – Spirit (Non Physical Connections to Health Issues)
  • Principals of the practical therapy part
  • Applications, Limitations and Contra-Indications, Do’s and Don’ts, Body Reactions to the Treatment
  • Complementary Therapies

Practical Application of the Dorn Method:

  • Leg length check
  • Hip joint correction (Self Help and Therapist Method)
  • Knee joint correction
  • Ankle joint correction
  • Sacrum check (Correct positioning of thumbs)
  • Sacrum correction at Posterior Superior Iliac Spine
  • Sacrum correction at lower sacrum (above coccyx)
  • Lumbar vertebrae check
  • Lumbar vertebrae correction
  • Correction of a lumbar scoliosis (pressure while sliding downwards!)
  • Thoracic vertebrae check (from TH8 to Th1) – Demonstrate how to find and count the vertebra!
  • Thoracic vertebrae correction
  • Correction of Thoracic scoliosis
  • Dorn Method Self-Help Class
    24 Jan (15:00-17:30)  Register Here